If you’re like most people, you probably glance at a mirror several times a day to check “your look.” Let’ face it — your face is always “out there,” and even though we’re always told “not to judge a book by its cover,” people can’t help but make assumptions when they see our face. Does it betray fatigue, or excitement? Does it appear confident, or worried and hesitant? Your face is your calling card, and over time, that calling card can look a little ragged around the edges as sun damage, lines of expression, loss of volume, and wrinkles all take their toll on your appearance. You no longer have the fresh, smooth appearance of your youth. Ah, but with the help of modern technology, it is possible to help restore your youthful appearance, and with it, your self confidence.
A growing trend among people in America
Facial plastic surgery is one of the most popular elective surgical procedures in the United States today. Over the years it has enjoyed milestone improvements, both in medical technique and technological advances, which have produced safer surgeries and improved cosmetic results. It’s no wonder that a growing number of men and women of all ages rely on the services of well-known plastic surgeons to help them to achieve and maintain their age-defying good looks.
Types of plastic surgery
There are different types of facial plastic surgery procedures for the nose, cheeks, chin, brow, and hair that can rejuvenate the appearance of an aging or stressed face, or to provide symmetry.
Some people find a combination of available surgical procedures provide them with the best results. Some select a single procedure. Before making a decision about the type of procedure that will bring your desired results, you should enlist the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon with specific training in facial reconstruction or cosmetic surgery.
Choosing the right plastic surgeon
Find out if the surgeon you’re considering has plenty of experience in the specific types of surgery you are considering.
Check credentials: make sure your surgeon attended a respected college or university, and inquire about fellowship training beyond completion of his or her medical degree. Ask to speak to patients about their experience with the surgeon, and look at before-and-after photos to get an idea of the kind of results you can expect. See if the patient photos show obvious signs of plastic surgery after healing, or if even close inspection only reveals a more refreshed, relaxed appearance.
Talk to the surgeon about the procedures he or she would recommend for you, and why. And ask about the procedure, the recovery process, and the expected results. Find out if your prospective surgeon is skilled in modern techniques that offer excellent outcomes with very little soreness and scarring.
Finally, before you make a decision on any cosmetic surgery procedures seek a second opinion and see how the two surgeons’ opinions about your surgery, your recovery, your risks, and your healing compare.
This shouldn’t add to your plastic surgery costs: nearly all trustworthy surgeons provide you with free consultations so they can get to know you, examine the areas where you feel improvement is necessary, and then offer their advice or recommendations. These consultations give you a chance to find out if the surgeon is a good match for you, putting you at ease and giving you confidence in his or her ability to help you achieve your desired results.
The majority of plastic surgeons will provide customized treatment for your facial plastic surgery procedures like Facelift can restore your facial beauty, Blepharoplasty - commonly called “eyelid surgery”, Rhinoplasty can improve the shape of the nose, brow lift can restore eyebrows shape and other related reconstructive surgery that helps to restore an attractive appearance to the face. Talk to your surgeon about all your concerns related to the procedure, and be sure you know and understand the risks and the realistic expectations of your procedure. And again, check credentials! Only a professional, board-certified plastic surgeon has the skill and training to deliver excellent results while ensuring your safety and comfort.