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Facial Surgery Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Facial Surgery FAQ

Face Lift

When should I have a facelift?

The correct timing for a facelift depends on your pattern of aging. There is no "correct" age. If you are not ready for a facelift, there are other methods to rejuvenate your face such as chemical peels, BOTOX®, injectable fillers, microdermabrasion and lasers.

Will a facelift address my drooping brow?

No. A brow lift is often combined with a facelift to address drooping brows and excess upper lid skin.

My skin has sun damage. Is it wise to have a facelift?

Sun damaged skin should be conditioned first because improvement in skin tone and texture prior to undergoing a facelift helps to achieve maximum benefits.

What does a lower facelift do?

Lower facelifts address signs of aging in the neck such as lax neck skin jowling at the jaw line and drooping cheeks.

Rhinoplasty

I have been unable to breathe for years through my broken nose. Do I need Rhinoplasty?

This depends on the cause of your nasal obstruction. Very common with a broken nose is a deviated septum. A Septoplasty is actually what would improve breathing in this case, but it would not change the actual cosmetic appearance of your nose.

I have a large nose and a small chin. Can Rhinoplasty improve my appearance?

With any correction of the size of the nose, the appearance of the chin must be taken into account. Often times, a chin implant is used in conjunction with nasal work to achieve facial harmony.

I am dark skinned and thick skinned. I have been told that nothing can be done to change the shape of my nose. Is that true?

Thick skin does respond differently than thin skin. Because of this, reshaping must be approached differently. This does not, however, exclude you from having Rhinoplasty and achieving your goals

Dr. Spence will be happy to discuss how a facelift may benefit you. To schedule a facial surgery consultation with Dr. Spence at the Orlando Plastic Surgery, call 407-999-2585 or request a consultation online.

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