Facial Cosmetic Surgery

Women and men of all ages are choosing facial cosmetic surgery to improve their appearance and reduce the signs of aging and has long been the solution of choice for the correction of physical malformations resulting from aging, disease, injury and birth defects.

Advanced medical devices and biomaterials makes facial cosmetic procedures minimally invasive, using local and/or intravenous anesthesia. Your doctor will choose the procedure best for you.
Cheekbone Implants (Malar Augmentation) create the appearance of higher, more prominent cheekbones and better facial balance.

Chin Surgery (Genioplasty) increases or reduces the length and projection of the chin.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty) is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head, or to change the shape or reduce the size of large ears.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) removes fat and excess skin from the upper and lower eyelids, and can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or browlift.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy) provides a more youthful appearance by tightening facial skin, muscles and removing excess skin. A mini facelift is a minimally invasive technique involving only small incisions.

Facial and Neck Liposuction can help sculpt the face by removing excess fat. Neck liposuction is often performed in conjunction with such procedures as genioplasty and corrective jaw surgery.

Forehead/Brow Lift is often done in conjunction with blepharoplasty to improve brow positioning, minimize frown lines and reduce forehead wrinkles.

Lip Enhancement can reshape the upper and lower lip to give a more aesthetic or youthful appearance. Augmentation of the lips is accomplished using various materials that help “plump” the lips, creating fullness and decreasing vertical lines.

Nasal Reconstruction (Rhinoplasty) can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.

Several techniques exist for treating skin that is wrinkled, scarred or otherwise damaged. The amount of improvement varies and depends upon the initial condition of the patient’s skin and the procedure.

Botox® Injections can reduce the signs of aging by reducing the muscle activity and wrinkles of the eyebrow and forehead. It is especially effective in reducing frown lines.

Chemical Peel involves the application of a solution that causes the wrinkled or damaged top layers of skin to peel, revealing new, healthier skin after healing.There are several types of chemical peels: a light peel to remove superficial wrinkles, a medium depth peel, and a deep peel for more severe conditions.

Dermabrasion smoothes surface irregularities to produce a more uniform appearance.

Laser – Through the use of a special laser, the outer layers of the damaged or wrinkled skin are removed.The new skin appears healthier and smoother, giving a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance.

Injectable Fillers (Restylane®, Collagen, etc.) are synthetic or naturally occurring materials that are placed with small needles to plump wrinkles, furrows or grooves in the skin.The results are instantaneous although the duration varies with the material chosen.

Facial cosmetic surgery may refine, enhance and/or rejuvenate existing features, but won’t give you a new face or a new life. Amount of appearance change depends on the individual and the extent of the surgical procedure. Age, health, skin texture, bone structure, healing capacity and personal habits, such as smoking or alcohol consumption may affect the results of your surgery.

Each procedure outlined here entails a reasonable recovery period during which you may experience some swelling, bruising and discomfort. These are part of the normal healing process.

If you are interested in learning more about these procedures and determining whether you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery, please schedule an appointment with your oral and maxillofacial surgeon.