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As we all live longer, healthier lives more and more people are wanting to look as young as they feel. Personal appearance will always remain paramount to both men and women, and having a surgical procedure to restore our once youthful look is a realistic aspiration.  Having cosmetic surgery to maintain appearance has lost the old stigma of a manifestation of personal vanity. 

Whether you are having surgery to turn back time or you need a plastic surgeon for reconstruction due to an accident or a trauma or congenital malformations - they are able to bring surgical results by improving the function of important areas such as the eyelids, the nose or the lips.

You will find extensive information here on all the different types of facial plastic surgery procedures, both surgically invasive and non-invasive treatments.  Most patients want to achieve with facial procedures - harmony and balance to the face.  The eyes, nose and chin are three distinct facial components, and they all work together when it comes to presenting a youthful and attractive appearance.  Whether one area is detracting from your overall appearance, or the aging process has begun to affect your face as a whole - there is a variety of surgical and noninvasive options that can create or restore harmony and beauty.  Rejuvenating premature aged skin and face and finding out what techniques or procedures that will be right for you will help you make an informed decision about your next surgical procedure.


Facial aesthetics can be better understood when the length of the face is divided in three equal thirds:

  • Upper Third of the Face:  forehead and brows - and to some degree the eyelids

  • Middle Third of the Face:  lower eyelids, nose and cheeks

  • Lower Third of the Face:  lower cheeks, jaw line, neck and chin


Facial aesthetics can be sometimes be controversial, as it has been stated that facial symmetry contributes to facial beauty and harmony.  Facial symmetry is achieved by measuring the face into the mid-sagittal plane and comparing the left and the right side, however; it is rarely if ever that the two sides are going to end up being perfectly symmetrical.  The degree of asymmetry between the two sides of the face depends on the degree of bone development, muscle activity and of course fat deposition on either side.





The perfect face showing how the facial area is divided into perfect symmetry.


                                Perfect proportions of the human face - divided into perfect symmetry.

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There are a lot of theories and beliefs with what will constitute the best facial rejuvenation for a particular patient. 

Facial rejuvenation and or changing structure may involve the following three modalities:

Too large of a facial implant could have the potential of making someone look skeletal.  Too much fat to mimic a needed implant makes for a chubby non-defined face.  And a patient that elects to do a face lift without taking into consideration soft tissue loss will make their face look not younger but more gaunt and skeletal.




The most common plastic surgery procedures of the facial area include the following:




This procedure is address moderate to deep facial wrinkles and to eliminate the signs of aging including sagging or lax facial skin.  Face lifts can restore the youthful volumes and curves the face had in earlier years before gravity starting pulling things down.  As we age, the elements of the sun and gravity forces the face to lose both bony and soft tissue volume which contributes to a skeletal or hallowing effect, sagging and of course wrinkles. 

Read about the different types of face lifts available




Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty involves removal of excess skin and fat deposits around the eyes.  The goal of this surgery is to rejuvenate the eye area and remove the tired appearance that premature aging can bring.  This procedure is also done for functional problems including droopy lids that will interfere with peripheral vision.  Blepharoplasty is actually one of the most common facial surgeries performed in the United States each year.

Read about blepharoplasty procedures




A brow lift also known as a "forehead lift" is a procedure that will raise your eyebrows to a higher position in order to improve on lateral hoods (droopy flaps of skin that hang over the outside corner portion of the eye).  Unfortunately the effects of aging are inevitable and often, the brow and forehead will show the first signs.  A brow lift will also soften any horizontal forehead wrinkles as well as the glabellar line that is in between the eyebrow area.

Read more about the different Brow Lifts that are available




Rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery procedure can bring more balance to the features of the face.  It also is performed as a reconstructive procedure for functional breathing - such as having a deviated septum (septoplasty).

Rhinoplasty can address the following cosmetically:

  • wide nostrils

  • bulbous tip

  • hooked nose

  • bump on the bridge of the nose

Read more about Rhinoplasty




A neck lift can be the answer to patients who suffer from sagging or loose hanging skin in the neck area.  A neck lift will improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line.  Unfortunately for many, the neck area tends to age faster than the face area.  Neck lifts (Platysma Lift) are done as a combination surgery with a face lift procedure or as a surgery by itself.  Many younger patients undergo the platysmaplasty procedure - well before the time a face lift might be needed.

Indications you might need a Neck Lift:

  • Turkey Wattle neck

  • Excess fat

  • Too much skin




Lip augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures offered. As we age, we lose the fullness in our lips that makes them look young and pouty. Aging causes the lips to become thin and also causes the small wrinkles seen above the lip border.

Read about the different lip augmentation procedures




Another name for Otoplasty is "ear pinning".  Having ears that are overly large or protruding can have a detrimental impact on a person's self esteem.  This procedure is done frequently on both children and adults who have protruding ears, as a child's ears has reached their full growth potential by age 5 or 6.  It is also used to help correct congenital malformations with deformed ears.  Otoplasty is almost always successful in correcting this deformity, and has a positive impact on patients.

Otoplasty - Ear Surgery




A chin augmentation will strengthen your profile by making a weak chin more prominent. Chin Augmentation is a common procedure which brings balance to the facial structure by way of correcting a weak chin due to congenital deficiency, age-related bone resorption or facial trauma.

Chin Surgery and Chin Implants




Prominent, full cheeks give us a youthful, healthy appearance.  Cheeks which are too fatty, or large, can make us look overweight and heavy.  When augmentation is performed incorrectly it can make us look very unnatural, however, with proper projection laterally, frontally or both balance can be brought to the face with either implants or injectable fillers. 




Jaw-line implants can help with symmetry to a face with balancing out a prominent nose.  Jaw implants can also add width to the face and enhance a receding or a weak jaw-line.  These implants are very popular with males, as a strong jaw is often associated with masculinity...and a receding jaw can be associated with weakness. 

Read more about Jaw Implant Surgery





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