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Types of Facial Plastic Surgery

Types of Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

2lyAblmmxRJz1XQ-WBCTyxbPE1X_bNqEmlv1F7nVOlYFacial cosmetic surgery includes a wide array of treatments ranging from nasal refinement to lifting sagging skin and reducing the fat underneath the chin for superior definition.

Surgical procedures of the face are usually undertaken for two reasons, either to provide the face with a more youthful look, or to enhance the shape and contours of the eyes, cheeks, nose, ears, and brow.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides facial cosmetic surgeries to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities and neighborhoods in this part of the state.

Face Lift

Face lift surgery can treat moderate to deep wrinkles on the face and mitigate apparent signs of aging such as loose facial skin. This is an ideal procedure for people who are unhappy about deep wrinkles and aging signs near the jaw and the lower two-thirds of the face. The procedure can take several years off the patient’s face, and results can last for a fairly long time.

Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

Rhinoplasty is also known as a nose job or nasal reshaping. This sought-after plastic surgery can help make the facial features appear more proportionate. Rhinoplasty can offer functional benefits (for instance, correction of a deviated septum) or aesthetic advantages (for example, the correction of a bump on the nasal bridge, a bulbous tip, wide nostrils, or a hooked nose).

Brow Lift

Brow lift or forehead lift cosmetic surgery is a relatively simple surgical procedure that resolves the problem of hooded brows, and deep wrinkles and lines on the forehead. The patient achieves a youthful and rested appearance while eliminating the presence of “furrowed” brows through this procedure.

Cheek Augmentation

For people seeking sharper facial contours, the cheek augmentation is an effective plastic surgery. Cheek implants are available in various sizes and shapes. These can be customized to augment a weak facial structure and address signs of aging.

Chin Augmentation

During chin augmentation surgery, the surgeon places a tiny implant to improve the appearance of the chin creating a more attractive profile and better balanced facial features. This surgery is commonly a part of a more elaborate cosmetic surgery plan that involves nasal enhancement.

Chin Reduction

This procedure involves enhancing the appearance of a protuberant chin and creating more balanced facial features. The surgeon removes a part of the natural jawline of the patient to improve the shape and size of the chin.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear surgery is also called ear pinning or otoplasty. This surgery is useful for adults as well as children with prominent ears. Ear surgery can offer the patient more self-confidence and lessen social anxiety which they may experience due to oversized, protruding ears. It can also help address ear deformities.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is the elimination of excess skin as well as fat surrounding the eyes. This surgery offers rejuvenation of the eye area and reduces the appearance of “tired,” aging eyes. This procedure also treats functional issues due to droopy eyelids such as impaired vision.

Reliable and cordial facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for facial plastic surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)

Ethnic Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)Every race has its own inherent aesthetic features. Everyone belonging to a particular race does not share these features, and individuals do sometimes consider cosmetic surgery to alter them. Rhinoplasty is a sought-after cosmetic surgery procedure among those whose ethnic features include a wide nose.

Many patients from Asian and African heritage choose ethnic rhinoplasty to decrease the width of their nose. It is essential that the surgeon adjusts their approach to the unique anatomic elements of the patient’s nose. The surgeon should refrain from changing the nose to a point where it dramatically alters the patient’s appearance.

Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides ethnic rhinoplasty procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

Enhancing the Nose Appearance in Ethnic Patients

Ethnic rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping cosmetic surgery in which the nose is surgically changed to develop a more balanced, aesthetic nose that is appropriate for the patient’s face without entirely changing the patient’s ethnic features.

African American, Asian, and Hispanic nose surgeries should account for the distinctive internal and external ethnic characteristics of every patient’s nose. A qualified and experienced ethnic rhinoplasty surgeon will determine whether an ethnic nose may need major changes in the internal structures to alter the external appearance and attain a look that is desirable to the patient.

The distinctive characteristics of the ethnic nose structure warrants that African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics and may have particular nasal features which need special regard. For instance, African American, Asian and Hispanic patients frequently have bulbous, rounder, or less protrusive nasal tips.

In addition, they may desire to extend and refine (develop a taller and narrower tip). The standard issue of nostrils being excessively wide or flared can also be addressed via ethnic rhinoplasty.

Ethnic Rhinoplasty Techniques

The surgeon will employ specialized techniques in an ethnic rhinoplasty surgical procedure. These techniques include altering the shape of the cartilage and bone within the nose, making the nostrils narrower, or even using cartilage from another body part for grafting to lengthen the tip of the nose.

