Facial plastic surgery has come a long way. Many people don’t realize how far the techniques and technology of this field have come, so we often talk to patients who think that plastic surgery can’t address whatever issue they may have. Today, we’re discussing three of the main facial issues we often address here at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. No matter how in-depth you want your changes to be, it’s likely that facial plastic surgery can:
Make you look younger
The face is one of the first and most conspicuous places that the signs of aging begin to show up. Many people walk through our doors seeking ways of making themselves look younger. Fortunately, we have procedures and techniques that can target specific areas of the face to help make patients look younger. There are several procedures that can treat signs of aging in the brow, eyelids, cheeks, and neck. If you’re showing signs of aging only in one specific area, a targeted procedure like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may be what you need. Other, more comprehensive procedures, such as a full or mini-facelift, can improve multiple parts of the face simultaneously. Whether it’s wrinkles, creases, crow’s feet, jowls, or age-related volume loss, Atlanta Plastic Surgery most likely offers both surgical and nonsurgical ways to alleviate signs of your facial aging.
Add volume and fullness
When thinking about how you might improve your appearance, fat may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, fat transfer is one of the most effective methods that many of our surgeons use to make patients appear younger and healthier. As we age, fat deposits in our face tend to break down, often resulting in a gaunt, less healthy look. Using liposuction, we can remove fat from one part of the body, purify it, and transfer it to the face. For some people, this restores a plumpness that can make them look both younger and healthier, sometimes by quite a lot.
Enhance or de-emphasize certain features
Nobody’s perfect, and many of us have certain facial features that we wish looked a little different. For instance, you may desire a stronger or more prominent jawline, smaller ears, or maybe even a smaller nose. Plastic surgery can address one or more regions of the face to make it appear smaller, larger, more rounded, less prominent, etc. Using cosmetic nose surgery (rhinoplasty), cosmetic ear surgery (otoplasty), or one of the many other targeted cosmetic procedures, we can help make a patient’s face look more proportionate overall. Furthermore, there are several highly effective procedures we can use to help smooth out certain facial features. We may accomplish the look you want by making significant changes, or we might achieve the best results by making subtle changes that enhance the entire face.
If you’re interested in addressing signs of facial aging, or any of the many plastic-surgery procedures we offer, please contact one of our Atlanta Plastic Surgery locations to schedule a consultation today. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.