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Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

The nose is the central, most prominent feature of the face and a major factor in defining balance and harmony among facial features. When the nose is out of proportion with other facial features or the nose does not complement the face, it can affect self-image and confidence. In most cases, the specific characteristics of the nose are a result of heredity; however the appearance of the nose may sometimes be the result of injury or prior surgery.

In general, rhinoplasty improves the appearance and proportion of the nose, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence. Surgery of the nose may also correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose.

 

What is rhinoplasty?

Cosmetic surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the nose. Specific features addressed in cosmetic surgery of the nose, and strictly for appearance enhancement, include:

  • Nose size, in relation to facial balance
  • Nose width, at the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
  • Nose profile, with visible humps or depressions on the bridge
  • Nasal tip, that is enlarged or bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
  • Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
  • Nasal asymmetry

In some cosmetic cases, the characteristics of the nose are not the only factors contributing to facial imbalance. The facial structure – especially a small chin, weak cheeks and/or lower jaw – may also contribute to imbalanced facial proportions. In these cases, surgery of the nose may be performed in conjunction with placement of facial implants or other procedures to achieve overall facial harmony.

 

Is Rhinoplasty right for me?

If you are bothered by the size or shape of your nose, then cosmetic surgery of the nose, or rhinoplasty, may be right for you.

When nose surgery is performed to improve breathing function, the cause is most commonly an obstructed airway. This procedure, whether performed alone or in conjunction with cosmetic surgery of the nose, is considered reconstructive and may be covered by insurance. This requires a detailed examination to verify the cause of your breathing impairment and prior authorization from your insurer.

Whether you have a personal desire to improve your appearance or you seek to improve breathing function, surgery of the nose is best performed when facial growth is complete, beginning around age 15. Good candidates are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have life-threatening illness or medical conditions that an impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement
 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with your plastic surgeon is the first step to learn how surgery of the nose can improve the appearance of your nose and facial harmony, or how surgery of the nose can improve your breathing function. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a non-pressured environment, and will include:

  • A discussion of your primary concerns and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available for surgery of the nose
  • The likely outcomes of surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by the doctor

The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction will also require that you:

  • Honestly share your concerns, whether cosmetic or to improve nasal airway problems
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Understand what results can be expected from the procedure you decide to pursue
  • Commit to following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions precisely
 

What are the risks with rhinoplasty?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

Possible risks of rhinoplasty include but are not limited too:

  • Infection
  • Nosebleed
  • Rupture of small surface vessels of the nose

Surgery of the nose is a procedure in which aesthetic outcomes can be unpredictable, and in some cases a second procedure may be necessary to fully achieve your goals.

All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.

 

What can I do to prepare for my surgery?

Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia
  • Postoperative care and follow-up

It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcomes or pre-operative stress. It’s very important to discuss any questions or concerns directly with the doctor.

 

How will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?

Surgery of the nose may be performed either at our accredited office-based surgical facility or an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure.

If your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

 

How is rhinoplasty performed?

Cosmetic surgery of the nose is an individualized procedure that takes into account all the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the nose and its relation to other facial features. The doctor will carefully evaluate your individual case and goals for improvement to determine the specific features to address through surgery of the nose. Appropriate techniques will then be defined and may include:

  • Alteration of the nasal bridge
  • Reshaping the nasal bridge
  • Reducing the shape or width of the nose
  • Reshaping the nasal tip
  • Reducing the width or size of the nostrils
  • Adjusting the angle between the nose and upper lip

If you desire a more symmetrical nose, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetric, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion. Facial augmentation with implants of the chin, cheeks and jaw may further enhance your outcomes.

Nose surgery to improve an obstructed airway is also a very individualized procedure. It requires careful evaluation of the nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing. Correction of a deviated septum, one of the most common causes of breathing impairment, is achieved by adjusting the nasal structure to produce better alignment.

 

What happens after surgery?

Once your procedure is completed, a splint and/or packing will likely be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandages placed on the outside to support and protect the new structures during initial healing.

The doctor will also instruct you how to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health and when to come in for follow-up visits

 

Progress and healing

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, headache and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. These are all common conditions.

Immediately following your surgery:

  • You will be instructed to keep your head elevated until initial swelling has subsided
  • You will be instructed to keep any nasal packing in place at all times.
  • A return to light, normal activity is possible usually within a few days.
  • Any packing or splints will likely be removed after the first week or two

You will be ready to return to work after removal of splint and cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness that remains. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to dissipate and the improved appearance of your nose begins to become apparent.

