03 Mar Most Common Facial Plastic Surgeries for 2020
Plastic surgery is more common than ever, and thanks to social media platforms like Instagram many of us are sharing our personal experiences with these life-changing procedures. At Refined MD, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sudeep Roy specializes in facial surgery and ensures that you can always be certain you’re putting your best face forward. Facial plastic surgeons are different than general plastic surgeons because—from their initial surgical training to residencies and fellowships—they’ve always focused exclusively on facial anatomy, techniques, and surgeries.
We know that our face is our first impression. However, our face is also the first place to show signs of aging. The combination of thin skin, expressiveness, and being “attacked” by UV rays on a daily basis can all add up to lines, wrinkles, brown spots, sagging skin, and poor skin texture. Fortunately, facial plastic surgery helps you regain control of your esthetic. You can look years younger, healthier, and happier when working with an esteemed facial plastic surgeon.
What are the most popular facial plastic surgeries in 2020? A trifecta comes out on top. Are one (or all) of these options right for you?
Eyelid Surgery in San Jose
Eyelid surgery is also known as blepharoplasty, and there are two types: upper and lower. It’s very common for a patient to opt for both as part of their rejuvenation plan. Upper blepharoplasty removes excess skin and sometimes fat and other tissue from the upper eyelid area. A skilled facial plastic surgeon hides the little incisions in the eyelid’s natural crease. Upper eyelid surgery can be cosmetic, medical, or both. When the sagging of the upper eyelid is so severe that it interferes with your vision, you may have a condition called ptosis. When this occurs, your insurance may cover all or part of your upper blepharoplasty.
Lower blepharoplasty removes excess skin and tissue from the lower eyelid area. This area is especially prone to early wrinkles and sagging. However, hollowness and dark undereye circles can also accompany lines and wrinkles under the eye. When this happens, some patients opt to “fill in” the area with dermal fillers. Dr. Roy will discuss whether hollowness and/or dark circles are prevalent in your case and if dermal fillers might help. If you do have dark circles, keep in mind that they might actually be caused by bags and sagging skin—and might disappear after a lower eyelid surgery.
Brow Surgery Options
There are three primary types of brow surgeries: temporal, endoscopic, and coronal. Both temporal and endoscopic brow lifts require very small incisions that are hidden in the hairline. A temporal brow lift addresses sagging in the temple region and the outer half of the brow. An endoscopic brow lift calls for little incisions along the hairline from ear to ear, and repositions the forehead skin so that little to no skin is actually removed. Both of these brow lifts are much less invasive than a coronal brow lift, and offer stunning but subtle results that can last up to a few years.
A coronal brow lift requires a single, long incision along the crown from ear to ear. Excess skin is taken from the scalp, raising the hairline, forehead skin, and brows. It can be an option for those with excess forehead sagging and who are not prone to thinning hair or male pattern baldness.
Facelifts for a New Decade
A facelift is one of the most well-known facial plastic surgeries, even though a lot of people don’t know what it actually entails. Facelifts only lift the skin on the lower half of the face and the neck. They do not address sagging in the upper half of the face (which is what eyelifts and brow lifts address). This is why it’s so common to pair a facelift with a brow lift, eyelid lift, or both.
Incisions for a facelift are hidden in the natural creases around the ears. Lines and wrinkles around the nose and mouth, as well as sagging skin so common in the neck, can all be addressed with a facelift. You may also want to pair a facelift with a non-surgical treatment for skin quality, such as laser skin rejuvenation, to maximize results.
Learn more about the many options for facial plastic surgery with Dr. Roy by scheduling your complimentary consultation. Call Refined MD today at (408) 688-2082.