What really needs to be said about the weight our facial features carry to our everyday living? Our faces are the first interaction with one another and help to convey lasting impressions. Many patients come to me with the complaint of having a “tired appearance” or looking older. When our faces do not convey what we feel inside, it can cause us distress. The aging process is very complex and different for each individual.
As plastic surgeons, we have learned so much about the aging process in the last decade or so that has given us a wealth of information about how to address it at every step. Facial aging occurs at the skin level, soft tissues, and even the bone. In addition to the “drooping” of the skin there is also a loss of soft tissue and bony changes that may require additional volume or shifting. Each person’s face ages differently and even different sides of the face can age differently. Dr. Lahar uses a comprehensive facial analysis to analyze the changes in the face in order to come up with a personalized action plan.
Obviously, the nose is part of the face and it, too, can age. However, while face rejuvenation is intended to reverse the aging process, rhinoplasty is generally used to treat breathing issues or cosmetic concerns. Because of its central position on the face, surgery of the nose can be completely life changing both from a functional, as well as, aesthetic perspective. Frequently, both aspects are combined together and occasionally insurance can help to cover the cost of repair of the breathing problems. Dr. Lahar previously trained with some of the highest level rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and facial rejuvenation surgeons and has modified their methods to create his signature beautiful, natural results.