Sun exposure, weight fluctuation, and the natural aging process make facial skin loosen and sag, resulting in the wrinkles and jowls. The muscles in the neck also loosen, causing “cording” or “banding” in the neck. A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to reposition the skin and muscle that contribute to this problem in the lower face and neck. The result is a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
Traditional liposuction techniques have been refined and allow Facial Plastic Surgeons to re-contour the face and neck with the removal of excess fat. These techniques allow our surgeons to treat these areas in a precise and controlled manner to create a natural, sculpted appearance. Dr. Hillstrom and Dr. Wright have the necessary training, experience, and credentials to evaluate and treat each individuals concerns in the face and neck.
Eyelid surgery, when performed appropriately, can offer dramatic results, creating a more youthful appearance of the eyes. If you have sagging upper eyelid skin, or “bags” beneath your eyes, a blepharoplasty will remove the excess skin and fat around your eyes to reveal a younger, more rested look.
Rhinoplasty is considered by many facial plastic surgeons, in Sarasota and elsewhere, to be one of the most challenging cosmetic procedures to perform. In Sarasota rhinoplasty is performed by a handful of trained facial plastic surgeons who have specifically studied both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery in order to ensure that both your aesthetic concerns and anatomic functionality are addressed.
Ear reshaping surgery is commonly performed to reduce oversized ears, correct misshapen ears, or “pin” large or protruding ears. Otoplasty can be safely performed on on children as young as 5 (prior to entering school) and on adults under local anesthesia. It is a highly effective procedure that can improve both appearance and self-confidence.
The horizontal lines on our foreheads or creases above our noses can make us look tired, sad, angry, and older than we truly are. These wrinkles are often intensified by sun exposure, heredity, and weight gain or loss. As we age gravity causes our forehead and brows to descend, creating a tired and heavy look. A brow lift restores the position of the brow to a more aesthetically pleasing position, thereby creating a more youthful appearance. The end result is a more refreshed, rejuvenated, youthful appearance.
Chin, cheek, and jowl implants can help bring definition to the middle and lower portions of the face. Chin and jowl implants can bring balance and harmony to the face and add definition to the jaw, while cheek implants can bring definition and improved facial contour. Facial implants are placed through inconspicuous incisions and are frequently used in combination with procedures such as facelifts and especially rhinoplasty.
Fat injection, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a cosmetic procedure that treats facial volume loss to restore a smoother and more youthful appearance. Commonly treated areas include the hollow areas under the eyes and cheekbones, laugh lines, smile lines, jowls, and other facial creases and wrinkles. Fat injections can be long lasting (even permanent), but results can vary depending on the area treated and lifestyle behaviors.