Plastic surgery has become a widely-recognized term referring to surgeries that alter the aesthetic or functional aspect of some part of the body. Sometimes they do both. For example, rhinoplasty could be performed on someone who simply dislikes their nose, or it could be performed on someone with a deviated septum who needs improved functionality. In either case the rhinoplasty may increase functionality or how aesthetically pleasing the nose is even if that was not the main intention.
Plastic surgery is most well-known for the aesthetic aspect, and there are many different procedures available to enhance a person’s appearance. Improving symmetry and proportions on either the face or body are the main focuses of cosmetic surgery. At Chase Lay, MD Facial Plastics and Eyelid Surgery we offer a wide variety of plastic surgery options.
While we age our bodies tend to store fat in areas they didn’t used to, the exception to this being the face. The older we get the less fat our face stores in it causing wrinkles to appear and an overall gaunt appearance to form. In a fat transfer Dr. Lay takes fat from other areas in your body (those annoying fat deposits we all experience) and transfers it to your face to help fill out the deflated, hollow areas.
Gravity and age cause our eyelids to droop, making us appear tired or sad. Too much excess fat and skin can also impede our vision, making this plastic surgery functional and aesthetic. Dr. Lay specializes in both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Receiving eyelid surgery can help you look younger and more vibrant, as well as possibly improving your vision.
Chin and Lip Implants
Restoring facial balance, creating a stronger appearance, or restoring a more youthful appearance can be achieved through chin and lip implants. These implants are a good alternative to other, more extensive plastic surgery procedures. A weak chin can be corrected through chin implants, and lips can be made fuller and more defined through lip implants. Face shape can even be altered from square to oval with chin implants for a more feminine-looking jawline.
If you are interested in any of these procedures or if you wish to learn more about what Chase Lay, MD Facial Plastics and Eyelid Surgery has to offer, call our office in San Jose, CA today! We would love to schedule an appointment with you.