FACE LIFT

Environmental factors, stress, and genetics can leave one with an aged appearance. Wrinkled skin can develop on the face, neck or forehead, along with fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. While a facelift can’t stop the aging process, in many cases it can improve the visible signs of aging and give you a rejuvenated appearance.

Facelifts can be performed alone, or with other cosmetic procedures such as eyelid or forehead surgery. Depending on the area to be treated, facelifts usually involve incisions made along the hairline, which extend around the ears to the lower scalp. The skin is lifted away from the fat and muscle underneath, and excess fat can be removed, sculpted or redistributed. Then Dr. Chase methandrostenolone repositions the underlying tissue and the skin is tightened and redraped over the uplifted deeper tissues and excess skin is trimmed away. Sutures are placed to close the incisions.

Swelling and minor discomfort last a few days, and stitches are usually removed within a week.

BROW LIFT

Deep furrows on the forehead, frown lines over the eyes, drooping eyebrows and hood-like skin over the eyes are all conditions that can make you look older than you are or feel. Whether age or heredity causes these conditions, a forehead lift (or brow lift) can give you a more youthful, animated and alert appearance.

Two small incisions are made on either side near the temple area, just above the hairline. This incision allows the tissue and muscle beneath the skin to be repositioned, altered or removed which corrects the source of visible creases in the forehead and improves a low positioned or sagging brow. The incision is closed using sutures and staples. Brow lifts may be performed alone, or along with other procedures such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.

Most patients are on their feet in a couple of days, and back to work within two weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling dissipates and incision lines flatten and fade.

EAR “PINNING”

Ears that appear to stick out or are overly large can be helped by ear surgery. Ear surgery, or Otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to head or to reduce the size of large ears. This operation can be performed on children and adults who feel ridiculed or self-conscious about the appearance of their ears.

This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia in the office or at surgical center. The incisions are made in the crease on the back of the ear to expose ear cartilage. Sutures are then placed in the cartilage to pull back and reshape the ear. After ear surgery the patient should expect to have a bulky bandage on their head for a few days. After this bandage is removed a wrap that resembles a head band will be worn, especially at night to protect the fragile post-operative condition of the ears. Activities that could bend the ears should be avoided for at least a month after surgery.

COSMETIC EYELID SURGERY (Blepharoplasty)

Environmental factors, stress, and genetics can leave one with an aged appearance. Wrinkled skin can develop on the face, neck or forehead, along with fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. While a facelift can’t stop the aging process, in many cases it can improve the visible signs of aging and give you a rejuvenated appearance.

Facelifts can be performed alone or with other cosmetic procedures such as eyelid or forehead surgery. Depending on the area to be treated, facelifts usually involve incisions made along the hairline, which extend around the ears to the lower scalp. The skin is lifted away from the fat and muscle underneath, and excess fat can be removed, sculpted or redistributed. Then Dr. Chase repositions the underlying tissue and the skin is tightened and redraped over the uplifted deeper tissues and excess skin is trimmed away. Sutures are placed to close the incisions.

Swelling and minor discomfort last a few days, and stitches are usually removed within a week.

COSMETIC INJECTABLES

Cosmetic injectables are temporary ways of reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face. Botox, Dysport Restylane are offered at Chase Plastic Surgery. Botox or Dysport are used to reduce wrinkles of the forehead and around the eyes. Smile lines around the nose and mouth can be reduced by dermal fillers such as Restylane or Hyaluronic Acid. There is little to no downtime after these injections.

DERMABRASION

Dermabrasion helps “refinish” the top layers of skin through controlled surgical scraping. Treatments of dermabrasion soften the sharp edges of irregularities in the surface of the skin, which gives the skin a smoother appearance. Dermabrasion is most often used to smooth out facial wrinkles (i.e. those around the mouth), to improve the appearance of facial skin which may have been scarred by accidents, deep acne or previous surgery. It can also be used to remove pre-cancerous growths called keratoses.

The length of time dermabrasion takes depends on the amount of facial skin that is desired to be treated. The range of time for the procedure could be anywhere from a couple of minutes to an hour.

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