FACIAL REJUVINATION

FACE LIFT (Rhytidectomy):

This procedure lifts the face and neck in one operation. This surgery is requested by both men and women of various ages. A very common procedure, this involves removing loose skin from the neck and face, and repositioning the underlying facial tissue to reclaim a natural youthful texture, and create a fresh, rejuvenated look. As with all facial surgery, some swelling and bruising will occur, fading gradually over time.

NOSE RECONSTRUCTION (Rhinoplasty):

Changing the external dimensions of the nose is one of the most common aesthetic surgeries performed at SSCS. A Rhinoplasty can enlarge or reduce the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip. In the vast majority of cases, there is no visible scarring as incisions are made inside the nose. In the case of narrowing wide nostrils, barely noticeable scars will appear at the base of the nostrils.

While individual results may vary, most patients see a more aesthetically appealing nose upon removal of their bandages (five-to-seven days after surgery), with the final appearance taking roughly six-to-twelve months due to the gradual healing process.

Nasal surgery can also alleviate certain medical ailments, such as breathing difficulties, or correct imperfections due to injury or birth defects.

FACIAL RESURFACING

Dermabrasion and dermaplaning help to "refinish" the skin's top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping, making it appear much smoother. The treatments soften the sharp edges of surface irregularities, giving the skin a smoother appearance.

Dermabrasion is most often used to improve the look of facial skin left scarred by accidents or previous surgery, or to smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth. It's also sometimes used to remove the pre-cancerous growths called keratoses. Dermaplaning is commonly used to treat deep acne scars.

EYELID SURGERY (Blepharoplasty):

Blepharoplasty can both satisfy aesthetic desires and clear up medical problems. Its purpose is to remove fat, usually along with excess skin, from the upper and lower eyelids, thus correcting "hooding" upper lids and puffy bags under the eyes, which can interfere with your vision as well as make you look older. Blepharoplasty, however, will not remove crow's feet, general wrinkling, sagging eyebrows, or dark circles below the eyes, which can be corrected using the Ultra Pulse(R) laser. As with face lifts, incisions are placed as to make scarring as inconspicuous as possible and there will be some bruising and swelling which usually heals in one-to-two weeks.

EAR CONTOURING (Otoplasty):

Changing the shape and contour of the ear can help eliminate protruding or overly prominent ears. Sometimes referred to as "pinning back" the ears, otoplasty allows the ears to lie flatter against the head. It can be performed on anyone; however, it is usually recommended at ages five or six, when ear growth is normally completed. Because incisions are made behind the ear, any resulting scarring is hidden from view.