As we age, our face changes. Skin loses its elasticity. Skin begins to bunch in several locations. Muscular bands become more apparent. A facelift can help restore the look of your youth by selectively canceling out those features which signify age. The cheeks are elevated, folds are flattened, jowls tightened, the neck is re-draped, and excess skin is removed. Your appearance is not replaced, but a younger appearance is restored.
There are several variations of facelifts. Dr. Kaplan will explain your options and help you choose the best procedure for you!
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids, that tend to sag with time, and the puffy bags below the eyes. Blepharoplasty takes about 45 minutes and can be performed in the office using local anesthesia. Stitches can be removed after three or four days. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a facelift or a browlift.
The nose is the most prominent feature of the human face. For many people, the nose is an almost constant source of embarrassment. Today, however, plastic surgery can correct a multitude of faults. Rhinoplasty can shorten, tilt up, build up or straighten. Rhinoplasty can give you a whole new appearance and a new outlook on life, not to mention improving your breathing!
Rhinoplasties are individualized to meet the patient’s needs and expectations and can often be combined with improvement of the nasal airway. All rhinoplasties are performed through predominantly internal incisions and usually include an improvement of the nasal tip, straightening of the dorsum and adjustment of the bony nasal skeleton. These procedures may be performed as an open procedure with a small externally visible incision through the columella (base of nose) or may be performed as a closed procedure where all of the incisions are hidden. Different advantages exist in either approach.
Frown lines above our noses and in the middle of your forehead will give you an unwanted older appearance. Under stress and as we age, we tend to make faces that encourage the creases, giving us the serious, unhappy look. A brow lift eliminates these lines and is one of the only procedures that allows a plastic surgeon to access the hard to reach muscles that cause furrow lines.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.