Gravitational aging of the face is seen as deepening of the skin folds around the mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines), jowling, and loss of a sharp neck contour. Facelifts are designed to restore a youthful appearance by repositioning both skin and underlying structures. Depending on the wants and needs of each patient, facelifts can be tailored as full facelifts, mini-facelifts, or neck lifts.
Aging of the brow is evident in wrinkling of the forehead and lowered eyebrow position. These effects can obscure the eyes causing a heavy or tired appearance. Brow lifting can be done with either an open or endoscopic technique. Both wrinkling and brow position can be corrected to give a youthful appearance.
Aging eyelids are characterized by excess skin which obscures the eye and causes unsightly wrinkling. Fat compartments within the eyelids can protrude and cause “bags.” Removing both skin and excess fat can rejuvenate the eyes and restore a rested and more youthful appearance.
Nose shaping is a delicate and precise operation designed to restore better balance between the nose and face. All facets of the nose can be addressed to create the optimal shape and size. Precise preoperative planning, meticulous surgical technique, and detailed postoperative protocols are necessary to ensure the best results.
Full lips portray a sense of vitality and youth. Lip augmentation is a relatively minor office procedure which can restore volume and shape to the lips.
Prominent ears can be a source of embarrassment for both children and adults. Reshaping the ear and setting the ear closer to the scalp can dramatically improve one’s appearance.
The chin can be overly prominent (strong) or underdeveloped (weak). A chin implant is the most direct and straightforward method of augmenting a weak chin. Prominent chins can be burred or sculpted in proportion to the face.