Excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids can make you look tired or sad. While heredity and normal aging can cause the eyelids to droop, excision of this excess skin can restore a more youthful appearance to the face and “open up” your eyes. Usually cosmetic, this procedure may be covered by your medical insurance, especially if the amount of excess skin on the upper eyes obstructs your visual field. During your consult, Dr. Dubovik will determine if you are a candidate for upper eyelid surgery. Lower eyelid surgery, however, is an elective cosmetic procedure that treats “bags” under the eyes or excess skin and wrinkling. These outpatient surgeries usually require IV sedation. Recovery time is short, but you may have bruising or swelling for 10-14 days following.
Normal aging causes loss of skin elasticity, fullness and firmness in your face. Other factors that age your face are heredity, stress, gravity and environmental conditions. Together, they make you look tired and older than you feel. A facelift corrects sagging skin and restores fullness and firmness to your face, creating a more youthful and rested appearance. A facelift focuses on the area from your jaw line to below your eyes, smoothing the appearance of “jowls” and wrinkles in the middle of your face. Frequently, a neck lift or submental SAL (liposuction under the chin) will be performed at the same time to achieve your desired outcome. What’s more, a neck lift is required to remove excess skin in the neck region, along with submental SAL to correct the excess fat deposits under your chin. Both procedures help restore a youthful chin line on profile.
Over time, facial expressions and the normal aging process can cause wrinkles and creases that may make you look anxious, angry or tired when you are not. Many different procedures help soften the signs of normal aging, ranging from facial fillers, which plump up deep grooves in the folds around your nose and mouth, to chemical peels, which improve fine lines, to Botox, which helps smooth laugh lines and furrows in your brow. A consult with Dr. Dubovik will determine the best procedure to meet your expectations.
Though you can’t stop yourself from aging, many procedures allow you to look refreshed and more comfortable with your appearance. Ask Dr. Dubovik about laser hair removal, microdermabrasion, skin care products and mineral makeup to complete your comprehensive skin care approach.
A brow lift may be needed to correct “heavy” eyebrows and excess skin of the upper eyelids not addressed by a blepharoplasty alone. Normal aging and heredity can cause the brow to sag, making you appear sad or tired. A brow lift will correct a sagging brow and smooth furrows across your forehead. This operation improves “frown lines” and the hooding of the upper eyelids, as well as raises the eyebrows for a more youthful and relaxed appearance. Incisions are usually concealed within the hairline. This surgery is done under general anesthesia or IV Sedation as an outpatient procedure.
Browplasty, more commonly known as brow lift, is basically acosmeticprocedure, almost like a surgery, that helps in enhancing a droopy or crooked eyebrow that might interrupt eyesight. Brow lift is also done to erase the profound lines crossing theforehead.Such lines usuallyappear due to stress and worry and maydepict sternness, fatigue, anger, hostility and other unintentional emotions to people.
Patients generally ask for rejuvenation surgery. This is because, notwithstanding the eyes, the forehead area is broad enough to compass the basic expression and focal point of our upperface. As time passes by, the muscles holding the forehead unwrinkled become weak and loose, thus lettingwrinklesto appear.Browplasty is usually done along with surgery of the eyelid to minimize loose hanging skin from the upper eyelids.A wrinkled forehead undergoes surgery or correction to get that flawless and youthful look.
Earlier, the most opted for surgical procedure of enhancing the forehead was known as an open or cornol brow lift. This procedure is nowadays seldom used. For an open brow lift surgery, a surgeon started the operation by making a deep incision going from one ear to the other through the hairline. The cut was originally done into the hairline such that the scar would not be visible.
With the arrival of Botox, the excessively preferred and famous wrinkle remover, customers have started going in for the Botox injections within a span of four to six months to maintain the same results. Another technique applied to brow lifting is endoscopic surgery.
When your nose is out of proportion with the contours of your face, your self-esteem may be affected. Rhinoplasty improves the appearance and contour of the nose, creating a nose that is more proportional and harmonious with your other facial features. This procedure also can help restore normal breathing and improve alignment. Further, a rhinoplasty can remove a “hump” on the top of the nose, reshape the nasal tip and width, and correct nasal asymmetry. This surgery is best performed after facial growth is complete (around age 16). Do you have medical issues with breathing or a history of nasal fracture? Then your insurance company may cover a septoplasty, which is the surgical repair of your nasal septum. Rhinoplasty, however, is always considered an elective cosmetic procedure.