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Wrinkle Treatment

Understanding Various Treatments of Facial Wrinkels The gradual development of facial wrinkles, whether fine surface lines or deeper creases and folds, is the classic early sign of accumulated skin damage and inevitable aging. Premature aging and wrinkling of the skin may be accelerated by excessive exposure to the sun and other elements, overactive facial expression…

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Skin Resurfacing

Facial Peels & Laser Surgery In the last half of this century, men and women have had more leisure time to spend outdoors than in previous generations. Many hours spent on outside recreations and the prevalence of both summer and winter vacations, have all taken their toll on people’s skin. Premature wrinkling is more common…

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Rhytidectomy (Surgery of the Face)

Facelift Surgery Aging of the face is inevitable. As the years go by, the skin begins to loosen on the face and neck. Crow’s feet appear at the corners of the eyes. Fine forehead lines become creases and then, gradually, deeper folds. The jawline softens into jowls, and beneath the chin, another chin or vertical…

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Rhinoplasty (Surgery of the Nose)

Surgery of the Nose Every year, half a million people who are interested in improving the appearance of their noses seek consultation with facial plastic surgeons. Some are unhappy with the noses they were born with, and some with the way aging has changed their nose. For others, an injury may have distorted the nose,…

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Otoplasty (Surgery of the Ears)

Ear Surgery Probably no other physical characteristic cries out for facial plastic surgery more than protruding ears. Children, long the victims of cruel nicknames like “Dumbo” or “Mickey Mouse,” are the most likely candidates for otoplasty, but this surgery can be performed at any age after the ears have reached full size, usually around five…

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Mentoplasty (Surgery of the Chin)

Surgery of the Chin A well defined chin helps give balance to the face and creates a major part of one’s profile. When people look in the mirror, most focus on the size and shape of their noses, their ears, sagging jowls, or fine wrinkling of the skin. But even though few examine their chins…

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Laser Surgery

Surgery Using Lasers What is a laser? A laser is a high-energy beam of light that can selectively transfer its energy into tissue to treat the skin. Lasers contain a material that produces and amplifies light. Two mirrors cause the light to reflect back and forth through this material. The result is a light beam…

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Hair Replacement

Surgery of the Scalp Because of significant surgical advances with improved results, interest in hair replacement surgery has increased significantly during the past decade. Hair loss affects two out of every three men, and one in five women. Some people begin to lose hair in their twenties. Frequent shampooing, poor circulation, wearing hats or any…

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Forehead Lifts

Forehead Lift Surgery The effects of aging are inevitable, and, often, the brow and forehead area show the first signs. The skin begins to lose its elasticity. Sun, wind, and the pull of gravity all affect the face, resulting in frown lines, wrinkling across the forehead, and an increasing heaviness of the eyebrows. Even people…

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Facial Scar Revision

Surgery of Facial Scars When the skin is in the process of recovering from an injury, whether the result of an accident, surgery, a burn, or acne, scarring will occur wherever multiple layers of the skin have been affected. Once a scar forms, it is permanent but may be made less visible or relocated surgically.…

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Fact Sheets

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    According to the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS), over 10 percent of their patients undergoing facial plastic and reconstructive ...

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  • AAFPRS Reactive Media Statement Re: ABC’s Extreme Plastic Surgery Reality Show

    The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS) is committed to ensuring patients make informed and educated decisions when undergoing facial ...

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