When do you need Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?

Have you ever felt unsatisfied with some of your facial structures? This may be due to a disease, injury, or congenital disability. Worry no more as newer, more advanced methods fix your issues. You can revert the signs of aging, remove contour irregularities, or even make your facial features proportionate to one another. There is a San Francisco facial plastic surgeon available right at your disposal. Read on to find out all you need to know about Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

What is Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery?

 Facial plastic surgery is a procedure to reshape your neck and head structures, primarily the chin, nose, ears, neckline, and cheekbones. These procedures are performed by surgeons in dermatology or plastic surgery with certification by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.

Some of the standard cosmetic surgery procedures include:

  • Rhinoplasty

During rhinoplasty, the nasal skin, mucous membrane, subcutaneous soft tissue, and cartilaginous and bony framework are manipulated. It is done to modify lackluster aesthetic appearance, correct extrinsic and intrinsic nasal pathology, reduce airway obstruction, and reconstruct congenital nasal anomalies.

  • Hair Restoration

Hair loss concerns have become prevalent therefore leading to advancements in hair transplantation. This is usually done through follicular unit transplantation in which small groups of two to four follicles or individual hair follicles are extracted and transplanted, giving the most natural outcomes.

  • Facelift

An incision is made in front of the ear, towards the hairline, curving below the lobule and behind the ear. Separation of the skin from the deeper tissues is done, followed by tightening these deeper tissues using sutures. The skin is ultimately redraped with the excess skin being removed.

 Several facelift approaches include mid-facelift, composite facelift, deep plane facelift, skin-only facelift, periosteal facelift, thread lift, and minimal access cranial suspension lift.

  • Brow Lifts and Forehead Lifts

Incisions are placed either along a coronal line within the hair-bearing scalp or on the hairline, depending on the position of your hairline. The excess skin is resected, and the forehead skin is positioned appropriately. A mid-brow lift may be performed whereby an incision is made in a deep brow furrow, and a fusiform ellipse of skin is resected.

  • Blepharoplasty

This is eyelid surgery, where excessive eyelid skin is excised by removing orbital fats that treat dermatochalasis and excessive papery thin skin. Droopy eyes are usually caused by sun damage, decreased strength in periorbital muscles, and the action of gravity on periorbital structures.

There are several non-surgical procedures available, including:

  • Dermabrasion
  • Chemical Peels
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Injectables

Your self-esteem is greatly affected by how you look and how people see you. Your facial features are among the first things people see when they meet you. This has a significant impact on your self-confidence and how you carry yourself. If you feel you might need facial and reconstructive surgery, feel free to book a consultation with our offices in San Francisco, CA.