Cosmetic surgery are done to change your appearance. For some, it may mean redesigning the body’s contour and shape, smoothing wrinkles, or eliminating balding areas.
Others may choose varicose vein treatment or breast augmentation. There are a number of cosmetic surgery procedures that men and women can choose from to create an image that makes them feel more confident and comfortable with their appearance.
BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment is a revolutionary approach to reversing the effects of facial wrinkles. Crow’s feet worry lines, and laugh lines can all be a thing of the past with our cosmetic surgery.
These are referred to as dynamic wrinkle lines and all are treatable with this surgery. Cosmetic denervation is the process of injecting BOTOX® Cosmetic into the tiny facial muscles that create wrinkles.
To better understand your overall health, we will evaluate your medical history prior to surgery. In addition, a complete examination of your eyes is made in order to decide on the most effective injection sites.
All issues and concerns will be discussed.
The areas that will be treated are marked and digital photographs are taken in order to determine the amount of improvement after surgery. The BOTOX® Cosmetic Surgery
BOTOX® Cosmetic injections are performed without anesthesia because they are virtually painless. Only a very small sting is felt when the injections are made.
The effects are not permanent and may need to be repeated two to three times per year to retain the effects. Research has suggested, however, that long-term use of the injections leads to a longer duration of each treatment’s effect.
Patients over the age of 65 may not experience such dramatic results. BOTOX® Cosmetic is only useful in treating expression lines and cannot be used to repair sagging skin caused by aging.
After the operation patients may experience slight bruising around the area that quickly fades. Normal activities can be performed immediately. Possible side effects are temporary weakness of nearby muscles or in rare cases, an eyelid may droop.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is completely reversible so any side effect is only a temporary condition. The doctor will explain all risks associated at the time of your consultation
Rhinoplasty is performed in order to reshape the nose. Appearance can be improved for those people who are dissatisfied with the shape and size of their noses.
Nasal reconstruction was one of the first cosmetic surgery ever developed and is among the most frequently performed today. Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which deformities of the nose are corrected by removing, rearranging, or reshaping bone or cartilage.
Reasons for Surgery
Reasons include reducing the size of the nose, removal of bumps as well as improving the angle of the nose. Conditions may be natural or due to external trauma to the face.
This operation will also help patients who have difficulty breathing. The operation can be performed on all age groups, including teens and the elderly.
A medical history along with a careful examination is conducted in order to evaluate your general health. We will discuss with you the way your nose can look in relation to your other facial features.
Digital photographs and computer imaging allow our doctors to evaluate the appropriate procedure to achieve the desired results.
Preoperative instructions may include eliminating certain drugs that contain aspirin to minimize the possibility of excess bleeding. Antibiotics may be prescribed before surgery to prevent infection.
Method of Surgery
Surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. In most cases involving a reduction in shape or size of the nose, angle, or removal of a hump, the skin of the nose is separated from the underlying skeleton of bone and cartilage.
The bone and cartilage are then reshaped and the skin is redraped over the surface. Patients who have a deviated septum may benefit from the correction of this problem.
The incisions are placed inside the nose unless the surgeon uses an open approach, in which case the incisions are made across the columella (the tissue between the nostrils).
In cases where the nostrils flare, the surgeon may make an incision at the junction between the nose and the skin of the upper lip to narrow the flared appearance. It is not unusual to combine rhinoplasty with chin augmentation to improve the profile.
Postoperative Cosmetic Surgery Information
The recovery takes one to two weeks. Most people resume their normal activities within a week or two. Following surgery, a lightweight splint is applied to maintain the new shape of the nose.
The splint is removed within a week. Nasal splints may be inserted at the time of surgery to protect the septum. These are removed within a week. There is always some stuffiness of the nose, especially when work has been done on the nasal septum.
Pain is minimal and is controlled with medications. Bruising occurs around the eyes and begins to fade within a few days. Discoloration usually disappears in two weeks.