Rhinoplasty or nose surgery, sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” improves the appearance and proportion of your nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural abnormalities in the nose.
Rhinoplasty surgery can change:
- Nose size, in relation to the other facial structures
- Nose width, at the bridge
- Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip, that is large or bulbous, drooping, or too upturned
- Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry and deviation
It’s usually done under general anesthesia except in few exceptional cases and upon the patient’s request. One day in hospital is needed after the surgery for pain control. Pain is minimal after the surgery. Swelling improves markedly after 2weeks and the patients usually go back to their normal daily activities 3 to 4 days after the surgery.
If you are bothered by signs of aging on your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. During facelift we can improve visible signs of aging on the face and neck, such as:
- Sagging in the midface
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- Fat that has fallen down or is displaced
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower face resulting in jowls
- Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw or a double chin appearance
A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments especially thread lifts are not recommended due to the high rate of complications and absence of scientific evidence of efficacy.
The most recent advancement in this surgery is what we call MACS lift where limited areas are treated during the surgery to achieve the full results with minimal swelling and downtime. With this MACS lift the down time is 2 weeks at the maximum and the most important feature is a natural but young-looking face unlike the wind tunnel appearance of the traditional facelifts.
Blepharoplasty improves the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. It gives a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert.
It can correct the following features:
- Upper eyelid surgery can remove excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids.
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision, can be treated by upper eyelid blepharoplasty.
- Lower eyelid blepharoplasty can remove excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid.
- Bags under the eyes can be corrected by blepharoplasty.
- Lower eyelid surgery can correct droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below the iris (colored portion of the eye).
- It can also be performed in conjunction with midface lift in order to give a more youthful and full look to the cheek-eye area.
Most blepharoplasty procedures are done under local anesthesia and sometimes even in the clinic. Down time is about 1 week and pain is very well tolerated after the surgery.
Otoplasty and Ear Reconstruction:
Ear surgery — also known as otoplasty — can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. It can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury.
Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
Specifically, ear surgery can treat:
- Overly large ears — a rare condition called macrotia
- Protruding ears occurring on one or both sides in varying degrees — not associated with hearing loss
- Adult dissatisfaction with previous ear surgery
Ear reconstruction, on the other hand, helps recreate an ear that was either partially or totally absent at birth or that was lost secondary to an accident. This ear is created by using some extra cartilage that is present in the chest wall ribs. There are some available commercial ear replacements that are not recommended due to the high rate of infection and other complications.
If you’d like to restore youthful fullness to your face, enjoy plump lips, enhance shallow contours or soften those facial creases and wrinkles, dermal fillers may be the answer. The main advantage is the zero downtime after the procedure that is done in the office in one visit and in a short time.
Although they can’t help with excess sagging skin, these soft tissue fillers can add more volume and provide immediate results at a lower cost than surgery. These treatments aren’t permanent, however, and they must be repeated and maintained. We do not advise the use of permanent fillers as those have been associated with horrible infections and other complications. If a patient is looking for something long lasting, then fat filling becomes the procedure of choice.
Liposuction slims and reshapes specific areas of the body by removing excess fat deposits, improving your body contours and proportion, and ultimately, enhancing your self-image.
Despite good health and a reasonable level of fitness, some people may still have a body with disproportionate contours due to localized fat deposits. These areas may be due to family traits rather than a lack of weight control or fitness.
Liposuction surgery can be used to treat stubborn fat pockets in many parts of the body including the thighs, arms, neck, hips, waist, back, inner knee, chest, cheeks, chin, calves, and ankles. In some cases, liposuction is performed alone; in other cases it is used with plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, breast reduction, or a tummy tuck.
Liposuction can be done in the traditional way or using the latest technology of VASER or Laser assisted liposuction depending on the patient’s preference and his/her condition.
Liposuction surgery is not a treatment for obesity and is not a replacement for regular exercise and good eating habits. People with stubborn areas of fat and who exercise regularly are the best candidates for this procedure.
Also known as a tummy tuck, abdominoplasty removes excess fat and skin, and in most cases restores weakened or separated muscles creating an abdominal profile that is smoother and firmer.
A flat and well-toned abdomen is something many of us strive for through exercise and weight control. Sometimes these methods cannot help us achieve our goals.
Even individuals of otherwise normal body weight and proportion can develop an abdomen that protrudes or is loose and sagging. The most common causes of this include:
- Significant fluctuations in weight
- Prior surgery
Although the results of an abdominoplasty procedure are technically permanent, the positive outcome can be greatly diminished by significant fluctuations in your weight. For this reason, individuals who are planning substantial weight loss or women who may be considering future pregnancies may be advised to postpone abdominoplasty surgery.
Breast augmentation surgery involves using implants to fulfill your desire for fuller breasts or to restore breast volume lost after weight reduction or pregnancy.
The implants used are usually filled with silicone gels and they have been proven by studies that they do not cause breast cancer or any other disease. The implants used are permanent and there is no need to replace them unless injured or ruptured, which is very rare to happen. The implants can be placed under the breast itself or under the chest muscles (pectoral muscles) depending on the patient’s condition.
The recovery from this procedure is very fast especially if the implants are inserted under the breast with very minimal possible complications.
Commonly referred to as a breast lift, mastopexy surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.
A woman’s breasts often change over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes and loss of skin elasticity can result from:
- Weight fluctuations
Sometimes the areola becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this as well. A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.
If the breasts are droopy and small at the same time, a mastopexy-augmentation can be performed by inserting an implant at the same time of the lift, resulting in a larger and younger-looking breast.
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with your body and to alleviate the discomfort associated with overly large breasts.
Women who present with large breasts usually complain about 4 major issues:
- Heavy weight of the breasts leading to shoulder grooves, neck pain and shoulder pain.
- Increased friction between the breasts and the chest/abdominal wall leading to skin irritation and decreased hygiene.
- Inability to find clothes and underwear that fit properly.
- Social embarrassment especially when talking to men.
Breast reduction for men, or gynecomastia, is the surgical correction of over-developed or enlarged breasts in men. In addition to the low self-esteem that this problem causes, it involves a lot of social embarrassment for those men and youngsters who have it. A simple procedure can correct their life and get them back to their normal social interaction.