Facial Rejuvenation Surgical Treatments
At Laser & Cosmetic Associates of Boulder, we have expertise in a wide range of surgical procedures to help you achieve beautiful skin. We strive in all cases to understand your goals and tailor the procedure to meet your needs.
We have created this information section to acquaint you with our various skin care treatments like eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty and much more. While there’s no substitute for an in-person consultation about your options, we believe that informed patients can best participate in decisions about their treatment. We’ve therefore provided the information below on the procedures we offer, how they’re performed and what recovery is like.
We want to ensure that you have all the facts you need before making a decision on a skin treatment procedure. Please see Choosing A Facial Plastic Surgeon for more information on the importance of working with a qualified professional.
As we age, the skin on our face becomes looser, manifesting itself in unflattering ways: sagging jowls, neckline, and cheeks. Such features combine to make us look older and tired.
A facelift can help turn back these effects of time and rejuvenate your appearance. Through removal of excess skin and fat, as well as tightening of the facial and neck muscles and tissues, the procedure can bring new life to the lower two-thirds of your face.
This procedure has evolved significantly in recent years. No longer do patients emerge from the surgery with a “windblown” look. Advancements in facelift techniques allow the surgeon to give you a more youthful and natural appearance.
Facial plastic surgery has come a long way since the early days of the “nose job.” No longer do surgeons strive to give each rhinoplasty patient the “ideal” nose, which can look artificial. Rather, they work to sculpt your nose so that it is perfect for you, accentuating your other facial features and giving your face a natural sense of balance and proportion.
Rhinoplasty is the most delicate and complex of all facial plastic surgeries. Since the procedure must be individualized for each patient, you will need to work with your surgeon to plan the procedure that will best meet your expectations.
We also specialize in revision rhinoplasty, helping those patients who are unsatisfied with earlier nose surgeries.
Eyelid surgery is one of the procedures we perform that means a lot to our patients. And we understand why it’s so important to them. Of all your facial features, none has such power to convey your individuality, emotions and youthfulness as your eyes. The eyes, however, are often the first to show signs of aging. When eyelids become puffy, sag or are wrinkled, they can make you look tired and older.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, is a procedure that can help you look more rested, rejuvenated and alert—and more “you”—by improving the appearance of the upper eyelids, the lower eyelids, or both.
Sagging eyebrows or deep furrows between the eyes have a way of making people feel misunderstood. Regardless of how they’re really feeling, these traits can make them look perpetually angry, tired or worried.
Our patients ask us about what they can do beyond a traditional facelift when it comes to some of the tell-tale signs of aging in the mid-face area. While a traditional facelift can bring dramatic improvements to your lower facial appearance, it doesn't always address the cheeks and lower eyelids adequately. When the signs of aging are concentrated around the cheeks, nose and eyes, a mid-face lift is often more appropriate.
This procedure lifts your cheeks, softening the heaviness and deep folds between the nose and upper lip. Mid-face lifting is often performed with lower eyelid surgery to improve the entire cheek-lower lid complex. It can be performed with less trauma and a shorter recovery time than a full facelift.
Just as time can bring sagging skin and wrinkles to our faces, it often takes an even greater toll on the neck, in the form of unattractive folds or “turkey wattle,” bands of fat and muscle, or sometimes the loss of neck fat.
Neck rejuvenation can provide dramatic results, either when performed alone or in combination with other plastic surgery procedures. Aside from conveying a younger appearance, a more elegant and youthful neck can also give the impression that you’ve lost weight.
Personal beauty emanates from all of a person’s facial features working together harmoniously and in balance with each other.
Receding chins and sunken cheeks are two traits that can throw off that balance. A “weak” chin may draw more attention to the nose or make the neckline appear shorter. Flat or sunken cheeks may make a person look less youthful and energetic.
To help achieve a more harmonious appearance, many plastic surgery patients opt for facial implants to their chin and/or cheeks.
Few facial imperfections are as conspicuous as protruding, oversized or distorted ears. Children with this trait may be teased by their classmates, hurting their self-image, and adults can likewise be insecure about the appearance of unnatural-looking ears. Fortunately, this problem can be corrected through a surgery known as otoplasty, in which the ears are either set back closer to the head, reshaped or reduced in size.
A common skin related problem that patients discuss with us is scar revision. People with conspicuous scars on their face or neck are often uncomfortable or insecure about their appearance. Aside from being a cosmetic problem, scars can sometimes interfere with the normal functioning of the mouth, eyes or nose.
While scars cannot be completely erased, there are several surgical techniques and nonsurgical techniques that can turn them into thin lines that discretely blend into the normal creases and contours of your face. The technique that is used will depend on the characteristics of the scar, such as its size and depth, its direction, the blood supply and the color of your skin.
Unlike cosmetic plastic surgery, in which the goal is improving the appearance of facial features, reconstructive surgery corrects abnormal structures and tries to restore normal function, with a simultaneous goal of preserving or restoring the aesthetic appeal of the face. These abnormalities may be due to birth defects, such as cleft lips and palates, or they may be acquired in life—the result of diseases like skin cancer, auto accidents or other traumatic events.
Facial plastic surgery can help these patients achieve a more normal appearance and erase the stigma associated with these conditions.
We hope the information on this page helped you learn more about the variety of skin care treatments we offer. Remember that not all facial rejuvenation procedures require invasive surgery. Some are nearly painless and deliver amazing results in a short period of time. Please call or stop by and let us custom recommend a skin rejuvenation protocol for you.