Facial Contouring involves combination treatment and an aesthetic eye that compliments one part of the face to the other. Aside from skin care regimen, surgical modalities help contour the face for a more youthful appearance and glow. Blepharoplasty, Rhinoplasty and Rhitidectomy are the major procedures done on the face.
Upper Eyelid Surgery (Eyelid Deep Setting / Double Eyelid Creation)
This procedure entails removal of excess skin on the upper eyelids due to aging, or basically due to genetics, giving the patients the aged, or sad and tired look.
Upper Blepharoplasty also addresses the creation of double eyelid in cases of oriental eyes with no upper lid crease. In doing so, patients acquire a fresh, younger look with bright sparkling eyes.Done under local anesthesia, the surgery takes out excess skin and sutures it back in place with a special technique that creates a new fold. Swelling and bruising are maximal during the first 2-3 days and eventually subside. Sutures are taken out after 1 week.
Excess fat on the lower lid gives the eye a puffy look. For young patients in their 20’s or 30’s, a Subconjunctival approach is used in which fat can be taken out without cutting the skin.
For older patients above 40’s, the Transcutaneous approach essentially takes out both fat and excess skin. A special technique, under local anesthesia, can also eliminate the hollow-eye look. Swelling and bruising are maximal during the first 2-3 days and eventually subside. Sutures are taken out after 1 week.
Asians have predominantly flat noses or the wide-based noses. And many have desired to improve the Oriental nose. A combination of a clinical eye and an aesthetic sense is required to create a beautiful nose. For a natural look, Asians should not have high bridge pointed noses like the Caucasians.
The Noselift is generally done to enhance the nasal bridge. A synthetic biocompatible material is carved and molded to suit the patient’s face and then inserted in the nasal dorsum to increase the nasal height.
For patients with wide-based noses, the Noselift can be combined with a Nosetrim. Excess nasal tissue is removed and sutured back into place to create a trimmer nasal base opening. This is done under local anesthesia. Swelling and bruising are maximal during the first 2-3 days and eventually subside. Sutures are taken out after 1 week.
Facelift and Browlift
With aging, the face starts to show wrinkles, and later on its skin also starts to sag, and then folds even appear on the neck. These are the effects of gravity on the facial structures – which can be effectively treated with a Facelift. . Facelift gives a younger definition of the face. Incisions are placed into the hair to hide the scars later. Tissues are pulled upward and excess skin is removed, after which it is then sutured back in place.
Facelift can be combined with fat transfer to address facial volume loss due to aging. This is done under local anesthesia with or without sedation. Swelling and bruising are maximal during the first 2-3 days and eventually subside. Sutures are taken out after 7-10 days.
For a full facial rejuvenation, Facelift and Facial Fat Transfer can also be combined with Blepharoplasty and Rhinoplasty.