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Monthly Archives: July 2015

Eyelid Surgery for a More Youthful Appearance

Eyelid SurgerySagging skin is a major contributing factor to an aged appearance, which becomes more pronounced when the drooping skin accumulates around your eyes. Excess tissue and displaced fat around the eyes may also appear as puffiness that makes you look constantly fatigued. Eyelid surgery excises this unwanted tissue and restores a bright, rested, and youthful appearance. Your new look can be achieved with the doctors at Timeless Plastic Surgery.

Could I Benefit From Eyelid Surgery?

Patients seeking eyelid surgery suffer from excess, puffy skin around their eyes. In many cases, this tissue impairs vision when it hangs over the edge of the upper eyelid. For some patients, excess skin covers the natural folds of the upper eyelids. This is especially problematic for women that wear eye makeup. You may also have deep grooves under your eyes and puffiness in the lower eyelids that contribute to a fatigued appearance.

What Techniques Are Used During Eyelid Surgery?

  • Upper eyelid surgery utilizes an incision created in the natural eyelid crease. Skin and fat are removed through the incision.
  • Traditional lower eyelid surgery places the incision just below the eyelashes, through which skin and fat are excised and repositioned.
  • When there is only excess fat under the eyes, a transconjunctival technique is used. The incision is made inside the eyelid to remove fat. This technique results in the least amount of visible scarring.

Can I Combine Any Other Procedures With Eyelid Surgery?

Brightening the eyes corrects only one cause of an aged appearance. It is common for patients to combine eyelid surgery with other facial rejuvenation procedures to get the most youthful appearance possible. Combining procedures also saves money, time under anesthesia, and recovery time.

  • Brow Lift: Corrects heavy, drooping brows and rejuvenates the upper face.
  • Facelift: Eliminates sagging skin and repositions the facial muscles of the lower half of the face. Helps restore a firm, youthful facial appearance.
  • Facial Fillers: Smooth fine lines and wrinkles and can restore lost volume to the under eye and cheek areas.

If you are looking to restore a bright, youthful appearance through eyelid surgery or any other procedure, schedule your consultation with Timeless Plastic Surgery today. Contact our office at (281) 242-8463 (TIME), or fill out our online contact form here for more information.

Rhinoplasty: Cosmetic and Function Correction

RhinoplastyRhinoplasty is one of the top five plastic surgery procedures performed each year, which isn’t surprising considering how drastically the nose can affect the harmony of the face. When the nose is disproportionate to the rest of the face, it can distract from your beauty rather than enhance it. Of all the plastic surgery procedures available, rhinoplasty is one of the few procedures that can correct function as well as form. At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we have extensive experience performing rhinoplasties to address both cosmetic issues of the nose and functional problems.

Cosmetic Correction

Rhinoplasty is typically performed to alter a cosmetic deformity of the nose. This deformity can either be naturally occurring or the result of an injury. It is advised that patients be at least 16 years of age before undergoing rhinoplasty to allow for complete facial growth prior to surgery. Patients seeking rhinoplasty often desire to correct one or more of the following:

  • A wide bridge
  • A drooping or upturned tip
  • A hump or indentation in the bridge
  • The sloping angle of the nose
  • The shape or size of the nostrils

Rhinoplasty can be performed using one of two techniques. The incisions are made inside the nose when utilizing a closed technique, which prevents visible scarring. However, depending on the nature of your correction, an open technique may be necessary. If this is the case, a small incision is made at the base of the tissue that separates the nostrils.

Function Correction

The alternative reason people seek out rhinoplasty is to correct a deformity that affects the function of their nose. This often occurs in the form of a deviated septum. The septum is an internal structure of the nose made of cartilage that separates the nasal passageways. In some patients, this structure becomes crooked and may block one or both nasal passages. If this occurs, it can greatly affect one’s ability to breathe. A septoplasty can be performed
to straighten the septum and restore normal breathing function.

Combining

In anatomy, there is a saying that form follows function. This is why functional issues often result in cosmetic deformities. Combining rhinoplasty and septoplasty procedures kills two birds with one stone. You gain a nose that enhances your beauty as well as a nose that functions as it should. In the end, combining the procedures will also save you money and recovery time.

If you are seeking to correct a cosmetic or functional deformity of the nose, schedule your consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery today. Contact our office by calling (281) 242-8463 (TIME), or fill out our online contact form here form more information.

Fool Your Friends With a Facelift

Fool Your Friends With FaceliftThe key to amazing facelift results is subtlety. You want your friends to know you look different (better, brighter, and younger) but in a way they can’t quite put their finger on. At Timeless Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve that goal.

What Will a Facelift Correct?

The term facelift can be a little deceiving; the procedure is not designed to target your whole face. Instead, it focuses on tightening the lower third of your face from your cheekbones down to your jawline. By repositioning sagging facial muscles and removing excess skin, a firmer facial appearance is restored. Facelifts are meant to correct a drooping facial appearance and significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. The most noticeable changes will occur around the jaw and nasolabial folds.

Facelift Techniques

Timeless Plastic Surgery offers the following facelift techniques. The technique used will depend on the patient’s individual needs and desires:

  • Traditional Facelift (SMAS): The incisions are created behind the ear and, depending on the extent of correction, can run up to the temples. Incisions are located in the hairline, through which the cheeks are lifted and the jawline is given better definition.
  • Mid Facelift: Targets the middle of the face. Tightens sagging skin around the cheek bones and improves nasolabial folds. In some cases, it can improve sagging lower eyelids.
  • Mini Facelift: Corrects limited facial sagging and jowls by removing the skin ONLY along the jawline. This technique is best suited for patients that require minimal correction.

Common Procedures Combined With a Facelift

Since a facelift will only correct a specific region and corrects a limited number of issues, it is common for patients to combine different plastic surgery procedures with their facelift to ensure the best quality results possible.

Brow Lift / Eyelid Lift

To correct a sagging upper face, you should combine a brow and/or eyelid lift with your facelift. Performed in a similar fashion to a facelift, the brow and eyelid lift will greatly improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, tighten the skin, and restore a youthful appearance.

Neck Lift

Loose, flabby skin that hangs from the neck, known as a “turkey wobble,” can be removed using a neck lift. Stitching the muscles tight (Platysmaplasty) and eliminating excess skin creates better definition between the face and neck. Combining a neck lift with your facelift will help achieve a slim and graceful transition.

Facial Fillers

While a facelift can correct fine lines and wrinkles to a certain extent, in some cases there may be deep lines that it cannot erase. For these cases, facial fillers will help smooth the complexion. They can also be used to restore lost volume in the cheeks and under the eyes.

Achieving Amazing Results

Facelift surgery is a highly delicate procedure that requires extensive skill and attention to detail. At Timeless Plastic Surgery, only the most qualified plastic surgeons will help our patients achieve their desired results. Our doctors are dedicated with countless years of experience, and they have a real passion for plastic surgery and patient comfort. Their goals are always to safely achieve a patient’s desired look and help restore his or her self-confidence. View our satisfied patients and their amazing results by clicking here to view our gallery.

 
If you are interested restoring a subtle, youthful appearance, schedule your consultation at Timeless Plastic Surgery today. Contact our office by calling (281) 242-8462 (TIME), or fill out our online contact form for more information.