Facial Plastic Surgery

Why Should I Consider Facial Plastic Surgery?

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS can diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions involving the whole face, nose, lips, ears, and neck. Facial plastic surgery is a part of otolaryngology that is divided into two categories: reconstructive and cosmetic.

Reconstructive plastic surgery is performed for patients with conditions that may be present from birth, such as birthmarks on the face, cleft lip and palate, protruding ears, and a crooked smile, that also affect normal function. Other conditions that are the result of accidents, trauma, burns, or previous surgery can also be corrected with this type of surgery. In addition, some reconstructive procedures are required to treat existing diseases like skin cancer

Cosmetic facial plastic surgery is surgery meant to enhance visual appearance of the facial structures and features. Common procedures include facelifts, eye lifts, rhinoplasty, chin and cheek implants, liposuction, and procedures to correct facial wrinkles. ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS are well trained to address all these problems.

What Are the Types of Treatment?

Non-surgical procedures and techniques such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and injectables can also help for some facial conditions. Injectables include medications such as Botox®, Dysport®, Restylane®, Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Sculptra®, and other fillers that can be placed under the skin to improve the appearance of the face.

Surgical facial plastic treatments include:

  • Rhinoplasty/Septoplasty—Surgery of the outside and inside nose in which cartilage and bone are rebuilt and reshaped to improve the appearance and function of the nose
  • Blepharoplasty—Surgery of the upper and/or lower eyelids to improve the function (like drooping eyelids) and/or appearance of the eyes
  • Browlift—Surgery to improve forehead wrinkles and droopy eyebrows
  • Rhytidectomy—Surgery of the skin on the face and neck to tighten the skin and remove excess wrinkles
  • Liposuction—Surgery to remove excess fat under the chin or in the neck
  • Facial Implants—Surgery to make certain structures of the face (cheek, lips, chin) more prominent and well defined
  • Otoplasty—Surgery to reshape the cartilage of the ears so they protrude less
  • Skin Surface Procedures—Surgery using lasers, chemical peels, or derma-abrasion to improve the smoothness of the skin
  • Facial Reconstruction—Surgery to reconstruct defects in facial skin from prior surgery, injury, or disease, including reconstruction resulting from cancer surgery, scar revision, repair of prior facial trauma, removal of birth marks, and correction of congenital abnormalities of the skull, palate, or lips