The many options for aesthetic facial rejuvenation available for both women and men can provide an effective way to renew one’s appearance with beautiful, long-lasting, and natural-looking results. Dr. James M. Shaw is experienced with many of the most popular surgical and non-surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures designed to minimize signs of age and give the face a more youthful and revitalized look. Our board-certified plastic surgeon can meet with you for an initial consultation to discuss your goals and determine the best option for your needs. Dr. Shaw customizes all treatments for each patient in order to provide the best possible results and outcomes that do not look “overdone.”
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It’s no secret that areas around the eyes are often among the first facial regions to display prominent signs of age. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can tighten sagging skin over the eyes, reduce under-eye bags and puffiness, and generally create a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. Shaw offers both upper eyelid surgery and lower eyelid surgery to help patients achieve their goals.
Both women and men looking to reduce the appearance of jowls and signs of loose, sagging skin in the mid- to lower face and upper neck area may find that a facelift is the ideal procedure for their needs. Facelift surgery has been one of the most commonly performed surgical aesthetic treatments for decades, and many patients experience the results of this procedure long into the future.
With neck lift surgery, Dr. Shaw can significantly reduce signs of excess, sagging skin along the neck that may be having a negative effect on profile contours. A neck lift can also address horizontal creases that commonly form on the neck, as well as the development of inelastic skin under the chin. This treatment can ultimately provide smoother, firmer skin and an improved neck contour.
Individuals who have less severe signs of facial aging and would like to avoid extensive recovery times may benefit from a thread lift procedure. This innovative, less invasive treatment can be performed with a local anesthetic and requires less downtime than a full facelift. Thread lift procedures utilize an advanced suturing technique to lift facial tissue and improve the appearance of sagging skin to produce a smoother, more youthful aesthetic.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting, sometimes referred to as fat injections or “fat transfer,” is a way to rejuvenate specific areas of the face by using excess fat cells from the patient’s own body via liposuction. In a way, fat grafting is a kind of natural dermal filler, only the results can last much longer than other cosmetic injectables. This treatment can smooth away wrinkles and fine lines and add volume to the lips, cheeks, or other facial features. Plus, since fat grafting requires liposuction to be performed in another body area, this procedure essentially provides two aesthetic benefits: facial rejuvenation and body contouring.
Brow Lift / Forehead Lift
A brow lift, also referred to as a forehead lift, can be very helpful for reducing common signs of age, fatigue, and stress in the upper face. Brow lift surgery can address a descended brow that may be affecting the upper eye regions and smooth away wrinkles and creases along the forehead for a more rested and vibrant look.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
The extraordinary power of laser energy has many effective applications for aesthetic enhancement. With laser skin resurfacing, Dr. Shaw can reduce prominent signs of wrinkles, sun damage, loose skin, and other common concerns to give the skin a more youthful, even, and healthy appearance.
The lip lift procedure is designed to make the lips appear fuller by removing a portion of skin between the base of the nose and upper lip. The upper lip gets pulled upward to reveal more of the pink underside, giving the appearance of more youthful and voluminous lips. With the help of this lip enhancing procedure, patients can achieve a more balanced facial appearance. Good candidates are typically individuals with flattened or thin upper lips or a wide space between the base of the nose and the border of the upper lip. The recovery process usually lasts one to two weeks, and final results can be seen within six weeks after surgery. Lip lift results are designed to be long-lasting, so patients can enjoy fuller, more youthful lips for many years after treatment.
Rhinoplasty can be an optimal solution for addressing a variety of nasal concerns, including a crooked nose, a wide nose, an overprojected nasal tip, a bulbous nasal tip, a hump in the nasal bridge, and a deviated septum. The nose can be resized and reshaped to the desired appearance to restore facial balance. If a patient has trouble breathing, rhinoplasty can also be an ideal solution for restoring airflow and alleviating any blockage of the nasal passage. Patients typically need to wait about a week before returning to work and two to four weeks before resuming more strenuous activities and exercises. Initial swelling typically subsides within a few weeks, but it may take up to a year for the final results to fully reveal itself. Many patients find that the outcomes are worth the wait since rhinoplasty results can last a lifetime.
Many individuals can benefit from an otoplasty procedure, also referred to as ear pinning surgery or ear correcting surgery, if they are unhappy with the shape, position, or proportion of their ears. Not only does otoplasty provide cosmetic improvements, but can also offer functional benefits by correcting defects in the ear structure or a deformity caused by an injury. Patients can usually return to work within a week after surgery, but full recovery can typically take up to six weeks. Improvement in the ears can be seen almost immediately and the final results can start to settle after two to three months. Although it does take some time to see the final outcomes, the procedure can provide long-lasting, natural-looking results.