Facial surgery refers to a number of procedures aimed at improving the appearance of the face. Some of these procedures include rhinoplasty (nose surgery), facelifts, eyelid surgery, ear surgery, brow lifts, facial implants, and other facial cosmetic surgery procedures. Facial surgery may be for reconstructive purposes, such as after an accident, cosmetic purposes or for medical reasons, such as rhinoplasty to correct a breathing problem. Dr. Sofonio, a board-certified cosmetic surgeon, offers facial surgery procedures to residents of Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage, CA.
When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Sofonio will examine your facial features, analyze your general physical condition, and ask you questions about your medical history. Dr. Sofonio will also question you about your expectations from a facial surgery procedure. The result of this examination will determine the exact procedures, each requiring different techniques, he will recommend. For example, a rhinoplasty involves the reshaping of the nose, while a face lift requires making an incision that follows the hairline down to the ear, allowing Dr. Sofonio access to trim fat and tighten the skin. The number of procedures and how extensive they are will determine the length of your facial surgery procedure.
Your particular procedures will determine your post-operative treatment. Dr. Sofonio will recommend the best post-operative treatment schedule tailored to suit your condition. You should generally expect some swelling and tenderness in the incision sites after the surgery, which will subside with the passage of time.
You should see an improvement in the appearance of your face following facial surgery. Results from this procedure tend to last according to the nature of the procedure itself. For example, rhinoplasty results generally last permanently, while other procedures, such as facelifts, produce less-permanent results.
Dr. Mark V. Sofonio