Blepharoplasty can lift sagging eyelids to give you a younger, more alert appearance. The procedure can also have practical benefits. If your sagging lids obstruct your vision, blepharoplasty can help you to see clearly. The procedure involves removing excess tissue and gently tightening remaining tissue. Our doctors will place all incisions inside the natural fold of your lid, along your lash line, or inside your lower lid, so that any scarring will be virtually undetectable.
A brow lift can raise your eyebrows, reduce forehead wrinkles, correct obstructed vision, and help you look younger and more refreshed. Our doctors use an endoscope to perform brow lifts. With this device, they can raise your facial muscles through very small incisions hidden in your hairline. It usually takes four to six weeks to see the final results of your brow lift. However, when your recovery is complete, you can enjoy significantly smoother skin and a younger appearance.
A facelift can reduce signs of aging and restore youthful definition to your features. Our doctors use the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) technique, involving both tightening of the skin and repositioning of the underlying facial muscles for more comprehensive and natural-looking results. Our doctors will carefully conceal all incisions in your hairline and around your ears so they will be virtually unnoticeable.
A mini facelift addresses the area around your jaw and chin, rather than the entire face, to eliminate jowling and other signs of aging. It is popular among patients in their late 40s and early 50s. The procedure uses small incisions and requires a relatively short recovery time. This conservative facelift procedure can provide a dramatic, yet natural-looking enhancement.
The neck is one of the first places to begin showing signs of age. Drooping skin and lost muscle tone in this area can significantly affect your overall appearance, even if your face is still smooth and youthful. A neck lift involves placing two small incisions behind the ears. Excess tissue is removed, and remaining skin and muscle are artfully tightened to restore definition. In some cases, the doctor may simply need to perform liposuction to eliminate fat deposits from this area.
If you are unhappy with the proportions of your face, or if your cheeks have lost some volume, you may be a good candidate for facial implants. Cheek and chin implants can give you a more balanced and youthful look. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and your doctor will help you choose the right type for your needs. Often, our surgeons place facial implants in conjunction with a face lift or other procedures.
Rhinoplasty (also called a nose job) can alter the shape and size of your nose. Your doctor will create a carefully concealed incision, allowing him to reshape cartilage and other tissue. Before you undergo rhinoplasty, we will take careful note of your goals. Our doctors will tailor surgery to your goals and give you a natural-looking new nose shape that complements your entire appearance.
Otoplasty, or ear pinning, can be quite beneficial for both children and adults. If your ears protrude, or if you feel that your ears are too large, you may be a good candidate for this procedure. Otoplasty involves placing a small incision behind your ear. Tissue is removed and the incisions are strategically closed to place the ears in the desired position.
With fat grafting, your doctor can use your own natural tissues to enhance the shape and volume of your face. First, he will use liposuction to remove excess fat cells from your abdomen or another area of your body. After refining and purifying these cells, he will carefully inject them just under the surface of your skin. Fat grafting can enhance your cheeks, lips, and the area just under your eyes.
For most patients, the lips begin to lose volume and appear flatter after their twenties. To combat this effect, Dr. Heringer provides a number of minimally invasive options to restore volume, including dermal fillers such as Juvederm XC® and fat cell transfer. For patients who are looking for more dramatic effects, the doctor also places silicone lip implants that complement the natural contours of your face.
If you are unhappy with how aging or genetics have left your cheekbones without definition, Dr. Heringer can provide a number of potential rejuvenating solutions. For minimally invasive solutions, patients can take advantage of dermal fillers such as Restylane® and autogenous fat grafting. The doctor also offers cheek implants as a more permanent option.
At Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery, we strive to provide you with the most advanced, personalized, and beneficial cosmetic experience. All procedures relevant to your specific goals will be presented and thoroughly explained, and any questions or concerns will be adequately resolved. Together, we will outline the most optimal and customized treatment plan so that your cosmetic dreams can become a reality.