Diligent sun protection is recommended as you continue to heal. You must also protect your nose from injury during any physical activity for the next 4 to 6 months.

 

What should I know about my results?

The outcome of your nose surgery will appear gradually over time. At a minimum, a year is considered normal for the outcome of surgery of the nose to fully refine. In general, the results of nose surgery are permanent; however, cartilage, the main supporting structure of the nose, is continually growing and moving tissue that may change the outcome over time.

You should be pleased with the improved balance among your facial features resulting from surgery of the nose. Achieving your personal goals for an enhanced appearance will likely increase your self-confidence.

 

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Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

Our face is our most visible feature, one that through expression and appearance conveys what and how we feel. Facial aging includes a loss of skin elasticity and firmness, sagging tissue and wrinkles. These visible signs of aging can greatly impact how we feel about ourselves and how others see us. Even a person who is energetic and excited about life can appear tired or sad due to aging in the midface, jaw line and neck. The loss of youthful contours in these areas is due to a variety of factors including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions and stress.

In general a facelift corrects sagging facial skin and muscles, removes excess fat and restores firmness to create a more youthful, rested and vibrant appearance.

 

What is a facelift?

A facelift, technically known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck.

  • Sagging in the midface can create a deep crease below the lower eyelid (called a tear trough) and between the nose and mouth (nasolabial fold) that may make you appear tired and sad.
  • Fat that has fallen or is displaced and loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls (a jaw line that sags into the neck).
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a “double chin.”

A facelift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful, rested appearance with uplifted contours and improved tone in facial skin and underlying muscle.

 

Is facelift right for me?

As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. Although you will continue to age naturally, aging will progress from the more youthful version of yourself that has been restored by a facelift. Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes. If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face and feel that your outward facial aging no longer reflects the youth and vigor you feel physically and emotionally, a facelift may be right for you.

Good candidates for a facelift are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for improvement of their appearance
 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with Dr. Han is the first step to learn how a facelift can improve an aging face and neck. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about facelift in a non-pressured environment, and will include:

  • A discussion of your goals and an evaluation of your current signs of aging
  • The options available to you for facelift and facial rejuvenation
  • The likely outcomes of a facelift and the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure
  • The course of treatment recommended by the doctor.

The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction will also require that you:

  • Honestly share your expectations
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco, and drugs
  • Commit to precisely following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions
 

What are the risks with facelift?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

Possible risks of a liposuction inlcude but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding beneath the skin (hematoma)
  • Correctable hair loss at the incisions
  • Facial nerve injury with weakness
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Skin loss with scarring, numbness

All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.

 

What can I do to prepare for my surgery?

Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia

It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcomes or pre-operative stress. It’s very important to discuss any questions or concerns directly with the doctor.

 

How will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?

A facelift may be performed in our accredited office-based surgical facility or an ambulatory surgical facility or hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and the doctor’s preference.

If your facelift is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

 

How is facelift performed?

A traditional facelift restores the midface, jowls and neck, allowing excess skin to be removed. Where improvement is desired in the midface region alone and where excess skin is less a factor, limited incision techniques may be an alternative to a traditional facelift. Your goals, anatomy and your doctor’s surgical judgment are all factors in determining the best approach to your individual case.

A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate.

Procedures that may further enhance the outcome of a facelift can include: facial implants or soft tissue augmentation to recontour the facial structure, and resurfacing techniques to improve the tone and texture of facial skin. Wrinkle reduction by injection (Botox©) may be recommended prior to your procedure (to help underlying muscles fully relax before repositioning and tightening) or after (to help maintain results).

 

What happens after surgery?

Once your procedure is completed, a bandage will gently be placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood that may collect under the skin.

The doctor will also instruct you how to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health and when to come in for follow-up visits.

 

Progress and healing

Initial healing will include swelling and may include numbness and discomfort that can be controlled with medication. Your skin will likely look bruised or discolored. In addition, facial movements may be temporarily restricted. These are common conditions. Following surgery you will be:

  • Instructued to keep your head elevated at all times until initial swelling has subsided.
  • Instructed how to cleanse of your face and hair postoperatively.
  • Allowed to return to light, normal activity usually within a few days.

Follow all instructions carefully; this is essential to the success of your outcome. For the most part, facelift incisions are well healed within a week. You will be ready to return to work and light, normal activity sometime between 2 to 4 weeks. Cosmetics can usually camouflage any bruising that remains.

