Am I a good candidate for eyelid surgery?
Any one or combination of the following conditions may indicate that you may be considered a good candidate for eyelid surgery:
- Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
- Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
- A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
- Excess skin and fine, “crepe paper type” wrinkles of the lower eyelids
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes
- Lower eyelid droopiness
Aesthetic eyelid surgery can usually correct these problems, though other treatments may also need to be considered. Some examples follow. If the upper eyelid condition is accompanied by sagging of the eyebrows, then a forehead lift may be recommended. Smoothing of crow's feet may be accomplished with Botox®, chemical peeling or laser resurfacing procedures. Circles beneath the eyes may be treated with fillers such as Hyaluronic Acid or fat as well as bleaching solution or chemical peel. Dr. Feinberg can provide further information if you have an interest in any of these additional procedures.
Results of Your Eyelid Surgery
Aesthetic eyelid surgery has the effect of making you look more rested, refreshed and alert. Since the healing process is gradual, you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture of the results of your eyelid surgery. Incisions will fade over a number of months usually becoming barely visible. The results of aesthetic eyelid surgery are usually long-lasting, but they may be affected by heredity and lifestyle factors. Removal of fat from your eyelids, which is usually the cause of puffiness and bags, is permanent, and these conditions generally will not recur. The skin continues to age, however, and skin laxity along with the fine wrinkling of the eyelid area may, at some point, return. Sometimes loss of tone in the forehead causes additional sagging of the eyebrows which mimics a recurrence of drooping upper eyelids. If this happens, correction may require a forehead lift or a secondary eyelid procedure. Even though the aging process continues, patients are usually happy with their appearance for many years following eyelid surgery.
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Am I a good candidate for ear surgery?
Patients who benefit from ear surgery include those who may have:
- Protruding ear(s)
- Large ear(s)
- Abnormally shaped ear(s)
- Earlobe issues
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Otoplasty or ear surgery is performed on children or adults who have protruding or misshapen ears and desire a more attractive appearance. The affected ears typically have an appearance of sticking out excessively and being flatter, lacking natural ear contours. By reshaping the ears and repositioning them closer to the head, otoplasty can dramatically improve the appearance of the ears, while lending proportion and harmony to the face.
Children or adults with protruding ears may commonly suffer the emotional consequences of being teased by others. This can adversely affect their self-esteem, and cause them to alter their hairstyles in order to keep their ears covered.
Repair of torn earlobes is an easy and straightforward procedure. Reduction of a enlarged earlobe is also commonly performed.
Results of Your Ear Surgery
Usually the final results of the ear surgery are very long lasting.
Your Personal Consultation-- How will my plastic surgeon evaluate me for aesthetic ear surgery?
During the initial consultation, you may be asked to look in a mirror and point out exactly what you would like to see improved. This will help Dr. Feinberg to understand your expectations and determine whether they can realistically be achieved.
You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history including previous surgeries, past and present medical conditions and current medications. It is important for you to provide complete information. High blood pressure, thyroid problems, diabetes, etc. should be reviewed as these medical conditions may increase some risks associated with ear surgery.
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Chin Implants Procedure Description
Aesthetic chin surgery is performed to improve the balance of your facial profile and correct a “weak” chin. Chin augmentation with implants is the procedure of choice for most patients with normally functioning teeth and jaw development. An implant is placed over the bone of the lower jaw, augmenting the dimensions of your jaw.
Am I a good candidate for aesthetic chin surgery?
If you have a mildly weak chin and normal function of your jaw, chin augmentation with implants may be the procedure of choice for you. As with any implant surgery, you should be of good health with a normally functioning immune system.
Chin Implants Standard Procedure Techniques
There are several options available for aesthetic chin surgery. Aesthetic chin surgery augments the bony structure of your jaw, and can create a stronger chin, make the chin wider, or even slightly lengthen your face. Implants of multiple shapes, sizes, and materials are available, and are chosen depending on the changes desired and the technique utilized. To perform aesthetic chin surgery, the incision is made either in the mouth or below the chin and a pocket is developed to accommodate the implant directly over the bone along the lower jaw. The chin implant is secured in place either by designing a well-fitting pocket, or affixing it to soft tissue or bone. The incision is closed, completing the chin augmentation. Usually the entire operation takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete, unless other procedures are being performed in addition to the aesthetic chin surgery. Tape is applied to the skin to assist in holding the implant in place during the normal swelling after surgery.
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