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Cosmetic facial surgery

Facial surgery aims to make you look younger, correct or reshape certain facial elements. Common types of facial cosmetic surgery are follows:

Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)

Mentoplasty is the technical name for surgery that changes the shape of the chin by either moving part of the bone forward or adding an implant (to build up a “weak jaw, called “chin augmentation”) or by removing part of the bone (to reduce a “jutting jaw,” called “chin reduction”). The procedure results in a more pleasing profile, and often accompanies nose surgery, so that both features are in correct proportion to each other.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is the technical name for surgery that reshapes the nose. One of the most common of all plastic surgeries, it can be done for health reasons (to correct breathing problems) but is usually done for cosmetic purposes. It can change the width of your nose, reshape the bridge or tip of the nose, or change the angle between your nose and upper lip.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Rhytidectomy is the technical name for a facelift, surgery that can make the face look more youthful by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and tightening the skin of your face and neck. You can have a facelift by itself, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. Having a facelift may help bring a person's appearance and outlook back into harmony. The procedure improves the most visible signs of aging by reducing the slackness from the face and it can make you look years younger. Patients report that they look more energetic, feel more attractive and have a restored sense of self-confidence.

Browlift (Forehead Lift) Surgery

A browlift can make your face look better by lifting sagging or drooping brows. The procedure is also used to remove or soften the frown lines between your eyebrows and the horizontal lines and furrows across your forehead (known as a forehead lift). You can have a forehead lift by itself, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

Facial Implants

Facial contours can be enhanced with the aid of facial implants. These implants may be used to help strengthen a jawline or to bring the chin or cheekbones into balance with the rest of the face. Plastic surgeons will frequently use such implants to bring better balance to the features of a younger patient, or a more mature patient may choose to have an implant placed in conjunction with another cosmetic procedure.

Blepharoplasty

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a surgical procedure performed to reduce the puffiness below the eyes, decrease the wrinkles formed around the eyelids, and to correct the drooping of the upper lids. As well as enhancing the appearance of the individual, in some cases, this surgery may also aid in providing a form of function. In extreme cases patients may find their sight has become impaired due to the drooping of the upper lids. In such cases, surgery is very beneficial to the individual allowing for full vision to be restored.

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