Facial Plastic Surgery: Understanding the Different Types

Facial Plastic Surgery
Are you dissatisfied aspects of with your facial appearance? Do you often wish that you could make some changes? If so, plastic surgery may very well be a great option for you. You have probably heard the term plastic surgery, but did you know that there are several different types of these procedures? Read on to learn which procedure you could possibly benefit from.


If your face constantly looks a bit worn out, rough or tired, it can significantly decrease your self-confidence. However, facelift surgery can restore a more youthful and natural look to your face. This, in turn, can boost your self-confidence and allow you to age much more gracefully than ever before.

Due to today’s modern technologies and advances, this type of surgery can now correct a vast array of issues. Furthermore, it does not matter whether you want to change a facial feature you have had since birth or one that was caused due to an accident, surgery can help. Some of the most common facial issues that can be corrected with a facelift are as follows.

  • Facial Wrinkles or Creases
  • Loose Skin on the Neck
  • Sagging Cheeks
  • Loose Skin in the Jaw Area (Jowls)

Laser Eyelid Surgery

As people age, the skin of their upper eyelids often begins to droop or sag giving their face a tired look. In extreme cases, it can even impede proper vision. Other problems that many people experience as they get older are puffy eyes or “bags” under their eyes. All of these problems can be quite upsetting, to say the least.

Fortunately, there is a form of facial plastic surgery that can correct all of these problems, and it is known as laser eyelid surgery. There are many benefits to choosing this procedure to correct any issues you may have with your eyes, and some of the top benefits are listed below.

  • No External Incisions Are Necessary for the Lower Lids
  • Less Chance of Post-Op Swelling
  • Safer than Traditional Eyelid Surgery
  • More Effective than Traditional Eyelid Surgery

Rhinoplasty/Nose Surgery

Nose surgery, medically known as rhinoplasty, is perhaps one of the most common cosmetic procedures today. This is probably due to the fact that the nose is the most prominent feature of your face. If you do not like the appearance of your nose, your self-confidence can drop to an all-time low.

However, with the help of rhinoplasty, any problems you may have with your nose can be corrected. This includes problems you have had since birth as well as those that were caused due to an accident or injury. While there is a vast array of reasons why people may consider nose surgery, some of the most common reasons can be found listed here.

  • Overly Large Nose
  • Overly Small or Thin Nose
  • Deformed Nose
  • Asymmetry of the Nose
  • Nose Injuries that Did Not Heal Properly
  • Difficulty Breathing through the Nose

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Over the years, such things as sun, smoking and acne can damage your skin making it look wrinkled, dull and lifeless. If this is the case with you, laser skin resurfacing can help to give you back your fresh and glowing appearance. This procedure works by smoothing your skin and encouraging the production of healthy new skin cells.

Laser resurfacing can be performed either while you are awake or sedated, and the entire healing process only takes about one to three months. There are many facial issues that this procedure can help correct, but the most common reasons that people may opt for skin resurfacing are as follows.

  • Damage Due to the Sun
  • Acne Scars and Other Facial Scars
  • Age Spots and Brown Patches
  • Small Facial Wrinkles
  • Small Bumps on the Skin

Otoplasty/Ear Reshaping

Ears come in many different shapes and sizes, which can change as people grow older. At times, the size or shape of ears can be outside of what society considers “normal”. Of course, this can affect the way people feel about themselves, especially if they are children. Thankfully, there is a procedure that can help, and it is known as ear reshaping, or otoplasty.

While it is best to perform ear reshaping before children enter school, this procedure can be beneficial to patients of any age. Also referred to as ear pinning, otoplasty is a relatively quick outpatient procedure that can correct several problems with the ears including those that are listed below.

  • Protruding Ears
  • Asymmetrical Ears
  • Overly Large Ear Lobes
  • Malformed Ears

Facial Implants

Most cosmetic surgeons will agree that the key to a pleasing facial appearance is balance. For example, people who have a large nose and hollow cheeks will most likely be displeased with their appearance. Of course, this is just one example of the many balance-related issues that people may experience with their faces.

Nevertheless, with the help of facial implants, cosmetic surgeons can add volume to various areas of the face. This, in turn, will balance out your facial features and provide you with a more pleasing and youthful appearance. Some of the issues that can benefit from facial implants are listed below.

  • Overly Small Chins
  • Overly Small Noses
  • Hollow Cheeks
  • Thin Lips

Forehead Brow Lift

After years of frowning or scrunching your eyebrows in thought, many people develop forehead creases and/or drooping eyebrows. Not only can this make you appear older, but it can also take quite a toll on your self-esteem. However, with the help of forehead brow lifts, these problems can be reversed in no time at all.

These are fairly simple procedures that work by smoothing or stretching affected skin. When combined with laser skin resurfacing and/or laser eyelid surgery, you can quickly regain a young, fresh appearance. These are also safe procedures that only require about two to four weeks of recuperation time.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your face, facial plastic surgery may be the perfect option for you! There are many different forms of plastic surgery for your face, and the above procedures are the most common. Whether you have an issue with facial wrinkles, your nose or your eyelids, there is a procedure that can help!

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