The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery reports that an average of 1,000 facial cosmetic surgical and non-surgical procedures were performed per plastic surgeon in 2011. The most popular cosmetic surgical procedures among these included rhinoplasty, facelift, forehead lift, and eyelid surgery.
If you would like to join the thousands of men and women who are already scheduled for facial rejuvenation surgeries in 2012, take a look below to see if the following procedures are right for you.
1. Eyelid Surgery
For many men and women, the area surrounding the eyes is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. Consequently, many patients undergo eyelid surgery to remove excess skin and fat that can make them appear tired or much older. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can typically be performed in just a few short hours under light anesthesia, using only small incisions. Patients usually report minimal, if any, scarring.
The facelift procedure was designed to tighten sagging skin and smooth out wrinkles in order to improve signs of facial aging. During the procedure, a plastic surgeon creates an inconspicuous incision above the hairline and in the natural fold in front of the ear so that any scarring is hidden. The surgeon then loosens the facial skin from the underlying fat and muscle so that he can manipulate and re-drape the skin, creating a smoother appearance.
3. Forehead Lift
The forehead lift procedure was designed for patients who have deep forehead furrows but don’t want to undergo a traditional facelift. This outpatient procedure is less invasive than other cosmetic facial surgeries and can create a soft, smooth, and rejuvenated look. Most patients who opt for the forehead lift procedure should expect to experience some temporary numbness, bruising, inflammation, and itching. However, most can resume normal activities in just one to two weeks.
If you’re ready to schedule your surgical consultation, call the office of Dr. Michael A. Horn. In addition to the procedures above, Dr. Horn specializes in breast augmentation surgeries, liposuction, Botox, tummy tucks, and more. Call (312) 202-9000 or visit our website.