Mini Face Lift is a very popular cosmetic surgery procedure that can be performed to reduce recovery time and can be done under local anesthesia only. Aging of the face is a natural process and inevitable. The skin begins to sag in the lower part in the face and the neck. This is more noticeable at the corner of the eyes, jowling at the jawline, deep folds at the corner of the mouth. Many factors such as heredity, sun exposure, and the smoking contribute to the aging of the face.
The best candidates for Mini Face-lift
The mini facelift is particularly efficient on younger patients between 40 to 50 years old. This cosmetic surgery procedure can be easily combined with other procedures like liposuction in the neck area to improve the overall facial look.
During a mini facelift, the surgeon first makes an incision along the hairline or in the temporal area. The incision will extend all the way down to the earlobe and behind the ear. The incision may vary depending on the patient's anatomy. Also, the mini facelift procedure or so-called short-scar facelift will depend upon the quality of the skin. In any case, the goals of the mini lift cosmetic surgery will involve making incisions in the skin, lifting the skin and repositioning the skin in order to reduce the wrinkles and to restore the youthful look of the face.
All facelift Surgery carries some risks
Generally, when a Mini facelift is performed by a qualified cosmetic plastic surgeon, complications are rare. However, peoples vary in their anatomy, their body reactions, and their healing potential, and the cosmetic outcome is never easy to be predicted. The potential risks and complications include hematoma (a collection of blood under the skin), injury to the nerves that control facial movements, infection, and reactions to the anesthesia. Poor healing of the skin (necrosis) is most likely to affect smokers.
Recovery after mini Facelift
Usually most people find that they can go back to work after 14 days. As with any cosmetic facial surgery, any little irregularity will settle down within few months. After 6 to 9 months, the sensation in the skin and ears returns to normal. You should avoid heavy activities for at least 6 weeks following mini facelift surgery.
A very popular cosmetic surgery operation is the forehead lifting or brow lifting. The forehead lift or the so-called brow lift restores the smoothness of the forehead skin. Repetitive contraction of the forehead muscles produces a furrowed brow and lines. These creases usually become obvious when the skin has aged and lost its elasticity. The brow lift reduces the creases in the area of the forehead, and improves the frown lines; but most importantly, the cosmetic surgery of the forehead tend to restore the shape and the natural position of your eyebrows as well as reducing the saggy and excess skin hanging around your eyes.
Who Undergoes a Forehead Lift?
Forehead lift in Manchester or in London is popular cosmetic surgery procedure with any person who is bothered with the signs of aging on their forehead. Our experience shows that, it is particularly people between 50 to 65 years old who request Brow lift when they start to notice the furrows on their forehead. Cosmetically, for men, it is normal that the position of the eyebrow is lower than for women. Therefore, it is known that drooping eyebrows cause more problems for men. The sagginess of the eyebrows, does affect the upper eyelids, not only changing the look of the eyes, but also reducing peripheral vision
Consultation for a Forehead Lift
Like with any cosmetic surgery procedure, whether surgical or no surgical, a private consultation is needed before proceeding with a forehead lift or brow lift. During your consultation with a Dr A. Mounir, you need to discuss your cosmetic expectations of a Brow lift. It is important to be aware that a forehead lift is invasive cosmetic surgery. The goal is to create a smooth area on the forehead. The muscles and soft tissue of the forehead will be dealt with. This means, these structures may need altering or removing during the procedure that will require you to be sleeping under general anesthesia or sedation.
There are two types of forehead lift or brow lift procedures that the cosmetic plastic surgeon can use. These are the classic (so-called: coronal) and endoscopic brow lift. We recommend the classic or coronal forehead lift for clearly aged forehead and eyebrow furrows or wrinkles, as it provides more drastic restoration than the endoscopic brow lift, which is less invasive. The operation for a classic brow lift takes normally about 2 hours and will be performed at the Bridgewater hospital in Manchester or Highgate Hospital in London.
After The surgery
After your forehead lift cosmetic surgery, it is important that you rest for two weeks. After that, usually, you are allowed to get back to work, but you should wait 28 days to resume normal activities. Swelling and bruising will be minimal are expected; however you will notice some numbness in the forehead and scalp for at least 6 months. You may experience a difficulty in raising your eyebrows.
