faceFacial procedures encompass a variety of methods to enhance facial contours, proportions, and symmetry. For many patients, the goal of these procedures is to reverse changes brought on by aging, gravity, and sun exposure, restoring a more youthful and rested appearance. Other patients seek improved symmetry, creating better facial balance and harmony. While nonsurgical treatments are often an excellent alternative to surgery, only surgical procedures provide long-lasting facial changes. Experienced board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Braithwaite and Dr. Cobbins are uniquely trained and qualified to perform the full range of facial cosmetic procedures. Numerous options and techniques are available to safely perform these enhancements, and physical examination and patient expectations often dictate the best choice. Our doctors are exceptionally qualified to present all your options to you during your consultation visit, and you will leave our office with a clear understanding of any proposed treatment plan.

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Facial Procedures

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

Face lift surgery—which is sometimes called rhytidectomy—can be a great option for many men and women seeking to minimize signs of aging that commonly occur in the face and neck. Custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of each patient, this procedure can help smooth deep lines and wrinkles, lift and tighten sagging skin, remove excess fat, and/or improve muscle positioning for a rejuvenated appearance with lasting results.

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Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy)

A neck lift, or lower rhytidectomy, is tailored for each individual to address signs of aging in the neck and jawline. Depending on the needs of the patient, this procedure may entail removing excess skin, repositioning fat, and tightening the platysma muscle. Incisions are placed in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring, and patients can enjoy a smoother, more youthful neck contour.

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Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Medically referred to as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery can be an excellent solution for individuals troubled by hanging skin, puffy under-eye bags, and various other aesthetic concerns pertaining to the upper and/or lower eyelids. With this customizable procedure, our plastic surgeons can eliminate excess skin, fat, and even muscle tissue to achieve an improved eyelid shape and revitalized overall appearance.

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Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, is a procedure intended to improve the appearance and/or function of the nose. Depending on the needs and goals of the patient, this treatment can involve decreasing the overall size of the nose, removing a noticeable hump, straightening or narrowing the nasal bridge, recontouring the nostrils, refining the nasal tip, and adjusting the angle between the upper lip and nose. In addition, structural issues—such as a deviated septum—can be corrected to help improve nasal breathing.

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Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

A brow lift, or forehead lift, can be beneficial for women and men bothered by a low or drooping brow. With this treatment, our doctors can elevate skin and muscle tissues in the forehead region, helping to reduce deep lines and furrows in the upper third of the face for a more youthful-looking and rested appearance. Depending on the extent of brow sagging present, a forehead lift can also aid in improving one’s field of vision by lifting the upper eyelids.

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Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is an innovative treatment that involves the transfer of fatty tissue from one area of the body to another for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes. In regard to the face, this procedure can be employed to decrease lines and wrinkles, reduce the visibility of scars, and enhance the volume or contour of the lips, cheeks, and various other facial features.

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For more information, or to schedule a consultation for a facial procedure at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago, please contact us online or call (312) 361-8108.