Our face often makes our first impression; current Plastic Surgery techniques favor a more natural appearing outcome than years ago. The impression of appearing tired can be eliminated using today's newest surgical procedures. Please click on a procedure listed below to read its description.
Our face changes as we age, our skin loses its' elasticity and begins to fold in several locations. This loss of "snap" is secondary to sun damage, emotional stress, large weight gains or losses, smoking and any health related problems.
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Frown lines and furrows above the nose and in the middle of the forehead can give an unwanted angry appearance. Frequent facial movements create these wrinkles causing us to look tired, serious, or unhappy.
A brow lift eliminates these lines and is one of the only procedures where Dr. Roland can completely hide scars within the hair. Very often this procedure is performed using a minimally invasive endoscopic technique, lending itself to a quicker healing time. A brow lift can also restore the eyebrows to a higher, more youthful position while eliminating extra skin gathered on the upper eye-lid.
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A neck lift is comparable to a facelift; however, the neck can often be improved with smaller, less invasive procedures, or liposuction alone. Such smaller procedures can involve suspending the neck tissues in the midline of the neck leaving an inconspicuous scar within the skin crease underneath the chin.
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Age is often deduced from the appearance of our eyes. These "windows into our souls" can give a tired, run-down impression. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids.
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The nose is the most prominent feature on the human face. This is why the nose can be a source of angst for those made uncomfortable by a large, or poorly shaped nose. Rhinoplasties can be designed to reduce the nasal tip, narrow the width, straighten a curve, flatten a bump, or raise the profile. These procedures are always individualized to meet each patient's needs and expectations. All rhinoplasties are performed through predominantly internal incisions. Healing of these incisions is rapid and swelling can be limited with medications.
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Chin augmentation is the use of synthetic implants to increase the size and prominence of this facial feature. It can give balance to an otherwise less defined face or further enhance your chin structure. Chin augmentation is frequently performed in conjunction with rhinoplasties (nose reshaping) in order to provide an improved aesthetic balance to your face.
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Otoplasty corrects protruding ears. An incision is made in the natural crease behind the ear and the cartilage is weakened, allowing the flexibility to bend the ear into a new shape. The cartilage is then sutured into this new position, holding the ear in place. This procedure can be performed in adults as well as children.
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Many women suffer from stretched or torn earlobes from years of wearing heavy earrings. This simple, in office, procedure can reverse this damage. The earlobes' contour is restored and new piercings can be done complimentary in our office as soon as two weeks after the procedure.
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Many men maintain their hairline only to have a bald spot on the crown of their head. In this situation, hair transplants may not be necessary. Many times the bald spot can be significantly reduced, or eliminated with a scalp reduction. Here the bald spot is excised and surgically designed flaps are created to bring the remaining hair bearing scalp together. The recovery is fast and the results can be impressive.
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Scar revision is performed to reduce the appearance of scars caused by injury or previous surgery. While scars are permanent by definition, surgery can narrow, fade and otherwise reduce the appearance of severe or unattractive scarring, which is especially helpful in areas of cosmetic importance such as the face and hands.
There are many surgical methods of scar revision, only some of which may be appropriate for a particular type of scar or its location. These include surgical excision, skin grafts, flap surgery and Z-plasty (repositioning a scar so that it aligns with the facial lines and is less noticeable). The effectiveness of scar reduction depends on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body's healing potential, the size and depth of the wound, and how much blood supplies the area.
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Also called micro-lipoinjection or autologous fat transfer, fat injection involves the removal and relocation of the patient's own body fat to plump up an area. Most commonly this procedure is combined with face-lifting and other facial rejuvenation procedures to further replace what has been lost over the years. Fat is removed through liposuction, often from the abdomen, buttocks or thighs. It is then processed and injected into the area being treated.
The procedure is also commonly performed as an isolated lunch time procedure for lip augmentation as well as laugh line reduction. Because the transplanted fat comes from the patient, it does not carry a risk of allergic reaction. Other advantages include a short recovery time, long-lasting results and effectiveness on any skin type.
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New to our procedure line up is the addition of the Lumenis Laser. This CO2 laser has become our ally in turning back the hands of time. This versatile machine has multiple settings to either superficially resurface the skin, or to penetrate deeper to stimulate collagen regeneration. If you are deemed a suitable candidate both of these modalities can be performed in the same setting. The healing time is greatly reduced secondary to the fractionated pattern of the laser. Brown spots, wrinkles, texture and skin laxity can all be improved. This treatment can also be safely performed during other facial procedures such as facelifts and blepharoplasties to give that finishing touch to your facial appearance.
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