If you have experienced a loss of skin tone of the face and neck you can develop deep creases, a sagging jawline and drooping of the chin/neck contour. Facelifts use incisions within hairlines, in creases in front and behind the ears, to remove excess skin and tighten muscles. The facelift procedure is intended to elevate tissues of the cheek, jawline, and neck to restore and rejuvenate facial contour.
Wrinkling and bags under your eyes can give you a tired, older look. Eyelid lifts remove excess skin and fat to make the skin around the eyes smooth and firm. Eyelid tuck incisions are hidden within existing, natural eyelid creases to blend in well when healed. Eyelid lifts are intended to produce a more youthful and rested appearance.
Changing contours of the nose can range from removing bumps to more major changes in size and shape. By altering the bone and cartilage structure, a smoother line and more symmetrical shape can be achieved. Rhinoplasty incisions can be made inside the nostrils and underneath the nose allowing no visible scars on the skin of the tip or front parts of the nose. A nose job procedure is intended to produce a more attractive nasal shape and a nose in better proportion to other facial features.
Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of a person's ears. Although otoplasty does not affect hearing, it can provide great psychological benefits. Otoplasty is most commonly performed to set unusually prominent ears back closer to the head, called ear pinning, or to reduce the size of abnormally large ears. Ear surgery may also be helpful to reconstruct abnormally small ears or lop ears or to repair ears which have been damaged by injury or cancer surgery.
Over time, a pierced earlobe can become stretched if a person frequently wears large or heavy earrings. In addition to creating a long or wide opening, earrings may tear completely through the lobe. A torn earlobe may also result from trauma, such as having an earring pulled off or caught on clothing. Torn earlobes can be repaired with an in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia. Once repaired and properly healed, the earlobe can be repierced restoring the aesthetic quality to the earlobe contour for earrings.
Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While many scars fade over time and eventually transform to become barely noticeable, many patients experience disruptions to the healing process that cause scars to become red, raised, indented or otherwise deformed. Many patients may be unhappy and embarrassed by the appearance of these scars, especially when they are located in prominent areas, and seek treatment to improve them.
BOTOX® is a natural, purified protein produced by a Clostridium organism and is commonly used to treat facial wrinkles. BOTOX® is administered via tiny injections into active muscles that cause wrinkling around the eyes (crow's feet, smile lines), forehead, (worry lines), and eyebrows (angry stare). BOTOX® weakens these muscles and prevents them from creating the wrinkles. The effect is temporary and the injections need to be repeated every 4-6 months.
Filler injections are similar in concept to previously used collagen injections. A common filler is a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid which is found throughout the tissues in our bodies. Restylane®, a type of hyaluronic acid, is a cosmetic skin filler that can be injected beneath the skin to restore fullness and correct moderate to severe wrinkles around the mouth, cheeks, chin and lips. It causes less hypersensitivity reactions, requires no prior skin testing and can last up to twelve months or longer.