Facial plastic surgery can bring balance to your facial features, but it is a personal decision. Facial surgeries include reconstructive and cosmetic procedures. Our surgeons can reconstruct your face after injury or disease, change an aspect of your appearance, and minimize stubborn signs of aging.
If you are considering facial plastic surgery in San Antonio, our office has a team of experts. They could help you achieve the natural-looking results you desire. Discuss your aesthetic goals with us to create a custom plastic surgery plan.
Types of Facial Plastic Surgery
Whether you want to improve the signs of aging or address specific facial features, our surgeons can help you achieve your ideal appearance. In addition to various non-invasive skin treatments, our San Antonio team performs several facial surgical procedures, including:
A brow lift reduces fine lines and wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyes. Lifting your forehead and eyebrows eliminates saggy eyelids, smooths forehead wrinkles, and raises brows. During this procedure, your surgeon may insert a tube at the surgery site to assist with fluid drainage. After your surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Removing the buccal fat pads in the hollow area of your cheeks can make your face look less chubby. After your procedure, you may have to be on a liquid diet for some time and use mouth rinses to minimize the risk of infection.
This procedure can improve the appearance of your chin and the overall proportion of your face with an implant. Patients are under general anesthesia during this surgery. The minimal downtime and side effects allow you to return to work within a week.
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
Ear Surgery addresses the shape or position of the ears, often correcting conditions present from birth. Otoplasty can improve the overall balance and proportion of your face. After your surgery, you may feel discomfort, which pain medication can alleviate.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Through Rhinoplasty, improving facial balance is possible by changing your nose’s shape or size. This procedure may also correct structural defects that impede breathing. You can expect swelling after a rhinoplasty, gradually decreasing over a few weeks. However, you may continue to notice fluctuating swelling up to a year after your procedure as your nose takes on its new permanent shape.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
Blepharoplasty targets the areas above and below the eyes to treat wrinkles, puffiness, drooping eyelids, and undereye bags. During your recovery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and irritation at the incision site. You may also have dry eyes, which medication can control.
A facelift can minimize signs of aging, giving you a more youthful look. This procedure enhances the face’s overall appearance by treating sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and decreased facial volume. After a facelift, you will have some swelling and bruising that will diminish with time.
If you are satisfied with your facial features but dislike how your mouth or neck looks, a facelift may not be necessary; instead, a neck lift might be the right choice. A neck lift targets excess fat and loose skin on the neck and jawline. During your procedure, a surgeon may insert a tube to assist drainage. After your neck lift, you should expect some swelling and bruising.
After the removal of cancerous lesions, our surgeons can use a technique called Mohs surgery to reconstruct the area. This procedure places tissue over the wound to diminish the visibility of your scar. After Mohs reconstruction, your healing will progress over several weeks while the appearance of your incision continues to lessen.
Are You a Good Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery?
Whether you are a suitable candidate for facial plastic surgery depends on the type of procedure you want. You are likely a good candidate for most facial plastic surgery procedures if you are in good physical health, a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations.
Facial plastic surgery can benefit your physical appearance and overall well-being, including self-confidence. Communicating with your doctor will help you to understand the risks and post-surgery care process.
Choosing Facial Plastic Surgery in San Antonio
Several options are available to help refresh your facial look. If you are interested in facial plastic surgery in San Antonio, our surgeons can create a procedure plan that fits your aesthetic goals. You can be sure that you will receive quality care when you choose our team. Why wait to start improving your self-confidence? Take the first step by contacting our office today.