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FAQ: Face Procedures

Island Plastic Surgery Answers Your Face Procedure Questions

Lack of confidence in one’s appearance can take a toll on mental and emotional health. Unfortunately, many people don’t see a solution for this lack of self-esteem. Instead, they exert energy wishing for a certain appearance. If you’re unsatisfied with your facial looks, Island Plastic Surgery can help. We’re experts in a range of face procedures that have helped restore the confidence of numerous patients throughout Long Island, NY. Dr. Pamela Gallagher boasts decades of experience in plastic surgery, specializing in correcting cleft palate. With a concentration in the face, we’re ready to help you become proud of your facial features. Have a question? Check out our FAQ below or simply give us a call.

What Problems Does a Facelift Address?

Most people are familiar with the concept of a facelift, a procedure known to restore a youthful appearance. Our patients approach us with several concerns, all of which can be addressed with a facelift. Some patients experience sagging in the middle of their face or loose skin under the chin. Facelifts can also remove excess or displaced fat, as well as smooth deep creases across the face. We might also use facial fat grafting to help you meet your cosmetic goals. Ask the Island Plastic Surgery staff if a facelift is the right procedure for you!

What Is Rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty is the term for what most of us would call a nose job. Patients who request rhinoplasty often do so because they’re unsatisfied with the size or shape of their nose. At Island Plastic Surgery, we can correct wide nostrils, a hanging tip, or bumps on the bridge of the nose. Rhinoplasty is also useful for those who were born with a deviated septum or hurt in an accident.

Does Facial Cosmetic Surgery Hurt?

Good news! Most face procedures are painless because of general anesthesia. You won’t feel any pain or discomfort during the surgery, but you may have some lingering numbness after the procedure is completed. You may feel some sensitivity or slight discomfort as the incision heals over time.

How Long Does Recovery Take?

After a face procedure, you can expect about two weeks of recovery time. You might have some minor bruising or swelling depending on the type of procedure, but this typically subsides after a few days. Although recovery is generally fast, Dr. Gallagher will provide you with strategies and steps to ensuring recovery goes off without a hitch.

Can I Get Rid of Crow’s Feet at Island Plastic Surgery?

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is an excellent way to get rid of crow’s feet and fine lines. During this procedure, Dr. Gallagher expertly removes bags around the eyes and corrects drooping eyelids. We perform this procedure on both the upper and lower eyelids, depending on the needs and goals of the patient. Upon completing this surgery, you’ll notice a brighter appearance and less sagging skin around the eyes.

What Happens During a Neck Lift?

Neck lifts look at the area from the bottom of your chin across the length of your neck. If this is your “problem area,” a neck lift may be the best way to get the results you desire. During this face procedure, Dr. Gallagher makes an incision behind the ear and tightens the muscle. Extra fat and skin are removed, then the incision is stitched back up. Most patients report a quick, hassle-free recovery.

How Do I Maintain My Facial Surgery Results?

After your face procedure, the team at Island Plastic Surgery will educate you on proper skincare to preserve your results as long as possible. There are numerous treatments to choose from that will keep your skin bright and glowing, such as photofacials and microdermabrasion.

When Should I Consider a Brow Lift?

Brow lifts are an excellent option for those unsatisfied with their eyebrows. This might be because of frown lines, sagging skin, and forehead wrinkling. Most patients interested in this face procedure are between 40 and 60 years old, but younger adults aren’t barred from the operation.

Is Ear Surgery Just for Children?

While children born with misshapen ears are typical patients of ear surgery, this face procedure is not exclusive to the young. We see numerous adult men and women who are unhappy with the appearance of their ears. They might be asymmetrical or appear too large for their head. In other cases, we meet with patients whose ears have been damaged in an accident. If you have a concern about your ears, don’t hesitate to consult with Island Plastic Surgery.

Is a Face Procedure Right for You?

If you believe one of our face procedures might be the solution you’re looking for, we invite you to contact us. The team at Island Plastic Surgery has been helping the Long Island, NY community for years, and we want to help you explore your options. Simply give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gallagher in which you’ll discuss your goals for a cosmetic procedure. Soon enough, you’ll be on your way to a restored sense of confidence!

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