Some surgeons prefer synthetic implants due to the convenience of placement. But in specific instances, they can only utilize tissue from the patient’s own body for safer and more predictable outcomes as well as reducing the risks of complications, migration or extrusion inherent in synthetic implants.

Middle Eastern ethnicity patients frequently choose rhinoplasty to decrease a nasal hump, refine the nose tip, and attain a nose that is more harmonious with other facial characteristics.

In Afro American candidates, an excessively wide nasal bridge will be refined, very wide nostrils can be narrowed, and a weak nasal tip can be built up through the use of a cartilage graft sought from another location of the body.

In Hispanic patients, the surgeon may decrease an excessively prominent bridge.  On the other hand, they may strengthen the profile by grafting an overly flat nose. The surgeon will perform the procedure to refine bulbous or thick nasal tip which will be helpful in restoring attention to the patient’s eyes and smile.

Dedicated facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and neighboring areas for rhinoplasty.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

What is Lip Augmentation?

Lip Augmentation

34wyMG3vjH0TphoCu-Yo-rD5R9sm-2M3NP5WVqxGVncFull and sensual looking lips can enhance the aesthetic appeal of an individual. Using lip augmentation with lip implant cosmetic surgery or non-surgical dermal fillers can add volume to the lips and improve the overall facial appearance.

Patients with naturally thin lips or those who have experienced lip volume loss due to aging find lip augmentation to be an exceptional procedure adding more fullness to their lips.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides lip augmentation to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding locations.

Lip Implants

Lip implants are an ideal option for people with thin lips as they offer permanent lip augmentation with outcomes that are more defined in comparison to dermal lip fillers. The lip implant surgical procedure is relatively straightforward and typically takes under an hour to complete.

To begin with, the surgeon will place tiny incisions in the lips. These incisions are commonly made at the mouth corners but can be placed at other locations on the lips as well, depending on the particular technique that the surgeon uses.

Subsequently, the surgeon will develop a narrow tunnel to hold the implant. It is vital that the surgeon creates this tunnel correctly for proper lip implant placement and natural-looking outcomes. In the next step, the surgeon places the implant and threads it through the lip. Lastly, they will trim the lip implant to the correct length and seal the incisions.

Risks and Advantages of Permanent Lip Augmentation

In comparison to other plastic surgeries, lip augmentation cosmetic surgery has a relatively lower risk of complications. But it is advisable to understand the potential complications before going ahead with any surgical procedure. Permanent lip augmentation does involve risks such as infection, scarring, implant rejection, and stiffness of the lips.

However, choosing a well-qualified and experienced surgeon for the lip augmentation procedure can significantly minimize these risks. The primary advantage of permanent lip augmentation is that it offers outcomes with greater longevity in comparison to temporary fillers, which the body gradually absorbs.

Lip Augmentation with Fillers

Doctors often make use of injectable lip fillers to provide the lips with a fuller and plumper appearance. Today a wide range of materials and injection techniques are available to meet the diverse lip augmentation needs of patients. The field of lip enhancement has seen significant advancements which have made some techniques so successful that doctors use them as permanent lip fillers.

Injectable lip filler-based lip augmentation offers excellent outcomes in around 30 minutes. The sustainability of the results differs between patients, but on an average, the outcomes last for four to six months.

People seeking lip implants for permanent lip enhancement should try the injectable lip fillers first to understand if implants would effectively provide the desired aesthetic results.

Risks and Advantages of Injectable Lip Fillers

The overall risk of complications with lip fillers is low. However, the patient’s reaction depends on the type of filler chosen and their body’s ability to heal. The advantages include minimal risk, discomfort and downtime, quick and efficient in-office procedure, and no general anesthesia or sedation.

Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for lip augmentation.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Top Aesthetic Trends in 2018

Aesthetic Trends 

Botox InjectionsSurgeons performing various cosmetic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements are in the best position to explain which procedures are popular and which are not as sought-after anymore. The trends that they believe will be significant in 2018 and beyond are described below.

Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides a range of invasive and non-invasive aesthetic procedures to patients in Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and surrounding locations and cities in the northern part of Ohio.

Personalized In-Office Treatments

Cosmetic experts report an increase in the combined use of lasers and other in-office treatments for the creation of signature results. The brand name is not as important anymore. The surgeon’s ability to use and combine various modalities to offer comprehensive signature treatments to match with the patient’s personal needs is currently becoming more popular.

Non-surgical is Becoming the New Surgical

Researchers state that the trend in non-surgical treatments will be on the rise as new and innovative technologies to tighten, shape, erase, lift, and revitalize the skin become increasingly available.

