Face Lift in Austin
As people grow older, the skin of the face begins to wrinkle and sag, with the help of gravity and time. Exposure to the sun, genetic influences and other factors can contribute to the effects of aging. A facelift can correct these conditions and give people a more youthful appearance. This procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles, as well as the removal of excess skin. Facelift incisions are placed in areas where they are minimally visible. The objective is to elevate the underlying structures and redrape the skin on the face in order to give a more youthful, healthy and rested appearance.
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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) in Austin
Blepharoplasty is a procedure to remove fat, along with excess skin, from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and the puffy bags under the eyes - features that make you look older and more tired than you feel.
The effect is to give the eyes a more rested, youthful look with a brighter appearance. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both and can also be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures.
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Brow Lift in Austin, Austin
A forehead lift or "browlift" is a procedure that restores a more youthful and refreshed look to the forehead, eye brows and upper eyelid areas. By removing excess skin and muscle, the procedure corrects drooping brows, improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make you look angry, sad or tired, and tightening the skin of the upper eyelid.
The incisions are well hidden along the frontal hairline or in the hair, and with the use of an endoscope (a small camera that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions), the incisions are more difficult to see. The particular type of incision to be used is dependent on your goals and desires. Also, a forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a facelift to provide a smoother, overall balanced look to the eyes and face.
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Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery) in Austin
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person's nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing. Results depend on the patient's nasal bone and cartilage structure, facial shape, skin thickness and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt). Insurance may cover rhinoplasty if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but likely not for cosmetic purposes.
Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours unless more extensive work needs to be done.
Surgeons use one of two techniques: the incision is either made within the nostrils, thus hiding scars after surgery, or across
the columella (the vertical strip of tissue separating the nostrils) in an "open" procedure, where scars are small and hidden on
the underside of the base. In both procedures the skin is lifted, the bone and cartilage sculpted, and the skin replaced and
For a short time after surgery you may experience puffiness, nose ache or a dull headache, some swelling and bruising, bleeding or stuffiness. Most patients feel like themselves within two days and return to work in about a week. Contact lenses can be worn immediately but glasses will have to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for up to seven weeks.
Complications are rare and, when they occur, minor. These may include infection, nosebleed, or a reaction to the anesthesia.
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Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) in Austin
Otoplasty is performed to change the shape or size of a person's ear. Most
people desiring otoplasty have what is known as prominent ear deformity. This procedure is usually performed on children, although it is not uncommon for adults to have this procedure. The minimum age is 5 years. The recovery period for both children and adults is 5-7 days. Otoplasty in the child is often covered by health insurance.
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Cheek Implants & Chin Implants in Austin
Chin augmentation involves the placement of a tapered prosthetic implant to
help give the chin more definition. This is done for the under projected chin often in conjunction with rhinoplasty to improve the profile view. Chin augmentation may also be performed to re-establish the jaw line.
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