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 Facelift

 

A facelift can dramatically improve your appearance by reducing the appearance of sagging skin and wrinkles in the lower half of the face. Over the years, stressing factors such as gravity and sun exposure can make facial skin appear loose and lacking in definition. These telltale signs of aging can make people appear exhausted and worn, regardless of how they feel inside. Fortunately, the facelift procedure allows patients to restore vitality and vigor to their faces, making them look and feel years younger. Dr. Torminn has performed many successful facelift surgeries in Brazil and around the world.

 

 

Facelift surgery begins with Dr. Torminn making thin incisions along the natural folds behind the ear. The incisions are placed in this location to minimize the appearance of scarring. Through these incisions, Dr. Torminn is able to remove excess skin, fat, and tissue from the jaw region and tighten the remaining skin around the chin and jowls. The result is a face that appears younger and more naturally radiant.

 

Blepharoplasty

 

Many of the signs of facial aging are caused by the loss of tensile strength in the facial muscles; as these muscles grow weaker, they are less able to keep skin smooth. Over time, the delicate skin around our eyes tends to become loose and wrinkled. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a cosmetic procedure that rejuvenates eyelids that have begun to sag or droop. Excess skin around the eye can make the upper eyelid seem to disappear, which, in turn, can make us appear older and more tired than we actually feel. With blepharoplasty, Dr. Torminn can correct these problems and help restore a youthful appearance to the eyes and face. During the blepharoplasty procedure, Dr. Torminn places several tiny incisions along the natural folds of the eyelids. Through these incisions, he is able to completely reshape the eyelid by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the underlying musculature. Removing loose skin from around the eyes results in a healthier, more alert appearance, and can help you look and feel years younger.

 

 

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

 

A brow lift—sometimes called a forehead lift—is a procedure that raises the eyebrows, smoothes forehead wrinkles and age lines, and gives patients a revitalized look without the obvious signs of cosmetic surgery. A brow lift is similar to a facelift; the main difference between the two procedures is that a brow lift is used to rejuvenate the appearance of the forehead, while a facelift generally focuses on the lower jowl region. During a brow lift, Dr. Torminn begins by placing a thin incision behind the hairline in the upper forehead. Dr. Torminn places the incision in this location to help conceal the appearance of scarring. Through this incision, he is able to remove excess skin and tissue from the forehead while tightening the underlying facial muscles. When combined with laser treatment of the wrinkles, a brow lift can help improve the overall appearance of the face. The result of the procedure is a more aesthetically pleasing, refreshed appearance free of sagging skin and forehead furrows.

 

Rhinoplasty

 

Often referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty is one of the most popular procedures performed at our institute. Because of its position at the center of the face, the nose is important to our overall facial structure, and its appearance can influence the harmony and balance between other facial features. When the nose is too large, too small, or crooked, this balance is disrupted. Dr. Torminn can help you achieve a more balanced, proportionate facial structure. In addition, some patients may experience difficulty breathing or getting a good night’s sleep because of a broken nose or an abnormality in their nasal structure. The rhinoplasty procedure can be utilized to treat these medical conditions, as well. Rhinoplasty usually involves no external incisions; Dr. Torminn takes care to keep his incisions within the nose itself to eliminate visible scarring. To learn more about rhinoplasty, or any other cosmetic procedure that Dr. Torminn offers, contact his office to schedule a consultation.

 

Otoplasty

 

Otoplasty, or ear pinning, is a procedure that can drastically improve the overall appearance of the face. In particular, children who suffer from protruding or oversized ears are vulnerable to teasing and ridicule. Otoplasty can be done at age 7; at this age, the child’s ear is already 90 percent the size of the adult ear. Fortunately, otoplasty is an effective method of bringing the ears into more harmonious balance with the rest of the face. Depending on the desired result, Dr. Torminn can reshape the ears, pin them closer to the head, or move them to a more desirable position relative to other facial features. Incisions are thin and are discreetly placed within the natural folds of the ear to reduce the visibility of scars. Otoplasty can be performed in a single visit, with natural-looking results that will endure for a lifetime.

