Cosmetic Surgery NYC | Glossary

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Facial Plastics Center

Blepharoplasty – Surgery of the eyelids in which fat and excess skin, bags, pouches, wrinkles in the eye area are removed.

Botulinum Toxin Botox – Injected to relax facial muscles temporarily to eliminate wrinkles for three to six months.

Cheek / Chin Augmentation – Surgery where implants are placed in the cheeks or chin to improve bone structure, balance a profile, or support sagging, soft tissues.

Chin Augmentation – See Cheek / Chin Augmentation

Chemical Peels – Resurfacing of the skin with an acid solution that peels the top layers and allows smoother, regenerated skin to emerge; an effective treatment for wrinkles caused by sun damage, mild scarring, and certain types of acne.

Collagen Implant – An injection of natural protein, which raises skin tissue to smooth the skin and make wrinkles and scars appear less visible.

Dermabrasion – A facial sanding technique used to treat deep scars and wrinkles, raised scar tissue, and some severe cases of cystic acne; top layers of skin are "sanded" off with a high-speed rotating brush or a diamond-coated wheel.

Facial Reconstruction – Surgery to repair or reconstruct facial features in victims of cancer, facial trauma, and birth defects.

Filler Injections – Most commonly collagen - a gel like substance derived from purified animal tissue, and fat - which is harvested from the patient's thigh or abdomen and then injected to plump up facial areas or "fill" wrinkled areas (see also Botox).

Browlift/Forehead Lift – Surgery to minimize forehead lines and wrinkles, and to elevate brows to reduce lid drooping.

Forehead Lift – See Browlift/Forehead Lift

Liposuction – Surgery to reduce excess fatty deposits.

Mentoplasty – Surgery to balance a profile by enlarging, reducing, or reshaping the chin.

Microdermabrasion – A mini-peeling with minimal risk of dyspigmentation or scarring that is achieved by projecting aluminum micro-crystals onto the skin (also referred as the "Power Peel," "Euro Peel", "Parisian Peel" or "Derma Peel"); safe for all skin types.

Otoplasty – Surgery of the ear in which protruding or deformed ears can be "pinned back" by reshaping the cartilage.

Rhinoplasty – Aesthetic surgery of the nose in which cartilage and bone are reshaped and reconstructed; excess bone or cartilage may be removed.

Rhytidectomy – Facelift surgery in which excess skin is removed and muscles are tightened.

Scar Revision Surgery – Procedures to help minimize visible facial scars.

Septorhinoplasty – A form of rhinoplasty that is performed to reconstruct the nasal passage or to relieve obstructions inside the nose to correct breathing problems; the obstruction is removed through internal incisions and the interior of the nose is restructured.

Skin Resurfacing – Removal of the outer layer of the skin using abrasion, chemicals, or a laser, resulting in smoother and less wrinkled skin.