forehead lift or "browlift" is used to correct a drooping
browline (eyebrow area) reducing the horizontal lines and furrows (worry
lines) that often make a person appear angry, sad or tired. The
procedure creates a refreshed, youthful appearance to the forehead area
above the eyes.
performing a forehead lift procedure, muscles and tissue areas that
droop or cause creases are removed or corrected to smooth the skin on
the forehead to reduce frown lines and raise the eyebrows. There
are two surgical methods, and during your initial consultation the
procedure that works best for you will be recommended. The first
is the most conventional method where a surgical incision is hidden just
above the hairline. Browlifts are also performed using an
endoscope which enables the procedure to be performed with a minimal
number of incisions. While the traditional method can sometimes
attain more lift, both methods create smoother, flatter skin on the
special instrumentation, surgeons are able to perform procedures inside
the body cavities without making large incisions. It has become
one of the fastest developing techniques in facial plastic surgery,
especially in corrections of the forehead. While many surgeons use this
method, it has certain limitations and is not applicable to every
patient. The choice of this technique will depend on the age of the
patient, and hairline and eyebrow configuration.
or eyelid tucks, are very common in patients over 40. This is a
procedure to remove fat, along with excess skin, from the upper and
lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and the
puffy bags under the eyes - features that make you look older and more
tired than you feel. The effect is to give the eyes a more rested,
youthful look with a brighter appearance.
Blepharoplasty can be
performed on the upper lids, lower lids or both and can also be
performed in conjunction with other facial procedures.
people grow older, the skin of the face begins to wrinkle and sag, with
the help of gravity and time. Exposure to the sun, genetic influences
and other factors can contribute to the effects of aging. A facelift can
correct these conditions and give people a more youthful appearance.
This procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and
muscles, as well as the removal of excess skin. Facelift incisions
are placed in areas where they are minimally visible. The objective is
to elevate the underlying structures and redrape the skin on the face in
order to give a more youthful, healthy and rested appearance.
surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, although some of our
patients prefer to take advantage of the extended stay unit. The
discomfort associated with a facelift is usually minimal to moderate.
Bruising and swelling are expected, but this will resolve in ten days to
two weeks following the surgery. As with any plastic surgery procedure,
the healing process with a facelift is gradual and final results may not
be apparent for several weeks, but the benefits from the surgery will
last for years.
variety of techniques are now available for lip enhancement. The purpose
of lip enhancement is to give the lips a fuller and therefore more
replacement therapy can offer excellent immediate results. However, like
your own collagen, your body will eventually absorb this and ongoing
treatment is necessary to maintain results. Treatments generally last
3-6 months, but each individual re-absorbs the collagen at varying
rates, so results can be different. Injections are performed in the
office and can be done on your lunch hour.
permanent methods are available through fat grafting and "alloderm"
grafting. These techniques are permanent, although touch-ups may be
required from time to time to maintain desired fullness. The procedure
is performed under local anesthesia in our office surgical suite. You
are able to go home following the procedure, but you will need someone
to drive you home. Swelling and some bruising will be present
immediately following the procedure and can take up to two weeks to
is performed to correct a deformity after trauma or to change the appearance of the nose to be more aesthetic
and pleasing. Sometimes the hump is removed, usually the nose is thinned
out at the tip and slightly elevated. It is usually necessary to narrow
the nose at the time of surgery. A splint and packing are removed by the
5th day and most people are presentable in approximately a week to 10
days. If you have difficulty breathing, your insurance may pay for a
portion of the procedure.
of the Chin
implants help change the basic structure of the face to give a fuller
look. Facial surgery is most often done with better definition of
the the chin, cheeks, or jaw. Implants can vary in size and shape.