Cosmetic surgery of the face concerns several procedures:
The cervicofacial lift makes it possible to improve the disgrace caused in a localized way, that is to say in a more extensive way.
This is a surgical correction which aims to treat the sagging and sagging of the skin and muscles of the face (temples and eyebrows, cheeks, jowls, oval of the face) and of the neck but also the insufficiency. or excess fatty tissue. The goal of such an intervention is not to change the shape or appearance of the face. On the contrary, the simple restoration of the different anatomical structures of the face and neck (skin, muscle, fat) allows the operated person to regain the appearance that was his or her a few years earlier.
The temporal lift can improve the signs of aging in the temple area. This region is located between the frontal and cervico-facial regions which may also benefit from a facelift. The temporal lift, which can be performed on its own, is, in practice, often associated with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
This procedure treats the sagging side of the eyebrow, straightens the crow’s feet and slightly tension the skin on the outer eyelids.
It is not intended to modify the features but to replace the anatomical structures, in particular the tail of the eyebrow in the position which it was a few years before.
“Blepharoplasties” designate cosmetic eyelid surgery operations which aim to eliminate certain disgrace. They may concern only the two upper or lower eyelids, or even all four eyelids at the same time.
Blepharoplasty can be performed on its own or combined with another cosmetic facial surgery.
The most common disgraces are as follows:
• Heavy and drooping upper eyelids, with excess skin.
• Sagging and withered lower eyelids with small horizontal lines.
• Fat hernias, responsible for “bags under the eyes”.
The intervention aims to correct these disgraces in a lasting way, by surgically removing excess skin and muscles as well as fatty protrusions, and naturally preserving the essential functions of the eyelids.
Many other alterations may be present, such as sagging forehead, drooping eyebrows, “lion” lines between the eyebrows, “crow’s feet” lines at the corners of the eyes, “hollow” eyes , “sad” eyes with drooping eye corners, small surface imperfections of the skin (superficial wrinkles, scars, spots, etc.)
Their treatment will call for complementary procedures such as injections, lipostructure or autograft of adipocytes, frontal or temporal lifting, canthoplasty …
The term “rhinoplasty” refers to the modification of the morphology of the nose, with the aim of improving aesthetics and function.
The intervention aims to specifically correct the disgrace present, whether congenital, following a trauma, or others.
The principle is, from incisions hidden in the nostrils, to reshape the bone and cartilage which constitute the solid infrastructure of the nose and give it its particular shape. The skin covering the nose will have to readjust and redrape itself thanks to its elasticity on this osteocartilaginous framework which has been modified. It is thus understood that a rhinoplasty usually leaves no or very little visible scar on the skin.
When a nasal obstruction interferes with breathing, it can be treated at the same time of the operation.
The procedure, performed in both women and men, can be performed at the end of growth, that is, from about 16 years of age.
A rhinoplasty can be performed alone or be combined, if necessary, with other complementary procedures.
In rare cases, improvement in the morphology of the nose may be obtained by non-surgical techniques such as injections of hyaluronic acid, which your surgeon will suggest to you if this solution is possible in your particular case.
Genioplasty or mentoplasty is an intervention which aims to modify the shape of the chin and possibly a functional improvement (breathing, lip strap). It can be performed by osteotomy (bone section), graft or placement of an implant.
This chin procedure is sometimes associated with jaw surgery (maxillary and / or mandibular osteotomy) or rhinoplasty as part of a profiloplasty. The goal is to achieve a natural looking chin that harmonizes in its relationship with other facial features, suits the psychology and personality of the patient and meets the demands of the latter.
Correcting protruding ears requires a surgical procedure, called an “otoplasty”, to reshape the pavilions considered excessively visible.
The operation is usually performed on both ears, but can sometimes be unilateral.
An otoplasty is intended to correct the abnormalities of the cartilage present in the pinna of the ear and responsible for its “detached” appearance.
There are three types of malformations that are often more or less associated with each other:
1: Too much angulation between the pinna and the skull causing the real “detachment”
2: Excessive size of the concha cartilage projecting the ear forward, which accentuates the peeled appearance
3: A plication defect in the usual reliefs of the cartilage which causes the pinna to appear too smooth, as if “unfolded”
An otoplasty can be performed in adults or adolescents, but most of the time the correction is considered from childhood where it can be performed from the age of 7 years, when the child affirms the desire.
For the results of a rhinoplasty to be satisfactory, it is sometimes necessary to combine this procedure with another cosmetic surgery operation: genioplasty. This is chin surgery. In some cases, it will also be necessary to intervene on the cheekbones and on the forehead. Generally, these additional operations are decided during the appointment that precedes a rhinoplasty. When computer simulation of the results of nose surgery, it will become apparent that the results expected by the patient cannot be obtained without interventions on other areas of the face.
This chin procedure is sometimes associated with jaw surgery (maxillary and / or mandibular osteotomy) or rhinoplasty as part of a profiloplasty. The goal is to achieve a natural looking chin that harmonizes in its relationship with the other facial features, suits the psychology and personality of the patient and meets the demands of the latter.
Profiloplasty: what is it?
As its name suggests, profiloplasty is a cosmetic surgery procedure aimed at correcting the patient’s profile. The face is marked by a certain dependence between the different areas that compose it. This type of operation aims to restore harmony to the face and thus correct the aesthetic defects of which the patient complains. He is not always aware of it. Usually, he is focused on a blemish, usually his nose, and does not realize that his perception of it also depends on his chin, forehead or cheekbones.
Profiloplasty most often combines rhinoplasty and genioplasty. Chin surgery consists of either progeny when the chin is thrown too far forward, or retrogenia when it is receding. In the first case, the cosmetic surgeon will proceed to a bone cut. In the second, the practitioner will place an implant or perform a graft.