Facial reconstructive surgery or aesthetic facial plastic surgery is highly specialized surgery that refers to a variety of operations that can be performed in order to restore or change facial features to improve your appearance.
Recent advances in the development of miniaturized instruments, new materials and improved surgical techniques have expanded the range of plastic or cosmetic surgery operations that can be performed on the face. The San Francisco Maas Clinic offers a comprehensive array of cosmetic surgical solutions and cutting-edge techniques that produce exceptional results to enhance the way you look and feel.
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The surgeon begins the incision in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of the ear, and then continues around the lobe, circling the ear before returning to the point of origin in the scalp. The skin is raised outward before the surgeon repositions and tightens the underlying muscle and connective tissue.
Many patients don’t need a full or lower facelift to address their needs! For patient with thickened neck bands, “waddles”, and/or creepy aged-looking neck skin, often a source of disharmony with an otherwise youthful vibrant face, the neck lift is an excellent treatment option.
The anatomic changes that occur in the upper face associated with aging become more profound over time, as the skin loses its elasticity and the effects of gravity and facial expression take their toll.
The shape and size of the nose has a significant impact on the overall balance and symmetry of the face. A nose that – in the beholder’s eye- is inconsistent with the rest of the face, may sometimes result in a lack of confidence brought about by dissatisfaction with one’s appearance.
Cosmetic plastic surgery of the eyelids where fat, excess skin, bags, pouches, and wrinkles in the area of the eyes are removed to produce a more open and awake appearance is a major benefit of eye plastic surgery. San Francisco Blepharoplasty eyelid surgeon, Dr. Maas regularly performs eyelid lift surgery as a stand alone procedure or as part of a more extensive procedure, such as a brow lift or a facelift.
In some people, a small chin – one that recedes or is not prominent enough-can make the nose appear more prominent. Conversely, a large chin or one that protrudes can throw the rest of the face off balance.
A form of cheekbone surgery that can eliminate the ‘sunken’ appearance under the eyes or a hollowed mid-facial area. These improvements are made by placing soft cheek implants over the cheek bone through small incisions inside the mouth.
Full lips with an accentuated border are associated with youth and beauty. Dr. Maas is an expert in different techniques for lip enhancement and offers a number of procedures to achieve more beautiful lips and reverse some of the effects of aging.
Otoplasty (plastic surgery on ears) is the surgical procedure otoplasty surgeons use to modify the appearance of the external ear, especially the protruding ear. It is often performed on children in the preschool years.
Eyebrow hair and eyelashes, much as the hair on our heads thin and attenuate with age. Waxing, plucking and other traumatic manipulations of the hairs of the brow and lashes can accelerate this permanent loss of hair.
Skin Resurfacing is a technique that is quite effective for skin tightening, improving skin tone and texture, softening acne scars (acne scar laser treatment) and in removing fine wrinkles, as well as some of the coarser wrinkles and folds of the face.
Facial scars cannot be removed completely but their appearance can be made less noticeable and more easily camouflaged with cosmetics. The success of scar revision depends on many factors-the scar’s size, shape and location as well as patient’s age, heredity and general skin condition.
When facial trauma, infection, surgery or a number of other causes injures the facial nerve (facial nerve palsy), the entire side of the face can droop and become immobile. The eyelids do not close with blinking, and the eye is subject to drying and severe corneal injury.