Malar pad lifts and other facial plastic surgery
One popular form of facial plastic surgery is the malar pad lift. When someone has chubby cheeks, the chubbiness comes from the malar pads, the deposits of fat in the cheeks that make them look smooth, full and youthful. These pads may sink with age, or may not be a pleasing shape or size to begin with. They can accentuate the cheekbones, or conceal them completely.
If you want to improve the shape of your face, it takes an expert in facial plastic surgery to determine if you need a malar pad lift or cheek implants. However, a malar pad lift can be part of a group of surgical procedures, like a brow lift and a neck lift, that help you look younger overall.
Planning your cosmetic surgery
If you’ve decided you want to a malar pad lift or other facial plastic surgery, the first step is to find an expert with many years of experience. Your face isn’t exactly like anyone else’s, so the more faces your surgeon has worked on, the more likely it is thathe or she will have worked on one similar to yours.Look for a surgeon with a lot ofpositive testimonials and a gallery of before and after photographs of patients.
The two things you shouldn’t do are look online for a discounted procedure and go to some other country for cheaper surgery.The cheapest facial plastic surgery is the kind you only need to have done once. Having to have it redone involves a great deal of needless trauma and expense.
It’s important toknow how to prepare for facial plastic surgery. The general ground rules are that you should stay away from nicotine and alcoholfor a few weeks before any procedure, and avoid aspirin or ibuprofen for the same amount of time.There are also some vitamins and herbal supplements you should stay away frombefore undergoing the procedure.For most procedures, you’re going to need to spend at least a week at home afterward, and maybe more. Exactly how long, and what else you will need to do, depends on the procedure.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has practiced only facial plastic surgery since 1988, including improvements to plastic surgery done by other doctors. If you’re interested in using facial plastic surgery to make yourself look better, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.