Ear, Nose & Chin
Aging however is not the only reason patients visit my office, there are facial features such as nasal imperfections, prominent ears, weak chins, fatty necks, full faces, sunken cheekbones that create concern to patients of all age groups and I will present examples of such corrections under the term of facial sculpture.
Otoplasty – consists in remodeling the ear cartilage and repositioning the ear framework at an angle more appropriate for the shape of the face, all done through the crease behind the ear as to be inconspicuous. Depending on the degree of correction needed and the age of the patient, it may be safely be performed in an office setting under local anesthetic, or it might require a brief procedure in the hospital operating room.
The typical post-operative course is about one week, the only limitation would be the possible need of a headband to be worn intermittently for the first ten days
A Rhinoplasty is usually a slightly more invasive procedure, it may involve shaping the tip, the bony bridge, working on the airways or all of above. May require local or general anesthesia, but is a day surgery procedure and requires about a week of downtime.
Genioplasty involves increasing the projection and/or improving the contour of the chin - the goal being a more harmonious profile. It consists in implanting a silicone rubber device just above the periosteoum where it blends with the bone, and in this manner rendering it invisible and non palpable. It requires a ¾ “ incision bellow the chin and is frequently performed in combination with nasal surgery or neck liposuction.
Liposuction of the neck is in my opinion best suited for those individuals who have a combination of a fatty neck and very good skin tone, In those instances liposuction alone might suffice, If the skin is inelastic others, other measures such as chin enhancements or neck lifts may be necessary.
And for the rare patient with “chipmunk cheeks” caused by overdeveloped fat pockets in the deep compartments of the cheek, a direct fat removal through a small incision on the inside surface of the cheek may greatly improve the contour and give a more sculpted and angular appearance.
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