Perhaps no other operation in plastic surgery has a greater impact in enhancing the way you look than rhinoplasty. Rhinoplasty is a procedure designed to improve the shape of the nose. Even a subtle change can have a big impact on the attractiveness and balance of the face.
Facial aging can be emotionally difficult. It has manifestations on our professional and social lives. My patients often express that they no longer can recognize the face in the mirror. Or they feel younger than they look. Unfortunately, eventually, they begin to feel as old as they look and this is when their quality of life is affected.
Your eyes are the first thing others see when they look at your face. An immediate impression is formed about your age, level of energy, and how tired you are. The eyes are also the first part of the face to show the signs of aging.
“Otoplasty” refers to reshaping the ears. Candidates for otoplasty include any adult or child with prominent or misshaped ears. The most common reason for this procedure is to correct protruding ears.
When the lips are protruding, are enlarged or when they appear bloated due to a lip augmentation gone wrong, a lip reduction may be the near-perfect solution. During this procedure, Dr. Karam carefully excises the excess lip tissue, closing the incision inside the mouth with dissolvable sutures.
The signs of aging that can occur in the neck can be just as devastating as those that plague the face. A neck lift can tighten and tone the neck for a more attractive, youthful appearance, smoothing away the distraction of crepe-like, sagging skin that has lost its elasticity. A neck lift is often performed in tandem with a facelift, as this combination has the best chance of rejuvenating the entire look.
The fat transfer procedure takes unwanted fat from a donor area such as the hips, thighs or belly and purifies it, readying it for transfer to another area that is depleted of volume due to the aging process. The result is not only a slimming effect on the donor area, but a plumping of the target area that leads to a more robust, youthful aesthetic.
The lateral brow lift addresses the unsightly sagging of the eyebrows and upper face, restoring them to a more youthful, elevated position. Drooping brows can make a client appear older, more tired and more grumpy than they actually are, so this procedure is a major component of any anti-aging regimen.
A revision rhinoplasty can be performed for a variety of reasons, among them surgical errors such as over-operation, or under-operation. A revision rhinoplasty may also address functional issues of the nose that have become a problem after a primary rhinoplasty.
In the old days of plastic surgery, there was literally one model for rhinoplasty, which was that of the Western Caucasian patient. This type of nose job often involved reducing the hump, shortening the tip and refining the nostrils.
While aging is a natural and inevitable stage of life, many patients have no intention of surrendering to it gracefully and would rather fight back through powerful, effective cosmetic procedures that help roll back the clock on wrinkles, fine lines, furrows, creases and folds.