While the body can experience multiple signs of aging, the face is one of the most visible sections of the body that shows aging signs such as wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin. Many patients decide to undergo cosmetic surgery to enhance and/or augment the appearance of the face in order to gain a more youthful and rejuvenated look. Many of the choices discussed in this article improve the aesthetics of the face while some like rhinoplasty (improve the ability of a person to breathe) and blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery that removes excess fat and skin from the eyelids to improve the vision) serve functional purposes as well. Patients interested in facial rejuvenation that turns back the clock should take a look at the informative article below to learn more about the various procedures available to them.
It is important to remember the difference between cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery techniques when planning to undergo skin rejuvenation treatments:
Cosmetic surgery is focused on improving the appearance of a person and one of its main purposes is enhancing the aesthetic appeal or beauty of the treated area of the body. The areas of the body that have cosmetic surgery are able to function properly on their own without the help of a surgical procedure.
Plastic surgery is a surgical procedure that is focused on the reconstruction of a targeted section of the body (such as the face) because that area is not functioning properly. The section of the body being treated might need some aesthetic improvements but that is not the main reason for having the procedure.
Botox injections lessen the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines in specific areas of the face to provide a smoother and more youthful look.
Rhinoplasty is performed to change the shape, appearance or size of the nose as well as improve the ability of the patient to breathe on a daily basis.
A chemical peel (also known as a chemical face peel) is an acid solution that is placed on the skin to reduce fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth and reduce the appearance of acne or uneven skin pigmentation.
Dermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment that removes the outer layers of the skin to address issues such as fine lines, acne scars and damage to the skin caused by the sun.
A cheek lift (also known as a mid-face lift) is performed to lift the mid-face region and cheeks, via incisions made within the hairline, by adjusting the fat and muscle tissues in the area.
Injectable facial fillers lessen the look of line and creases on the face while also restoring the volume and fullness to the face that has been lost over due to the aging process.
A facelift is a surgical contouring facial lift that lifts and tightens the underlying muscles in the face, while also removing excess fat and skin, to give the face a look that is youthful and free of wrinkles.
Eyelid surgery (also known as blepharoplasty) restores the vision by removing excess skin and fat from the upper or lower eyelids while also eliminating any swelling or puffiness to the appearance of a patient.
A brow lift (which is also known as a forehead lift) is performed to lift the tissues located above the eyebrows to reverse the effects of gravity and provide a greater contour to the forehead, eyebrows and the upper eyelids.
A neck lift (which is also known as platysmaplasty) is performed to tighten the underlying neck muscles and give patients a more defined neck and chin through the removal of excess fat and skin and the tightening of the neck muscles.
As shown above, patients that want to experience facial rejuvenation have many options to help them achieve their goals. There are many people that view facial rejuvenation procedures as being strictly for females but cosmetic surgery for men is also a popular choice. Male plastic surgery is performed to help male patients gain a more youthful look in the business world and to make them confident in their appearance.
The first step in the facial rejuvenation process is scheduling a consultation appointment with a board-certified doctor that is experienced in providing the youthful look desired by patients. The doctor will examine the current condition of the skin as well as any specific parts of the body that the patient wants to address such as the chin or the nose. The doctor will also discuss the desired chances and results the patient wants to see in order to determine if the desired results can be achieved through the skin rejuvenation services of interest.
Once the doctor has a better idea of the overall general health of the person, and the current condition of the skin of the patient, a plan can be made to provide facial rejuvenation and a more youthful and refreshed look to the face.