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, also with eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing and fat grafting.
A mini-facelift with small scars can also be done in selected patients who don’t have a lot of skin laxity. The results are great and patients appreciate the great changes. Dr Conde-Green has published many articles on this procedure achieving natural results with great patient satisfaction.
A neck lift addresses the aging neck, the sagging skin that contributes to a “turkey neck” or the excess fat that results in a double chin. 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, also with eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing and fat grafting.
The procedure consists of removing the excess fat from the neck with a cannula via liposuction, in order to improve the neck contour. It can be done under local anesthesia when only the excess fat needs to be removed.
A thread lift is a procedure wherein temporary sutures are placed underneath the skin of the face, to produce a subtle but visible “lift” in the skin. Instead of removing the loose facial skin surgically, the skin is simply suspended. This procedure is temporary but can be used in selected patients that do not have much skin laxity and do not need a significant lift.
This procedure lifts the eyebrows that begin to sag from aging, often give you a tired look. It can restore a more youthful appearance, smoothe the wrinkles and lines of the brows and between the eyes. It can be performed as a traditional brow lift or as an endoscopic brow lift—a less invasive procedure with smaller scars. Dr Conde-Green has written on one of the many approaches that can be used to perform this procedure.
This procedure that lifts the forehead and the eyebrows that begin to sag from aging and often give you a tired look. It can restore a more youthful appearance, smoothe the wrinkles and lines on the brow and between the eyes. It can be performed as a traditional brow lift or as an endoscopic brow lift—a less invasive procedure.
During a traditional brow lift, long skin incisions are made along the hairline, the skin is lifted and tightened. During an endoscopic approach, smaller incisions are made hidden within the hairline and smaller instruments are introduced under the skin to cut and lift the tissues. It is a relatively quick procedure and has a faster recovery than the traditional approach.
This is a surgical procedure that elevates the position of the upper lip to create a more youthful and relaxed smile. The incision is made at the base of the nose in order for it to be hidden. Patients that present a long space (greater than 1.5 cm) between the nose, a thin upper lip thin, flat lips with no teeth showing when smiling may be candidates for this procedure.
They are relatively simple procedures that are done in the office with 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 restore its natural appearance and erase the the lines.
Split earlobes can be the cause of chronic use of heavy earings and tears. The borders of the tears are cut removing the healed skin on the inside of the long hole or the torn earlobe and the fresh edges are then sutured back together.
This procedure adjusts the shape and size of the ears. Ears that are large and protrude can leave you feeling self-conscious. Overly-large or protruding ears affect people of all ages, and ear surgery can be performed on both adults and children. This procedure involves removing and reshaping the cartilage. The incisions are placed behind the ear and are not visible once healed.
This procedure removes excess buccal fat pad in the lower cheek areas and reduces facial fullness like puffy and chipmunk cheeks. Also known as cheek reduction, buccal fat removal decreases prominent cheeks and results in a more sculpted facial shape, including in the jawline area. This procedure can be performed under local anesthesia.
This procedure adjusts the shape of the eyelids and restores the bright and youthful eye appearance. It addresses saggy, droopy eyelids, or heavy bags beneath the eyes by removing the excess skin with an incision made in the eyelid fold. Excess fat that appears puffy under the eyes can also be removed with a hidden incision in the conjunctiva in well selected patients.
This procedure gives fuller lips and can be performed on the upper lip, lower lip, or both lips. The lip can be augmented with the patient’s own tissues (Fat transfer) or with injectable fillers.
This procedure involves removing skin tissues from the lower or upper lips, or sometimes both. This is done in an effort to reshape the entire lip area and reduce the size of the lips. An incision is done is performed along the horizontal line in the pink inner portion of the lip. It can be done under local anesthesia.
This procedure involves the placement of an implant of silicone or porex in the chin to enhance its volume and give projection. Fat grafting can also be performed in the chin instead creating a softer and natural look.