Facial Surgery Questions. Will the following procedures be appropriate for me? (Photo)
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Rhinoplasty will make a nice improvment...
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If you are considering weight loss, and can realistically lose the weight (something that can be very difficult to do and maintain), that should be performed before any other invasive facial procedures. Once you are within 10-15 pounds of your realistic weight goals, other surgical options can be considered. When you mention buccal fat, it is important to know the area you are talking about. The buccal fat pad is located near the mouth on both sides and is one of the deeper fat pads. Although it can be addressed surgically, it is not one of the treatments usually recommended on younger patients but may be of benefit on older patients who have more facial hollowing.
Facial liposuction which addresses more of the superficial fat of the face can be performed alone via several small incisions in natural creases around the face or as part of a larger procedure. This is usually performed prior to considering the buccal fat pad and is commonly done on younger patients. Again I would recommend you defer any treatment for this pending your decision about weight loss.
For the rhinoplasty, that can be done at any time regardless of weight. Depending on what concerns you there are many methods of improving the overall appearance of the nose including refining the width and tip.
Cheek implants are difficult to comment on based on the photos. Ideally you would have a photo straight on with your hair pulled back and able to see both cheeks and the bones at the same time. I would caution you about widening the face with an implant as if you are already concerned about the size you may not be pleased with the outcome.
Eye fillers placed in the tear trough (the area between the nose and eye) can help if there is a harsh shadow. If the problem is more fullness of the fat pads around the eye then a blepharoplasty may be a better option.
Your chin appears to be a in a good position. It is ideally at or just behind a line dropped from the lower part of your lip on the profile view.
Skin resurfacing using either dermabrasion, lasers, or chemical peels can help to improve wrinkles (which you don't have based on your photos). If you have acne scars then they can also improve that. Some people will try a product such as Retin-A to improve the skin quality before seeking a more aggressive resurfacing treatment. Hope this helps.
Rhinoplasty, submental liposuction and fillers
Facial Surgery Questions.
If you are not happy with the look of your face, you feel that you are getting older, your skin started to lose its elasticity and if you think that this situation is going to get even worse if you do not take any precaution; then you can be a good candidate for “Spider Web Aesthetics”. Most people are afraid of surgical interventions since the complication risk and the results can frighten the patients. Therefore patients are seeking for non-surgical solutions more and more. Spider Web Aesthetics is a non-surgical lifting
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