FacIAL Procedures

The facial operations performed by the doctors are safe, with predictable outcomes and a quick recovery that leave patients with pleasing natural results. Innovative techniques and new operations are emerging that give today’s patients many more options.
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The operations are done as an outpatient in either of our two nationally certified office surgery centers, typically under local anesthesia with sedation. This provides a safe, soothing, and comfortable experience for our patients. Click on the links below to learn more about the different facial operations.

For surgical purposes, we divide the face into three areas corresponding to different operations: the lower face and neck; the upper and lower eyelids; and the forehead and brow. The operations are mixed and matched, depending on the patient’s needs and desires.

The Overall Goals of Surgery Are to:


Refresh the face; that is, to take away a weary fatigued look and help one look less worn out.


Rejuvenate the face. Make the face look younger by removing and/or reducing the premature signs of aging.


Help patients look less tense, angry, or “grumpy”by correcting inherited muscle, skin, and fat imbalances.


Leave patients with a “natural” look, that is, to avoid the unnatural “surgical” look that one often sees in “celebrity” patients.

What are the common face procedures?


The Face and Neck Lift by convention is called a “Facelift” operation, even though the most dramatic changes are on the neck and jaw line. We tighten the skin and underlying muscle, and remove excess fat beneath the chin to improve the chin/neckline and to contour the jaw. The procedure also improves wrinkles and skin folds on the lower face. Many times adjunct procedures such as Chin Augmentation, Lipocontouring of the Neck, Facial Fat Grafting, Chemical and Laser skin resurfacing, and the Midface Lift are done to enhance the results.

The LiteLift® is a quicker and more affordable approach to facial rejuvenation for the younger patient who desires a more youthful look but doesn’t require a regular facelift. It is well tested and more reliable than the questionable nationally advertised facial “lifts.” For those patients not ready or unwilling to undergo facial surgery, there is a new non-surgical alternative called “Facetite” which uses radio frequency assisted light polysis (RFAL).

The upper and lower eyelid procedures, otherwise known as Blepharoplasties, remove excess skin and fat from the lids, giving patients a more refreshed and younger look. The forehead and brow areas are addressed by the Brow Lift, also known as a forehead lift. This operation elevates the brow to its proper and most aesthetic height, thus relieving heaviness above the eyes and smoothing the crow’s feet area. The frown lines are permanently decreased and the transverse forehead tension lines softened. It is a permanent alternative to BOTOX® Cosmetic  injections. Rhinoplasty and Otoplasty are common facial operations of the nose and ears for patients of all ages.


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Facelift & Necklift

The Face and Neck Lift, restores the chin/neck line, smooths the lower face and eliminates the “jowls.” The goal is a “refreshed” younger appearance that is natural looking; avoiding the overly tight caught-in-the-wind-tunnel look.


View our Face and Neck Lift photo galleries for examples of results.


The LiteLift® reduces signs of aging around the neck, jawbone, and lower face. This is a shorter operation with a quicker recovery and longer lasting results which differentiates it from the heavily advertised “lift” procedures.


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Neck Liposuction

For the appropriate patient, neck liposuction is a simple and effective procedure. If you have youthful skin elasticity, but are bothered by a double chin or fullness of the neck, you may want to consider this procedure. Through tiny access incisions, a thin liposuction cannula is used to remove excess fat and contour the neck. Recovery is rapid, and the effect can be dramatic. In patients with older skin, the skin may not “snap back” as desired. In such cases, a facelift procedure is more appropriate.



Brow lifts are designed to elevate the eyebrows to a more youthful position. This “opens up” the eyes and relieves a tired or angry look. It gives one a younger look as well. In females the brow lift can “feminize” the face by giving the brow a natural curve. This procedure also allows weakening of the muscles that create the frown lines such that a permanent Botox-like effect is achieved. By surgically elevating the brows one doesn’t wrinkle the forehead muscles as much, thus smoothing the forehead.


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Aging or inherited genes can lead to a tendency for skin and fat excess of the upper and lower eyelids which can make one look worn out or tired when they aren’t. It can make one look older. Cosmetic eyelid surgery, blepharoplasty, is frequently the most cost effective way of giving one a more refreshed, younger, and less tired look to enhance overall facial appearance.


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Midface Lift

Not as common as the facelift or brow lift, the Midface Lift can be an effective procedure for those patients who have experienced drooping of the cheeks with time. In most cases an endoscope is used so that the scars are small and completely hidden. It is a safe operation with a fairly quick recovery which is typically done under gentle sedation and local anesthesia.


Radio Frequency Skin Tightening (FaceTite)

For those patients not ready or unwilling to undergo facial surgery, this non-surgical alternative for patients, called FaceTite, uses Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to deliver three-dimensional remodeling to the face. The controlled RF heating can be used to contour your appearance subtly or dramatically. The treatment is minimally invasive and requires only modest downtime.


Chemical Peels (TCA)

The TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid) is a physician administered deep resurfacing procedure that can be very  effective for:

  • wrinkles
  • uneven pigmentation
  • sun damage
  • blemishes
  • superficial acne scars


SCITON® Erbium Laser Skin Resurfacing

As we age our skin looses its elasticity and fullness. This aging combined with the effects of sun damage and environmental pollutants takes it toll on the skin leaving it wrinkled, fatigued, and dotted with “age” spots. A Sciton® erbium laser skin resurfacing procedure can reverse these effects and restore a healthy look to the skin.


Facial Implants

Youthful facial harmony is dependent on both the skin and the underlying facial skeleton. A well proportioned attractive chin and jawline is key to facial harmony. A receding chin can cause imbalance; making the nose look larger, accentuating jowling, and blunting the neckline. In the appropriate patient, a chin implant can augment the facial bone structure, correcting these shortcomings.


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Facial Fat Grafting

The technique of Fat grafting  to the face also known as fat injection has improved over the years so that it has now become a common procedure with pleasing and long lasting results. It is done to balance facial proportions and treat facial fat loss which is a sign of aging. Fat grafting can also be used to enhance lip size and correct deep folds on the face. The fat is harvested from the tummy or hip area using special instruments. The harvested fat is refined and purified so that only the fat cells with the best potential for graft survival are used.



Otoplasty is a common operation for children and adults which corrects prominent ears. It is a safe operation with a rapid comfortable recovery. Many times it can be done under local anesthesia alone or with an oral tranquilizer.


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Through careful analysis of nasal and facial proportions, the nose can be modified in order to achieve better balance with other facial features. Our doctors spend considerable time before surgery exploring patients’ desires and preferences with the goal of giving our patients a pleasing aesthetic and natural result.


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