Healing will continue for at least several more weeks as swelling resolves and incision lines continue to improve. You must practice diligent sun protection until the healing process is fully complete.

Continue to follow the doctor’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.

 

What should I know about my results?

It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Most patients find that the benefits of their initial facelift results are long-lasting, even as they continue to age.

 

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Chin Surgery (Mentoplasty)

The chin is a sensitive feature of the face that impacts the overall appearance of the face. Most notably the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. When the chin is out of proportion with other facial features or the chin does not complement the face, it can affect one’s self-image and confidence.

In general, mentoplasty improves the appearance and proportion of the chin, enhancing facial harmony and self-confidence.

 

What is mentoplasty?

Cosmetic surgery of the chin, or mentoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the chin. Specific features addressed in cosmetic surgery of the chin, and strictly for appearance enhancement, include:

  • Chin size, in relation to facial balance and harmony
  • Chin position in relationship to facial profile

Mentoplasty is designed to sculpt the chin in order to achieve a more pleasing profile and appearance, as well as achieve balance and harmony between facial features.

 

Is chin surgery right for me?

If you are bothered by the size or position of your chin, then cosmetic surgery of the chin, or mentoplasty, may be right for you. Good candidates for mentoplasty are:

  • Individuals undergoing nose surgery (rhinoplasty) and wishing to achieve greater balance between their facial features
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement
 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with Dr. Han is the first step to learn how surgery of the chin can improve the appearance of your chin and facial harmony. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a no pressure environment, and will include:

  • A discussion of your primary concerns and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available for surgery of the chin
  • The likely outcomes of surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by the doctor

The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction will also require that you:

  • Honestly share your concerns and expectations
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Commit to following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions precisely
 

What are the risks with chin surgery?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

Possible risks of mentoplasty include, but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding beneath the skin (hematoma)
  • Facial asymmetry

Surgery of the chin is a procedure in which aesthetic outcomes can be unpredictable, and in some cases a second procedure may be necessary to fully achieve your goals.

All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.

 

What can I do to prepare for my surgery?

Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia
  • Postoperative care and follow-up

It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcomes or pre-operative stress. It’s very important to discuss any questions or concerns directly with the doctor.

 

How will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?

Surgery of the chin may be performed either at our accredited office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure.

If your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

 

How is chin surgery performed?

Cosmetic surgery of the chin is an individualized procedure that takes into account all the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the chin and its relation to other facial features. The doctor will carefully evaluate your individual case and goals for improvement to determine the specific features to address through surgery of the chin.

Chin surgery is generally performed under intravenous anesthesia, though it can also be done under general anesthesia. An incision is made inside the mouth, which avoids leaving an external wound. Liposuction is sometimes performed at the same time as the mentoplasty.

If you desire a more symmetrical chin, keep in mind that everyone’s face is asymmetric to some degree. Results may not be completely symmetrical, although the goal is to create facial balance and correct proportion.

 

What happens after surgery?

Once your procedure is complete packing will likely be placed inside your mouth where the incision was made.

The doctor will also instruct you regarding how to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, take or apply medications, look for specific concerns and when to come in for follow-up visits.

 

Progress and healing

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, headache and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. These are all common conditions.

Immediately following your surgery:

  • You will be instructed to keep your head elevated until initial swelling has subsided
  • You will be instructed to keep any packing in place at all times
  • A return to light, normal activity is possible usually within a few days
  • Any packing will likely be removed after the first week or two

You will be ready to return to work after cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness that remains. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to dissipate and the improved appearance of your chin begins to become apparent.

You must protect your chin from injury during any physical activity for the next 4 to 6 months

 

What should I know about my results?

The outcome of your chin surgery will appear gradually over time. At a minimum, a year is considered normal for the outcome of surgery of the chin to fully refine.

You should be pleased with the improved balance among your facial features resulting from surgery of the chin. Achieving your personal goals for an enhanced appearance will likely increase your self-confidence.

 

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Neck Lift (Cervicoplasty)

The neck is a sensitive feature of the head that impacts the overall appearance of the head. Most notably the size of the neck may affect the perception of the jawline. When the skin surrounding the neck droops and appears fleshy it can affect one’s self-image and confidence.

In general, cervicoplasty improves the appearance of the neck and under the jawline, enhancing self-confidence.

 

What is cervicoplasty?

