Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose) – Types, Cost, Recovery & Results

Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery (Nose) – Types, Cost, Recovery & Results

Rhinoplasty Plastic Surgery 

plastic surgery 12Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular plastic surgeries in the US with close to 200,000 cases dealt within a single year. It involves reshaping of nose in order to achieve structural stability or cosmetic appeal. Thus, it is also known by the name of nose reshape surgery or more simply ‘nose job’.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon with plenty of skills will be able to increase the effectiveness of Rhinoplasty by dramatically improving the balance and symmetry of facial features. Some patients have been able to build extra confidence after successful Rhinoplasty procedures.

Majority of patients opting for Rhinoplasty have a discontent over the shape or appearance of their nose and they wish to take the proven benefits of Rhinoplasty to improve it. Rhinoplasty can also heal difficulties in breathing or general functioning of nasal cavity due to structural abnormalities.

Cost

Rhinoplasty is another cosmetic surgery in which overall cost depends on the patient’s needs and the reputation of the surgeon at work. Physicians will be able to help their patients through cost estimation and options for financing. Other factors such as anesthesia and improved recovery services will extend the cost.

Types of Rhinoplasty

There are various types of Rhinoplasty classified according to the effects they produce.

Reduction Rhinoplasty is the major type in which the nose is reshaped to correct proportions according to other facial features. The most common issues it deals with are the bumps, elongated tips and disproportionate nostrils. Reduction procedure often involves removal of bones and cartilages. Alar base reduction is a technique that will be employed to reduce the nostril size.

Augmentation Rhinoplasty involves grafting of bones or tissues to repair the nasal tip. Surgeon will use cartilages found in other areas or synthetic materials to perform this procedure. Post-traumatic Rhinoplasty is used to repair the damaged noses.

Reconstructive Rhinoplasty is used to completely reconstruct noses which have been extensively or completely damaged by a major accident. It is also used to treat conditions resulted by skin cancer. Various techniques and advanced methods are employed to fully re-construct the nose. Skilled surgeons will use crafted models as reference before starting the actual surgery.

Further, there are various techniques employed to perform Rhinoplasty. Closed Rhinoplasty is the procedure in which incisions are made inside the nose to prevent scarring on the external side. Open Rhinoplasty is used in cases where larger portion of bone and cartilage must be treated.

Recovery & risks

Recovery from Rhinoplasty surgery will take several weeks of time during which the patients must carefully take care of their health, habits and routine in order to complete a successful recovery. They are required to follow the general guidelines provided by the surgeon in order to protect their nose from shocks or undesirable discrepancies

Risks developed can be as common as infection, allergic reaction to anesthesia, scarring and numbness. Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen provides the best Rhinoplasty surgery in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and surrounding areas.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Facelift Plastic Surgery – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery & Results

Facelift Plastic Surgery

plastic surgery 12Facelift surgery or rhytidectomy is a cosmetic surgical procedure which reduces the facial signs of aging such as wrinkles and folds. It helps to improve the overall look of the face and dramatically increases the cosmetic appeal in aged people. It is known as facelift because of the method in which a cosmetic surgeon will lift and tighten up the facial muscles by removing excess fat. The resulting appearance will be more youthful and rejuvenating with pleasant contours.

Facelift can be classified according to the areas of treatment or the type of techniques used. In former case, it is classified into full facelift, mid facelift, lower facelift, mini facelift and thread facelift.

Full facelift is used to treat the most common areas of wrinkles such as cheek, eye creases, chin, mouth and jowls. In mid facelift, only the middle areas of face such as eye creases and cheeks are treated, whereas only the lower chin, mouth, and jaws are treated in lower facelifts. Thread facelifts and mini facelifts are used to minimally treat only some portions in required manner.

According to the techniques employed, facelift can be classified into endoscopic facelift, cutaneous facelift, SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) facelift, S-lift, deep plane lift and sub periosteal facelift.

