Facial Cosmetic Surgeries at The Plastic Surgery Group, P.C.
Want to restore your skin’s overall health, beauty, and youth? At The Plastic Surgery Group, P.C., our board-certified plastic surgeons will help patients regain their confidence and self-esteem, by performing the following common procedures for the face:
Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, aims to improve signs of aging in the face and neck areas, and revitalize your appearance. As we age, our skin loses elasticity, which often causes sagging, wrinkles, loss of facial fat, thinning of the skin, and sun damage. A facelift is a restorative procedure, which means that it rejuvenates and improves your appearance without ultimately changing it completely, or stopping the aging process. In many ways, a facelift is like a mini makeover, where the patient will noticeably have a more defined facial appearance after the procedure, while retaining a healthy and natural look.
During a facelift, the surgeon surgically lifts and removes any underlying skin, or excess sagging tissue on your face and neck, to restore your appearance to its earlier, more youthful form. During the procedure, incisions are made in discreet places, such as behind the hairline and in the natural folds of the face and ears. After surgery, scars from the incisions will fade, and become nearly invisible over time. Facelift surgery may be performed by itself, or in combination with other rejuvenation procedures. By removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, a facelift will give your face a firmer, fresher appearance, and is said to make some people look 10-15 years younger.
A facelift has a variety of benefits, which include:
- Relaxes the skin on your face overall, and the areas where sagging occurs
- Smooths deep fold lines between the nose and corner of the mouth
- Rejuvenates and tightens fat that has fallen, thinned, or disappeared completely
- Helps reduce the appearance of jowls
Helps tighten the loose skin and excess fat of the neck that can appear as a double chin, or “turkey neck”
Our nose is part of the respiratory system, which helps us breathe and smell, but is responsible for much more than that. Besides giving us oxygen, our nose contributes to other important functions of our body, such as hearing and tasting. Therefore, if our nose doesn’t function properly, our voice, hearing, smell, along with other functions, can become compromised.
Nose shaping surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. This procedure reshapes and enhances the appearance (proportions) of your nose, to improve facial symmetry in relation to your other facial features.
During the procedure, the plastic surgeon modifies both the bones (upper part) and the cartilage (lower part) of the nose. Reshaping during a rhinoplasty is generally done through incisions inside the nose or at the base of the nose, so that there are no visible scars.
A rhinoplasty can treat the following:
- Nose size: In relation to facial balance
- Nose width: At the bridge or in the size and position of the nostrils
- Nose profile: With visible bumps or depressions on the bridge
- Nasal tip: A nasal tip that is enlarged, bulbous, drooping, upturned or hooked
- Nostrils: Nostrils that are large, wide or upturned
- Nasal asymmetry
The surgeon’s goal when performing a rhinoplasty is not only for desired aesthetic purposes. A nose job is also done to correct impaired breathing caused by structural defects in the nose (deviated septum), to create a narrower nose, a higher bridge, a more refined tip, removal of a bump, change the angle between the nose and the mouth, correcting an injury, or a birth defect. A rhinoplasty can be performed in about two to three hours depending on the patient’s case.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can rejuvenate puffy, sagging, or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin, and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.
Eyelid surgery can treat the following:
- Loose or sagging skin that creates folds or disturbs the natural shape of the upper eyelid
- Drooping eyelids, which can sometimes impair vision
- Fatty deposits that cause the eyelids to appear puffy
- Bags under the eyes
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelid
Eyelid surgery will result in a brighter appearance to the eyes and face. Even though this is typically a cosmetic procedure, this procedure can also improve the patient’s vision by lifting their droopy eyelids out of their field of vision. During eyelid surgery, incisions are made along the eyelids in hidden places, and in some cases within the eyelids, in order to reduce and produce no visible scars. Blepharoplasty may be performed by itself or in combination with other rejuvenation procedures.
- Drooping upper eyelids and eyebrows
- Forehead lines and creases
- Frown lines
- Wrinkles between the eyes
- Excess tissue
- Overly large ears (macrotia)
- Protruding ears
- Dissatisfaction with a previous surgery
After trauma, injury, or illness, the face and its features can be affected in both appearance and function. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can help rebuild and reconstruct a patient’s facial structures, and reshape it to restore full functionality, most importantly having the patient be happy with their outside appearance.