The face is where the effects of aging are most noticeable and appear the earliest. Fortunately, Dr. Calabria offers a series of surgical procedures to improve your look and restore the appearance of youth. Each operation addresses specific concerns as defined below, but they may also be tailored to your specific aesthetic needs. For this reason, a consultation is necessary to determine the optimal treatments for each patient on an individual basis.
Each of these procedures may be done independently or as part of a combined operation. Facial procedures can be performed together, or they can be combined with a breast enhancement or body contouring procedure.
Facelift surgery is designed to reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. It tightens the muscles and skin of the face, reduces wrinkles and sagging skin, and trims excess skin. This results in a younger-looking appearance that can last for years. Dr. Calabria offers numerous techniques to personalize your facelift and provide the results desired. Most activities can be resumed two weeks after surgery, though vigorous activities should be delayed for an additional week. Results of a facelift are near-permanent, lasting decades with proper care. If you have sagging skin, wrinkles, or other signs of aging on your face that you wish to see reversed, a facelift may be the procedure you are looking for.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is done to improve the appearance of the upper face by changing the contours of the eye and adjusting the way the skin and fat lie in the eyelids. It is used to reduce wrinkles, crow’s feet, and unwanted fat deposits while opening sightlines. Most patients will be ready to resume normal activities within two weeks from the time of the operation. The results of an upper eyelid lift tend to last between five and seven years, while a lower eyelid lift is functionally permanent. If you are troubled by puffy or sagging eyelids or have your sightlines impacted by fat deposits, an eyelid lift surgery could help you.
Brow lift surgery focuses on enhancing the forehead and brow areas to help ensure that the patient’s sightlines are clear. It is used to raise sagging eyebrows, remove fat deposits, and reduce forehead wrinkles. Recovery time is short, and patients can generally return to work within a week, though vigorous activities should be delayed for two to four weeks. The results of a brow lift tend to last about a decade with an appropriate lifestyle and suitable aftercare. If your eyebrows are affecting your appearance, blocking your sightlines, or wrinkling in undesirable ways, a brow lift may be for you.
Facial implants are biocompatible materials surgically inserted into the face to adjust the contours and balance of the face. They are used to strengthen the appearance of the chin or cheekbones or change the shape of the jaw. The initial recovery takes between one and two weeks. Most facial implants are permanent, though they can be removed at the behest of the patient. If you seek a stronger chin, more prominent cheekbones, or generally want to change the shape of your face, this operation may be for you.
Dr. Calabria offers both surgical and nonsurgical lip augmentation procedures. These treatments are designed to increase the lips’ fullness and remove fine lines and wrinkles around the lips. Recovery from surgical procedures tends to take about a week. Nonsurgical recovery times are faster and tend to have fewer side effects during the recovery period. Surgical lift lip results are permanent, though they will not prevent aesthetic changes due to future aging. Nonsurgical lip augmentation with dermal filler results can last between four and eight months, depending on the procedure and the level of care taken with the results afterward. Lifestyle choices can negatively affect the results of nonsurgical augmentations. If you struggle with lips that are thinning, wrinkling, or otherwise becoming unattractive, some form of lip augmentation may interest you. Consult with your surgeon to determine which option is best for you.
A rhinoplasty (or nose job) is designed to change the nose’s aesthetic appearance and ensure that it improves your overall appearance. It is used to adjust the nose’s width and height and can also improve your ability to breathe through your nostrils. After the surgery, you should immediately be able to breathe through your new nose but will need to wear a splint to stabilize the new tissues for five to seven days. The results of a rhinoplasty are permanent, though aging may impact your results over time. If you feel that your nose does not match your aesthetic desires, rhinoplasty surgery may be the solution you seek.