Medical procedures to help individuals look better were once only performed on the aging population where, due to menopause, women in their early 40s would begin to lose muscle mass. Today, people of all ages are undergoing procedures to give them a little touch-up, to erase wrinkles, to firm, to correct, and to rejuvenate the skin.
Modern medical procedures are able to give men and women of all ages a more natural appearance after surgical procedures or various types of customized injections. Patients are having many procedures done in an out-patient environment, experiencing shorter recovery times.
Below are four procedures that have become popularized all around the world. Let’s talk about how they are performed and what happens if something goes awry:
1. Tear Trough Treatment
The tear trough treatment is a procedure that addresses dark circles around the eyes. This appearance is referred to as raccoon eyes. It is the darkened or blue-like area of thin skin beneath the eyes. It can occur as a result of lack of proper sleep or, more commonly, due to genetics. Whether age or DNA, people lose moisture and plumpness between the eyes and the nose. These areas leave the eyes looking sunken in which gives you a tired look every day.
The tear trough treatment is repaired by a cosmetic surgeon using a chemical filler to plump up the area, giving the facial area looking more youthful and rejuvenated. If there are any complications, it would involve the type of filler used and the filler method used in this procedure.
2. Forehead/Brow Lift Treatment
As we age, or if we get too much sun, the tissue system that gives us a forehead and brow feature can lose its firmness. The creases of our forehead can begin to develop wrinkles that push the forehead and the eyebrows further downward.
Unfortunately, if not treated, this appearance will only worsen. A forehead and brow lift tightens these areas giving you a rested look and a more relaxed appearance.
A forehead or brow lift is referred to as a brow tuck, a forehead tuck, a browplasty, or a forehead lift. This type of medical procedure can be performed in three different techniques. The techniques include a direct, temporal or full coronal lift. Your cosmetic surgeon will go over the procedure that works best for you. Small incisions are performed behind the hairline or around the brow.
Patients of all ages are seeking this type of surgery because they feel that their face needs to be more balanced. The surgical procedure can be performed as an outpatient technique under light sedation and it takes up to two hours.
If there are any complications, this can occur during the healing process. Possible complications can include infection, scars, or the loss of sensation around the incision site.
3. Chin Augmentation Treatment
A chin augmentation is medically known as a “genioplasty.” Patients undergo this procedure to redefine the contour of their chin for it to become more prominent or angular. As we begin to age gravity seems to try to take over.
Where our chin is considered, it begins to sag and gives an appearance of becoming longer. There are different types of chin procedures where surgery is performed or where a silicone implant or injectable fillers are placed inside the chin.
The key concern with chin augmentation is centered around an infection forming. Because implant surgery is performed around the mouth, which is a saliva rich environment, it is very likely to create an environment for an infection to occur.
4. Neck Lift
A neck lift is known as a “rhytidectomy.” It is a surgical procedure that is performed in the jawline and the neck to give a more youthful and anti-aging appearance.
Patients of all ages seek a neck lift due to excess fat that could create jowls, loose neck skin, or a neck contour formed by banding of the muscles in the neck. A neck lift is performed under local anesthesia.
Liposuction is the more popular type of neck lift performed. A small incision is cut behind both ears and under the chin. Fat is suctioned from these areas giving patients a tighter and more defined neck outline. Your cosmetic surgeon should outline the possible risks that can include infection, nerve injury, a hematoma or blood clots.