Your facial expressions allow you to interact and communicate with people, and your appearance often influences how others perceive you. However, you may have face abnormalities that may negatively impact your facial expressions and appearance. Sun damage, aging effects, and congenital abnormalities can affect your face, neck, nose, ears, or lips. As a result, you may need to work with a New York, NY facial plastic surgeon. A facial plastic surgeon can perform reconstructive surgery, which involves correcting conditions you may have since birth, such as a crooked smile, cleft lip or palate, facial birthmarks, or bat ears.
Reconstructive facial surgery may also help correct facial conditions resulting from a previous surgical procedure, an accident, trauma, or burns. Moreover, your doctor may subject you to reconstructive facial surgery to treat an existing disease, including skin cancer.
On the other hand, your plastic surgeon may recommend cosmetic facial surgery to enhance the aesthetic appearance of facial features and structures.
Consequently, below are common treatments that your facial plastic surgeon can perform for you.
Commonly referred to as a nose job, rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes and transforms the shape and size of the nose.
Reshaping your nose’s size and shape may help improve your facial appearance or correct a medical issue affecting your breathing. Thus, a nose job can be ideal for repairing a broken nose or a deviated septum.
For instance, a nasal septum deviation is characterized by significant displacement of your nasal septum (the wall between your nostrils) to one side. Therefore one nasal air passage becomes smaller.
Often due to aging, the muscles supporting the eyelids weaken, resulting in the stretching of eyelids. Hence, excess fat and skin can accumulate above and below the eyelids, leading to sagging eyebrows, bags under the eyes, and droopy upper lids.
Your facial plastic surgeon may recommend blepharoplasty, a surgical procedure to remove excess skin from your eyelids. As a result, that improves the appearance of your eyes.
- Brow lift
Also called a forehead lift, a brow lift is a surgery to reduce wrinkle lines that develop across the forehead and on the bridge of your nose.
A brow lift may also improve frown lines, raise sagging brows, and enhance the youthful appearance of your eyebrows.
Your plastic surgeon may perform a brow lift alongside other cosmetic procedures, including blepharoplasty, facelifting, and treatments for skin resurfacing. Common skin resurfacing treatments include laser skin resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, and microneedling.
Also known as a facelift, a rhytidectomy is a surgery that improves signs of aging in the face and neck by removing excess skin, muscle, or fat.
Signs of aging that a rhytidectomy can fix include loose neck skin, lacking or sagging facial fat and skin, and drooping skin on the cheeks and jaw.
Also called cosmetic ear surgery, otoplasty is a surgical procedure that changes the shape, size, and position of your ears. You may undergo cosmetic ear surgery if the way your ears stick out from your head bothers you or if you have deformed ears due to a congenital disability or injury.
Contact Norman J. Pastorek, MD, PC, FACS, today to schedule an appointment with a specialist in facial plastic surgery.