There are few certain things in life, and aging is one of them. All things age and although some say that “age is only important in wine and cheese”, we know better. Humans have been searching for the fountain of youth since recorded history and mankind has gone through some pretty crazy phases in the name of trying to stay young. There is no doubt that your average man or woman wants to look as young as they can for their age. We now live in a time when the Baby Boomers are in their 5th and 6th decades and these were the people who thought themselves immortal! We are lucky that we live in a time of technological advancements as even 15 years ago there was not Neurotoxin Injections, Laser, endoscopic brow lift, or predictable long lasting fillers. Today, it is easier than ever to look younger.
How does the face and neck age?
This is a very complex question to answer and volumes have been written about the subject. To look at things in a simplified manner, we will break down the anatomy to:
- Upper face
- Mid face
- Lower face & Neck
Once you understand what happens to these areas, it is easy to put it all together. In order to plan on how to look younger, you must first understand how we age. Remember, aging is not a bad thing, it means you are still alive. Even the rich and famous can’t put off the effects of aging! You can, however, age gracefully.
Facial cosmetic surgery has long been the solution of choice for the correction of physical malformations resulting from aging, disease, injury and birth defects. In recent years, however, a growing number of men and women of all ages are choosing facial cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and reduce the signs of aging.
Is Cosmetic Surgery for You?
Thanks to the development of advanced medical devices and biomaterials, many of today’s facial cosmetic procedures are minimally invasive and can be performed in an office setting using local and/or intravenous anesthesia.
Because of their medical, surgical and dental background, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified to perform cosmetic procedures that involve the functional and aesthetic aspects of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws. Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving soft tissue (skin and muscle) and hard tissue (bone and cartilage) finely attune the oral and maxillofacial surgeon to the need for harmony between facial appearance and function.
Following are some of the procedures available to you. Your oral and maxillofacial surgeon may perform other surgeries not listed here. Make an appointment to discuss your personal situation.
The below information provides to the patients in order to acquaint them with our services and to let them know what to expect from facial plastic surgery.
Please read the information at your leisure, beginning with the entire opening and the general sections relating to your specific interests. As you read, jot down any questions you have so that we may discuss it during your consultation. The decision to undergo facial plastic surgery is a very personal and important one, requiring mutual understanding and rapport between patient and surgeon. Fortunately, because this form of plastic surgery is largely elective, the patient is allowed adequate time to thoroughly understand the details and consequences of any desired procedure. It is our intention to ensure that all questions answered completely, and that each patient approach surgery with the confidence and expectation born of a realistic understanding of the goals and limitations of surgery. Facial plastic surgeons are highly trained, skilled and artistic physicians, but they are not miracle workers.
The degree of success depends not entirely upon the surgeons’ technical skills and analysis, but also upon the limitations inherent in each patient’s skin type, bone structure, healing capacity and overall health status. If any limitations exist on your case, such limitations will be pointed out, and discussed with you factually and honestly. Certain patients are simply not good candidates for surgery and may be understandably disappointed when plastic surgery is not recommended or is delayed until a more appropriate time when results might be improved.
The goal of cosmetic surgery is to make you look as good as it is possible for you to look. We always try to produce ‘natural’ facial features, thereby improving appearance and minimizing facial abnormally. The various procedures discussed are in reference to the average case; individual variations certainly exist.
The above information provides you knowledge upon which intelligent decisions can be made. No portion of this should be construed as implying a warranty or guarantee of any specific surgical result. Cosmetic surgical procedures have been performed successfully many thousands of times and are overwhelmingly dependable when executed by experienced surgeons. However, as with any surgical procedure, there is potential for risks and complications. These will be discussed in detail during the consultation.