Blepharoplasty (also known as eyelid surgery, eyelid lift and eyelid tuck) is a procedure to correct the sagging or "drooping' of the eyelids and the removal of excess fat, skin and atrophied muscle or even the "herniated" fat in the eye area. As we get older, most individuals will start to see a difference in their eye area - more laxity, "bags" below and above the eye; some times so much that the upper lid seems to "disappear underneath the extra fatty area under the brow bone. This procedure can give a more youthful appearance to an otherwise older, more tired looking face.
Blepharoplasty is a procedure which should be performed by a surgeon who is well skilled with its technique and experienced with numerous facial types and eye types. As with every surgery, there are risks and if your procedure is performed by an inexperienced surgeon this could prove disastrous. Especially with Blepharoplasty.
Blepharoplasty will not rid you of wrinkles around the eye area. This includes crow's feet or other such wrinkles in the peri-orbital area. This procedure will not eliminate dark circles or lift your eyebrows. If a lifting effect of the eyebrows is what you are seeking a Brow Lift will better suit you.
Are You a Candidate for Blepharoplasty?
If you are in good health, have no pre-existing diseases or medical conditions, are mentally and emotionally stable, have realistic expectations and you have loose, sagging, fatty eyelids you may be a good candidate for Blepharoplasty. Most individuals seek out Blepharoplasty in their late thirties to mid forties and up. However, if saggy or fatty eyelids are hereditary you may wish to go undergo this procedure at an earlier age.
Risks and Complications Associated with Blepharoplasty
Please read these risks completely, the risks can be many with Blepharoplasty if an inexperienced surgeon is chosen. Some risks and/or complications can be avoided if the needs and condition of the patient are properly diagnosed beforehand. Of course there is the inherent risk regarding anesthesia and complications because of it - such as allergic reactions.
The minor complications that are associated with Blepharoplasty include double or blurry vision for a few days, temporary swelling at the corners of the eyelids, and milia (or tiny whiteheads) that can be removed by your surgeon by pricking them with a micro-needle. It is possible to develop asymmetry during healing or excessive scarring if you are prone to such a thing.
It is possible that you may experience difficulty in closing your eyes when sleeping. In rare instances this condition may be permanent. Also there is the rare possibility of ectropion. Ectropion is a condition where your lower lids pull down or gape post-operatively. If you should develop ectropion, further surgery will more than likely be needed to correct it. Which could lead to more risks and more cost to you, the patient. Determine revision possibilities and costs before you commit to your surgery. Get this in writing, if possible.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to "refinish" the skin's top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. The treatments soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities, giving the skin a smoother appearance.
Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth. It's also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses. Dermaplaning is commonly used to treat deep acne scars.
CONSIDERING ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES
If you're planning "surface repairs" on your face, you may also be considering chemical peel, an alternative method of surgically removing the top layer of skin. However, dermabrasion and dermaplaning use surgical instruments to remove the affected skin layers, while chemical peel uses a caustic solution.
THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR DERMABRASION
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but neither treatment will remove all scars and flaws or prevent aging. Before you decide to have a skin-refinishing treatment, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with your surgeon.
Men and women of all ages, from young people to older adults, can benefit from dermabrasion and dermaplaning. Although older people heal more slowly, more important factors are your skin type, coloring, and medical history. For example, black skin, Asian skin, and other dark complexions may become permanently discolored or blotchy after a skin-refinishing treatment. People who develop allergic rashes or other skin reactions, or who get frequent fever blisters or cold sores, may experience a flare-up. If you have freckles, they may disappear in the treated area.
ALL SURGERY CARRIES SOME UNCERTAINTY AND RISK
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning are normally safe when they're performed by a qualified, experienced board-certified physician. The most common risk is a change in skin pigmentation. Permanent darkening of the skin, usually caused by exposure to the sun in the days or months following surgery, may occur in some patients. On the other hand, some patients find the treated skin remains a little lighter or blotchy in appearance.
