What are the Most Popular Facial Surgery Procedures?

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Facial plastic surgery is one of the most popular and effective ways to shave years off of your face and give you a fresh, youthful appearance. Seeking out facial plastic surgery when you are starting to show signs of aging can slow down the aging process and keep your skin looking firm and plump. Other reasons for facial surgery are purely aesthetic. A very young person may be unhappy with their nose, for example, and seek out rhinoplasty to create a look that better suits their face shape.

Whether the goal is to look younger, thinner or just overall more symmetrical, facial plastic surgery continues to grow in popularity and frequency in the U.S. But what are the most popular facial surgery procedures sought after by patients?

Listed below, from top to bottom of the face, are the most commonly performed facial surgery procedures:

Brow Lift
A brow lift is a cosmetic procedure that lifts the eyebrows up, creating a smoother, more alert appearance. The surgery can improve the appearance of the forehead, the brow and the area around the eyes by raising the soft tissue and skin of the forehead and brow. A patient might choose to have a brow lift if you have a low, sagging brow or brow asymmetry. The result is a more symmetrical, more youthful appearance.

Upper and Lower Eye Lift
Eyelid surgery, also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty, is usually done for cosmetic reasons or as an effective way to improve sight in older people whose sagging upper eyelids get in the way of their vision. Upper eyelid surgery removes excess skin from the upper eyelids, resulting in a more awake appearance and clearer vision. Lower eyelid surgery reduces bagginess from lower eyelids and smooths out the area under the eye. The surgeries can be performed together or separately depending on the patient’s unique needs and desires.

Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a nose job, has been a plastic surgery staple for years. With its ability to correct and reconstruct the nose for both aesthetic and functional needs, the procedure remains popular among patients of all ages. Because the nose is at the focal point of the face, changing its appearance can dramatically alter a person’s overall look.

A facelift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as skin sagging, jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw, and overall loose or excess skin. During the procedure, the skin is gently lifted as the surgeon repositions and tightens underlying muscle and connective tissue. Some fat may be removed, as well as excess skin. The result is a subtly softer, more youthful appearance.

Neck Lift
A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck. Patients usually seek this procedure out when they have excess wrinkling or skin around the neck or a double chin that losing weight will not eliminate.

Chin Liposuction
A facial procedure gaining even more traction today is chin liposuction. Chin liposuction is a great way to eliminate a double chin and enhance an individual’s overall facial appearance. It involves the removal of fatty tissue under the chin and along the upper portion of the neck. The result is a slimmer facial profile and a more youthful appearance.