There are two basic groups of candidates seeking facial plastic surgery. The first group are those that have been dissatisfied with a particular facial feature for as long as they can remember. They consult plastic surgeons asking about altering their nasal shape (please see our rhinoplasty page), or pinning back their ears, or augmenting their chins or cheeks. The second group are those that see age-related changes in their faces. They seek advice about rejuvenation or refreshment.
As for the folk who want to look younger, they often say that they feel younger than how they appear when looking into a mirror. Some strive to keep business opportunities open as they compete against younger colleagues in an upwardly mobile work environment. Whatever your motivation, when you consult our skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Eric Okamoto, he will analyze your face and will offer his opinions as to what features are showing age and what to do about them. Sometimes the forces of age are more noticeable in one particular area, like the forehead or eyelids – this can be remedied with a brow lift or blepharoplasty. More often, multiple facial-neck areas are simultaneously descending with gravity whereupon a combination of facial procedures (e.g. brow lift, blepharoplasty, facelift, and fat injections) will be recommended at the same time.
If you seek a facial analysis and options for cosmetic enhancement, Dr. Okamoto will counsel you in a manner that is personal, thorough, and unique. Please follow one of the links below for more information on our facial procedures. If you have questions, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact us today.
Facelift has been one of the most popular surgical cosmetic enhancement procedures for decades. This treatment can significantly diminish moderate to severe signs of wrinkles, folds, and inelastic skin along the face for a smoother, more youthful appearance with results that look both beautiful and natural.
Browlift / Forehead Lift
A browlift, also referred to as a forehead lift, can diminish signs of frown lines between the brows and creases along the forehead. This procedure can also reduce sagging of the forehead and a lowering of the brows, providing a significant aesthetic benefit to the upper third of the face.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery can renew the skin around the eyes and address concerns that may be resulting in an aged or tired appearance. Upper eyelid surgery can eliminate excess, overhanging skin for a smoother look, while lower eyelid surgery can reduce signs of undereye bags and folds for a more revitalized and refreshed appearance.
Fat injections, also known as “fat transfer” or “fat grafting,” utilize your own fat cells to enhance volume in facial areas, diminish signs of wrinkles or mild scarring, and improve facial contours. By utilizing one’s own fat to add volume to areas in the face that shrink during the aging process, kind for kind replacement is accomplished which produces natural-appearing and long-lasting results.
Dr. Okamoto offers a number of facial implant procedures that can help augment specific facial areas and give them a more defined and contoured appearance. Options include chin implants, cheek implants, and nasal implants.
Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)
Ears that appear to “stick out” too far from the sides of the head can be addressed with otoplasty (ear surgery). This treatment can give the ears a less prominent appearance while improving one’s confidence in the way they look.
For more information on our surgical facial enhancement procedures, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Okamoto, please contact us today.