Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 2

Question: Septoplasty performed by a plastic surgeon? How could I fix my nose without any drastic changes?
Answer: If you’re looking to have both a functional septoplasty and a cosmetic rhinoplasty, you should probably consider going to a double board-certified ENT/ Facial Plastic Surgeon, who can perform both procedures simultaneously other one Anesthesia with one recovery. Digital computer imaging would also be helpful to understand what can and cannot be accomplished with your nose upon your facial features. Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult procedures to perform correctly in the entire field of cosmetic surgery, so choose your rhinoplasty specialist wisely based on extensive experience. 

Question: 2nd Facelift – is it safe? 
Answer: A secondary facelift is just as safe as a primary facelift. It’s very important that you study your perspective surgeon’s before and after facelift photo gallery, which should be extensive with results that look very natural.

Question: Would I benefit from liposuction on my neck, jaw, face?
Answer: At age 38, your skin tone should be acceptable, however, you do have significant fat deposits, located both above and below the platysma muscle in your neck. A neck lift would be required to remove the fat deposits above the muscle with liposuction, and surgical extraction of the fat deposits below the muscle, which also includes a platysma plasty to significantly improve the jawline. No skin removal is required. This is usually performed through a 1 inch access incision underneath your chin, and is performed under brief general anesthesia.

Question: Do u think getting rhinoplasty will give a huge change to my face ?
Answer: The photographs are rather limited, however a closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, narrowing the bridge line and refining the nasal tip and overall making the nose smaller. All the incisions are placed on the inside of the nose. Digital computer imaging would be helpful to see what your new nose would look like upon your facial features.

Question: Chin Liposuction of Facetite + Morpheus8? How can I achieve this result?
Answer: If you’re looking for a significant improvement, the non-invasive treatments simply cannot accomplish what surgical procedures can do. Liposuction of the neck, will address removal of only the fat deposits above the muscle. If you have any fat deposits below the muscle, that will require a neck lift. A platysma plasty will also significantly improve your jawline.

Question: Graft visible – what should I do about it? 
Answer: It appears that your skin has shrunk wrap around the graft, right in the tip of your nose,and only visible from the frontal view. You could consider harvesting a piece of temporalis facia and inserting that over the cartilage graft to camouflage and soften the edges. It will make your tip slightly more bulbous.

Question: Can eyelids be lifted twice?
Answer: A full set of eyelid photographs are required to make a determination about being a candidate for a revision eyelid surgery. The short answer is yes, they can be done twice in your lifetime when there’s enough skin on the upper lids to do so. In our practice, upper eyelid surgery can be done under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Question: Rhinoplasty… am I a candidate?
Answer: A full set of facial photographs from all angles are required to make a determination about being a candidate for a rhinoplasty, since the nose is three-dimensional and rhinoplasty is performed in all three dimensions. A septoplasty may be needed if there’s a deviated septum present, which is blocking your airflow. Both a closed septoplasty and a closed rhinoplasty can be performed together under one anesthesia with one recovery.

Question: Will a chin implant be enough for my recessed chin? Or would a sliding genioplasty be more effective?
Answer: A sliding genioplasty is performed by an oral surgeon in a hospital setting under general anesthesia with an overnight stay at the hospital, and is much more invasive. Placement of a chin implant can be performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure, which takes about 30 minutes. Regarding your neck, you.

Question: Would a Cindy Kimberly nose be possible for my nose type?
Answer: It’s impossible to give you a celebrity type of nose. Digital computer imaging of your nose by a rhinoplasty specialist would be at better idea to give you an approximation of what your new nose would look like upon your facial features. It’s very important to understand that shaving down the dorsal hump and creating a ski slope will over-rotate your tip upwards, and can look piggish from the frontal profile. You already have a very nice nose, so the changes would only be minimal, to keep your nose looking very natural.

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