Plastic surgery includes aesthetic surgery, popularly known as cosmetic surgery, which can reshape facial and bodily features and is designed to improve and individual’s appearance. All plastic surgery procedures are performed by Dr. Brian Evans, B.A., M.D. F.R.C.S.(C). We have a full in-office surgical suite, for private and intimate care. For inquiries or to book a consultation, you may contact his main office at (519) 663-2919.
Aging of the face is inevitable, and with time the skin of the face and neck loosen. Age, sun exposure, gravity, and genetics all contribute to skin changes. Fine lines become wrinkles, and gradually deeper folds. The jaw line softens into jowls, and beneath the chin excess skin starts to sag. As the aging population grows, it is no wonder why facelifting has become the third most performed facial cosmetic procedure. If you ever wondered how a facelift or “Rhytidectomy” could improve your looks you need to know how it is performed and what to expect.
Blepharoplasty (Eye Lift)
Droopy upper eyelids and puffy bags under the eyes can make you look older and more tired than you feel. Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is the most commonly performed facial plastic surgical procedure. By removing small amounts of excess skin and fat one can transform the eyelid region to a more youthful and refreshed look. If you are wondering how eyelid surgery can improve your appearance, you need to know how the surgery is performed and what to expect.
Rhinoplasty can change the size of your nose (smaller or bigger), take off a hump, change the shape of the tip, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems by straitening the septum. There are so many possible ways to change the appearance of the nose that it is important that you have a specific idea of what you would like corrected.
In general, the nose takes its shape from the cartilage and bony framework that underlies the skin. This delicate relationship between these structures is what is altered during the reshaping process. Incisions are very well hidden inside the nose, and occasionally, a small incision is made in the shadow line under the nose. By removing, adding, or changing the position of the cartilages, bones and soft tissue, your desired nose shape can be achieved.
A forehead lift or “browlift” is a procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed, and cheery look to the forehead, eye brows and upper eyelid areas. By removing excess skin and muscle, the procedure corrects drooping brows, improves the horizontal lines and furrows that can make you look angry, sad or tired, and tightening the skin of the upper eyelid. The incisions are well hidden along the frontal hairline or in the hair, and with the use of an endoscope (a small camera that allows the procedure to be performed with minimal incisions), the incisions are almost impossible to see. The particular type of incision to be used is dependent on your goals and desires. Also, a forehead lift is often performed in conjunction with eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) or a facelift to provide a smoother, overall balanced look to the eyes and face.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
A tummy tuck, or an abdominoplasty, can significantly enhance your appearance and self confidence. The procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and tightening the muscles of the abdominal wall. This procedure can dramatically reduce the appearance of a protruding abdomen, remove excess bulk, and recreate a waistline that has otherwise been stretched over time.
Liposuction can help sculpt your body, restore a more shapely form, and improve your fit in clothes by removing unwanted fat from specific areas, such as the abdomen, love handles, hips, buttocks, thighs, knees, upper arms, chin, cheeks and neck. As we age, our metabolism changes, our body fat is redistributed, and stubborn fat pockets form that don’t shrink with exercise. Liposuction is a sage and effective method that can reshape your body and restore a healthier appearance that can match your inner health.
A “lifting” of the entire trunk (abdomen, flanks and back) and sometimes of the buttocks and thighs, is sometimes needed, especially after large amounts of weight loss. Excessive skin and loose tissues are removed, and the contour is improved by “lifting and tightening” in a circumferential fashion. This is usually an extensive procedure that requires general anaesthesia, at least a short hospital stay, and a more involved recovery period than other standard body contouring procedures. For the right person, the rewards can be great, completing the process following weight loss and restoring improved contour.
Breast Augmentation & Lift
Aesthetic breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to increase the size of the breasts. For patients with marked sagging of the breasts, the surgeon may recommend a procedure to reduce and reshape breast skin in addition to augmentation mammoplasty. There are several possible surgical approaches to breast augmentation and your surgeon can suggest which one would suit you best.