If you are considering facial plastic surgery and live in the San Diego and La Jolla areas, a visit to our San Diego Plastic Surgery Office is the best way to find out the information you need to know before deciding what facial rejuvenation procedure is best for your personal needs. Our facial plastic surgery staff understands that many of our patients want to be educated about the facial plastic surgery procedures before they come in for their initial consultation. For this reason, we've compiled some of the frequently asked questions about facial plastic surgery that our San Diego facial plastic surgery staff members hear on a regular basis.
Q. I'm thinking of getting rhinoplasty, as I've never liked the shape of my nose. I've spoken with several people who have gotten nose surgery and a few of them say that they are either unhappy with their results or didn't get quite the look they desired. How can I be sure that my plastic surgeon understands what I want?
A. At our La Jolla Plastic Surgery Practice, we've been listening to San Diego residents for years. We will work with you to understand your needs, and then combine technology with artistic ability to give you the look you want.
Q. My nose has drooped over time. Can rhinoplasty fix this problem without dramatically altering the shape of my nose?
A. Absolutely. Our surgeons can perform a procedure called a tip rhinoplasty, which elevates the drooping tip of the nose by adding cartilage to the top of the bridge between the nostrils.
Q. I'm mostly happy with the way my face looks â€“ except for my eyes. Even though I'm only in my 30s, my eyelids are somewhat droopy and I'm developing bags under my eyes. I don't think I need a facelift yet. What is the solution?
A. If excess skin around your eyelids is making you look tired, sad, or older, a plastic surgery procedure called blepharoplasty may be able to help. Our San Diego Plastic Surgeons can gently lift the muscles in the eyelids and remove excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids to give you a fresher, more youthful look without the need for a full facelift.
If your eyelids are sagging as a result of excess skin in the forehead, a browlift might be the answer. This surgery lifts and tightens loose skin in the forehead, eliminating deep frown lines and other creases that have developed. It may be performed in conjunction with blepharoplasty. This combined procedure is sometimes called an upper facelift, which can be performed with minimal incisions and scarring by San Diego Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Wendell Smoot.
Q. What is the major difference between peels and laser resurfacing?
A. Peels and laser resurfacing are used to treat different depths of facial wrinkles. Some peels, such as the BioMedic MicroPeel® and the Bio Genesis® DermaPeel™ microdermabrasion system, provide light exfoliation, which can treat fine lines, smooth out skin tone, and make skin feel softer. Deeper peels simply treat deeper wrinkles and are good for people who do not yet need laser resurfacing. The deepest wrinkles generally require skin resurfacing with a CO2 laser. You should be aware that recovery time increases with the depth of the treatment.
You probably have a great deal many more questions for our staff and surgeons, and we'd love to answer them for you. To schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgery specialists, contact our San Diego Plastic Surgeons. During your visit with one of our Facial Plastic Surgeons, you can get all the information you need and find out which procedures can help you to look your very best.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
If you live near La Jolla or elsewhere in San Diego and would like to learn more about abdominoplasty or liposuction, contact our practice today.