AAFPRS surgeons saw a 16 percent increase in mothers and daughters teaming up for plastic surgeries. While some stated the mothers and daughters wanted plastic surgeries to look more alike, many also found the mothers and daughters wanted to bond while correcting issues that bother them.
Two of the most popular facial plastic surgeries in women are facelifts and eyelid lifts. Both of these facial surgeries help rejuvenate the face and help women look and feel younger.
Blepharoplasty, known commonly as an eyelid lift, is a surgery that tightens skin on the upper and/or lower eyelids. It’s a good way to remove bags under the eyes and drooping upper eyelids. Incisions are easily hid in the creases of the upper eyelids. For lower eyelid lifts, the incisions are made under the eyelashes or in the crow’s feet region.
Following the surgery, the skin on the eyelids may feel tight and bruised. Swelling and bruising occur in many patients, but these symptoms dissipate within a few weeks. Eyes may feel dry and itchy following the surgery, but this resolves itself within a week. Stitches come out after a week, and then you can return to work. Refrain from strenuous activities for two weeks following the eyelid surgery.
During a facelift, the facial plastic surgeon makes incisions within the hairline and either in front or inside the ear. Once the incisions are made, skin is lifted from the underlying tissue. If there is extra fat, it is removed, tissues are then tightened, and the skin is draped over the new framework. Once the skin is in place, excess skin is excised, and the incisions are closed.
This facial plastic surgery tightens skin on the lower cheeks, jawline, and upper neck. It’s an effective way to remove jowls and restore a sculpted jawline. It helps take years off the face and lasts much longer than fillers or Botox Cosmetic.
Following a facelift, you need about 10 days to recover. Before you go home, the surgeon wraps your head in bandages to help limit swelling. These bandages are removed a day later. Bruising and swelling are common complaints following a facelift, but they usually diminish in a couple of weeks. Any residual swelling passes over the span of one to six months. Plan to return to work after two weeks of healing and resume light activity after three weeks.
Prior to your appointment at The Naderi Center, read the page titled In Preparation for Your Visit. Not only does this direct you to the paperwork you can fill out in advance, but it gives good tips on making sure your consultation goes smoothly. Dr. Jessica Kulak sees patients in both her Chevy Chase, Maryland, and Reston, Virginia, facial plastic surgery offices. To schedule a consultation, call (301) 222-2020 in Maryland or (703) 481-0002 in Virginia.