At the Torrance area office of Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery, we are dedicated to the art of plastic surgery – and it is an art. We are proud of our reputation for excellence, and that we are known for our natural-looking facial enhancement surgeries. If you are considering facial surgery, you need to have full confidence in your surgeon. Dr. Marcus has exceptional qualifications, and is Board Certified in both Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus particularly specializes in providing some of the most exquisite results from rhinoplasty and facelifts Torrance can lay claim to. We invite you to meet with us in an initial consultation to find out more. We will take all the time you need to answer your questions and concerns, and we have an extensive “before and after” gallery to help you make a decision about facial rejuvenation surgery.
Rhinoplasty in Torrance
Your nose is a prominent facial feature, creating visual balance between the upper and lower parts of the face. A rhinoplasty in Torrance is an effective way to enhance facial balance by reducing the size of the nose, re-profiling a pronounced or overly-scooped bridge, reducing wide or large nostrils, or refining the shape of a nose tip that is upturned, bulbous, or drooping. A carefully planned and executed rhinoplasty can bring a more beautiful, harmonious, and balanced look to the face -- and a dramatic improvement in appearance.
At our practice, we perform both cosmetic rhinoplasty and functional rhinoplasty surgeries. Cosmetic rhinoplasty enhances the aesthetics of the face by altering the size and shape of the nose.
Functional rhinoplasty is a procedure to open airways and improve breathing. A deviated septum is one of the more common functional problems that can be resolved with our Torrance rhinoplasty. Often times, persons in need of functional rhinoplasty will receive a rhinoplasty to address both functional and aesthetic issues.
Benefits of Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty, often called a nose job enhances the shape of a person's nose, thereby helping to boost confidence and self-esteem. The nose is a prominent feature on our face and a poorly shaped nose can cause a person to feel embarrassed.
Rhinoplasty is also used to improve the nasal airflow. Trauma from accidents or simply genetics, can cause a person to have a deviated septum and this can prove to be very uncomfortable.
A rhinoplasty is an effective solution for such trauma induced defects in the nasal structure.
Preparing for a Rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty must be performed only under the supervision of a board certified cosmetic surgeon. It is a surgery that involves precise attention to detail and should be performed with utmost caution. Discuss your medical history and any life threatening illnesses or medical conditions that may pose as a risk during the surgery. During consultations, it is important to discuss your goals with your surgeon. Make sure that all your queries are addressed before you move on with the procedure.
During the weeks leading up to the surgery, you will be required to refrain from smoking and taking medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen.
Aspirin and ibuprofen are blood thinners and they may increase the bleeding during the surgery. Also, your surgeon might prescribe certain medications before the surgery. Make sure to take them as and when prescribed.
If you happen to be taking any medications, it is best to consult your physician to see if any adjustments need to be made.
According to statistics, the average cost of a rhinoplasty is around $5,046. The cost varies according to facilities, surgeon's fee, techniques, complexity, and medications.
Immediately after the surgery, patients are likely to experience bruising and swelling around the area where the surgery has been performed. These are the side effects of the surgery and will subside gradually. Patients are recommended to use ice packs to help bring down the swelling. Your surgeon may use bandages and splints to support the nose after the surgery. These will be removed during your first follow up visit post-op.
During recovery, you will be required to refrain from engaging in activities that involve physical exertion or has a direct impact on your nose. The swelling and bruising is likely to subside within a week or two.
During the first few days of the surgery, it is best to lie down with your head in an elevated position. Complete recovery may take up to a month although you can resume your daily routine by the third week of your surgery unless there are any other complications that require you to rest for longer.
Rhinoplasty: Our Approach
Dr. Marcus will perform a full evaluation of your nose and the underlying structure, and create a customized surgical treatment plan to address every issue.
The procedure involves remodeling or removing any excess bone or cartilage, and then repositioning the skin over the reshaped nose framework. Every patient has a unique situation, and how the surgery will be performed requires a custom treatment plan. You can trust our surgeon to focus upon creating an aesthetically-balanced nose that is in harmony with your other features.
We believe in achieving a natural-looking appearance, and employing the surgical procedure that will achieve the best outcome for you.
