What Are the Most Popular Facial Surgeries?
Living a long life is a shared goal among all of us but countless people do not want to look older. Our culture is consistently looking for ways to turn back the hands of time. While fine lines and wrinkles used to be badges of honor for reaching a certain stage of longevity, men and women of today’s era are exploring cosmetic surgery options to recapture and sustain their youthful looks. In fact, 3 out of the top 5 most requested cosmetic procedures of the last year were facial surgeries. (Top 5 most performed cosmetic surgeries were breast augmentation, facelift, nose surgery, eyelid surgery and liposuction). Of course, there are other facial procedures that are gaining in popularity as well that do not require surgery such as dermal fillers, laser treatments, anti-wrinkle injections and cosmetic dentistry.
What are the most popular facial surgeries? As mentioned above, facelift, nose surgery and eyelid surgery are leading in popular cosmetic choices. A facelift (rhytidectomy) repairs sagging, losing, drooping or wrinkled skin. During surgery, facial tissues are lifted, excess skin and fat is removed and skin is replaced over repositioned contours. Often neck lifts are performed in conjunction with face lifts. Facelift surgery helps to smooth the folds of skin on the cheeks and the jawline to restore a more naturally youthful appearance. Nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) can offer both aesthetic and health benefits. Rhinoplasty will increase or decrease the size of the nose, correct issues following an injury, repair birth defects, relieve or improve breathability, adjust the shape of the tip and bridge, narrow the opening of the nostrils and change the angle of the nose. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) addresses the effects of weakened eyelids that have lost elasticity and stretched with age. Excess skin, fat and tissue can cause sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and dark circles and bags under the eyes. Although blepharoplasty is mainly cosmetic, in some cases it improves vision for patients whose eyes have been obstructed by drooping eyelids. Eyelid surgery serves to remove or reposition the excess skin, fat and tissue. Blepharoplasty has minimal scarring and helps people to look younger and more refreshed and alert around the eyes.
If you are interested in one of the most popular facial surgeries that will rejuvenate your appearance, allow us the opportunity to provide you with a full-service consultation where we can address all your questions, concerns, and goals. To book with David W. Allison, MD, call 703-754-8228 or visit WEBSITE.