In any type of facelift surgery, the patients are needed to undertake adequate preparations for sustaining calmness before and after the treatment. The surgery will take place only after successful consultation and counseling sessions. Surgeons will provide further instructions regarding preparation for the treatment which covers all aspects of safety and precaution.

Recovery

Time required for recovery from facelift will vary depending upon the extent of treatment. The first few days usually involves regular change of bandage, maintenance of drainage tubes until their removal and use of compression masks. Instructions are provided regarding keeping the faces from getting wet.

Subsequently, the patients must ideally follow the cosmetic surgeon’s guideline to sleep in a specific position throughout the initial recovery period. Mentoring will be provided according to individual’s needs regarding activities and routine. Make up and beauty products should not be used until clearance is provided by the surgeon.

Patients should not miss their appointments with the surgeon for the last few stages of recovery as they are crucial in ensuring maximum effectiveness. They will be helpful to monitor and prevent post-surgical complications. After swelling reduces, the patient will grow more satisfied with the treatment.

Risks

Most facelift surgeries provide satisfying results but may come at few risks. Patients allergic to anesthesia may develop some related complications. Risks of surgical infections are prevented by appropriate hygienic standards. Scarring, hematoma and nerve damage are other associated risks which can only be cured by another surgery.

Cost

Cost can only be determined by consultation with a surgeon. They mostly depend on the choice of anesthesia, type and technique of facelift. Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen provides facelift surgery to the people of Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fauquier, Middleburg and surrounding regions.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) – Types of Lifts, Cost, Recovery & Results

Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery (Blepharoplasty) 

Eyelid Lift Plastic Surgery Northern VirginiaEye bags and sagging eyelids are major signs on aging. A minor cosmetic surgery procedure called blepharoplasty or eyelid lift will help remove those signs. It helps to achieve more youthful appearance at a price lesser than most cosmetic surgery procedures.

The procedure involved is designed to remove excess of fat from upper and lower eyelids. In combination with other procedures like brow lift will help eliminate the swag or tired look on the face. Ideal candidates are those with vision obscured by pockets of fat surrounding the eye. Patients with unfavorable medical conditions will not be allowed to take eyelid lift.

Types of eyelid surgery

Upper eyelid surgery is used to remove the sagging skin by extracting the fat deposits. Lower eyelid surgery works with the area underneath the eye with excess fat deposits. It also involves use of dermal fillers to cover up the hollowed regions underneath the eye for achieving a healthier look.

Both types involve carefully creating an incision in respective areas. Surgeons will work to remove the fats methodically until the required target is achieved. They may try to even the swelling by thoroughly re-distributing the fat.

Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is used to treat patients with less pronounced eye bags. It involves creating numerous tiny incisions to remove pockets of fat without damaging the skin or creating scarring.

Recovery

Treatment will commence only if the required preparation goals are achieved by patient and surgeon. It is a minor surgery which doesn’t take too much time to recover. The first few days of recovery will mostly involve general post-surgical care like medication and protective covering. No restrictions will be imposed on the level of activity except for some advice regarding safety of just the treated area. Allergic reactions will be cured once it is brought to surgeon’s notice.

Result & Risk

Effects of eyelid surgery will vary between different patients. Most patients express their delight over the drastic improvement in their appearance. Some patients will be excited to see with a restored vision. Risks or complications that arise from the surgery can be of short term or long term.

Scarring and swelling are the most common complications which will be cured by the cosmetic surgeons and their team. Ectropian is a complication in which a lower lid becomes inverted. A serious complication could be the Hematoma which is caused by the accumulation of blood underneath the skin. It is most likely developed if eyelid lift was a part of multiple facial cosmetic surgeries. One more complication is the retinal detachment which will need some serious surgical attention.

Other complications such as formation of milia, sensation of burning or dryness, difficulty with keeping the eyes shut and double vision can be cured or will subside in a short time.

Cost

Cost of treatment will depend on individual preferences and cosmetic surgeons. Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen provides the best eyelid lift in Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax and surrounding regions.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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