Facial plastic surgery is one of the prominent sub-branches of otolaryngology. Focusing on all kinds of anatomical structures in the face, head and neck region, this specialty is specialized in aesthetic beautification or repairing damaged areas (reconstruction). Surgical interventions in this field aim to meet the aesthetic and functional needs of the individual at the highest level. In other words, facial plastic surgery is directly concerned not only with beauty, but also with quality of life.
What is Facial Aesthetics?
Facial aesthetics is a branch of plastic surgery preferred by those who cannot erase the scars left by external factors over time or make peace with some innate physical features. It is an ideal option for those who want to reverse the changes in our face over time or make changes in some areas with aesthetic concerns.
Facial aesthetics can be applied to the whole face, or it can be performed by targeting specific areas. Specific interventions can be performed on the mouth, chin, cheeks, nose, forehead and around the eyes. However, what is important here is to maintain the overall harmony of the face while focusing on a single area. For this reason, it is of great importance that specialist doctors perform a detailed facial analysis and decide which areas should be intervened in line with this analysis.
Who is Facial Aesthetics Applied to?
Aesthetic operations can improve people’s quality of life when performed at the right age and under appropriate conditions. In general, aesthetic interventions are not recommended for individuals under the age of 18 unless there is a medical necessity. However, with the advancement of age, both women and men may notice significant changes in their facial areas, especially from their 40s onwards. Although these changes are a result of the natural aging process, some external factors can accelerate this process.
Smoking, irregular diet, exposure to air pollution, insufficient water consumption, excessive sun exposure and intense stress are the main causes of premature signs of aging on our skin. In addition to sagging, lines and wrinkles on the face, disorders in areas such as the nose, forehead or around the eyes may also be corrected with aesthetic interventions.
What are the Types of Facial Aesthetics?
Facial aesthetics are applied only in a certain region as well as general applications that cover all regions.
Face and Neck Lift
Sagging, which becomes evident in the 50s and bears the traces of time, is becoming a thing of the past with face and neck lift operations. Face and neck lifts are ideal for feeling younger and more energetic.
Eye and Eyebrow Aesthetics
Blephoplasty is applied to prevent sagging eyelids and eyebrows that lose their elasticity over time. This procedure eliminates the tired and aged expression around the eyes and gives a more lively look. With the brow lift procedure, the fallen eyebrows are returned to their natural position.
Located in the center of the face, the nose has an important role in the overall aesthetic appearance. With rhinoplasty, unaesthetic arches, widths or other problems in the nose are eliminated and an aesthetic nose shape compatible with the face is obtained.
Ear deformities that occur congenitally or after birth are corrected with aesthetic interventions. Especially the aesthetic appearance of the protruding ear is restored to its ideal form with these procedures.