There comes a point in life where you look in the mirror and suddenly you’re not so sure you recognize the person staring back at you. As you stand there looking at the wrinkles and dropping jowl it’s no wonder the idea of facial plastic surgery comes across your mind.
When it comes to facial plastic surgery there are actually a few different types that address different problem areas of your face and neck, giving you different results. Here’s a look at the procedures.
Chin Augmentation: This procedure is also know as a chin lift or geniopalsty and is meant to help a weak chin by giving it a more pronounced profile. This helps to balance your features. Often this procedure is done in conjunction with other procedures such as nose surgery. Another way this procedure is used is to make a strong chin appear less noticeable, again to help balance the features.
Chin implants: If you find your chin isn’t in balance with the rest of your features or might be receding this is a way to add to it and make it more prominent. This procedure can be done on its own or with other facial plastic surgery procedures.
Blepharoplasty: This is a fairly common facial plastic surgery procedure, also called eyelid surgery. If you find your eyelids are drooping, sagging or even have fat deposits in them this procedure will help to give a lifted look to make you look youthful, refreshed and rested. It can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid.
Lip Augmentation: This one is all the rage with celebrities, giving you that pouty lip look and fullness you didn’t otherwise have. If your lips have lost collagen over the time or were just never full to begin with, this procedure will add fullness by implanting biological or synthetic materials into your lips.
Face Lift: Rhytidectomy is a pretty drastic procedure since it involves your entire face. The procedure will literally lift your facial tissue and skin as well as the muscles underneath. The end result is a smooth, lifted, rested, youthful look void of creases or wrinkles. While some people tend to take this process a little too far ending up with tightness to their face, the goal is to actually look natural instead.
Neck Lift: Just like your face, you neck can start to show your age often even before your face. If you find your neck has sagging or loose skin, then a neck lift can give you back a smooth look. It may require removing fat deposits or liposuction.
Forehead Lift: Also known as a brow lift, this facial plastic surgery procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat on your forehead and also tightens the muscles. It is meant to give a smooth and youthful look on your forehead, taking away any deep wrinkles.
No matter what kind of facial plastic surgery procedure you might be considering it is important to do your research and speak to a number of doctors. It should always be taken seriously and seen as major surgery.