Plastic surgery is surging in popularity; roughly 18 million procedures are done in the United States each year. Many of us wish to correct things about our faces that we don’t like. The good news is there are many plastic surgery procedures available for your face that can enhance your appearance and make you look younger.
Thanks to advancements in technology, you can enjoy excellent results with less downtime. Whether you’re interested in a facelift, rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, or something else, there are many effective procedures available for you to consider!
This guide highlights the most popular cosmetic procedure for the face, what they involve, recovery times, and more.
This is a surgical procedure to solve the sagging skin and wrinkles of aging in the face. A facelift tightens the skin to make you look younger by pulling the skin tighter to smooth lines and reduce sagging. The surgeon makes the incisions around the face near the hairline and around the ears, so the scars are well concealed.
Mini Lift, Lower Face Lift, And Necklift
These facial procedures are less invasive than a traditional facelift and produce excellent results for people between 40 and 60 who have issues with their jawline. Rather than simply removing the jowls around the neck, the plastic surgeon moves them up to increase volume to the cheeks.
If you’re concerned with a neck angle that isn’t well defined, or neck bands that are too prominent, a neck lift is an excellent choice. Your doctor will tighten muscle layers with a corset suture method so that you will see a significant improvement in the contours of your neck. Many patients combine a mini or lower facelift with a neck lift for ideal results.
A nose job reshapes the nose so that it is in finer balance with the rest of your face. Your plastic surgeon may reduce its overall size or refine parts of it, such as the tip or bridge, to make it look better.
A nose job may also be needed to fix a deviated septum, which can cause breathing problems. Insurance should pay for most or all of that procedure.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
If you have too much skin around your upper eyelids and look tired even when you aren’t, this could be what you need. This plastic surgery removes extra skin with small incisions in the crease of the eyelids. The procedure makes the eye area look tighter and younger and can take years off your look.
Once people get into their mid-30s, they develop lines in the upper part of the face. These may be called ‘worry lines,’ ‘frown lines,’ and ‘crows feet.’ Whatever they are called, they can make you look older, angry, or tired.
Botox injections are an effective way to soften these face lines without downtime. Within a day or two of your treatment, the lines will soften and make your face look smoother and fresher. The effects only last a few months, so follow-up treatments are necessary to maintain the results.
Juvaderm and Voluma
These are injectable filler treatments that reduce wrinkles and lines in the face. Juvederm works on areas that have lost volume, such as the lower eyelids, the lines between the mouth and nose, and cheeks and lips. Juvederm is made of hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in the joints and skin. It’s FDA-approved to smooth wrinkles around the nose and mouth for as long as a year.
Voluma is designed to increase volume to your cheeks, which can hollow out and lose volume as we age. You’ll see a subtle lift and more contours, with effects lasting about two years.
Fraxal Laser Treatment
If you have wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and acne scars, fraxal resurfacing could be great for you. It works by stimulating the face to make collagen and lighten sunspots. Fraxal laser treatment is a good idea for patients with sun damage whose skin needs a refreshing. This procedure will improve the skin’s quality, tone, texture, and pore size in one or two treatments.
CoolSculpting for Double Chin
If you have a double chin, this procedure can make you look younger and thinner. CoolSculpting is a non-surgical fat reduction procedure that freezes fat cells to be absorbed by the body after a few days. You can get rid of stubborn chin fat in only one or two treatments.
SEE ALSO: Houston Chin Liposuction
What You Can Expect
If you think you want to have plastic surgery procedures on your face, below is more information about what to expect:
- Consultation: Your plastic surgeon will go over your surgical goals in the initial consultation and examine your face and neck. She’ll ask you about your goals and things you want to improve about your face. Then, she’ll offer recommendations about procedures to accomplish your goals. These procedures involve surgery and general anesthesia, so she’ll need to know about your medical history and any medications you take, including supplements and vitamins.
- Procedure: Procedure details depend on the type of changes you want to make to your face. Some methods are non-invasive, while others are invasive and require surgery and general anesthesia. Please review the details of the most common procedures on the face above.
- Aftermath: Depending on your procedure’s procedure, your surgeon will give you pain medications and bandages for your face for the first few days. But some procedures such as botox and fillers require no bandages or pain medications.
- Recovery: Recovery for most plastic surgeries on the face range from almost immediate to a few weeks, depending on if you had invasive or non-invasive procedures.
Request a Houston Plastic Surgery Consultation
If you’re interested in learning more about plastic surgery options for your face, please set up a consultation with Dr. Ashley Steinberg today. She’ll talk to you about the benefits and risks of the many procedures available and determine if you’re a good candidate.
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