Head Area

Here you will find all areas regarding the head – from wrinkle removal to lifting and ear surgery!

WRINKLE REMOVAL

At about the age of 26 the natural aging process of the skin begins. The cellular metabolism is disturbed and cell renewal slows down.  Environmental factors, like an increased stress level and unprotected sun exposure, as well as particular treatment with medication and radiation speed up this aging process. Due all to these factors the skin and the underlying tissue become generally drier and start to wrinkle.

Wrinkles are an expression of tiredness and ageand thus leave a negative impression on the face. Whereas positively appearing mimic wrinkles are accepted by many people.

 

FACELIFT

During the aging process the skin and the subcutaneous tissue of the face and the neck lose elasticity and retaining ability. As a consequence, the soft tissue tires, the labionasal fold becomes more visible and the facial features become tired and toneless. This results in wrinkles around the neck, flabby cheeks, sagged forehead and a wrinkly eye brow area.

Solution
At the so-called facelift each plastic-esthetical surgeon stands out due to his/her individual surgical cut, the anatomical restoration and the preservation of a natural appearance. During the facelift, muscles, fat and connective tissue are detached and are repositioned correctly – using the most modern methods the skin only serves as a covering medium. Freshness and youthness are the result.

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 3 hours and a hospital stay of 2-3 days should be scheduled.

·         Form of anaesthetics:  mostly local anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: absorbable threads (removal is not necessary)

·         Presentable: 1-2 weeks

·         Grace period: 1-2 weeks

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: no

 

FOREHEAD LIFT

Wrinkles on the forehead are the first indication of the skin’s structural change. The beginning of this change is controlled by genes but also dependent on personal habits and the individual way of living. The facial muscles, as well as, the elastic fibers in the skin lose tension. The brow bow sinks, resulting in frown lines and wrinkles on the forehead – the face looks tired!

Solution
Depending on the height of the forehead, the incision goes from one ear to the other – in front of or behind the hairline – when applying the classical forehead lift. After the healing process the scar is inconspicuous. Wrinkled excess skin of the forehead is removed during the so-called forehead lift. During this surgery it is also possible to correct sunken eyebrows and attenuate or completely remove forehead and frown lines musculature which causes wrinkles.

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 1 hour and can be carried out on an out-patient basis.

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: absorbable threads (removal is not necessary)

·         Presentable: 1-2 weeks

·         Grace period: 1-2 weeks

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: no

 

 


NECK SURGERY

Fat deposits underneath the chin and the atony of the neck’s soft tissue often lead to esthetic problems or the “double chin” respectively.

Solution
Here are liposuction or muscel tightening surgery used, or both, for reshaping the neck.

 


UPPER & LOWER EYELID CORRECTION

Drooping eyelids, bags under your eyes, as well as, wrinkles create a tired facial expression and make the face look old. After the surgery you will look fresher and younger again.

 Flabby Lower Lid

The flabby lower lid is typical for elderly people, since the ligaments of the lower lid slacken and thus results in excess skin.

Solution
During the urgery the excess skin is removed. The incision is almost invisible and is located at the lower eyelid edge, below the eyelashes. One has to expect bruises and swellings, since the skin surrounding the eye is very thin.

Resting and cooling accelerate the healing process!

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 1 hour and can be carried out either on an out-patient or on an in-patient basis.

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: after approximately 5 days

·         Presentable: after 10 days

·         Grace period: 2 weeks

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency:

o   In case of bags under the eyes (see description below): no

o   If the lower eyelid edge does no longer touch the eye and therefore increased tearing occurs: yes

 

 


UPPER EYELID LIFT

So-called  Drooping Eyelids

Drooping eyelids mostly occur in the middle and higher age. A drooping eyelid is excess skin on the upper lid – the skin of the lid hangs over the eyelashes and hides them – the cosmetically relevant lid fold  is no longer visible.

Solution
In case of dooping eyelids the excess skin is removed and the superficialeye muscles  are toned. The scar is hidden in the fold of the upper lid and therefore not visible.

FLABBY UPPER EYELID

Open and big eyes stand for youthful appearance and make a face shine.

Flabby upper lids belong to the natural aging process and appear more or less strongly. Even in good moods flabby upper lids make the eyes look small and powerless. A further reason for surgery may be a restriction of the field of vision.

Solution
The excess skins removed during a minor surgical procedure. The fine scare are almost invisible, since the incision is located in the eyelid fold. A more youthful and fresher look is the result of this surgery!

