A highly popular facial rejuvenation procedure, facelift surgery produces beautiful, healthy looking results by restoring the natural contours of your face. Facelift surgery creates a youthful, natural and long lasting result that improves the visual signs of aging that can include a slack jaw line, wrinkles, creases and fat deposits. In general, facelift surgery will remove loose and sagging skin on the face and neck, while also tightening the underlying muscle – and the excess skin that is removed never comes back!
This delightful result of facelift surgery is achieved by removing excess fat, tightening and repositioning the underlying muscle and then re-draping the skin of the face and neck. New surgical facelift techniques, such as suspension sutures used by Dr. Rai, achieve longer lasting results for facelift surgery Vancouver patients. You will look five to ten years younger, but friends won’t know you had a facelift surgery unless you tell them.
Dr. Rai also performs short-scar facelifts and mini-facelifts. Short-scar facelift surgery is a very effective procedure for rejuvenating the upper face (eyes, cheek, nasolabial area and jowls) and is ideal for younger women in their 40s, 50s and early 60s with less prominent age-related facial changes. This type of facelift surgery reduces scarring (no scars behind the ear), as well as offering a shorter recovery time and less bruising. Facelift surgery patients in Vancouver and New Westminster should keep in mind that a short-scar facelift will not correct issues such as sagging and loose skin in the neck area.
Patients seeking a highly effective way of reducing the signs of aging can also consider mini-facelift surgery. Mini facelift surgery can target those areas of the face that are impacted the most by aging, such as the neck, jaw line and nose. A small incision is made near the problem area so that the skin and muscle tissue can be lifted, creating a more youthful appearance with a shorter recovery time than with regular facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery can be performed on its own, but is often accompanied by eyelid surgery to remove bags and excess skin around the eyes or browlift surgery to minimize forehead wrinkles and raise sagging eyebrows.
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Nearly every facial expression – from smiling, frowning and even sleeping – involves the forehead. Over time these expressions leave their mark in the form of forehead wrinkling, horizontal frown lines and furrows.
Browlift surgery, also known as a forehead lift, is an ideal surgical procedure for correcting a drooping brow and improving the appearance of horizontal lines and furrows that can make you look tired, sad or angry. During browlift surgery, Dr. Rai removes or alters the muscles and tissues that cause the furrowing or drooping, which smoothes the forehead, beautifies the eyes by raising the eyebrows and minimizes frown lines. This approach helps to create long lasting, natural results for browlift patients and even has the potential to prevent the return of many frown and worry lines.
Dr. Rai accomplishes this powerful result by employing either the conventional surgical method, in which the incision is hidden just behind the hairline, or by using a viewing instrument called an endoscope that allows browlift surgery to be performed with minimal incisions.
Although a browlift can be performed on its own, it is often accompanied by facelift surgery to improve the appearance of the entire face.
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More often than not, your eyes are the first place people look when they see you. Your eyes also tend to get used the most and unfortunately, the skin around your eyes is about half as thin as the skin on the rest of your face. Sun damage, stress, fatigue and even hereditary factors can all have a significant impact on the skin around your eyes. These factors combined explain why your eyes are also the first place to show signs of aging.
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, removes the excess fat and drooping skin of the upper eyelids, thereby minimizing bags under the eyes and tightening the lower eyelid skin. Dr. Rai achieves this result by draping the fat in the lower eyelids onto the anterior part of the cheekbone to create smoothness and an aesthetically better looking eyelid.
Eyelid surgery patients enjoy a more alert and rested appearance that will leave friends wondering what their secret is. Asian eyes are also improved by blepharoplasty, enhancing their beauty through the creation of a fold on the upper eyelid.
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With Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, a number of compelling things can be accomplished. These include reshaping and improving the tip of your nose, reducing or removing a bump, narrowing the span of the nostril, changing the angle between the nose and lip or even reducing the overall size of your nose.
Dr. Rai will consult with you to develop a plan for your nose surgery. Then he will carefully reshape and modify the bones and cartilage intranasally so there is no visible scar. In more difficult nasal reshaping procedures, an external scar is used at the base of the columella.
Most often, the changes to your nose will be subtle, improving your appearance without drawing undo attention to the area. Yet, in some instances where the nose is very large or a large bump is removed, your results can be quite dramatic and immediate. Either way, the improved facial proportion and symmetry will last a lifetime.
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Whether looking at a picture or in the mirror, we tend to only look at ourselves face forward. Yet, an undersized chin, which isn’t as pronounced when viewed face forward, can undermine the appearance of the entire face.
Chin augmentation surgery is a procedure used to increase the size of the chin and is suitable for people with a small chin or a chin that recedes. A small chin can make your nose appear more prominent and often times result in a double chin, thereby affecting the harmony of other facial features. Augmenting a small or receding chin draws attention away from the nose and generally enhances the balance and attractiveness of the entire profile.
For chin augmentation surgery, Dr. Rai makes an incision intra-orally so there is no visible scar. He will then either use a chin implant to shape the jaw or increase the prominence of the chin with a surgical osteotomy. This is a bony procedure that improves the contour of any small or receding chin and the results of chin augmentation surgery are immediate and permanent.
Chin augmentation surgery is a highly effective procedure on its own and also combines well with facelift surgery.
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