A history of rhinoplasty Rhinoplasty dates back to ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, and in ancient India a surgeon named Sushruta used skin from foreheads to rebuild noses. The method of sewing skin from elsewhere onto the nose was also used in 16th-century Europe. In that case, it was the arm that provided the…

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Deep plane face lifts and minitucks There are two big types of face lift — deep plane facelifts and deep plane minitucks. In a deep plane facelift, the surgeon adjusts the skin and the deeper tissues of the face, and lifts the fatty tissues in the neck area. Sometimes the surgeon will shave the backs…

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Recovery from rhinoplasty If you’re planning on getting a nose job, a lot depends on what happens during the recovery, so be prepared. To begin with, you’ll be completely unconscious for the procedure and you’ll need someone to drive you home afterward. Recovery  might not hurt much, or it might hurt a lot — and…

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Get expert opinion before getting facial plastic surgery The first thing you do when thinking about facial plastic surgery is to find out if you actually need surgery. Sometimes you can get the results you want from laser skin rejuvenation, BOTOX or filler injection. Ask a medical professional in Charlotte who specializes in the human…

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Every nose job is different In 2014, 150,000 people had rhinoplasty done. Common reasons for rhinoplasty are to shrink a nasal hump, change the size of the tip of the nose or the direction it points in, or straighten a deviated septum — but every case starts with a unique nose and ends when the…

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Types of lip enhancement Lip enhancement can make subtle but meaningful improvements to your appearance. Two common types of lip enhancement are lip augmentation and lip lifts. A facial plastic surgeon can tell you which one you should have. If you’re just trying make your lips look a little bit fuller, the easiest way to…

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Nose jobs have a very good track record According to a study published in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, about one in thirty rhinoplasties need revision, and according to realself.com, 89% of the people who rated their nose jobs in the last two years said that they were worth it. Considering that over 100,000 in America…

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Brow lift can be a part of a younger look So you’ve done everything you can to hang on to your youth. You’ve kept yourself in shape, quit smoking and tried to eat a good diet. And now you’re healthier than many people in Charlotte half your age. Unfortunately, you still don’t look young. Try…

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Preparing for and recovering from a nose job If you want a nose job, stop smoking before the surgery and don’t take certain medicines (your surgeon will tell you which ones). You won’t be awake for the procedure (or want to be) and won’t be able to drive home. Get a friend or family member…

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Why you need a professional Cosmetic surgeons performed 4.2 million BOTOX cosmetic injections last year — some of them on men — making it the most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. The injection itself takes about ten minutes, and people can go back to work within the hour. After the first injection wears off, follow-ups can…

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