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Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures Bluffton

There are many facial rejuvenation procedures for our patients to choose from.  Each one targets one, or several areas, of the face to return specific results. Although many immediately think of a facelift or chemical peel, other procedures in this category include a brow lift, eyelid surgery, ear surgery, facelift, facial implants, mid-facelift, and rhinoplasty.

A facelift is a very common, and effective, facial rejuvenation procedure. Loose skin, sagging, creases, jowls, and folds can all be addressed with strategic incisions to grant a more youthful appearance.  Dr. Weniger would evaluate the bone, skin, and muscle structure to create an individualized procedure. Facelifts are often performed with eyelid surgery, a brow lift, implants or wrinkle reduction.

Those looking to boost their self-confidence with an enhanced appearance can benefit from a chemical peel which removes damaged outer layers of skin. This is often used to address skin pigmentation, wrinkles, blemishes, and scars. The provider applies an AHA solution which takes about 10 minutes to work. A temporary period of flaking, dryness and redness will follow until an improved skin texture emerges.

As mentioned, a brow lift is often performed in conjunction with a facelift however, it can be an isolated procedure as well. This improves furrows, horizontal lines and drooping brows that can make an individual look angry, tired or sad. With the classic lift, a coronal incision is used and then the skin is carefully lifted. Alternatively, an endoscopic lift may be done which requires three to five short incisions rather than one long one. Both techniques can drastically minimize the effects of aging, resulting in a refreshed look.

As people age, fat accumulates around eyes, muscles weaken and eyelid skin stretches. These factors make eyelid surgery a very popular procedure for individuals 35 and older. Fat is addressed, puffy bags under the eyes and drooping eyelids can all be corrected with nearly invisible scars. Incisions are made, excess fat is removed and sagging skin and muscle is often trimmed away.

Facial implants are also performed with a facelift to provide a harmonious balance. Chin, cheek, and lower jaw implants are the most common insertions added. Implants are available in a multitude of sizes, shapes, and materials; the surgeon selects an appropriate one and places it where desired.

Although most facial rejuvenation procedures are completed on adults, ear surgery is most often performed on children. This can reduce the size of ears or position them closer to the head. A common technique is to expose the ear cartilage with an incision, then the cartilage is sculpted. A scar on the back of the ear is generally minimal and typically fades with time.

An individual looking to smooth out fine lines or improve scars will be interested in dermabrasion. A method of surgical scraping is used to refresh the top layers of the skin. This can be performed on the entire face or an isolated area and with or without other facial rejuvenation procedures.

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