Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 8

Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 8

Question: How soon after a neck lift can I schedule a brow lift with forehead contouring? 
Answer: It would be helpful if you posted a full set of facial photographs from all angles to make sure your candidate for two different surgical procedures. If you’re undergoing both procedures under general anesthesia, probably best wait at least one month.

Question: How long does it take the depressor septi muscle to heal if it was cut?
Answer: In our practice, we only release the depressor septi ligament as part of rhinoplasty procedure. Healing on rhinoplasty is one year, and the upper lip into go back to normal functioning in a month.

Question: Am I a good canadate for tip plasty?
Answer: Due to your anatomy, and do not appear to be a good candidate for performing only a tip-plasty. You have very thick skin in the tip of your nose, which is just the opposite of the model pictures you presented. Digital computer imaging of your nose but also be helpful. You will Need to have reasonable expectations regarding your tip due to the thick-skin present.

Question: eight Loss Post Chin Lipo?
Answer: It is very important to post a full set of facial and neck photographs from all angles to make a determination about how best to proceed with the appropriate neck procedure. Probably best to post those pictures after your 20 to 40 pound weight loss. At 37 years old, your skin tone should be just fine. It’s also important to understand that here are two compartments of fat in the neck, they’re located both above and below the platysma muscle. Liposuction can only accomplish removal of the fat deposits above the muscle, while a surgical neck lift with a platysma– plasty is required to remove the fat compartment below the muscle.

Question: What type of nose do I have?
Answer: You have a large dorsal hump and a bulbous nasal tip. A closed rhinoplasty procedure can accomplish shaving down the dorsal hump, and refinement of the nasal tip cartilages. Osteotomies accomplish narrowing your bridge line. Digital computer imaging of your nose upon your facial features would also be helpful to understand what can be accomplished with the procedure.

Question: Is it safe to have a rhinoplasty done years after tear trough implants?
Answer: Performing a rhinoplasty should not affect your teardrop implants one bit. It is totally safe to go the procedure. Very important to pick your rhinoplasty specialist widely based on extensive experience.

Question: What can I achieve with a rhinoplasty? Would I benefit from deprojection?
Answer: The reason that you’re seeing two different profiles, is because you’re right nasal bone is higher than your left creating a lot of asymmetry in the bridge line. A closed rhinoplasty approach can accomplish Not only shaving down your dorsal hump, but refinement of the nasal tip, and reducing the hanging columella, and narrowing the bridge line with all the incisions placed on the inside of the nose. No external incisions are required, and no painful packing his required either. Digital computer from different angles would also be helpful to understand what can be accomplished with your nose upon your facial features.

Question: Would I need just a chin implant or also a sliding genioplasty?
Answer: A sliding genioplasty is performed by an plastic surgeon under general anesthesia in a hospital setting with an overnight stay, and it is much more invasive and expensive. It’s A sliding genioplasty is usually performed when the teeth are significantly out of alignment. Placement of a chin implant is performed only for cosmetic purposes, and is performed under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.

Question: Can my nasal tip be corrected for better symmetry?
Answer: From the photos presented, there appears to be a very crooked nose including the nasal tip. Osteotomy’s placed in the nasal bone to accomplish straightening the bridge line. Spreader graft placement accomplishes improvement on the concave side to make the midportion of the nose more symmetrical. The columella and tip can be improved, but it may not be completely perfect.

Question: Would I be a good candidate for a chin implant?
Answer: The Side profile photograph demonstrates a recessive chin profile, and a chin implant would be beneficial. The digitally altered photographs do appear realistic. In our practice, Chin implants are placed through a submental incision under local anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. We have used Implantech brand of solid silicone chin implants for over 25 years with an excellent success rate.

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