You may develop tiny whiteheads after surgery. These usually disappear on their own, or with the use of an abrasive pad or soap; occasionally, the surgeon may have to remove them. You may also develop enlarged skin pores; these usually shrink to near normal size once the swelling has subsided.
While infection and scarring are rare with skin-refinishing treatments, they are possible. Some individuals develop excessive scar tissue (keloid or hypertrophic scars); these are usually treated with the application or injection of steroid medications to soften the scar.
Dermabrasion and dermaplaning can be performed fairly quickly. The procedures usually take from a few minutes to an hour and a half, depending on how large an area of skin is involved. It's not uncommon for the procedure to be performed more than once, or in stages, especially when scarring is deep or a large area of skin is involved.
In dermabrasion, the surgeon scrapes away the outermost layer of skin with a rough wire brush, or a burr containing diamond particles, attached to a motorized handle. The scraping continues until the surgeon reaches the safest level that will make the scar or wrinkle less visible.
In dermaplaning, the surgeon uses a hand-held instrument called a dermatome. Resembling an electric razor, the dermatome has an oscillating blade that moves back and forth to evenly "skim" off the surface layers of skin that surround the craters or other facial defects. This skimming continues until the lowest point of the acne scar becomes more even with the surrounding skin.
The surgeon may then treat the skin in a number of ways, including ointment, a wet or waxy dressing, dry treatment, or some combination of these.
AFTER YOUR SURGERY
Right after the procedure, your skin will be quite red and swollen, and eating and talking may be difficult. You'll probably feel some tingling, burning, or aching; any pain you feel can be controlled with medications prescribed by your surgeon. The swelling will begin to subside in a few days to a week.
If you remember the scrapes you got when you fell down as a child, you'll have an idea of what to expect from this type of surgery. A scab or crust will form over the treated area as it begins to heal. This will fall off as a new layer of tight, pink skin forms underneath. Your face may itch as new skin starts to grow, and your surgeon may recommend an ointment to make you more comfortable. If ointment is applied immediately after surgery, little or no scab will form.
Unfortunately "kids can be cruel", young children, teens and adults are often teased or whispered about regarding their prominent ears. Thankfully this procedure can be relatively simple and inexpensive. These procedures are often carried out in the younger years, healed and forgotten about. Truly such a generally "simple" procedure can make the world of a difference in self esteem and social or academic maturity or advancement
What Is Otoplasty?
Otoplasty is surgery designed to pin the ears closer to the head or lessen the appearance of larger than average ears. It is most commonly performed on children and teens. However, many young adults seek Otoplasty in their life after earning enough to pay for the surgery themselves.
Some Otoplasties involve removing a sliver of cartilage from the ear and suturing the cartilage back together allowing it to fuse together either closer to the head or of a smaller size.
Ear pinning is not the only complaint that can be resolved by Otoplasty. This procedure can correct ears that have congenital deformities as well as those caused by trauma or habits of "ear pulling". Many toddlers tend to pull on their ears during the teething stage and this habit may remain throughout their younger years well after their teeth have emerged. Ear pulling or congenital deformities can leave children with stretched earlobes (which can be corrected with a slight snip of the excess skin). As well as the uncurling of the natural folds and the folding over of the top of the ear.
Are You a Candidate for Otoplasty?
First and foremost, an individual must be in good health, not have any active diseases or pre-existing medical conditions and must have realistic expectations of the outcome of their surgery. Communication is crucial in reaching one's goals. You must be able to voice your desires to your surgeon if he/she is to understand what your desired results are. Discuss you goals with your surgeon so that you may reach an understanding with what can realistically be achieved.
Risks & Complications of Otoplasty
Unfortunately, All surgery has risks and complications. With otoplasty, these include allergic reaction to the anesthetic used and infection. There is the chance of asymmetry, dissatisfaction, hematoma, seroma, infection, and general dissatisfaction.
Numbness is possible, it usually subsides within the first few weeks but it may become a permanent issue. Excess scar tissue is possible as well, but is usually rare. The possibility of asymmetry can be corrected easily so this should not worry you extensively but should be considered.
Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take longer. The technique will depend on the problem.
With one of the more common techniques, the surgeon makes a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He or she will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete.
Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.
In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.