Frequently Asked Questions about Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

What is the difference between facial plastic surgery and facial reconstructive surgery?

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. perform facial plastic surgery on patients to address cosmetic concerns like overly-prominent noses (rhinoplasty), drooping eyelids (blepharoplasty), or thinning lips (dermal fillers). Many facial reconstructive surgery patients are remedying congenital issues or repairing the results of an accident or trauma.

What is the ideal age to have facial cosmetic surgery?

While every plastic surgeon has their own set of standards, most surgeons won’t perform facial plastic surgery on patients who have not reached full facial physical maturation. According to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) that’s usually at 13-14 for girls and 15-16 for boys. Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s surgeons uphold this policy to ensure that the patients maintain optimal results and don’t risk their safety.

What is the least invasive procedure to make my face look younger?

Dermabrasion (dermaplaning), laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels are the least invasive, non-surgical procedures for rejuvenating the face and neck. Dermabrasion manually removes outer, dead layers of skin; laser resurfacing utilizes light, and peels use chemical solutions to reveal the smoother, secondary layers of facial skin.

Are rhinoplasty nose surgery results dramatic?

Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s surgeons perform rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to improve the function and/or aesthetics of a man or woman’s nose. Because the nose is such an outstanding facial feature, any alteration to its appearance creates a magnified result. This is why nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, is sometimes performed in conjunction with genioplasty (or chin surgery) to make a person’s profile more proportional. The plastic surgeons of Atlanta Plastic Surgery strive first to maintain/restore the nose’s function, and therefore, only alter the nose cosmetically in a way that won’t compromise your health.

How can eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) make me look younger?

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) rejuvenates the face by removing the excess fat and sagging muscle around the eye that creates an aged appearance. Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s surgeons perform upper blepharoplasty to remove excess skin of the upper eyelid that contributes to a droopy, tired look. Lower blepharoplasty is used to help treat bags underneath the eyes. Often, individuals will have eyelid surgery to compliment the results of a facelift or brow lift (forehead lift).

How much does facial plastic surgery cost?

The increasing popularity of plastic surgery among both women and men has helped to make facial plastic surgery procedures more affordable than most people expect. However, because every surgery is specifically customized to meet the unique needs of our patients, the individual costs may vary. A consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons is necessary in order to formulate a detailed treatment plan that will achieve your personal aesthetic goals. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. we provide a number of options for patient financing, including Care Credit® and Alphaeon™ Credit, in order to help keep your investment as affordable as possible.

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