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 1 hour and can be carried out on either an out-patient or in-patient basis.

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: after 3-5 days

·         Presentable:  after about 10 days

·         Grace period: 2 weeks

Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: in case of restriction of the field of vision diagnosis by an eye specialist

 


EYE BAGS

Eye bags are fat excess in the lower lid area, which may even happen to young aged men and women.

The skin of the eyelid and the connective tissue underneath slacken – this shifts the fat pads lying in the eye socket directly into the skin of the lid.

Solution
Eye bags can be removed by a surgical intervention without causing any externally scars, since the incision is located in the conjunctival sac (on the inside of the lower lid). Applying this procedure achieves natural looking results.

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 1 hour and can be carried out on either an out-patient or in-patient basis

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: absorbable threads (removal is not necessary)

·         Presentable:  after about 10 days

·         Grace period: 2 weeks

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: in case of exophthalmos and accompanying visual disorder (double vision/images)

 


CHIN CORRECTION:

NECK CORRECTION (DOUBLE CHIN)

Fat deposits underneath the chin and the atony of the neck’s soft tissue often lead to esthetic problems or the “double chin” respectively.

Solution
Here liposuction or muscel tightening surgery or both, are used for reshaping.

RECEDING CHIN

The chin is an important characteristic of a face and the appearance as a whole. A so-called recending chin is very disturbing and seems not to fit into the profile from an esthetical point of view.

Solution
During chin construction the chin is lengthened, strengthened, enlarged and thus the impression of a receding chin is improved. A fitting, shaping implant is inserted through a minor cut in the mouth region. So there are no external scars caused by this procedure.

 

PROMINENT CHIN

A prominent chin is disturbing the whole facial appearance, whether looking at the face frontally or from the side.

Solution
During a chin reduction the bony prominence is removed through a minor cut in the mouth area or underneath the chin and thus a harmonic profile shape is achieved. But in case of a very prominent chin with misalignment of teeth, a larger orthodontic-surgical treatment is necessary.

NOSE CORRECTION

The shape of the nose plays a major role in face characteristics and is a crucial feature for being attractive and judging the smoothness of a face.

A bad shaped hooked nose, as well as, a wide bridge of the nose, a too long, skewed, too small or too big nose is disturbing and often does not fit into the overall appearance of the face. In case of obstructed nasal breathing a detailed discussion with the surgeon and a medical finding by an ENT specialist is required.

Solution
Usually the fine incisions are located inside the nose or additionally inconspicuous and hardly visible on the nasal septum. Bones and cartilage are reshaped and resized according to the patient’s ideas . Surgical precision work and reshaping fit the nose to the rest auf the facial features.  

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about 1-3 hours and a hospital stay of 2-3 days should be scheduled.

·         Form of anaesthetics:  general anaesthesia

·         Removal of stitches: after about 1 week

·         Presentable:  after about 14 days

·         Grace period: about 10 days

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: in case of respiratory problems confirmation by ENT specialist is needed.

 


EAR CORRECTION

In general protruding ears are a congenital deformation of the auricular cartilage. Many people suffer from being teased because of their protruding, big or deformed ears. This surgery can be carried out up from the age of 6.

Solution
During this surgery the missing auricle fold is remodeled by attenuation of the cartilage and is fixed behind the ear.

 

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes a maximum of  about 1 hour  and can be carried out on an either out-patient or in-patient basis (a hospital stay for the treatment of children should be scheduled)

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia, general anaesthesia (children)

·         Removal of stitches: after about 10 days

·         Presentable:  after about 1 day

·         Grace period: about 2 weaks (wearing a head band or a bonnet when sleeping for a period of up to six weeks after the surgery, team sport should be avoided for 6 weeks)

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: no, for children yes

The scar runs behind the ear!

 


REMOVAL OF AGE SPOTS

Age spots are dark spots on the skin, which indeed are non-malignant, but nevertheless are disturbing, since they mainly are located in the face and on the hands.

Solution
Surgical removal or tangential ablation

Alternatively milling of  by laser

Grinding

 

Surgery Details

·         The surgery takes about ½-1 hour  and can be carried out on an out-patient basis

·         Form of anaesthetics:  local anaesthesia

·         Presentable:  after about 2 weeks

·         Grace period: about 2 weaks

·         Cost absorption by the health insurance agency: possible

 


Primarius Dr. med. Boris Todoroff

Privatordination
Riedstraße 40
1140 Wien
Mobil: +43 (0)664 3000039
b.todoroff@bhs.at
www.todoroff.at

 

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