Your face says it all……..

We want to look in the mirror and see the face we expect to see. But nature and aging eventually obstruct our view. It can be a betrayal. You may feel good inside but your face is telling the world you are tired, sad or down. But there is not a reason to live that way with today’s minimally invasive surgical options. Unwanted facial fullness, jowls, sags or bags can become just a memory in a matter of hours or days.

With minor injection therapy your face can be singing a different tune in hours. With minimally invasive facial sculpting and liposuction a new face is yours in a matter of a few days. Face lifting and eye tucks allow the world to see a new you a few days later.



Is a Face Lift right for you? Physically, mentally, and emotionally, there are considerations.

The best results from facelifts are experienced by patients whose face and neck have started to sag or droop, but whose skin still retains some of its elasticity.

Most patients range between 40 and 60 years of age, but facelifts have been successful on people in seventies and eighties. Individuals under the age of 40 should give careful thought before having the procedure. Younger patients may not see the results that older patients see simply because they have fewer wrinkles and greater skin elasticity. However, some people who have lost excessive amounts of weight, or have genetic problems may want a consult on this procedure.

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 forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a more conservative procedure, known as a "necklift" will be recommended. In some cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by ten or fifteen years.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)


When you interact with someone their gaze shifts back and forth between your eyes and your lips. Your eyes do some of the talking as does your mouth. Anything that is distracting or detrimental around the eyes can be of concern to anyone. Heaviness, hooding or puffiness beneath the eyes gives a person a tired look, as if they hadn’t had enough rest. Paradoxically when the eyes are heavy and laden with puffiness around the eyes – sleep can actually make the problem worse! Eyelid surgery is accomplished through tiny incisions located in normal creases and folds. Patients are back to work and happier with their appearance in a week. After eyelid surgery, a Blepharosplasty, you will be seeing a whole new world.



Neck Lift


Do you want to trick people into thinking you've lost a lot of weight? You might want to consider a neck lift. Oftentimes, people won't even notice that your neck muscles, fat or skin has been surgically altered if you have a neck lift.

Even though your neck can age before your face, Father Time is not always responsible for that appearance you'd like to undo. If you've lost a lot of weight, your neck may be taking its time to catch up. For others, it's a matter of genetics. Whatever the reason, people young and old undergo neck lift procedures all the time.

A neck lift is actually a set of procedures used to enhance the appearance of your neck:

  • Cervicoplasty is the procedure used to remove excess skin

  • Platysmaplasty removes or alters neck muscles

Neck liposuction can be performed which removes excess fat.



Chin surgery, also known as mentoplasty, is a surgical procedure to reshape the chin either byenhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone. Many times a plastic surgeon may recommend chin surgery to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve facial proportion, as the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose. Chin surgery helps provide a harmonious balance to your facial features so that you feel better about the way you look.



Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures. Rhinoplasty can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip. It may also correct a birth defect or injury, or help relieve some breathing problems.

A Rhinoplasty can enhance your appearance and your self-confidence, but it won't necessarily change your looks to match your ideal, or cause other people to treat you differently. Before you decide to have surgery, and think carefully about your expectations.

The best candidates for a Rhinoplasty are people who are looking for improvement, not perfection, in the way they look. If you're physically healthy, psychologically stable, and realistic in your expectations, you may be a good candidate.

A Rhinoplasty can be performed to meet aesthetic goals or for reconstructive purposes-to correct birth defects or breathing problems.

Most rhinoplasty patients are up and about within two days, and able to return to school or sedentary work a week or so following surgery. It will be several weeks, however, before you're entirely up to speed.

After surgery you will receive more specific guidelines for gradually resuming your normal activities. They're likely to include these suggestions: Avoid strenuous activity (jogging, swimming, bending, or any activity that increases your blood pressure) for two to three weeks. Avoid hitting or rubbing your nose, or getting it sunburned, for eight weeks. Be gentle when washing your face and hair or using cosmetics.

You can wear contact lenses as soon as you feel like it, but glasses are another story. Once the splint is off, they'll have to be taped to your forehead or propped on your cheeks for another six to seven weeks, until your nose is completely healed.



Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears.

Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take longer. The technique will depend on the problem.

With one of the more common techniques, a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He or she will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, the surgeon will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete.

Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.

In most cases, ear surgery will leave a faint scar in the back of the ear that will fade with time. Even when only one ear appears to protrude, surgery is usually performed on both ears for a better balance.

The patient's head will be wrapped in a bulky bandage immediately following surgery to promote the best molding and healing. The ears may throb or ache a little for a few days, but this can be relieved by medication.

Within a few days, the bulky bandages will be replaced by a lighter head dressing similar to a headband. Be sure to follow your surgeon's directions for wearing this dressing, especially at night.

Stitches are usually removed, or will dissolve, in about a week.

Any activity in which the ear might be bent should be avoided for a month or so. Most adults can go back to work about five days after surgery. Children can go back to school after seven days or so, if they're careful about playground activity. You may want to ask your child's teacher to keep an eye on the child for a few weeks.




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  Neck Lift
  Chin Augmentation
  Breast Augmentation
  Breast Reduction
  Breast Lift
  Breast Reconstruction
  Tummy Tuck
  Lower Body Lift
  Arm Lift


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