A cosmetic neck lift, or cervicoplasty, is a procedure to improve the appearance of the neck. Specific features addressed in a neck lift, and strictly for appearance enhancement, include:

  • Excess fat and/or skin in the neck
  • Retrognathia

Cervicoplasty is designed to sculpt the neck in order to achieve a more pleasing profile and appearance.

 

Is neck lift right for me?

If you are bothered by the size or appearance of your neck, then a neck lift, or cervicoplasty, may be right for you. Good candidates for cervicoplasty are:

  • Individuals who want to have more definition in the angle of their jaw
  • Individuals who feel that their neck looks too fleshy, or lacks definition
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for improvement
 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with Dr. Han is the first step to learn how a neck lift can improve the appearance of your neck and jawline. A consultation is designed to fully educate you in a no pressure environment, and will include:

  • A discussion of your primary concerns and an evaluation of your individual case
  • The options available for neck surgery
  • The likely outcomes of surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • The course of treatment recommended by the doctor

The success of your procedure, safety and overall satisfaction will also require that you:

  • Honestly share your concerns and expectations
  • Fully disclose health history, current medications, the use of vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Commit to following all of your plastic surgeon’s instructions precisely
 

What are the risks with neck lift?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

Possible risks of cervicoplasty, include but are not limited to:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding beneath the skin (hematoma)
  • Neck nerve injury with weakness
  • Scarring that is correctable

A neck lift is a procedure in which aesthetic outcomes can be unpredictable, and in some cases a second procedure may be necessary to fully achieve your goals.

All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.

 

What can I do to prepare for my surgery?

Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions that may include:

  • Pre-surgical considerations, diagnostic testing and medications
  • Day of surgery instructions and medications
  • Specific information related to the use of anesthesia
  • Postoperative care and follow-up

It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcomes or pre-operative stress. It’s very important to discuss any questions or concerns directly with the doctor.

 

How will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?

A neck lift may be performed either at our accredited office-based surgical facility, an ambulatory surgical facility or a hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure.

If your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from the surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

 

How is neck lift performed?

A neck lift is an individualized procedure that takes into account all the specific characteristics that contribute to the overall appearance of the neck and its relation to other facial features. The doctor will carefully evaluate your individual case and goals for improvement to determine the specific features to address through surgery of the neck lift.

A neck lift is generally performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia.

 

What happens after surgery?

Once your procedure is complete, a compression garment is usually worn for several days. This garment helps improve blood circulation, minimize swelling and flush out potentially harmful fluids. The compression garment can also allow the patient to heal from their neck lift faster and reduce the amount of downtime while providing comfort and support to the neck.

The doctor will also instruct you regarding how to care for your surgical site(s) following surgery, take or apply medications, look for specific concerns and when to come in for follow-up visits.

 

Progress and healing

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, headache and discomfort that can be controlled with medication and cold compresses. These are all common conditions.

Immediately following your surgery:

  • You will be instructed to keep your head elevated until initial swelling has subsided
  • You will be instructed to keep any packing in place at all times
  • A return to light, normal activity is possible usually within a few days
  • Any packing will likely be removed after the first week or two

You will be ready to return to work after cosmetics can camouflage any bruising or redness that remains. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling continues to dissipate and the improved appearance of your chin begins to become apparent.

You must protect your neck from injury during any physical activity for the next 4 to 6 months.

 

What should I know about my results?

The outcome of your neck lift will appear gradually over time. At a minimum, a year is considered normal for the outcome of a neck lift to fully refine.

You should be pleased with the improved balance among your facial features resulting from a neck lift. Achieving your personal goals for an enhanced appearance will likely increase your self-confidence.

 

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Cosmetic eyelid surgery, called blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, and give a rejuvenated appearance to the surrounding area of your eyes, making you look more rested and alert. Specifically, eyelid surgery can treat:

  • Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural contour of the upper eyelid, sometimes impairing vision
  • Excess fatty deposits that appear as puffiness in the upper eyelids
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white below iris (colored portion of the eye)
  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
 

Is eyelid surgery right for me?

Eyelid surgery is usually performed on adult men and women who have healthy facial tissue and muscles and have realistic goals for improvement of the upper and/or lower eyelids and surrounding area. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. Good candidates are:

  • Healthy individuals who do not have a life-threatening illness or medical conditions that can impair healing
  • Non-smokers
  • Individuals with a positive outlook and specific goals in mind for blepharoplasty

You must tell your doctor if you have any of these medical conditions:

  • Eye disease such as glaucoma, dry eye, or a detached retina
  • Thyroid disorders such as Graves’ disease and under or overactive thyroid
  • Cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure, or other circulatory disorders or diabetes
 

Where do I begin?

