Questions About Facial Procedures
Which cosmetic facial procedure is right for me?
With a wide variety of facial procedures to choose from, you can get the look you want at an affordable price, without sacrificing high standards of safety. Dr. Otto J. Placik will help you choose the facial procedure, or combination of procedures, that will give you the appearance enhancement you desire in a time frame that fits with your lifestyle. Choose from procedures like nose surgery, ear surgery, eyelid surgery, facelift, chin surgery, cheek surgery, scar revision, and others to improve your appearance with very natural-looking results. Schedule a consultation with our Chicago/Arlington Heights team today to find the procedure that's right for you.
When is the ideal time to have rhinoplasty?
It all depends on your comfort level - if you are able to get some down time for the recovery period, you can move ahead with surgery when you are ready. As far as age goes, Dr. Placik sometimes performs rhinoplasty on teenage children, as parents choose to correct the problem of an overly large or misshapen nose before their child reaches adulthood. This can have several advantages, but will only be considered if the child has completed their growth spurt (14-16 in females and 16-18 in males) and is emotionally prepared to undergo a cosmetic procedure.
Will eyelid surgery make my whole face look younger?
Yes it can - the eyes are often the first part of the face that gets noticed, the part of the body that communicates volumes, and the area of the face that can give away our mood and, unfortunately, our age as well. Many men and women complain that the signs of aging start to show first in the eyes, and a blepharoplasty procedure may offer you the opportunity to look years younger by addressing sagging or wrinkling in the upper and lower eyelids. For a more dramatic rejuvenation, consider adding a facelift procedure to your blepharoplasty.
How do you ensure lip augmentation results will look natural?
First of all, Dr. Placik uses only the most advanced, natural-looking skin fillers and injectables for lip augmentation surgery. Secondly, he will only accept lip augmentation patients who have the ideal skin quality and lip shape conducive to achieving natural lip enhancement results. His team also keeps lip augmentation looking natural by injecting a reasonable, believable volume of material into the upper and lower lips.
Can ear surgery be performed on children?
Otoplasty is most commonly performed on children ages 5-9 to reverse the awkward appearance of overly large, misshapen, or asymmetrical ears. However, it is not uncommon for adults ages 18 -60 to seek Dr. Placik's services for this procedure. Several factors go into the decision of whether or not a child is a good otoplasty candidate, including degree of correction needed, age and maturity, growth stage, and otoplasty expectations.
Can I benefit from facial liposuction?
Facial liposuction may be a good solution to minimize fat in certain facial areas like the neck and jowls. Facial liposuction may be used in conjunction with fillers or a facelift for a tighter, younger-looking facial appearance.
Please e-mail or call our Chicago or Arlington Heights plastic surgery offices for more information on our cosmetic facial enhancement procedures.