Patients will continue to enjoy multiple options for treatments ranging from body contouring to fat melting through advances in noninvasive procedures. However, cosmetic surgery procedures such as those for breast and body sculpting will remain popular for more remarkable changes.

Micro-Botox goes Mainstream

Experts indicate that micro-Botox use is on the rise, and it is likely to become a big trend in aesthetic practices over the next year. The treatment provider injects micro-Botox superficially in the dermal skin layer.

The amount they inject is less than that used in regular Botox treatments. Micro-Botox reduces pore size, tightens the skin, and decreases the production of oil. Injecting micro fillers in areas where the skin tends to wrinkle has been proven to enhance collagen production offering more sustainable results.

Surgical Abs are Popular

Defining abs using liposuction is also known as ‘high-def liposuction,’ and this trend will be big in 2018 and beyond. This procedure involves traditional liposuction. However, the surgeon performs additional contouring around specific muscle groups to improve the muscle appearance in these areas. Patients do not have to spend endless time in the gym to achieve the appearance of six-pack abs and to look some boxers in a Rocky movie or an old Van Damme film.

Relying on our own Body for Results

Experts believe that there will be a rise in the use of growth factors, nanofat or PRP, for skin rejuvenation and hair growth enhancement in 2018-19. In the coming year, there will be a focus on using the body’s own cells to reverse specific signs of aging in a natural manner.

Microfiller injections (tiny amounts of fillers injected into and beneath the skin), transfer of fat during a facelift or blepharoplasty (improves the outcome of these surgeries by replacing lost volume), or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) can help increase the production of fresh collagen, cell growth as well as enhance hair health.

Return of Non-surgical Nose Jobs

According to analysts, non-surgical nose jobs are making a comeback. The surgeon can use fillers to enhance the nasal shape subtly. Though the results are not permanent, the procedure costs less than a traditional nose reshaping surgery.

Accomplished plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman receives patients from Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Cleveland, OH, and nearby areas in The Buckeye State for various cosmetic treatments.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Nose Alar Adjustment

Nose Alar AdjustmentNose alar adjustment is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reshape flared or wide nostrils. The alar refers to the nostril’s outer edges. Alar adjustment is often performed along with nose width reduction.

The surgeon can alter the level of tension leading to the unwanted flair in nostrils through removing a part of the tissue.

Dignified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides nose alar adjustment procedures to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and cities in The Golden State.

What is Alarplasty?

Alar base reduction or nostril width surgery is a minor surgery. It is frequently a part of facial cosmetic surgery to adjust the nostrils’ size which may not be proportionate to the nose tip and position of the eyes. This surgical procedure is a judicious and proven method to alter the look of the nose and refine the nasal structure for enhanced facial harmony.

Alarplasty is a surgical procedure that addresses explicitly the alar. This is the area of the nose where the nostrils are rounded, covering the nasal tip region to the area in which the nose attaches to the nasolabial folds and cheeks.

Different Techniques

A number of surgical techniques can be used to perform the appropriate alar adjustment in nose reshaping cosmetic surgery. The surgeon will customize the procedure according to the patient’s unique needs.

The Weir technique, for instance, is a specific alar adjustment procedure which involves a particular kind of incision. The surgeon removes tissues to develop a wedge-like void. Subsequently, they close it using sutures to develop the desired contours.

Suitable Candidates for Alarplasty

The ideal candidates for alarplasty are individuals who feel unhappy regarding the contour and shape of their nose. The right candidate should be in optimal overall health. They should not have any health conditions that could render a facial surgery as a potential medical risk.

It is essential that patients develop realistic expectations regarding this procedure. They should be aware of all the risks and advantages of rhinoplasty and alarplasty. This leads to more overall outcomes and higher patient satisfaction levels.

Alarplasty Procedure

This surgery is performed under local anesthesia. The surgeon cautiously places incisions usually with the nostrils. They remove surplus tissue through the incisions to reshape and revise the size of the alars. The surgeon will then place sutures to make the nostrils narrower.

Outcomes of Alarplasty

The outcomes of alarplasty can be very effective due to the less pronounced appearance of the shape and size. Since alarplasty does not usually have contact with the nasal cartilage or bone, the patient tends to recover faster and more comfortably.

Is Alarplasty Right for Me?

To understand whether alarplasty is the appropriate plastic surgery for you and your objectives, it is essential to consult a qualified plastic surgeon. They will evaluate your nasal appearance and structure and offer advice on how you can achieve your aesthetic goals. This will enable you to make a well-informed choice.  

Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other towns and suburbs in this section of the west coast for rhinoplasty.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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