SOOF lift Q&A What’s the difference between a SOOF lift blepharoplasty and regular lower eyelid procedure? In an open lower lid blepharoplasty, the surgeon takes the suborbicularis oculi fat out completely. The trouble is, the missing deposit of fat makes the lower eyelid and tear trough look hollow. Sometimes it’s replaced by fat taken from…

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Taylor and his nose (Note: The following is a dramatization.) Ever since he was a small child, Taylor’s nose and ears had always seemed a little too big for his face. His parents had otoplasty done to fix his ears before he was old enough for kindergarten, but even his friends joked about his nose….

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Rhinoplasty widely accepted Over a hundred thousand people get nose jobs every year, the vast majority of whom are very happy with them. According to a study, an average of 3.3 percent of rhinoplasties (about one in thirty) need revision, and according to the Web site RealSelf.com, 90% of those who rated their rhinoplasties in…

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Eye lift surgery An eye lift surgery patient should be in reasonable health, with no medical conditions such as dry eye, diabetes or thyroid problems. As with any plastic surgery, if you smoke, you should stop. Don’t take any aspirin before the surgery. Tell your surgeon about any other medications you are taking, and follow…

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Just in case… If you’re planning to get a nose job in Charlotte, start preparing now. For the weeks leading up to surgery, stop smoking and don’t take aspirin. You’ll be unconscious for the procedure and won’t be able to drive home afterward, so get someone to drive you. If the nose job goes wrong,…

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Deep plane minituck An experienced facial plastic surgeon can look at your face and tell you what kind of face lift is right for you. One good place to look for a facial plastic surgeon is the Web site RealSelf.com. Look for a facial plastic surgeon who has many recommendations from previous patients and a…

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Preparing and recovering from surgery The first step in getting a nose job is to find the right surgeon and have a thorough conversation him or her. Some surgeons can use computer imaging to show you possible outcomes of the surgery. Two weeks before undergoing rhinoplasty, you should stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen or vitamin E….

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Choose a facial plastic surgery expert Many safe and effective facial plastic surgery procedures can be done in the office of the surgeon and need only a few days of recovery time afterwards. But you should get a real surgeon to do them, instead of an online offer of laser treatment or BOTOX. These are…

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