Over time, the long-term effects of gravity, exposure to sun, dry air, and general stress takes its toll on an individual's face and neckline. Jowls can develop under the jawline with folds and fat deposits. Sometimes creases begin to form between the nose and the mouth.
A facelift can considerably reduce these signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face. Facelifts can be done alone, or frequently performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a browlift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a more conservative procedure, known as a "platysmaplasty" will be recommended.
In some cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by ten or fifteen years.
Frown lines above our noses and in the middle of your forehead will give you an unwanted older appearance. Under stress and as we age, we tend to make faces that encourage the creases, giving us the serious, unhappy look.
A brow lift improves these lines and is one of the only procedures that allows a plastic surgeon to access the hard to reach muscles that cause furrow lines.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Surgery to reshape the nose, (rhinoplasty) is among the most common plastic surgery procedures. The procedure is also used to correct problems resulting from injury and can help relieve certain breathing difficulties.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids that tend to sag with time and the puffy bags below the eyes. The procedure usually takes about 45 minutes and can be performed in the office using local anesthesia. Stitches can be removed after three or four days. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a facelift or a browlift.
Full and vivacious lips have always been recognized as aesthetically important features. Some of us however, are born with thin, ill-defined lips. But the appearance of our lips is now within our control. During this procedure, a piece of tissue is borrowed from somewhere in your body and grafted into one or both lips.
Thermage™ is a quick, easy and non-invasive alternative to a face lift. There is no incision or recovery time. Results last about two years-much longer than you can expect from BOTOX® or tissue fillers like collagen.
Chemical Peels Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. Peel formulas and strengths are tailored to each patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures such as facelifts for a younger look. They may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.