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Facial Procedures

Facial Procedures

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelid rejuvenation surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure to enhance the appearance of the eyelids. Eyelid rejuvenation can correct many aging-related problems that affect the appearance of the eyelids, including:
  • Sagging upper eyelids
  • Fat deposits that make the eyelids appear puffy
  • Drooping lower eyelids
  • Extra skin and/or wrinkles on the lower eyelid
  • Bags under the eyes
These age-related eyelid problems can cause people to look tired even when they are wide awake. Many people choose to undergo eyelid surgery to achieve a more alert and rejuvenated appearance.

Eyelid rejuvenation can be performed under general anesthesia or sedation as an outpatient. Temple's Plastic Surgeons ensure that any scars resulting from surgical incisions are hidden within the natural confines of the eyelid area.

When correcting the upper eyelid, your surgeon hides the scar within the eyelid's natural crease. Through this incision, your surgeon can remove extra skin, tighten muscles or remove or adjust fat deposits. When correcting the lower eyelid, your surgeon will usually make an incision inside the lower eyelid with a transconjunctival incision to hide any scar. Fat deposits can be removed or repositioned to remove the tear trough aging sign. The final results of surgery will be a smooth lower eyelid and cheek and become apparent as bruising and swelling decrease.

Temple's Plastic Surgeons have the skills and experience to achieve a fresh, rejuvenated appearance in the delicate eyelid region. Schedule a consultation with a Temple plastic surgeon to discuss how eyelid rejuvenation can help you achieve your cosmetic goals.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call
215-540-0120.


Browlift

A browlift can correct a number of signs of aging—including forehead wrinkles, frown lines between the brows that can make a person look angry or overly serious and drooping eyebrows that can hood the upper eyelids and make someone look fatigued.

Also called a forehead lift, Temple Plastic Surgeons perform this outpatient surgical procedure under both IV and general sedation. Several different techniques are used:
  • Endoscopic incision: A few inch-long incisions are made within the hairline, allowing the surgeon to insert an endoscope—a thin tube equipped with both a camera and surgical tools—in order to adjust tissue and muscle underneath the skin. This method works best for patients with low to moderately dropping brows.
  • Coronal incision: One long incision is made from ear to ear across the top of the head above the patient’s hairline and the surgeon is able to lift up and tighten the skin. Results tend to be long-lasting, but this technique is not recommended for patients suffering from hair loss because it results in a raised hairline.
  • Hair line incision: This technique is similar to a coronal incision but the surgeon’s incision is placed right at the hairline so that the brow skin can be lifted without altering the hairline. This does result in a somewhat more visible scar, but that can be covered easily with bangs.
Browlift surgery patients sometimes also simultaneously undergo a facelift and/or eyelid surgery.

One important note: Patients must either be non-smokers or must agree not to smoke for several weeks before and after their surgery.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call
215-540-0120.


Facelift

As we age, our face gradually loses its youthful appearance as gravity, stress, genetics and environmental conditions take their toll. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is an outpatient surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as sagging or loose skin, the loss of facial fat or the presence of excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw, and deep creases in certain areas.

Facelift procedures can vary from a mini-lift with fewer incisions and less recovery time to an extended SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) facelift to a deep plane Lift. A SMAS-Lift may be performed to tighten the deeper layer of the skin and allow for a better contour of the lower face and neck. Additional procedures such as fat grafting, brow lift or eyelid rejuvenation are often used at the same time to complement the facelift.

A facelift is a complicated and delicate procedure. The surgeons of Temple Plastic Surgery have the skills and experience to achieve excellent outcomes in eligible patients. Your doctor will discuss your expectations from the surgery with you to be certain they are realistic. Because each person's face is unique, your treatment will be individualized, taking into account your facial structure in order to restore a natural and balanced appearance.   

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call
215-540-0120.


Nasal Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nasal surgery, one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures, involves enhancing the outer appearance of the nose with reduction or reshaping.
During nasal surgery, a Temple Plastic Surgeon alters the shape of the nasal cartilage and bones to achieve a more pleasing cosmetic appearance of the nose based on your preference. The preoperative consultation is an extremely important time to convey your desired results. The surgery may also improve your breathing at rest, sleep or during exercise.

The outpatient procedure can be performed with an open or closed approach and usually takes two hours in the operating room. Following the procedure, you may experience congestion from swelling inside the nose for several weeks. You may also experience bruising of the lower eyelids and will wear a nasal splint for a week.

Temple's Plastic Surgeons have the skills and experience necessary to achieve a natural, pleasing nasal shape while improving your ability to breathe through the nose. They also have the ability to help with patients who have had nasal surgery elsewhere. Schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons to explore how nasal surgery can help you achieve your goals.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call
215-540-0120.


Chin Enhancement

Using chin enhancement, Temple Plastic Surgeons can reshape the chin using either implants or chin advancement to change the chin. Chin enhancement, or genioplasty, provides an improved profile and balance to your face so you may feel more attractive and confident. Because changing the size of the chin can alter the perceived size of the nose, our plastic surgeons may recommend nasal surgery (rhinoplasty) at the same time as a chin enhancement procedure.

Prior to surgery, you and your surgeon will discuss realistic goals for chin enhancement. The desired result should be improvement, not perfection.
Depending on the type of chin enhancement being performed, surgery may be performed on an outpatient basis at Temple Health Ft. Washington or at an outpatient clinic. Usually, the first step is to undergo x-rays of your face and chin. These images will help our surgeons choose the correct part of the chin to enhance.

If you are receiving an implant without additional bone surgery, you may only need local medicine to numb the area in addition to medicine that makes you sleepy and relaxed. A Temple Plastic Surgeon will make an incision underneath the chin and insert an implant made of silicone. The implant is attached to the bone with sutures, after which the surgeon closes the incision with sutures.

For an osseous chin enhancement, in which the chin and bone is moved, during the procedure you will most likely require general anesthesia. A Temple Plastic Surgeon will make an incision along the lower gum to access the bone. The surgeon separates the chin bone, moves it to a desired location and secures it with a plate and screw. The incision is then sealed with sutures.

To schedule an appointment with a Temple plastic and reconstructive surgeon, click here or call
215-540-0120.