Facial rejuvenation is at the top of the list of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures performed by your surgeon at Orange County Plastic Surgery. Most people feel physically and mentally vigorous and energetic long after their appearance has begun to deteriorate due to aging. A face and neck lift procedure is designed to provide you with a rejuvenated appearance. The degree of improvement achieved depends on the severity of the initial deformity, the age of the patient, tissue elasticity and the recommended procedure.
A face or neck lift may be beneficial whenever you have excessive sagging of the facial and neck skin or underlying structures. In a younger patient with minimal sagging, the degree of improvement will be subtle, but frequently the result is extremely satisfying to the patient caring about personal appearance. In such a younger patient, one of the newer midface lifts with minimal external incisions may be recommended.
Facial rejuvenation is at the top of the list of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures performed by your surgeon at Orange County Plastic Surgery. Most people feel physically and mentally vigorous and energetic long after their appearance has begun to deteriorate due to aging. A face lift procedure is designed to provide you with a rejuvenated appearance. The degree of improvement achieved depends on the severity of the initial deformity, the age of the patient, tissue elasticity and the recommended procedure.
Let’s first look at what happens during the normal aging process. Some people age quicker, some slower; some sag more, some less – but we all sag eventually. Sagging skin is the most obvious visible sign of aging but the skin does not sag by itself – the skin sags in every human being because the SMAS layer and platysma muscles under the facial skin relax and sag with age, dragging the skin with it. In order to get a long lasting result, the underlying muscle sag has to be addressed – just giving the skin a pull does not produce a result with longevity. The degree of sagging determines which type of facelift procedure will be recommended to you by your surgeon.
Orange County Brow LiftEspecially these days, many people feel physically and mentally vigorous and energetic long after their appearance has begun to deteriorate due to aging. A brow lift procedure has been designed to provide you with rejuvenated brow and forehead regions. The degree of improvement achieved depends on the severity of the initial deformity and the elasticity of the patient's tissues.
As aging progresses, skin wrinkling and loss of tone can occur in the forehead area causing sagging of the brows and resulting in a tired or sad look. This can aggravate the appearance of excess skin in the upper eyelids. Deep frown lines between the brows and transverse forehead wrinkles can also form, further compromising the appearance of the forehead region. The forehead or brow lift procedure is designed to improve these deformities, which are caused by age and heredity.
Rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a nose job, is one of the leading cosmetic procedures for both men and women. You may have considered corrective nasal surgery (a rhinoplasty) if your nose is misshapen, disproportionately large or small for your face, or if you have had an injury, which makes breathing difficult. The following information has been prepared to familiarize you with facts about the surgical procedure known as rhinoplasty in Newport Beach. You are requested to read this information thoroughly and to discuss any questions which might arise with your surgeon or Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon Dr. Juris Bunkis before you proceed with nasal surgery. You are also requested to keep this information as a reference during your post-operative period.
Many women feel that their breasts do not match their overall body physique. Breast augmentation is one of the most common aesthetic surgical procedures in the United States of America. Small breast size may be due to a lack of normal breast development or to a decrease of breast volume following pregnancy or menopause. This procedure is designed to give the female patient a fuller breast.
Every effort is made not to alter your breast tissue during a breast enlarging procedure. This operation is performed by creating a pocket behind your existing breast tissue, above or behind your pectoral muscles, by placing an implant in the space, and by simply pushing your breast tissue forward, thus enlarging the appearance of the breast. Most patients have been exceedingly pleased with this operative procedure, even though life-long follow up and the need for subsequent surgical procedures are the rule and not the exception.
An abdominoplasty is an operation in which excess skin and fat from the abdominal wall, particularly below the navel, is removed and the remaining skin tightened. This is accomplished by elevation of the skin and fat, tightening the underlying muscles if necessary, pulling the excess skin downward, and excising the excess. It is particularly effective in removing stretch marks from the lower abdomen, but it must be understood that not all stretch marks can be eliminated, and that some laxity, particularly noticeable when flexing the hips, will persist. The same navel is reinserted into the skin after the tightening procedure.
Frequently, particularly after childbirth or weight loss, patients present with a weakness of the abdominal wall muscles; in such cases, the defect between the anterior muscles is repaired (“fascial repair”) before trimming the excess skin and fat. This procedure can be combined with other abdominal or non-abdominal operations such as liposuction, microfat grafting, facelifts, breast enhancement or other procedures. Combining a tummy tuck with breast enhancement is frequently referred to as a “Mommy Makeover”, a popular option at Orange County Plastic Surgery!
Liposuction is currently one of the most commonly performed aesthetic surgical procedures in the United States. If you have concerns with unwanted fatty deposits, you certainly are not alone! You must understand that this surgery is purely elective. The main attraction of this procedure is that is allows the surgeon to remove bothersome, disproportionate, localized fat deposits through relatively inconspicuous incisions. This procedure has been designed to vacuum away localized, stable fatty deposits, which cannot be controlled by diet and exercise. It is neither an alternative method of weight control nor a treatment for generalized obesity; nor will suction lipectomy help loose skin (unless combined with a traditional resection), or to contour irregularities caused by irregularities in the fat or structures other than fat (i.e. bone, muscle weakness, protrusion of intra-abdominal contents, etc.). Liposuction can be combined with a ThermiAesthetics Radiofrequency skin tightening procedure if minor skin laxity is an issue. Only the fat within the layer between the skin and the first layer of muscles is accessible to liposuction!
Colette will work closely with you before and after your procedures and is always available for questions or concerns. Colette is dedicated to helping our patients reach their desired results. You can contact Colette using the contact form on this site.
Colette McPhee, Patient Coordinator