Advances in Eye and Nose Surgery
Cosmetic surgery is something that a large proportion of people think about having at one time or another in their lives and many go through with the operations; it has become more and more popular over the years as more people have it done. Cosmetic surgery covers a wide range of procedures that can be performed on different areas of the body and often for different reasons. Two areas which people commonly want to have cosmetic surgery on are the nose and eyes. The reason for nose and eye operations being so popular is probably because they are central features of the face and this makes them very noticeable and more obvious than other parts of the face and body. You are more likely to feel self-conscious about your nose and eyes than your arms or toes as they are more likely to be looked at and noticed by others.
Available options for cosmetic surgery on eyes and noses have changed and developed over the years. One of the more common eye operations is eyelid surgery which is chosen by people wanting to rejuvenate their appearance and improve how their eyes and eyelids look. The procedure will usually involve the removal of any excess skin and fat and the tightening of the area. This is popular with people who suffer from bags under their eyes or who have drooping eyelids. This operation is called blepharoplasty and has been around for a couple hundreds of years. The techniques involved have developed and improved greatly over the years. Eye lid surgery was previously used for medical conditions prior to becoming a cosmetic procedure. Eyelid surgery was performed as facial reconstruction for victims of accidents and was carried out on wounded soldiers in the first and second world wars. At this time the results were good but signs of the operation were noticeable. Now however the results are better and the signs of the operation are not obvious or noticeable.
Nose surgery is another area of cosmetic surgery which has a long history and can be traced back hundreds if not thousands of years. Similarly to eyelid surgery, nose surgery was used over the centuries as corrective surgery for fixing deformities or irregularities of the nose. Originally, the procedure was used to treat disfiguration of the nose by using a skin graft/flap taken from the individual’s forehead. Nose surgery is known as rhinoplasty and operations can be classed as open rhinoplasty or closed rhinoplasty. Open rhinoplasty involves making a cut to the outside of the nose to carry out the operation whereas closed rhinoplasty means that all of the necessary work is carried out from inside the nostrils. The type of surgery chosen will depend on the circumstances such as the desired outcome and whether the tip of the nose needs a lot of change or just the bridge of the nose. As with eyelid surgery, nose surgery can be performed for a variety of medical reasons such as reconstruction after trauma or to alleviate breathing problems or it can be performed as a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance and structure of the nose.