Blepharoplasty also called eyelid lift can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat and skin from the upper and lower eyelids. The upper eyelid is usually an excess skin issue (droopy skin); the lower eyelid is usually an excess fat issue (bags under eyes). The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under sedation or under a general anesthesia. Blepharoplasty can be combined with a facelift to help rejuvenate the entire face, or combined with BOTOX® and fillers such as Juvederm®, to raise the eyebrows, lessen frown lines, reduce crow's feet (smile lines) and plump up the cheek prominence.
In time, loss of collagen in the skin, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jawline slackens, skin weakens, muscle attachments weaken and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these signs of aging by removing fat and excess skin, with skin and muscle tightening, giving your face a fresher, more youthful look -- after surgery, some patients appear as much as 10 or 15 years younger, sometimes even more.
Facelifts are most often performed on people in their late 40s into their 70s, although even a health 80-something can have a facelift as well. The procedure can be combined with other procedures (eyelid surgery, nose reshaping) for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (necklift) if the patient’s concerns center just there.
Browlifts, also called forehead lifts, can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you to look less angry, sad or tired. Browlifts involve the removal or alteration of the muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. The procedure is often combined with other operations such as blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and facelifts to improve the look of the eyes and other areas of the face.
While browlifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead – whether it's caused by muscle activity or inherited conditions – are eligible. The procedure is usually performed as an outpatient procedure under sedation or general anesthesia.
Rhinoplasty which is one of the more common plastic surgery procedures, is performed to reshape, reduce or augment a person's nose, including hump removal, narrow the nose, define the tip, change tip rotation, straighten a crooked nose, and in some cases, also improve nasal airway breathing. Results depend on the patient's underlying nasal bone and cartilage structure, skin covering, facial shape, and age (teenagers should have had their growth spurt). Rhinoplasty is almost always a cosmetic procedure but occasionally parts of the procedure, such as airway improvement (septoplasty, turbinoplasty) might be covered by insurance.
Revision or secondary rhinoplasty corrects deformities incurred by a previous rhinoplasty operation on the nose. It is a more difficult procedure to perform than primary rhinoplasty because there is less cartilage and bone framework to work with and there is scarring or tissue contracture (tightening). However, skilled rhinoplasty plastic surgeons, such as Dr. Bershof can improve both the appearance and the function of the nose.