A brow lift is sometimes referred to as a browlift, forehead lift or eyebrow lift. In this cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Schwartz repositions a low or sagging brow. Sometimes a brow sags so much that it actually hangs over the upper eyelids and can impair a person’s vision. This condition is hereditary and also can occur as part of aging. The objective of the brow lift procedure is to lift the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position. In addition, a brow lift is geared towards improving the appearance of frown lines and vertical creases between the eyebrows.
By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids, blepharoplasty can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes. It is typically a cosmetic procedure but can also improve vision by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient’s field of vision. The procedure is usually performed in an office with local anesthesia and lasts 45 minutes to a few hours depending on how much work is done. Blepharoplasty cannot be used to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow’s feet or dark circles under the eyes, but the procedure can be combined with others such as a facelift and Botox® treatments to achieve these results.
In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jawline slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look — after surgery, some patients appear as much as ten or 15 years younger.The procedure can be combined with others (browlift, eyelid surgery, nose reshaping) for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (necklift) if the patient’s problems center there. Incisions are made in inconspicuous places such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, and scars fade to near invisibility in time. Results of a facelift do not last forever; you may want to have another procedure in five or ten years. But in another sense, the effects are permanent; years later, your face will continue to look better than if you had never had the procedure.
One of the most common plastic surgery procedures, rhinoplasty is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person’s nose, remove a hump, narrow nostril width, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, or to correct injury, birth defects, or other problems that affect breathing.Rhinoplasty is usually an outpatient procedure performed under either local or general anesthesia and lasts one to two hours unless more extensive work needs to be done. Insurance may cover rhinoplasty if it is done for reconstructive or medical reasons, but likely not for cosmetic purposes.
Full and vivacious lips have always been recognized as aesthetically important features. Some of us however, are born with thin, ill-defined lips. But the appearance of our lips is now within our control. During this procedure, a piece of tissue is borrowed from somewhere in your body and grafted into one or both lips.
You may desire a neck lift if you have localized deposits of fat in the anterior part of the neck – under the chin. A neck lift may also be indicated if you have sagging, with skin folds in the anterior part of the neck.The neck lift procedure is intended to produce a more youthful appearing neck with a better contour.Neck lift is done on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The procedure may require an incision under the chin, behind the ears, or both. Fat is suctioned or excised, muscles may be tightened, and skin may be removed or a laser liposuction with skin tighening depending on individual findings.
New Technology for an Old Age Problem As we grow older our skin begins to show signs of the sun, lifestyle and aging. The face and neck are exposed to the sun more than any other part of the body; therefore they both tend to age more quickly. As these aging effects begin to appear we look for topical formulas and non-invasive treatments to help reduce future aging plus improve current appearance. Many prefer not to undergo extensive surgical face and neck lifts due to expense and risk. Additionally, these procedures require a lengthy time for the face and neck to heal, not always an option for people with limited recovery time.CoolLipo TM (laser- assisted lipolysis) is a new, minimally invasive technology that liquefies fat for easy removal. It is a laser – based procedure that breaks up and removes fat cells in areas such as under the chin, neck and jowls or areas with loose skin such as the arms. In addition, the unique wavelength of the CoolLipo laser system directly contracts collagen and tightens the skin from the inside out, an effect not seen with standard liposuction. CoolLipo benefits include:
Fat transfer adds curves and contours with your own tissues. In the first part of this process, Dr. Schwartz harvests fat (adipose) tissues from an area of your body with excess deposits, such as your hips, thighs, or buttocks. This tissue is separated and cleaned in a specialized machine, then prepared for injection back into the body. Dr. Schwartz then injects these fat cells into your face where you have deep lines or wrinkles. Because this type of injection uses your own body's tissues, it is completely safe and effective. Fat transfer can help fill your lines and wrinkles and give you a more youthful appearance.
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