A facelift gives you the ability to undo years of facial aging in a procedure. It removes excess skin and tightens the skin of the face to smooth jowls, wrinkles, and folds. It produces dramatic, beautiful and natural results. It is a delicate procedure that requires technical expertise, along with substantial time and attention to detail. It can be combined with a neck lift if the signs of aging are also prominent in the neck, and also with eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing, and fat grafting. A mini-facelift with smaller scars can also be done in selected patients who do not have a lot of loose skin. The results are amazing and patients appreciate their renewed youthful appearance.
A neck lift addresses the aging neck, including sagging skin that contributes to a “turkey neck,” excess fat hat results in a double chin, and the bands formed by aging neck muscles. This procedure can achieve a sculpted and more contoured neck. It can be combined with a facelift if the signs of aging are also prominent in the face, in addition to eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing and fat grafting.
A blepharoplasty procedure rejuvenates the area around the eyes to restore a bright and youthful appearance. It addresses hanging, excess skin of eyelids and can minimize heavy bags beneath the eyes by removing the protruding fat that causes the eyes to appear puffy. Dr. Carrau performs both upper and lower blepharoplasty. Patients have the option to have this procedure performed under local anesthesia or general anesthesia in a surgery center depending on the type of blepharoplasty being performed. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Carrau to determine the best option for you!
Facial fat grafting is a long term treatment to minimize the appearance of deep folds and enhance areas of the face which have lost volume. This procedure involves taking fat from an area of your body that has excess fat through liposuction, processing the fat to optimize its survivability, and carefully injecting the fat into the areas of your face where improvement or enhancement is desired. This procedure is frequently performed to minimize the appearance of the nasolabial folds and marionette lines around the mouth and add volume to the cheeks.
A brow lift procedure brightens the eye by addressing eyebrows that have begun to sag from aging, often leading to a tired appearance. It can restore a more youthful and awake appearance by repositioning a sagging brow back to its appropriate position. Dr. Carrau performs a temporal brow lift, which is a less invasive procedure. This procedure only affects the outer part of the brow so there is no forehead lift involved, creating smaller scars and less recovery time with optimal results.
A lip lift is a surgical procedure that elevates the position of the upper lip to create a more youthful and rejuvenated lip appearance. The incision is hidden at the base of the nose. Patients that have a long distance between their nose and lip and a thin or flat upper lip may be candidates for this procedure.
Ear lobe repairs are relatively simple procedures that are done in the office under local anesthesia. With aging, the ear lobe may become loose and long. Reshaping or reduction of the ear lobe will restore its contour. Fat grafting can also be performed in order to rejuvenate a thin and wrinkled ear lobe. Split earlobes, resulting after chronic use of heavy earrings or trauma, can also be repaired with ease.