A facelift, technically known as a rhytidectomy, involves improving the appearance of how the face and neck skin area appear. This surgery can improve the look of skin that has begun to show the effects of aging. Common areas treated include sagging facial skin, the increase of folds and wrinkles around the mouth and nose, layers of skin sagging underneath the chin that creates an effect known as “turkey neck,” and jowls.
It should be noted that skin doesn’t show signs of aging simply due to time alone. Weather, diet, drinking alcohol, smoking, work environment, and one’s genetic background all contribute to how he or she will appear with age. Chronic stress can also be a big negative factor in general health and appearance as well.
Facelifts can also be combined with other procedures for overall enhancement of one’s face appearance. These additional procedures can include brow lifts or treatment of the eyelid area to remove the heavy bag look under the eyes or droopiness over them. Both will make one’s eyes look more youthful. Along the same lines, fat filler or transfer can be utilized to add volume again to areas where age has caused the loss of fatty volume, contributing to sagging. Additionally, skin treatments can also be applied as well for improved skin surface and texture.
Rhinoplasty is a specific nose surgery that reshapes the nose. There are many reasons people receive rhinoplasty. First, they may be unhappy with the appearance of their nose. Rhinoplasty will help change the look of your nose and enhance your beautiful features. The second reason people receive rhinoplasty is they have breathing issues or need to correct a birth defect or damage from an accident.
Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will work with you to correct your nose, regardless of the reason you want it corrected. The first step in starting rhinoplasty is a consultation. We will go over your goals and what you can expect the outcome of the surgery to be. We will also be happy to answer any of your questions at this time.
If you are unhappy with the shape, size, or even angle of your nose, rhinoplasty may be your solution. We want you to feel confident every time that you step outside. We can help you achieve your dream look!
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure used to repair droopy eyelids. It is commonly referred to as simply an “eyelid lift,” where excess skin, fat and muscle are removed. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty generally involves the removal of excess skin. Lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves removal of excess fat and only rarely requires the removal of skin.
The procedure is most often performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthetic. Light sedation may be used to promote relaxation and decrease tension. Blepharoplasty may be done at an outpatient surgery center or in the plastic surgeon’s office.
The upper lid procedure takes approximately one hour. The lower lid surgery takes between one and two hours. There may be some minor bruising or swelling for a few days after the surgery. Most people can return to work within seven days. Complete recovery takes between two and four weeks with all signs of the procedure no longer visible.
A brow lift is a procedure meant to lift your forehead. It will reverse the effects of gravity and tighten up the soft tissues of the forehead.
It also has many additional advantages. First, a brow lift will reduce the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, across the bridge of the nose, and between the eyes. A brow lift will also improve the frown lines and vertical creases that develop between your eyebrows. You will also notice a huge improvement in sagging brows that hood the upper eyelids. Finally, a brow lift will make your face appear more youthful.
Our patients have been so pleased with the results, which we love hearing. Our entire staff is dedicated to ensuring the whole process is performed safely and that you get the results you want.
Prior to receiving your brow lift, you will have a consultation with our doctor. During this time, the doctor will be happy to answer all of your questions. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible. There are no silly questions.
Otoplasty — also known as cosmetic ear surgery — is a procedure to change the shape, position or size of the ears.
You might choose to have otoplasty if you're bothered by how far your ears stick out from your head. You might also consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect.
Otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size — usually after age 5 — through adulthood. In some cases, the surgery is done as early as age 3.
You might consider otoplasty if:
Otoplasty is typically done on both ears to optimize symmetry. Contact us for a consultation.
A chin augmentation refers to refinement/improvement of the bone contour of the chin area. This is usually accomplished by placement of a fitted "implant" directly on the bone of the chin, well below the skin. This procedure is usually done to augment an underprojected chin.
This is a surgical technique consisting of releasing adipose tissue from the patient’s lower eyelid and moving it to the area to be treated, until the desired result is achieved. This helps eliminate dark circles and excess fat in the eyelids.
Patients may need reconstructive surgery for a variety of reasons. Patients who have suffered from one of the following may want to consider facial reconstructive surgery:
Reconstructive surgery is an important treatment that improves both how your face looks and works after a traumatic accident or illness.
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Facial feminization surgery is a set of cosmetic surgical procedures that alter typically male facial features to bring them closer in shape and size to typical female facial features. This surgery can include various bony and soft tissue procedures such as brow lift, rhinoplasty, cheek implantation, and lip augmentation.