Addressing the Signs of Facial Aging with Plastic Surgery
With the recent flurry of attention around buttocks and breast augmentation, it can be easy to forget that plastic surgery procedures can also address many common facial areas of concern. In fact, according to statistics compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, three of the five most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in 2014 focused on the face. Advances in plastic surgery technology and techniques have provided a number of safe and effective ways to alleviate many of the most common facial aging complaints and keep you looking younger, longer.
As the skin ages, it becomes less elastic, sagging and drooping to form folds and wrinkles. On the face, this can take the form of sagging jowls or deep creases around the nose and mouth called nasolabial folds. Often the best way to treat these concerns is with a facelift, or rhytidectomy. By removing excess fat and skin and tightening the underlying muscles, a facelift can smooth the entire face and give you a tighter, more youthful look.
In the upper regions of the face, this same phenomenon can give the brows a hooded, sagging appearance while creating deep wrinkles and furrows on the forehead. A forehead lift, or brow lift, can help correct these aesthetic problems by smoothing and tightening the tissues between the hairline and the eyebrows, minimizing the furrows between the eyes or on the forehead and raising the position of the eyebrows for a more alert look and youthful brow arch. Advanced endoscopic techniques can even be used to minimize scarring and reduce surgical recovery time.
Finally, patients who would like a more youthful look but do not need or wish to undergo a full face or brow lift may potentially benefit from eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty. One of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures performed today, eyelid surgery removes fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids, alleviating drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes. A blepharoplasty can subtly give the entire face a more vital and youthful appearance, and can frequently be performed as an outpatient procedure requiring only minimal downtime.
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