Physical appearance is a significant factor in self-esteem; the way you think and feel about yourself as a person can have a colossal impact on your confidence and general mood. You’ve become withdrawn, introverted and have lost your true sense of self. Nobody is born with limitless self-confidence, but it is possible to feel natural, elegant and attractive in your own skin.
A natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance is made possible by skill and experience. Dr. Shahram possesses significant experience in all areas of aesthetic rejuvenation:
Also called a forehead lift, this procedure corrects a low-positioned or sagging brow, smooths furrows across the forehead and between the brows, and helps restore a more youthful appearance. A forehead lift can be done in a number of ways tailored to your anatomy and what you would like to achieve. It can be a direct incision brow lift, where a cut is made just at the upper border of your eyebrow and by removing part of your forehead skin, your eyebrows will be placed higher, It can be by elevating the forehead from inside which is called galeopexy or a new innovation called “Gliding Brow Lift” or GBL which actually elevates only the skin of your forehead via 2- 4 very small incisions in your hair line.
A neck lift offers a smoother and more toned appearance to skin under the chin and neck areas. Newer, less invasive procedures offer shorter operative times, quicker recoveries and can result in significant improvement in the neckline without requiring the extensive surgical dissection of a traditional face lift. Neck lift surgery can be performed in a variety of ways. Typically, an incision is made in front of and behind the ear. The edge of the sagging neck muscles is identified and pulled up and secured. The resulting excess skin is removed behind the ear hiding the incision. An alternate method involves creating an incision under the chin and tightening the underlying muscle without removing skin and without the need for an incision in front of the ear. In some cases when there is not much skin excess and the jaw line and angle of the neck has been reduced, a simple “Interlocking Neck Sling” procedure can be done combined with a little liposuction can result in a very attractive rejuvenated neck.
Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)
In the early days of cosmetic surgery, face lifts consisted of skin tightening only. Most modern face lift techniques today consist of tightening both the skin and the tissue beneath the skin in the cheek and the neck. There are many techniques. No matter the technique, however, the principle is the same: tightening of the deeper structures that have actually slide down which will also allow less tension to be put on the skin, which may lead to a longer term result. With most face lift procedures, a drainage tube is inserted during surgery. This will be removed a day or two after surgery. All sutures are usually removed within five to 10 days following surgery.
Eyelid Surgery (Upper Lid Blepharoplasty)
This procedure is aimed at removing excess skin and fat in the upper eyelids. It can be done under local anaesthesia alone or combined with conscious sedation (“twilight sleep”) and has one of the most rapid recoveries of any facial plastic surgery procedure. The entire procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to an hour and the pain is minimal in most cases. Some minor swelling and bruising may last a few days, and most patients are completely recovered after a week. These procedures may be combined with brow lifts in some cases to achieve the best effect.
Eyelid Surgery (Lower Lid Blepharoplasty)
This procedure addresses the puffiness of excess fat and the wrinkling of excess skin in the lower eyelids. For those patients with excess fat and little or no excess skin, the procedure can be performed by making the incision inside the eyelid (transconjunctival), avoiding a scar on the skin. For those patients with excess skin and fat, an incision is made just below the eyelashes (Subciliary), where it can be well hidden. In cases of subcilliary lower blepharoplasty the cheeks are also typically replaced to their original higher position at the same time Mid-face lift.