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Face and Neck Surgery

Face and neck surgery is a field of surgery that deals with reconstructive procedures of the face and neck to improve the "balance" and appearance of the face.

What is a face and neck surgery procedure?

Face and neck plastic surgery is performed to either give the face a more youthful appearance or to improve the shape and contour of facial features such as the nose, eyes, cheeks, chin, neck, brow, and ears.

You may be a suitable candidate for a facial plastic surgery procedure if you are unhappy with how the aging process is affecting your facial appearance, or you have a congenital deformity that needs to be corrected to enhance your appearance. You must also be in good physical and emotional health and have realistic expectations for your surgery.

Before you undergo go a face or neck surgery procedure, you will have an initial consultation with your facial plastic surgeon to discuss the changes that you would like to make to your appearance. The doctor will explain the options, the steps of the facial cosmetic surgery procedure, the different types of facial plastic surgery available, the risks, side effects, complications and limitations, and the costs.

Each individual facial surgical procedure varies in time and technique. Face and neck plastic surgery procedures include neck lift surgery (plastysmaplasty), nose surgery (rhinoplasty), ear surgery (otoplasty), lip augmentation, face lift (rhytidectomy), forehead lift (brow lift), thread lift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), cheek implants (malar augmentation), chin implants (genioplasty) and chin augmentation.

Face and neck plastic surgery recovery times vary, depending on the type of surgery, the length and complexity of the face and neck operation, and the individual patient.

The most important step in having face and neck plastic surgery is to locate a reputable board certified plastic surgeon, organize a consultation to find out more about what face and neck plastic surgery entails and how it may benefit your individual requirements. During your consultation with the board certified facial plastic surgeon, he or she will explain the options available to you, including the steps of the procedure, and the different types of face and neck plastic surgery procedures available. This information should include the risks, side effects and limitations, as well as the facial plastic surgery costs, overall effects and outcome. Facial plastic surgery prices vary from $500 for a collagen lip injection to $9,000 for a face lift.

Different types of face and neck plastic surgery procedures:

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

A cosmetic surgical procedure that removes fat deposits, excess tissue, or muscle from the eyelids to improve the appearance of eyes that have become hooded or saggy, or have extra fat deposits. Blepharoplasty can be performed on the upper or lower eyelid and eliminates the tired appearance of aging eyes. Whether you want to improve your appearance, vision, or both, blepharoplasty surgery usually produces a more rested, youthful look. Blepharoplasty can be performed on one eyelid or on both, and is sometimes performed alongside a brow lift. more...

Chin Augmentation (Chin Lift or Genioplasty)

A procedure used to reduce, enhance, or otherwise augment a "weak" chin to achieve a stronger profile or more balanced facial features. Often used as part of a comprehensive facial plastic surgery plan that includes nose surgery (rhinoplasty). During a chin augmentation the chin is reshaped through the use of an chin implant, an injectable paste, or by changing the shape of the bone to augment the bone structure, making the chin more or less prominent. more...

Chin Implants

Usually performed to augment a receding chin or to balance other facial features, such as a prominent nose. Also commonly performed to correct a weak chin and improve the facial profile. Depending on the technique and materials being used during the chin implant procedure, the surgeon may insert an implant specially selected to be the correct size and shape to give you your desired results, or inject a moldable paste into the chin, which is molded into place inside the skin. The chin implant procedure can be done as a standalone surgery, or combined with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures. more...

Cheek Implants (Malar Augmentation)

A facial plastic surgery solution for individuals who are seeking enhanced facial definition, either because their face is too thin or too heavy. Cheek implants come in a variety of shapes and sizes and can be custom shaped to augment weak facial structure or combat the effects of aging. Cheek implants are an effective method to enhance the shape, contour, and balance of a person’s face. Cheek augmentation can be performed in a variety of ways, using synthetic materials like Alloderm or silicone, or using human tissue or bone grafts. Cheek implants may also be created through the use of fat injections. more...

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty or Ear Pinning)

A procedure designed to reduce the size of large ears or allow them to lie closer to the head. Having overly protruding ears can be a source of teasing for children and self-consciousness for adults. Otoplasty involves adjusting the shape of the cartilage of the ear in patients whose ears protrude from the side of the head, which allows folds to be created which make the ear lie close to the side of the head. Otoplasty surgery can involve a combination of moving, reshaping, adding, or removing elements of the ear’s structure. more...

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

A surgical procedure designed to make the face appear more youthful by lifting up the facial skin and tissues and/or the underlying muscle, to make the face tauter and smoother. With age or excessive sun exposure, wrinkled creased skin can develop on the face, neck or forehead along with fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. Face lift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but can improve the appearance, making patients look younger. The aim of a face lift is to make you "look good for your age", with a natural, more youthful appearance and should not produce a tight "windblown" looking face. The results of a facelift procedure will be good if you have good skin tone, your skin has not lost its elasticity and moves and stretches easily. more...

Forehead lift (Brow Lift)

With age or excessive sun exposure, wrinkled creased skin can develop on the forehead A forehead lift (or brow lift) is the surgical removal of excess fat and skin and a tightening of the muscles in the forehead area. It can correct sagging brows or deep furrows between the eyes. It is often done in conjunction with a facelift in order to create a smoother facial appearance overall. Forehead lift surgery cannot stop the aging process, but can improve the overall appearance and balance of the face. more...

Lip Augmentation (or Lip Enhancement)

A procedure to enhance the fullness of lips. Like the rest of our skin, our lips loose collagen and fat during the aging process. Other factors which accelerate the signs of aging around the lips include smoking and sun exposure. Lip augmentation is an ideal procedure for patients who have always had naturally thin lips that they are self-conscious about, and also for those who want to return their lips to the shape and fullness they had when they were younger. This is accomplished by implanting synthetic or biological materials into the lips to make them plumper and more appealing. more...

Neck Lift Surgery

Neck plastic surgery is a procedure designed to reduce the loose look of sagging skin in the neck area and under the jaw line, sometimes including neck liposuction to remove excess fat deposits. People have different reasons for having a neck lift - the neck can age before your face, and if you’ve lost a lot of weight, your neck may retain loose or sagging skin. A neck lift can be performed alone, or in conjunction with other procedures including face lift, forehead lift or chin augmentation to give a complete facial makeover. more...

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty, Nasal Reshaping or Nose Job Surgery)

A facial cosmetic procedure, usually performed to enhance the appearance of the nose. The term rhinoplasty means "nose molding" or "nose forming." During a rhinoplasty procedure, the nasal cartilages and bones are modified to make the nose smaller (reduction rhinoplasty), or tissue is added (augmentation rhinoplasty). The change can be made by adding or removing bone or cartilage, grafting tissue from another part of the body, or implanting synthetic material to alter the shape of the nose. Nose surgery is also frequently performed to repair nasal fractures, or if a patient has breathing difficulties due to the shape of their nose. more...

Threadlift

A threadlift procedure uses very fine surgical sutures inserted in the soft facial tissues to lift and support sagging areas of the face, brow and neck. There are two types of thread lift procedures - the Contour Threadlift and the FeatherLift or Aptos Thread lift. Both types of thread lift thread are inserted via a very small incision behind the hairline so there are no visible scars. The threads remain under the skin to provide structure and support. The thread lift patient cannot see or feel the threads once they are in place. The body then generates its own collagen to maintain the lifting effect. more...

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