There are many factors that contribute to the appearance of our face and neck as people age. These include gravity, loss, and descent of the fat in the face, loss of skin elasticity, sun damage, habits such as smoking, as well as many other factors. There are a variety of reasons why a person might seek facial rejuvenation such as wrinkles of the forehead, around the eyes or mouth, sagging skin below the jawline, sagging skin of the neck, excess skin of the eyelids, pronounced folds between the cheeks and lips, the appearance of bags under the eyes, or dissatisfaction with the appearance of the nose. Patients may also have functional problems that lead to decreased peripheral vision or problems with breathing through the nose.
No matter what the reason for seeking facial rejuvenation, the goal is to enhance facial appearance and assure that realistic expectations can be achieved. There are a number of procedures offered to address specific patient concerns and it is critical that treatment be individualized for the best possible outcome. Procedures include BOTOX®, facial fillers, blepharoplasty (eyelid lift), brow lift, face lift, neck lift, otoplasty (ear surgery), rhinoplasty (nose surgery) and lip augmentation.