Rhinoplasty is one of the most common procedures for teenagers. A safe and effective way to permanently reshape the nose, adolescents as young as 15 or 16 can safely undergo rhinoplasty. The reason for this age limitation is simple: that’s when your nose stops growing.
Can Older Patients Get Rhinoplasty?
Although it is common for older teenagers to undergo rhinoplasty, anyone can get this procedure as long as they are in good health. Dallas patients come in for a variety of reasons, including:
- Facial trauma. Getting hit by an object or a car accident are two of the main causes of nasal trauma. The nose can break with relatively little force and may look differently after healing.
- Treatment for deviated septum. Patients with a deviated septum may not experience relief with oral medication or nasal sprays. Over time, breathing problems can worsen and require a septoplasty to center the septum.
- Changes related to aging. Like other parts of the body, your nose changes shape as you age. Large pores, age spots, and a drooping tip are all telltale signs of aging.
Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat doctor) with years of experience performing rhinoplasty, septoplasty, and combined procedures. He approaches each nasal surgery from an aesthetic and functional perspective to improve aesthetic appearance and breathing when needed.
Rhinoplasty for Aging Nose
It’s normal for your nose to droop and develop age spots as you grow older. What surprises many older Dallas patients is how much lifting the nasal tip can change their appearance. By raising a droopy tip, injecting fat or filler into the nose, and performing laser treatments, patients can rejuvenate their face and help balance other features.
To schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Bassichis, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.
Losing the firmness of our cheeks and gaining jowls is an unfortunate product of aging. As we hit our 40s or 50s, our facial features shift and may leave us nearly unrecognizable when we look in the mirror. A facelift tightens up the skin and removes fat to help you regain your youthful appearance, addressing unwanted features such as sagging cheeks and jowls.
Contouring the Chin and Neck
Jowls are on the top of the list of concerns when Dallas patients come in for a facelift consultation. This sagging skin and fat hangs from the chin and neck hiding the natural contours of your face and making many patients very self-conscious. While a facelift traditionally focuses on lifting the middle third of the face, Dallas facial plastic surgeon Dr. Bassichis considers a patient’s entire facial anatomy. This includes revealing the natural shape of your face by removing unwanted fat and skin that cause jowls.
This move toward individualized treatment focuses on your specific problems. Rather than simply lifting the tissue, Dr. Bassichis will evaluate where to apply his advanced surgical techniques for a result that takes at least ten years off your face.
Restoring Firmness to Cheeks
Sagging cheeks are the result of excess skin and a loss of volume. A facelift will tighten the skin but not restore the firmness of your cheeks. For smooth and supple cheeks, Dr. Bassichis recommends treatment with injectable fillers or fat injections.
Injectable fillers work by replacing naturally occurring hyaluronic acid for firmer skin. Fat injections replace fat that has shifted down with new fat from your own body. Both techniques leave patients with more natural results by completely restoring the skin’s volume.
To schedule your facelift consultation, call our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.
A facelift removes excess skin and fat that causes Dallas patients to look older than they feel. What it won’t do is restore skin texture, volume, and remove age spots. By choosing a facial plastic surgeon who can help maintain results rather than performing a one-time procedure, you will keep your skin healthy and youthful long after surgery is over.
What many Dallas facelift patients don’t know is that a doctor can take a weekend seminar to perform plastic surgery. Though the price for these doctors seems to be right, the results are often less natural because they have little idea about the intricacies of facial anatomy. By selecting a facial plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, you can avoid any confusion about qualifications. The facial plastic surgeons who receive this board-certification have six years of specialized training to perform plastic surgery and focus on exceptional and ethical patient care.
At Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center, we believe that only board-certified facial plastic surgeons should perform plastic surgery. What’s more, Dr. Bassichis is double board-certified, as both a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist).
#2 Exclusive Specialization in Facial Procedures
Most Dallas plastic surgeons offer facelifts. The problem is that they also offer breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and a host of other procedures. A facial plastic surgeon who specializes exclusively in facial procedures will focus on the fine details of surgery rather than trying to be a jack-of-all-trades and master of none.
#3 Natural Results
To achieve the most natural results, there are a number of minimally invasive procedures that can take your facelift from good to extraordinary. By restoring volume with fat injections or injectable fillers, you will not only eliminate wrinkles but attain firmer skin.
As part of our plan for skin health, the Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery Center offers patients a host of procedures to enhance and maintain the results of your facelift. We believe that providing a wide range of skin care treatments after your facelift will ensure long-lasting results.
For more information, schedule an appointment by calling our Dallas office at 972.774.1777.