Left: Before surgery.
Right: 7 weeks after surgery.
This 25 year old female Asian complained that her nose was too wide and flat. She did not like her wide nostrils and the width of the tip.
The Asian nose is naturally wide. Just how wide the nose should be is a personal choice. Notice how the nose was narrowed to fit her face.
The bones, cartilage, and nostrils widths were reduced.
A rhinoplasty does not have to look like surgery was done. Negative features can be minimized while the positive ones emphasized. She had an open rhinoplasty under general anesthesia. The bones and cartilage were moved closer and the width of the lower nose reduced.
There is a gentle elevation of the nasal boney dorsum. Moving the bones closer raises the dorsum. No dorsal graft was used during this nasal surgery. Excessive elevation of the Asian nose can look very unnatural
Eyelid surgery can correct the drooping upper eyelid and puffiness below the eyes,which makes a person looks older and more tired than actually is. This procedure is called blepharoplasty.
Essentially, blepharoplasty is used to remove the fat as well as the excess skin and muscle on the upper and lower eyelid.
The above surgery is usually performed as a"outpatient" surgery and it is done under local anesthesia.
The procedure takes anything from one to three hours and the patient is conscious all the time.
Chemical peel uses a chemical solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose. The precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient's needs. Although chemical peel may be performed in conjunction with a facelift, it is not a substitute for such surgery, nor will it prevent or slow the aging process. We provide basic information about certain types of chemical peel treatments and the results you might expect. We won't answer all your questions, since a lot depends on your individual circumstances. Once you and your plastic surgeon have decided on a specific peel program, be sure to ask about any details that you do not understand.
Deciding if chemical peel is right for you Chemical peel is most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons -- to enhance your appearance and your self confidence. Chemical peel may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. In certain cases, health insurance may cover the peel procedure. Be sure to check your policy and contact your insurance company before the procedure is performed.
Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels. These types of peels can provide smoother, brighter-looking skin for people who can't spare the time to recover from a phenol or TCA peel. AHA peels may be used to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation and acne. Various concentrations of an AHA may be applied weekly or at longer intervals to obtain the best result. Your doctor will make this decision during your consultation and as the treatment proceeds. An alphahydroxy acid, such as glycolic acid, can also be mixed with a facial wash or cream in lesser concentrations as part of a daily skin-care regimen to improve the skin's texture.