The SOOF lift blepharoplasty Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is most often done to make the eyes look younger. One approach with the lower eyelid is the SOOF lift blepharoplasty, in which the surgeon lifts the suborbicularis oculi fat back into place and secures it there. The first thing to do is go over your medical…

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Getting a nose job after an injury Rhinoplasty is sometimes done because of a recent injury. When a nose is broken and not set properly, people often want it fixed as soon as possible. Everything depends on the timing and nature of the injury. In most cases, a surgeon will wait for the nose to…

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People who want male or female noses People come to a rhinoplasty surgeon wanting all sorts of changes. Sometimes they want their nose to look more masculine or feminine. So what does it really mean to say that a nose looks more male or more female? Male skin is usually slightly thicker than female skin,…

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Deciding if blepharoplasty is the right procedure Upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, can help people who are suffering from restricted peripheral vision, but is usually done cosmetically. Sometimes sagging eyelids aren’t caused by the eyelids themselves, but the skin above them. As you age, the skin on your forehead gradually sags downward and to the…

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A Christmas nose job? Christmas is a few months away. You may be planning to give someone you love an unexpected gift that doesn’t take up a lot of room, such as a nose job. But as gifts, nose jobs are like pets — you want to be absolutely sure it’s wanted. You probably shouldn’t…

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Specialized proceures A good facial plastic surgeon should offer a number of surgical and nonsurgical treatments, like laser tattoo removal. Focusing a laser can cause the ink particles to break up and be flushed into the bloodstream, getting rid of the tattoo without harming the skin. The port wine stain can also be treated using…

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Getting a second nose job

If at first you don’t succeed… Very few nose jobs need revision. If yours does, you’ll have to wait at least a year after the initial surgery. Find someone who has particular experience in revision rhinoplasty, as this is a more delicate procedure. After any nose job, you need to look after yourself. You’ll need…

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The SignatureLift The facelift, a procedure to restore the original, youthful appearance of the face, one of the most common types of cosmetic surgery. Every face lift is individually tailored to the patient, and may be performed along with other procedures, such as an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid surgery. Dr. Sean Freeman of Charlotte…

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Nose job Q&A What’s the best way to prepare for a nose job? First, have a long talk with your surgeon. Make sure you communicate your desires and listen to his or her advice. There may be a computer in the office that can show you a 3D image of your face with a new…

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Getting facial plastic surgery done There are a variety of different facial plastic surgery procedures, some of which can be done right in the surgeon’s office. But don’t try any facial plastic surgery offered at a discount online — it’s likely to be badly done. Get a real surgeon with many positive testimonials and a…

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