Drooping lower eyelids that reveal white below the iris
Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
WHAT IS A FACELIFT?
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
Sagging in the middle of your face
Deep creases below the lower eyelids
Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin
As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.
WHAT IS A RHINOPLASTY?
A rhinoplasty is commonly referred to as a nose job surgery. There are two types of plastic surgeries specifically for nose jobs – reconstructive and cosmetic. Whether you’re seeking corrective surgery for basic functionality of your nasal passage or an aesthetic preference, a board certified plastic surgeon can help.
NOSE SURGERY (RHINOPLASTY)
Rhinoplasty enhances facial harmony and the proportions of your nose. It can also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose. Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
Nose size in relation to facial balance
Nose width at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
Nose profile with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
Nasal tip that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
Nostrils that are large, wide, or upturned
During your rhinoplasty recovery, a splint and/or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing. While initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nasal contour to fully refine. You may notice gradual changes during this time in the appearance of your nose as it refines to a more permanent outcome. Swelling may come and go and worsen in the morning during the first year following your rhinoplasty surgery.
Dr. Garza will give you specific instructions that may include:
How to care for the surgical site
Medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection
Specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health