Fat grafting at the time of facial cosmetic surgery, such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, is a routine part of the procedure for many patients. As described below, that is because facelifting only treats one aspect of the aging process: sagging. The addition of fat treats one of the other components of aging: atrophy.
One of the most common reasons for seeking rhinoplasty advice from a plastic surgeon is the concern about a “hook nose.” These patients are generally more concerned with their appearance in profile rather than when viewed from the front. Patients often say, “I hate to be photographed from the side.” Correcting the hooked nose is a standard part of many rhinoplasty procedures and it is one of the maneuvers that is associated with the happiest patients! “You have changed my life,” or “I never thought I could look this good” are common statements from patients who have this particular “deformity” corrected by a nose job.
Everyone hates their jowls. Other than changes around the eyes, the development of jowls is the most common complaint that people have regarding the aging face. What are jowls? When the skin and fat in the lower cheek become loose and begin to obscure or hang over the jawline, that is jowling. Most people develop those changes in the lower cheeks before they develop excess skin in the neck. There are some people where the neck changes occur first, but they are in the minority.
Rhinoplasty is a popular plastic surgery procedure for improving the appearance of the nose. It changes the shape of your nose by correcting issues such as a hump, a wide or large nose, or a plunging nasal tip. Rhinoplasty can also be combined with septoplasty or turbinectomy to improve breathing difficulties and this is where insurance comes in.
Aging changes are tough to take for all of us. The natural tendency is to seek the least invasive procedures to reverse those changes. So how do I know if I need a facelift?
Aging of the face involves at least things:
Rhinoplasty or nose job is a standard plastic surgical procedure that helps refine nasal aesthetics and/or improves problems with breathing. Although a safe and routine practice, the nose job requires a skilled, experienced plastic surgeon to maximize the chance of achieving your goal and minimizing any complications.