Facial plastic surgery is a surgical specialty concerned with the reconstruction and/or enhancement of facial structures. Facial plastic surgery can be reconstructive, meaning that it is used to repair defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and cancer. It can also be cosmetic, meaning that it is used to enhance or change the patient’s appearance.
If you’re considering facial plastic surgery, you’re not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more and more people are opting for procedures to enhance their appearance. When it comes to facial plastic surgery, there are a variety of different procedures that can be performed to address a range of concerns. However, some surgical procedures are more common than others. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the top most popular facial plastic surgery procedures.
The nose is one of the most prominent features on the human face, which is why many people are dissatisfied with its appearance. It may be too large or small for their face and can affect their overall appearance. In some cases, the size or shape of the nose can also affect its function.
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job or nose reshaping surgery, is the most popular facial plastic surgery procedure. This popular surgical procedure, also known as “nose surgery” or “nose job”, can change the shape and size of your nose. It can also improve breathing function by correcting structural issues that affect airflow through your nasal passages.
Rhinoplasty involves making incisions inside the nostrils and reshaping the nose into a more desirable shape. Rhinoplasty is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures as it can dramatically improve your appearance. As of 2020, the Plastic Surgery Statistics report noted that rhinoplasty was the most common facial surgery procedure with 352,555 people undergoing the procedure.
The eyes are a focal point for others, which means that droopy eyelids or bags under them may cause you to appear older than you actually are. Eyelid surgery can make your eyes look more youthful and improve the appearance of bags under your eyes for a better overall aesthetic.
Blepharoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that involves removing excess skin and fat from around the eyelids to create a tighter, smoother appearance. There are several different types of blepharoplasty procedures that can be performed to treat issues with excess skin and fatty deposits around the eyes.
Upper blepharoplasty is used to remove excess skin from the eyelid, while lower blepharoplasty is used to remove fat deposits. This procedure can help improve the appearance of the eyes and make them look more youthful. As of 2020, the Plastic Surgery Statistics report noted that blepharoplasty was the second most common facial surgery procedure with 325,112 people undergoing the procedure.
Also known as a facelift, rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of aging skin on the face and neck. The procedure involves removing excess skin and fat from the face and neck, and tightening the muscles of the face and neck.
A facelift can help improve the appearance of wrinkles, saggy skin, and age spots on the face. It can also help reduce the appearance of jowls and turkey necks. A rhytidectomy procedure is one of the most common facial plastic surgery procedures. As of 2020, the Plastic Surgery Statistics report noted that rhytidectomy was the third most common facial surgery procedure with 234,374 people undergoing the procedure. In addition to the traditional face lift, there are also neck lifts and brow lifts:
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of loose skin and fat on your neck. It can also help to tighten the muscles in your neck, as well as remove any excess skin that may be present.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions along the jawline and around your ears before removing fat deposits or tightening loose muscle tissue with sutures. Neck lifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that can help improve the appearance of wrinkles and sagging skin on your forehead and brow area. It can also help to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet and other signs of aging.
A brow lift is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions in the hairline above your eyebrows before removing excess skin and tightening muscles with sutures. Brow lifts are often performed in conjunction with other facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift or neck lift.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, is a surgical procedure used to improve the appearance of ears that are overly large or stick out from the side of your head. Large ears can be a source of embarrassment for some people, so they may opt to have them corrected with otoplasty. An otoplasty can also be performed to repair ear deformities and/or make the ears more symmetrical in size, shape, or position.
Ear surgery is a surgical procedure that involves making incisions in the cartilage behind your ear before removing excess tissue and repositioning it more naturally on the head. This can help improve the appearance of ears that stick out from your head or look too large for your face shape.
Although the Plastic Surgery Statistics report noted that only 53,095 people underwent the procedure in 2020, many plastic surgeons believe that otoplasties will start to become more common in 2022.
Overall, the most common facial plastic surgery procedures are rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, and otoplasty. If you are considering any of these procedures, be sure to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who can help you achieve the results you desire. Our facial plastic surgeons at Anne Arundel ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery will be able to discuss the different procedures available, as well as whether you are a good candidate for the procedure. Our office has over 20 years of experience in performing facial plastic surgery procedures, so rest assured that you will be in good hands when choosing us for your procedure!