Facial Rejuvenation in Fort Worth
Kirby Plastic Surgery provides a number of procedures designed to make the face appear more rested and youthful.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is the correction of excess or stretched upper eyelid skin and displaced fat that may obstruct vision. Following surgery, there is a more youthful, rested look to the eyes. Blepharoplasty can be performed on both upper and/or lower eyelids at the same time.
A brow lift, or forehead lift, smooths out wrinkles that arise across the forehead over time and improves the position of the eyebrow to a more youthful appearance. This procedure can be performed endoscopically, using a camera and small incisions that are hidden within the hairline.
Ear Reshaping (Ear Pinning or Otoplasty)
Otoplasty, or ear reshaping/pinning, is a common operation performed to correct prominent ears. Children entering school can benefit greatly from the improved self-esteem this surgery provides. Adults with old ear injuries and children with other ear defects present at birth (“lop ear,” “Stahl’s ear,” “constricted ear,” or “cryptotia”) are also candidates for otoplasty.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, smoothes out wrinkles on the face and neck, allowing for a more youthful, fresh-faced look. Skin, fat, and soft tissue are restored to a younger position in the midface. Lines alongside the nose and below the eyes are smoothed out. Extra tissue in the jowls and neck areas (commonly called a “double chin”) are firmed up. Facelifts can be performed in combination with a brow lift, neck lift, and/or eyelid surgery for full facial rejuvenation.
A “neck lift” is a procedure that improves the contour of the upper neck. It helps to define the chin-neck angle, providing a more definite distinction between the two.
Chin Augmentation/Reduction (Mentoplasty or Genioplasty)
Chin augmentation, or genioplasty, involves either remodeling the bone of the chin or placing implants under the skin to create a more prominent chin. Alternately, the bone of the chin may be reduced to attain a less prominent appearance of the chin. Chin surgery is often performed in combination with rhinoplasty (nose surgery) for a more balanced, proportional look to the facial features.
Cheek augmentation involves placing implants under the skin, within the soft tissues of the cheek to create a more striking cheekbone appearance.
Lips are a major focal point of facial beauty. With aging comes thinning (atrophy) of lip tissue compared to more plump, youthful lips. The placement of various fillers and implants, as well as transfers of fat, can be performed in order to augment or enhance lip appearance.
Fat injections are used for a variety of conditions. For the face, fat can help restore volume and fullness to treat wrinkles, fill defects such as acne scars, and even soften scar tissue. To achieve permanent improvement, the procedure utilizes natural fat from your own body that contains stem cells.
Ear Gauge Repair
Ear gauging can leave large, permanent holes in the ears which do not shrink back to normal size. Repairing the gauged ear can be performed in the office under local anesthesia with minimal discomfort. Patients typically return to work the same day or the next day without any problems.