Blepharoplasty, also referred to as eyelid surgery, is a common cosmetic procedure used to raise sagging skin, smooth out fine lines, and eliminate ‘bags’ from under the eyes. An upper-eye Blepharoplasty is use to address the skin of the upper eyelid that has lost its elasticity and started to droop and wrinkle. Some patients can experience a visual impairment due to this falling tissue. An upper-lid Blepharoplasty will raise slumping tissue, restoring a younger appearance to the eye and correcting the line of vision. A lower-lid Blepharoplasty can correct the ‘bags’ and ‘dark-circles’ under the eyes, giving the face a rejuvenated appearance.
To perform a Blepharoplasty, the surgeon will make a tiny incision along the upper lid crease. Excess, drooping skin will be excised, and remaining tissue will be raised. A lower-lid Blepharoplasty uses a very small incision along the lower lash line. Excess tissue and fatty deposits are removed – smoothing out the under-eye ‘bags’. Remaining tissues are then raised and flattened before suturing. Scars from a Blepharoplasty are well hidden among the natural creases of the eye; although for optimal results, only the best Blepharoplasty surgeon should be trusted with this delicate procedure. Depending on the level of correction needed, an upper-lid and lower-lid Blepharoplasty can be performed alone, together, or along with other rejuvenating cosmetic procedures such as a Facelift.
As people age, the muscles and tissues of the face can become lax, developing into fine lines and deep wrinkles on the forehead. An Endoscopic Brow Lift is a cosmetic procedure designed to restore youthfulness to the face by raising the arch of the eyebrows, as well as eliminating Frown Lines of the forehead. A Browlift will reverse the signs of aging, make a person appear more refreshed; it will also soften the worried/angry look that results from deep Frown Lines. While most people will develop some wrinkling of the forehead over time, the best results of an Endoscopic Browlift will be seen in patients that have extensive creases on the forehead and brow.
A non-invasive procedure, the Brow Lift is performed endoscopically with local anesthesia and light sedation. A Brow Lift is performed with a pencil-like camera called an endoscope, inserted under the skin beyond the hairline, then run under the forehead. The surgeon is then able to address the sagging tissues of the forehead by lifting the skin and altering or removing portions of the muscle. Compared with the ‘open Brow Lift’ technique, an Endoscopic Browlift procedure can result in fewer complications (less scalp itching and numbness), healing faster with less downtime. Only the best Endoscopic Browlift surgeon should be trusted with this delicate procedure of the face.
A Facelift, also known as facialplasty, rhytidoplasty, or cervicofacial rhytidecomy, is an invasive surgical procedure designed to restore a youthful look. By removing the telltale signs of aging such as sagging skin, fine lines and deep wrinkles, and excess fat from around the face and neck, a facelift can take years off of a patient’s appearance. Self-esteem and confidence can be raised with a Facelift, as well. To receive optimal results, patients should only place their trust in the best Facelift surgeon in Edina, MN; a Face lift is an extremely complicated surgical procedure requiring extensive skill and experience.
Performed under general anesthesia, a Facelift will usually take between two and three hours to complete. A surgical incision will be made near the ear, moving along the hairline; muscle and tissue underneath are then tightened, and excess fat and skin are trimmed away; leaving the face lifted and smooth. Most scars will remain well concealed within the natural hairline. Additional procedures are often performed in addition to a Facelift; these can include a Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Lift) or a Browlift (Forehead Lift). Non-surgical alternatives to a Facelift are available, and do provide some skin tightening capabilities, but their effectiveness is limited and not equivalent to those from a surgical Facelift.
Revision Rhinoplasty is a corrective surgical procedure to repair, or further enhance, results from a previous Rhinoplasty. After an initial Rhinoplasty, a patient may have remaining aesthetic problems that need correction, such as a hump on the bridge of the nose, a nose tip that is bulbous or lacks definition, nostrils have become too wide, or the size of the nose is not in proportion to the rest of the face. Functional problems, such as difficulty breathing or nasal blockage can also be addressed during a Revision Rhinoplasty consultation in Minneapolis.
