Facial features are important aspects of our communications! Surgical techniques can considerably enhance the way you look by elevating your cheeks and improving the appearance of the lower eyelids; or reshaping your nose. These and other procedures, listed below, provide a natural fresh look for your face. Dr. Schmidt uses advanced techniques to hide scars.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift:
- • Reduces the wrinkle lines that develop horizontally across the forehead, as well as those that occur on the bridge of the nose, between the eyes
- • Improves frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows
- • Raises sagging brows that are hooding the upper eyelids
- • Places the eyebrows in an alert and youthful position
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, can improve the shape, position or proportion of the ear. Otoplasty can correct a defect in the ear structure that is present at birth that becomes apparent with development or it can treat misshapen ears caused by injury. Ear surgery creates a natural shape, while bringing balance and proportion to the ears and face. Correction of even minor deformities can have profound beneﬁts to appearance and self-esteem.
If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, face-lift surgery may be right for you.
Technically known as rhytidectomy, a face-lift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- • Sagging in the mid-face
- • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- • Fat that has fallen or is displaced
- • Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls
- • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin
- • Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a face-lift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
Facial contouring surgery can give your face a more youthful look or improve the shape of features such as the nose, chin or ears. Facial implants may help to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face. It’s important to remember that all of our faces are asymmetric to some degree and your results may not be completely symmetric. The goal is to create balance and proportion. Your procedure may be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures.
The mid-face is an essential component of an attractive face. With the aging process, the fatty tissue that normally drapes over the cheekbones can begin to sag with gravity. The result is less prominent cheekbones, and a droopy fold of skin and fat between the nose and the cheek (the nasolabial fold). The sagging cheek fat can also alter the appearance of the lower cheek. Using minimally invasive cheek and mid-face lift techniques with limited incisions, the droopy cheek tissue can be lifted up over the cheekbone restoring the more prominent youthful contour, improving the tear trough and bagginess of the lower lids, and softening the undesirable cheek fold.
A neck lift is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck, such as: excess fat and skin relaxation in the lower face that creates jowls, excess fatty deposits under the chin, loose neck skin, and muscle banding in the neck ( which creates abnormal contours). The loss of youthful contours in the face and neck can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress. Some people feel they are not ready for a full facelift because the upper face is still pleasing. However, many patients will note excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a “turkey wattle” or double chin, and jowl lines. When the neck area doesn’t match the upper facial appearance, a neck lift may be a good solution.