A person’s face is important. Not only do we use it to express emotions, it is the most visible and distinguishable part of the body. It’s also the usually the first part of the body to display signs of aging. Whether we like it or not, lines, wrinkles and other age indicators are written across our face as the decades pass.
While prevention methods such as proper nutrition, exercise and diligent skin care will help to preserve youthful appearance, they can only take you so far. Fortunately, there are a number of facial plastic surgery procedures that can rejuvenate the appearance of the face, with natural-looking results.
Here is a guide to the 4 most popular options for facial plastic surgery:
- Blepharoplasty: Commonly referred to as eyelid surgery, this procedure can be performed on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both, depending on the patient’s needs. Blepharoplasty works by tightening muscles and tissues, as well as removing excess fat and skin from the eyelids. The procedure is often used to remove “bags” under the eyes and restore a youthful appearance to eyes that look “tired.”
- Forehead Lift: Also known as a brow lift, this procedure reduces horizontal creases and wrinkles across the forehead and brow area. In many cases, forehead lifts are combined with other procedures to create a more balanced, refreshed appearance. The results of the procedure can be subtle or dramatic, based on the patient’s wishes and pre-surgical conditions. With proper maintenance and preventive care, the results of a brow lift are long-lasting.
- Neck Lift: The skin and tissues of the neck are extremely delicate, and are prone to quickly developing signs of again as a result. Those who wish to improve the appearance of their neck can benefit from a neck lift,which smooths and tightens the tissues of the neck for a younger appearance. A neck lift may be performed in conjunction with a facelift, while other patients opt to undergo the neck lift by itself, for more subtle results. The results of a neck lift can last as long as 10 years.
- Facelift: To improve overall appearance and create a more youthful face, a popular choice among patients is a facelift. This procedure works by tightening muscles, removing excess fat and trimming loose skin from the mid-face area. Following a facelift, some patients look as much as 10 to 15 years younger than they did before surgery.
Plastic Surgery in Okatie
For more information about facial plastic surgery, or any other service we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you!