Face and Neck Surgical and Non-Surgical Solutions Offered by Plastic Surgeons
Sunday, 09 December 2018

Those who have never visited with a plastic surgeon may be surprised to see that they offer more than just facelifts and breast augmentations, two of the most popular surgical procedures used around the world today.

Not only do plastic surgeons offer a variety of surgical procedures to lift and enhance the face and neck, but also they provide minimally invasive and noninvasive treatments to help patients look younger and more beautiful without incisions. Desired Beauty suggests that there are a few things to make for a good experience. One, is to be in generally good health and another is to have realistic expectations. They also stress that no one procedure is right for everyone so you need to make sure that the team you choose is the best one for your situation. Let’s take a look at the various options offered by plastic surgeons.


A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is one of the most popular plastic surgeries available today. The traditional facelift can lift the mid to lower face by using incisions placed around the ears and the hairline. A mini lift is favored by a majority of patients today because it uses very small incisions and focuses on the main problematic areas of the chin and lower face.

Neck Lifts

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, gets rid of unwanted fat, skin and other tissues that are hanging from the neck. It can remove the dreaded double chin and hanging jowls and can tighten bands of skin around the neck. Incisions are made around the hairline and the ears.

Brow Lifts

A brow lift focuses on the upper part of the face that is not touched by most facelifts. It is used to get rid of horizontal wrinkles across the forehead as well as vertical lines between the eyes. By raising the eyebrows, this procedure helps make patients look more awake and youthful.


A rhinoplasty is used to correct the shape or size of the nose. It can be used to make the bridge smoother, the tip more rounded, the base wider or narrower or the nostrils more equal in size. While it is often used for cosmetic reasons, it may sometimes be used to correct the septum inside the nose and to improve breathing.

Eyelid Surgery

Eyelid surgery can be done on the upper or lower eyelids to get rid of extra fat and tissues that may be making the eye area appear small or droopy. Incisions can be hidden in the natural lid crease or inside the lower lid. Often done for cosmetic reasons, an eyelid surgery can also be used to improve on one’s line of vision.

Cheek Augmentation

Cheek augmentation can be done with fat transfer grafting, using the patient’s own fat taken from a different part of the body, or with a cheek implant. Fat grafting provides the most natural results, but results with implants are far more dramatic. Implants come in many shapes and sizes to provide individualized results.

Chin Augmentation or Reduction

Some people are unhappy with receding chins. They may like the option of a chin augmentation with a silicone implant that can be placed through an incision beneath the skin or inside the mouth. Those who are unhappy with how far their chin projects from the face may find that chin bone reduction will improve their facial proportions.


Botox is the most popular cosmetic treatment used around the world. It safely paralyzes the small muscles lying directly beneath the surface of the skin so that they cannot move and wrinkle the skin lying over them. Botox is a temporary treatment lasting three to four months that is used for expression lines.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers temporarily fill in lines and wrinkles that are etched into the skin to create more volume. They are often used in the lines that stretch between the nose and mouth and between the mouth and chin. However, some dermal fillers can also be used to increase volume in the lips or the cheeks.

Non-invasive Skin Treatments

A whole host of other treatments can make the skin of the face and neck appear more youthful. Laser skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion and chemical peels can give individuals back their glow while reducing common signs of aging, such as lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores and dull skin tone.

Those who feel a lack of confidence in their aging appearances, or who have been unhappy with the shape or size of a facial feature for years, can find great success when choosing one of these surgical or non-surgical options for the face and neck. The type chosen will depend on the extent of change needed and on the permanence of the desired results. Individuals should always schedule an appointment with a qualified practitioner who will help them find just the right procedure to fit their needs.



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