 

Lip Augmentation and Periocular Wrinkles

 

Lip augmentation is a procedure that lifts and plumps thin lips. To reshape and enhance the lips, Dr. Torminn utilizes fat grafting. During the fat grafting procedure, Dr. Torminn will collect fat from a donor site – most typically the buttocks, thighs, or abdomen. He purifies the fat, then injects it into the lips to create a fuller, plumper look. Because the fat is taken from the patient’s own body, there is very little to no risk of rejection or allergic reaction. In addition to lip augmentation, Dr. Torminn also offers treatment for periocular wrinkles with laser resurfacing. The area around the eyes is often a difficult place to treat wrinkles. However, with precision laser resurfacing, Dr. Torminn is able to reduce the prominence of wrinkles around the eyes, allowing for a younger, fresher look.

 

Skin Rejuvenation

 

As we age, our skin, particularly the skin of the face, begins to droop, and wrinkles and marks begin to develop. Often, these signs of aging form gradually, starting off as subtle, but eventually making us look older and more tired than we actually are. With a luxurious, state-of-the-art facility and a trained staff of skilled dermatologists and laser specialists, the practice of Dr. Pedro Torminn can help patients who have wrinkled, sagging, or blemished skin completely revitalize their overall appearance.

 

Laser Skin Resurfacing

 

Laser skin resurfacing is simple, safe, and effective. Fast becoming one of the staples of plastic surgery practices worldwide, the procedure has already been used to help many people feel better about the appearance and health of their skin. With just a few quick and effective treatments, utilizing our state-of-the-art YAG Laser in our laser center, Dr. Torminn can revitalize blemished and worn skin by removing dead, unhealthy cells from the skin’s surface. This exposes fresh skin cells and the underlying pores, refreshing and tightening the appearance of the skin by bringing out its natural beauty and luster. The treatment takes less than an hour to complete, and there is little to no recovery time involved. It can be performed with a local analgesic, if desired, and there is almost no residual pain, swelling, or scarring after the procedure. Lasers truly are the wave of the future in cosmetic medicine. Dr. Torminn and his team of medical professionals are at the forefront of this trend and possess the skill, technology, and knowledge to make smooth, healthy, brilliant skin a reality.

 

Injectables (BOTOX® Cosmetic, Restylane®, and Collagen)

 

Deep facial wrinkles can make us appear older and less enthusiastic than we really are. Loose skin can make us look haggard, and deep, furrowed lines can make us look concerned or angry, even when we’re not. Thankfully, an injectable treatment may be able to treat these symptoms of aging and exposure to the elements. Though these aesthetic imperfections can be difficult to eliminate through surgical means, the various injectable treatments offered by Dr. Pedro Torminn provide a safe, effective, and non-invasive alternative. Facial wrinkles are generally caused by two factors: the weakening of the tiny facial muscles responsible for holding skin taut and a general loosening of skin as we age. To treat the first cause, Dr. Torminn offers BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, which temporarily “freeze” the tiny structural muscles in the face, keeping them in a contracted state that reduces the outward signs of wrinkling. BOTOX® Cosmetic has grown into one of the most popular treatments in plastic surgery because of its overall effectiveness and ease to administer. A BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment session can take as little as 45 minutes and can bring about results that last for months. The loosening and sagging of skin with age can be effectively treated with dermal fillers, materials that can be injected directly under the skin to literally fill the age-related lines in the face. Depending on the desired treatment location, each dermal filler offers its own unique advantages. Restylane® is a synthetic dermal filler, while collagen is a substance that exists naturally in our own bodies. Both treatments are safe and effective because neither causes an allergic response when injected under the skin. In addition, although dermal filler treatments are temporary, they can be repeated as needed during a quick visit to our office.

 

Chemical Peels

 

Chemical peels are treatments that use chemical solutions to invigorate and smooth facial skin by gently removing its outermost layer. The treatment can help individuals reduce the prominence of facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation as a result of numerous environmental stressors, including overexposure to UV light, age-related wrinkling, and skin disease. When the surface layer of skin is removed, the fresh skin cells underneath are allowed to shine through. Chemical peels are also widely used to treat stretch marks, especially those that are red and have recently developed. This treatment can help patients achieve healthier, more luminous skin in just one simple visit to our office. Dr. Torminn offers several chemical peel options. To help you decide which one is best for you, Dr. Torminn will explain the various benefits of each chemical solution during a private consultation.