A consultation with Dr. Han is the first step to learn how eyelid surgery can make you look more rested and enchance your appearance. A consultation is designed to fully educate you about eyelide surger in a non-pressured environment, and will include:

  • Why you want the surgery, your expectations and desired outcome
  • Medical conditions, drug allergies, and previous medical treatments
  • Use of current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs
  • Previous surgeries

The doctor may also:

  • Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors
  • Take photographs for your medical record
  • Discuss your options and recommend a course of treatment
  • Discuss likely outcomes of eyelid surgery and any risks or potential complications
  • Discuss the type of anesthesia that will be used
 

What are the risks with eyelid surgery?

By making the decision to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Han and following all the instructions given, you are taking an important step in helping to assure your safety.

Possible risks of a liposuction inlcude but are not limited to:

  • Unfavorable scarring
  • Temporarily blurred or impaired vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Difficulty closing your eyes
  • Lid lag, a pulling down of the lower eyelid may occur and is often temporary
  • Ectropion, rolling of the eyelid outwards
  • Bleeding (hematoma)
  • Poor would healing
  • Infection
  • Fluid accumulation
  • Blood clots
  • Numbness and other changes in skin sensation
  • Eyelid disorders that involve abnormal position of the upper eyelids (eyelid ptosis), loose eyelid skin, or abnormal laxness of the lower eyelid(ectropion) can coexist with sagging forehead and eyebrow structures; brow lift surgery will not correct these disorders; additional surgery may be required
  • Skin discoloration and swelling
  • Sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that require removal
  • Deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary complications
  • Possibility of revisional surgery
  • Loss of eyesight

All surgery carries risks associated with anesthesia. You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications.

 

What can I do to prepare for my surgery?

Prior to surgery, you will be given specific instructions tha may include:

  • Getting lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Taking certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stopping smoking well in advance of surgery
  • Avoiding taking aspiring, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding
  • What do to on the night before and the morning of surgery
  • The use of anesthesia during your procedure
  • Post-operative care and follow-up

It is natural to feel some anxiety, whether excitement for the anticipated outcome or pre-operative stress. It’s very important to address all your questions and concerns directly with the doctor.

 

How will I be cared for on the day of my surgery?

Eyelid surgery may be performed in our accredited office-based surgical facility or an ambulatory surgical facility or hospital. The decision for anesthesia will be based on the requirements of your specific procedure and considerations of patient and the doctor’s preference.

If your eyelid surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, be sure to arrange for someone to drive you to and from surgery and to stay with you for at least the first night following surgery.

 

How is eyelid surgery performed?

Step 1 - The incision lines for eyelid surgery are made, designed for scars to be well concealed within the natural structures of the eyelid region.

Droopy conditions of the upper eyelid can be corrected through an incision within the natural crease of the upper eyelid allowing repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and/or removal of excess skin.

Conditions of the lower eyelid may be corrected with an incision just below the lower lash line. Through this incision, excess skin in the lower eyelids is removed.

A transconjunctival incision, one hidden inside the lower eyelid, is an alternate technique to correct lower eyelid conditions and redistribute or remove excess fat.

Step 2 - Eyelid incisions are typically closed with removable or absorbable sutures, skin adhesives or surgical tape.

Step 3 – The doctor may use a laser chemical peel to erase dark discoloration of the lower eyelids.

 

What happens after surgery?

After your procedure is completed, lubricating ointment and cold compresses may be applied and in some cases your eyes may be loosely covered with gauze.

The doctor will also instruct you how to care for your eyes, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in your general health and when to come in for follow up visits. It is important that the surgical incisions are not subjected to excessive force, abrasion or motion during the time of healing

 

Progress and healing

Initial healing may include some swelling, bruising, irritation, or dry eyes and discomfort that can be controlled with medication, cold compresses, and ointment. Irritation at the incision sites also is possible.

The results of eyelid surgery will appear gradually as swelling and bruising subside to reveal a smooth, better-defined eyelid and surrounding region, and an alert and rejuvenated appearance.

You must practice diligent sun protection and use darkly tinted sunglasses until the healing process is fully complete

Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. In some situations, it may not be possible to achieve optimal results with a single surgical procedure.

 

What should I know about my results?

Your final results will appear within several weeks, but it may take up to a year for incision lines to fully refine. While eyelid surgery can be expected to correct certain conditions permanently, you will continue to age naturally. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your result.

 

Before & After Gallery

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