Plastic surgery is gaining popularity in the United States and all over the world. In 2018, 17.7 million plastic surgery procedures were performed in the United States, with breast augmentation as the most frequently performed procedure. However, cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty and facelifts aren’t too far behind. Here are four cosmetic facial procedures we offer at Athré Facial Plastics that we’ve seen grow in popularity over the recent years.
During rhinoplasty (nasal reconstructive surgery), a surgeon reshapes and restructures the patient’s nose to help with breathing or to achieve a desired aesthetic effect. This is done by completely removing the skin and changing the structure of the nose, including bone and cartilage. Most patients stay at home and rest for at least a day or two after the procedure, but bruising and swelling can take up to several weeks to heal completely. An approximate cost for this surgery is around $4,000, but varies on the region and the expertise of the surgeon.
As we age, the skin of the face tends to sag, fold, and wrinkle. A facelift takes the skin of the face and stretches it toward the scalp, tightening and smoothing fine lines and sagging skin. Bruising and swelling are common after this procedure, but will fade within several weeks. Numbness of the face is common as well, and can last several weeks. For the first few days after a facelift, it is important to take it easy, rest, and stay out of the sun. An approximate cost for this cosmetic surgery is $5,000, but also varies.
Chin augmentation, or chin implants, is a surgical procedure that addresses the loss of volume around the chin. This procedure is fairly quick and simple, and is commonly done with face lifts, cheek augmentation, or rhinoplasty procedures to bring the face into the correct proportion and add volume to the chin while sharpening the angles of the face. This procedure costs approximately $2,000 to $3,500, but also depends on varying factors.
Better known as eyelid surgery, this cosmetic procedure reshapes the eyelids. The purpose of blepharoplasty is to remove the bagginess and to tighten the loose skin around the eyelids. Swelling and bruising are normal after the procedure, with swelling going down after a week and bruising fading away after about ten days. Some side effects of this procedure are temporary blurry vision, dry eyes, and frequent tearing. An approximate cost for this surgery is anywhere between $2,000 and $4,000, depending on region, expertise of the surgeon, and the amount of reshaping the surgeon has to do.
Although all of these procedures can be costly, they are worth the investment if you are unhappy with aspects of your appearance. One may be right for you. Ask your doctor about cosmetic surgery today!