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Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Cosmetic Facial Surgery procedures are designed to improve the overall appearance of specific facial features. These improvements can make patient’s look and feel rejuvenated and youthful, and also improve a patient’s self-esteem and self-confidence. Dr. Sumit Sitole works with each patient individually to achieve long lasting, natural results with minimal recovery and downtime.

Dr. Sumit Sitole offers a number of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures and enhancements. Since the eyes are often a focal point of the face, and are often the first to show signs of aging, Dr. Sitole’s procedures focus on improving the overall appearance of the eyes, cheeks and brow. Each of the procedures listed below can help to eliminate unwanted lines and wrinkles and create a smooth and firm appearance. These procedures are often accompanied by one more more non-surgical techniques to give patients the best possible result.

 

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Upper Eyelid Surgery (Upper Blepharoplasty)

Also known as Upper Blepharoplasty, Upper Eyelid Surgery is designed to improve the upper eyelid that may be sagging or drooping. Patients with loose, wrinkled, or even heavy upper eyelids can often look tired and disinterested. By removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper eyelid, Dr. Sumit Sitole uses Upper Eyelid Surgery to create a more rejuvenated and energetic appearance. In some cases, Dr. Sitole may combine Upper Eyelid Surgery with Facial Fillers to minimize the appearance of wrinkles and crow’s feet. Upper Eyelid Surgery can treat a number of conditions including:

  • Excess fat that may be causing the upper eyelids to appear puffy.
  • Loose skin that is causing unnatural folds in the upper eyelid and in some cases impairs vision.
  • Hidden natural fold of the upper eyelid.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Colorado based Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Sumit Sitole begins an Upper Eyelid Surgery by making a small incision along the natural folds and creases of the upper eyelid. By making the incisions along these natural folds and creases, any visible scarring can be greatly reduced. The incision for an Upper Eyelid Surgery allows for repositioning of fat deposits, tightening of muscles and tissue, and the removal of loose excess skin. Once the desired appearance is created, Dr. Sitole closes the incisions. The overall procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, and it is performed in as little as 45 minutes.

Upper Eyelid Surgery Results

After Upper Eyelid Surgery, patients are encouraged to use lubricating ointment and a cold compress to reduce any bruising and swelling that may result from the procedure. Once the swelling and bruising has completely subsided, the final result will be a better defined upper eyelid contour and a more refreshed and alert appearance.

Lower Eyelid Surgery (Lower Blepharoplasty)

Also referred to as Lower Blepharoplasty, Lower Eyelid Surgery is designed to correct excess skin and fat under the eye that can give patients a tired and lethargic appearance. Over time, areas of excess fat and sagging can form under the eye and create bags and dark circles. Dr. Sumit Sitole offers Lower Eyelid Surgery to rejuvenate the lower eyelids and create a more youthful and alert appearance. In some cases, Dr. Sitole may combine Lower Eyelid Surgery with Fillers to reduce fine wrinkles and crow’s feet around the eyes as well. Lower Eyelid Surgery can treat a number of conditions including:

  • Excess skin and fine wrinkles that may form in the lower eyelid.
  • Bags under the eyes.
  • Droopiness and sagging of the lower eyelid that reveals the whites of the eyes below the iris (colored portion of the eye).

Lower Eyelid Surgery Procedure

Colorado based Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Sumit Sitole begins a Lower Eyelid Surgery procedure by making a small incision hidden inside of the lower eyelid. By making the incision on the inside of the lower eyelid, any visible scarring can be greatly reduced if not completely avoided. If any excess skin needs to be removed, another small incision may be made just below the lash line of the lower eyelid. Once the lower eyelid is corrected, Dr. Sitole closes any necessary incisions. Lower Eyelid Surgery is typically performed under local anesthesia, and can generally be performed in less than 45 minutes.

Lower Eyelid Surgery Results

After Lower Eyelid Surgery is complete, patients are encouraged to use lubricating ointment and a cold compress to reduce any bruising and swelling that may result. Once the swelling and bruising has completely subsided, the final result will be a better-defined lower eyelid contour and a more refreshed and alert appearance.

Eyebrows – Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

Also known as a Forehead Lift, A Brow Lift is designed to create a more alert and youthful appearance by correcting the presence of expression lines and signs of aging that may appear in the forehead and brow region. A furrowed forehead or brow can cause patients to appear angry, while a sagging brow can make patients appear sad or tired. Dr. Sumit Sitole uses Brow Lift Surgery to restore a more youthful and relaxed appearance. A Brow Lift can treat a number of conditions including:

  • Droopy or sagging eyebrows that make patients appear tired and disinterested.
  • Creases across the forehead or high on the bridge of the nose.
  • Frown lines.

Brow Lift Surgery Procedure

Depending on the amount of correction needed, Colorado based Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Sumit Sitole offers both traditional and endoscopic incision techniques. Regardless of the incision method, Dr. Sitole uses inconspicuous incisions along the natural folds and seams of the face to minimize any potential visible scarring.

Once the incision technique is chosen, Brow Lift Surgery begins by repositioning underlying tissue and muscle to create a smooth contour. In some cases, excess muscle and tissue may be altered or removed to improve visible lines and creases. In many cases, the eyebrows are lifted to a more youthful position and held in place with sutures. Once the desired shape and contour is achieved, any necessary incision(s) will be closed.

Brow Lift Surgery Results

Recovery from a Brow Lift will depend upon the incision technique (endoscopic or traditional) that is chosen prior to the actual procedure. Generally, patients are able to resume light daily activities after 7-10 days, but more strenuous activities should not be resumed for 2-3 weeks following Brow Lift Surgery. These strenuous activities include any activity that can increase blood pressure. Patients are also encouraged to avoid direct sunlight for 2-3 months to ensure the very best results. Following post-operative instructions carefully will result in a smooth and more youthful brow appearance.

Cheek Lift

For some patients, the area just below the lower eyelid can droop and appear deflated. As the central area of the face, a traditional facelift or Brow Lift may not impact this area. A Cheek Lift is specifically designed to improve the appearance of this area and create a more youthful and full appearance. As the skin of the face begins to lose elasticity over time, the skin can begin to droop and appear loose. In some cases, patients actually lose facial volume around the cheeks and silicone cheek implants may be inserted to restore this volume. Dr. Sumit Sitole may also combine this procedure with Fillers to create a more full and youthful appearance. A Cheek Lift corrects a number of conditions including:

  • Loose or sagging skin around the mid-face.
  • Undefined cheek bones.
  • Droopy cheek tissue.
  • Deep Lines extending from the corner of the mouth to the corner of the nose (nasolabial folds).

Cheek Lift Procedure

The goal of a Cheek Lift procedure is to raise the cheek pad to a more youthful position over the cheekbone. This can give patients a more defined and youthful cheekbone appearance. Incisions are generally placed in the same location as Lower Eyelid Surgery, just below the lower lash line, to reduce any visible scarring that may result. In some cases, additional incisions may be necessary behind the hairline and inside the mouth to achieve the very best results. Once the incisions are made, the cheek pad is gently lifted into a more youthful position and secured with sutures. If the fat pad does not have enough volume to provide the desired results, Dr. Sitole may recommend Facial Fillers or Cheek Implants to complement the final results.

Cheek Lift Results

A Cheek Lift may take two or more hours to complete and can be performed under either local or general anesthesia. Patients may experience some swelling and bruising following the procedure, but both will fade over time revealing the amazing results. Patients can generally return to daily activity after 1-2 weeks, but may need to avoid more strenuous activities for up to 1 month. The final results will display a much more youthful, full, and balanced facial appearance.

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