Some of the common problems Dr. Marcus can resolve include:
- A nose that appears too large, and out of proportion with the rest of the face
- Large or flared nostrils
- A wide, curved, or protruding bridge
- A bulbous, large, or drooping tip of the nose
- An asymmetrical nose
- Deviated septum leading to breathing problems
In an initial consultation with our plastic surgeon, you will have the opportunity to discuss your wishes and get all of your questions answered. You can look over our countless “before and after” pictures of patients with similar issues as a helpful tool in planning the technique that will bring you the results you envision.
Facelift in Torrance
Over the course of a person’s life, time and gravity take a toll on one’s face. Skin that was once taut and fresh becomes wrinkled, creased, and lined. The jawline loses definition, and jowls can develop, creating a less attractive, older appearance.
A facelift can bring about a far more youthful and fresh appearance. At the office of Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marcus performs a Torrance facelift procedure with the precision and care necessary to give our patients superior, long-lasting results.
A facelift can resolve:
- Wrinkles, laugh lines, creases
- Sagging skin beneath the eyes
- Drooping, creased mid-facial skin
- A jowly appearance
- Loose and sagging skin at jawline
- A gaunt, aged appearance
Age can have a disheartening impact on our face. As we age, we begin to notice fine lines near the corners of our eyes and lips. The skin begins to lose its elasticity and begins to sag. In today's world, where your looks play a vital role in staying competitive, you could do well without your age reflecting much on your face. This is one of the reasons why a large number of people opt for a facelift.
In some cases however, a patient might not need a procedure as complex as a facelift especially if the signs of aging are just about showing up. In such situations, surgeons recommend a mini facelift.
What is a Mini Facelift?
A mini facelift is simple procedure for patients who do not wish to undergo a full facelift. It involves minimal incisions and very light anesthesia. In addition, a mini facelift reduces the recovery time and the costs incurred. The mini facelift is used to slightly lift the lower face as well as the upper portion of the neck to provide a more youthful appearance.
Both a full facelift and a mini facelift are used to tighten and lift the skin on the face and neck.
Preparing for a Facelift
One of the first things to do before you decide to go under the knife is to do enough and more research. Although your surgeon will make sure you understand the procedure, it is always a good idea to be updated and aware of what the surgery entails. Make sure to discuss your expectations with your surgeon and also get any and all queries addressed before you go in for the surgery. Discuss your medical history, any complications with previous surgeries, and other relevant medical conditions.
Prior to the surgery, your surgeon may recommend certain topical medications to prepare your face for the surgery. Use them as and when prescribed. Refrain from smoking and taking medications such as aspirin as they may cause complications during the surgery.
Cost of Facelift
On an average, a facelift surgery can cause nearly $3,500. The cost varies depending upon the technique, the surgeon's fees, anesthesia, facilities, and medications.
Benefits of a Facelift
Facelifts offer a more youthful appearance. It tightens the skin on your face, neck, and jawline. Facelifts redefine your lost contours and repairs loose skin.
Immediately after the surgery, patients are likely to experience bruising and swelling. Your doctor will recommend a post-op care routine you must follow religiously. The swelling is likely to subside within a week or two. You will have to refrain from activities that involve physical exertion and also avoid applying any makeup. Around the third or fourth week, the swelling will completely subside and you can gradually get back to your daily routine.
Complete recovery will take a month for most patients.
Facelift Surgeon in Torrance with Artistry and Advanced Surgical Skills
You will have the opportunity to review our gallery of images so you understand how a facelift in Torrance can give you a more youthful, fresh appearance. A facelift will not alter bone structure, but instead address sagging, loose skin, tissue, and muscles, which are tightened to provide a smoother, younger appearance. The results should look natural, rather than tightly stretched. It requires more than surgical skills to create an aesthetic outcome, and we are proud of our ability to create a look that is fresh and makes you look rejuvenated, without appearing unnatural.
Contact Us Today
Our patients can expect the most advanced, cutting-edge treatments available. We provide clients with a relaxed, judgment-free environment where you feel comfortable and cared for, throughout the entire process. Schedule an appointment at our Torrance office, and let us help you move forward in achieving the aesthetic result you envision.
Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery
1815 Via El Prado #102
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery
3500 N. Sepulveda Blvd Suite 130
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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