Many a time we assess the age of a person by looking at the face. So ‘Face’ is the window of our age. Many creams are being used to decrease or reverse the changes of aging of the face. But after certain time, operation may be needed to give the face a youthful appearance. As we grow older certain changes do occur in our face, due to prolonged exposure to the environment like - sun, wind, gravitational effect, decreased elasticity of the skin. All these affects lead to sagging of skin & excessive skin folds over fore head, cheeks, jaw, chin neck or entire face. The basic principle in surgery for aging face is simple-meticulous lifting up of the sagging of not only skin, but also muscles in some cases upwards, so that youthful appearance results and wrinkles disappear. The excess skin is removed and sutures applied. Depending on the area of involvement the operation can be on
- Fore head lift- if only the fore head winkles are to be improved.
- Brow lift - to lift the sagging “eye brow “.
- Blepharoplasty- To improve the baggy eyelids and deposits around the eyes.
- Full face lift - if entire face & neck wrinkles are to be improved.
Time: 2-4 hours depending on the procedure, requires 1-3 days hospital stay. Swelling & bluish discoloration may persist for up to 1-2 weeks depending on the area. skin tightening will be noticed for up to 3-4 week
Surgery for ears Many deformities are noted even in normal persons.
Prominent ears (bat ears)
This can be corrected by simple surgery of creating folds in the cartilage of the ear.
Small or under developed ears
These require elaborate procedures with meticulous planning (A piece of cartilage from chest is taken along with skin to mould the missing parts of ear).
In addition to the above
ear holes can be made, and the large holes in the ear created due to heavy ear rings - can be made small or closed.