Performed under either general anesthesia, or using a combination of local anesthesia and sedation, the nasal cartilage will be repositioned during a Revision Rhinoplasty, as well as missing structures replaced and reshaped. A ‘closed’ Rhinoplasty, incisions made inside the nose, leaves no visible scars; although this technique is reserved for less complicated revisions. Most patients require ‘open’ Rhinoplasty, incision on the outer columella (between nostrils); while a small scar may occur, it is usually imperceptible and fades over time. Patients are encouraged to wait 12 months from their initial Rhinoplasty, allowing the nose adequate time to heal, before scheduling a revision procedure. Since Revision Rhinoplasty is a technically complicated procedure, patients should only trust in the best Rhinoplasty surgeon in Minnesota available.
Rhinoplasty is an invasive surgical procedure used to improve the aesthetic appeal of the nose, as well as to improve impaired functionality. There are many reasons for a patient to seek out Rhinoplasty; these include a hump on the nasal bridge, a bulbous or drooping nose tip, wide nostrils, or a nose that is dis-proportionally small or large. Many times patients will have a nose that suffers in functionality, as well; this can cause a variety of breathing problems or blocked nasal passages that result in chronic ‘stuffiness’. A rhinoplasty procedure can make the nose more visually appealing and proportionate, while at the same time correcting any missing function.
A Rhinoplasty is considered to be one of the most technically difficult cosmetic surgery procedures. Patients are encouraged to use only the best Rhinoplasty surgeon available. Normally performed under either general anesthesia, Rhinoplasty takes between one and three hours to complete. Bruising and swelling are normal after a Rhinoplasty, but will greatly diminish over the following two weeks. No visible scars will occur with a ‘closed’ Rhinoplasty (using internal incisions), although most patients require an ‘open’ Rhinoplasty (incision on the outer columella). Any scars that appear are generally tiny and almost imperceptible. The type of Rhinoplasty needed is determined by the extent of correction an individual patient will require.
A Chin Augmentation is a surgical procedure designed to address aesthetic imperfections of the chin. A chin that is too small, or conversely protrudes too much, can negatively affect the overall appearance; a Chin Augmentation restores facial balance and harmony by making the chin proportionate to the rest of the face. Chin Augmentation is a relatively simple surgery, taking no longer than 45 minutes; the results however can mean a monumental improvement to a patient’s overall look and profile.
There are two methods of performing a Chin Augmentation, determined by the specific needs of an individual patient. For a receding (weak) chin, an implant will be inserted underneath the skin, or a small portion of the existing bone will be moved forward, making the chin more prominent and proportionate to the face. In patients with a large, protruding chin, the bone may be repositioned further back or a portion of the chin bone may be shaved off to form a smooth surface. Excess fat on the lower cheek and chin can also be addressed, giving a sculpted look to the lower face. Many times, a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job) will be performed along with a Chin Augmentation. To achieve optimal results, it is vital for patients to choose the best Chin Augmentation surgeon available.
Otoplasty, also referred to as Ear Pinning, is a surgical procedure to correct large, misshapen, protruding, or deformed ears. This reconstructive surgery can address aesthetic problems of the ear caused by a birth defect or trauma to the ear. Otoplasty will adjust the size and shape of one or both outer ears, or the earlobe. Aesthetic appeal and be restored, making the ears proportionate to the rest of the head and face. An Otoplasty is often sought after for children, who may be suffering from a loss of self-esteem, or are experiencing bulling, due to the unusual shape of their ears.
The ideal candidate for Otoplasty will be at least five to six years old, once the ears have grown to 85-90% of their adult size. When an Otoplasty is performed at a young age, the cartilage is still extremely malleable, often providing the best results. General anesthesia is used; small incisions are made behind the ears, then the cartilage or skin is trimmed, removed, or reshaped. Bandages will be worn for the first week, then a compression headband at night for an additional three weeks. Scars are minimal and are well concealed in the natural folds of the ear. An Otoplasty is an extremely delicate procedure and should only be trusted to the best Otoplasty surgeon.