Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Facial Rejuvination

Facial Rejuvination
by Dr. Diane Gibby • M.D., P.A., F.A.C.S 
Aesthetic eyelid surgery is one of the easiest facial cosmetic procedures from which to recover and can be extremely rewarding for patients desiring a more youthful, rested appearance.

Eyes are considered the most expressive feature on our face. Unfortunately, years of laughing, squinting and sun exposure often take their toll on the sensitive skin surrounding the eyes, giving a tired, droopy appearance. An eye lift can be performed on the upper and lower lids simultaneously, depending on the patient's needs. The surgeon makes
incisions in the upper and lower eyelids following the eye's natural creases, and excess fat and skin are removed. The incisions are then closed with fine sutures.

Bruising and swelling may be expected for the first seven to 10 days but makeup such as eyeliner, mascara and concealer can be worn after stitches are removed on the fifth day following surgery.

A brow lift can also help give a rested and relaxed look, by tightening forehead skin, elevating the brows and softening lines between the eyes. It can be done in conjunction with an eye lift for a more dramatic result.

Brow lifts usually require an incision a few inches behind the hairline at the top of the head. Strips of muscles that cause facial features to droop are removed or tightened.
Skin is gently pulled upward; excess skin is removed; and incisions are closed with sutures. Bruising is minimal with this procedure and makeup may be worn prior to the stitches being removed, usually within 10 days of surgery.

Another procedure that can enhance and balance facial features with minimal recovery is a cheek augmentation. This surgery adds definition to the bone structure of the face. The surgeon inserts a soft implant through an incision inside the mouth, to augment the cheekbone area. There is usually very little bruising with this procedure, and the stitches placed inside the mouth dissolve within five to seven days. A liquid diet may be necessary for several days following the procedure, but most patients are up and about the day of surgery.

For a Plano, Texas area plastic surgeon see http://www.drgibby.com

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