Why Facial Surgery and Facial Injectables Work Hand in Hand

Posted on Mar 05,2016 By Dr. Y Anthony Nakamura

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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the top five cosmetic surgical procedures of 2014 are as follows:

1.Breast Augmentation

2.Nose Reshaping (Rhinoplasty)


4.Eyelid Surgery


It’s important to note that 3 of the top 5 procedures involve facial surgery. In fact, even liposuction is part of some facial surgeries.

There are two categories of facial plastic surgery:



Reconstructive surgery is performed for individuals who were born with conditions such as a cleft lip and palate or birthmarks on the face. Others may have to undergo reconstructive surgery as a result of burns, trauma, accidents or failed previous surgeries.

On the other hand, facial cosmetic surgery is performed on patients who want to enhance the physical appearance of their facial structure and features.

Procedures include:

1.Facial implants – surgery that makes certain parts of the face more prominent and well-defined (e.g. lips, cheek, chin).

2.Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty – surgery of the external and internal nose wherein bone and cartilage are restructured and reshaped to improve the appearance of the nose.

3.Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery – surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids to improve the look and function of the eyes.

4.Liposuction – surgery that removes excess fat under the chin or in the neck.

5.Procedures – to correct facial wrinkles that make use of facial injectables.

What are Facial Injectables?

We lose subcutaneous fat as we age. So, our facial muscles work closer to the skin surface. This makes smile lines and crow’s feet become more obvious on our face. Other factors that may affect the facial skin include lifestyle, sun exposure, and heredity.

Facial injectables are also known as dermal fillers. These are anti-aging treatments that are minimally invasive. These are administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face.

Facial injectables are temporary to long-lasting solutions that help to reduce facial lines and restore the volume and fullness of the face.

Facial injectables can:

  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles.
  • Enhance facial contours.
  • Plump fine lips.
  • Improve the appearance of scars.

What should you know before undergoing facial surgery?

You need to talk to Dr. Nakamura about the procedure. You should be informed about the benefits and risks of the procedure as well as any alternatives that can be made available to you. You should also know the length of the procedure and recovery time. You should be given instructions on how to prepare for the procedure, as well.

The success of facial surgery will depend mainly on the surgeon performing the procedure. Having facial surgery is a life-altering decision, and you want a medical expert who has extensive experience and one who understands the specific needs of each patient.

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a board-certified plastic surgeon and an esteemed cosmetic enhancement expert with over 25 years of experience. He offers a friendly, highly personalized approach to each patient from consultation to aftercare. For this reason, several patients from Arlington, Dallas Fort Worth, and surrounding communities in Texas seek out Accent On You Cosmetic Surgery and Medi-Spa.

At Accent On You, Dr. Nakamura helps his patients make fully-informed decisions before undergoing any procedure. His ultimate goal is to help patients achieve the outcome of their dreams.

Contact us today for a consultation. Call us at 817-417-7200 or send us an email.

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon at Accent on You

Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a recognized expert in plastic surgery and body contouring, providing excellent care while taking a personal approach with each and every patient.

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