Who is a candidate for plastic surgery of the face? A general rule of thumb is that cosmetic surgery is an option for you if you are healthy, you have clear expectations, you have a reasonable facial concern bothersome to you that you would like addressed, and you are well aware of the risks you are exposing yourself to, and are of legal age. Significant health issues and diseases such as diabetes, obesity, heart conditions and many others can make you a less than ideal candidate for facial plastic surgery. But even if you do have some of these conditions, if felt safe by your treating primary physicians, you may still be a candidate. Smoking and drinking are habits which may be an influence as well.
You can have a consultation with your plastic surgeon to learn more about your concerns, suitability for surgery, possible side effects and whether they recommend plastic surgery in your case.
Can you increase the size of your lips?
Lip augmentation is a common cosmetic procedure that can make your lips look beautiful and full. This can be done in a conservative, natural way that can provide fullness without getting an overdone, overfilled look. Young and more senior women alike can benefit from lip augmentation. It is not a very complex cosmetic procedure and is done quickly in the office. It is not a surgical procedure, as it consists of having a certain type of filler injected in the lips performed in the office. In some situations, this procedure may not be for you if you suffer from diabetes, herpes, autoimmune conditions, or you are allergic to the filler.
When are cheek implants recommended?
A person with very flat cheek bones may be a candidate to undergo a procedure for cheek implants. If you have sagging cheeks you can also qualify for this procedure. However, it is not recommended to get cheek implants if you have excessive sagging skin due to aging. In these cases, going through a face lift procedure is much more recommended by trained professionals.
Rhinoplasty – who gets the best results?
Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedure performed each year in the US. Humps are commonly corrected through rhinoplasty in addition to straightening out the nose, or refining the tip of the nose. This procedure is not recommended until your nose is fully developed, so typically it is not performed to those under 18 years of age.
Is eyelid surgery recommended for you?
People with droopy eyelids, bags or those who suffer from extreme puffiness can take advantage of eyelid surgery, also called blepharoplasty. Blepharoplasty is one of the more common procedures performed in the US. Results can make you look less tired and more youthful. Often times the upper eyelid surgery can be done in the office under just local anesthetic.
The best course of action is to have a prior discussion with your plastic surgeon to see what procedures are recommended in your case. With a plastic surgery consultation, you can get a better understanding of how best to address your concerns and find out what options may be available for you!