Facial plastic surgery is an umbrella term that encompasses a broad range of procedures that enhance and rejuvenate the face. From lifting and tightening the facial skin with a facelift, to refining the shape and size of the nose with rhinoplasty, there are numerous options available to help you achieve your desired aesthetic goals.
At Millard Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of individualized care and attention to detail when it comes to facial plastic surgery. Our doctors are highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who specialize in creating natural-looking results that harmonize with each patient’s unique features.
When considering facial plastic surgery, it is important to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the expertise and artistic eye to deliver exceptional results. To schedule a personal consultation at our Denver office, please call (303) 792-5665 or complete an inquiry form to learn more about the comprehensive range of facial plastic surgery procedures we offer.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Facelift
- 3 Facial Fat Transfer
- 4 Blepharoplasty
- 5 Brow Lift
- 6 Neck Lift
- 7 Neck Lipo
- 8 Rhinoplasty
- 9 Cost of Facial Plastic Surgery in Denver
- 10 References
Before and After Photos
Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a transformative procedure designed to address the visible signs of facial aging. It is consistently found in the top five most performed procedures in the United States. (1) The facelift primarily focuses on the lower face and neck region, correcting the following:
- Sagging Skin
- Deep Creases
- Loss of Muscle Tone
Our surgeons possess extensive experience and skills, ensuring that each facelift procedure is tailored to your unique needs and desired results. During a facelift procedure, the surgeon strategically places incisions in the hairline to minimize visibility and allow for optimal access to underlying tissues. Through these incisions, excess skin is carefully trimmed, underlying muscles are tightened, and facial fat pads may be repositioned or added to restore volume where needed. We utilize advanced techniques and precision to ensure natural-looking results without an overly tight or “stretched” appearance.
Deep Plane Facelift
A deep plane facelift is a highly advanced surgical procedure designed to provide comprehensive facial rejuvenation and contouring. Unlike traditional facelift techniques that primarily focus on tightening the skin, the deep plane facelift targets the deeper layers of the face, specifically the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS) and the deep plane. (2) This technique allows for a more thorough rejuvenation and longer-lasting results.
In addition to addressing midface descent, the deep plane facelift also targets jowls and neck laxity. The sagging skin and excess fat deposits in these areas can be effectively corrected through this technique. By tightening the underlying muscles and removing excess skin and fat, the deep plane facelift can significantly improve the definition of the jawline and neck, restoring a more sculpted and harmonious facial contour.
The mini facelift is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure that offers patients the opportunity to achieve facial rejuvenation with shorter incisions. One of the key advantages of the mini facelift is its minimally invasive nature. Unlike traditional facelift procedures, which involve larger incisions and longer recovery periods, the mini facelift utilizes smaller incisions strategically placed in inconspicuous areas, such as around the ears.
The mini facelift focuses on addressing moderate signs of aging, making it an excellent option for individuals who are experiencing early to moderate facial sagging and want to rejuvenate their appearance without undergoing a full facelift. By targeting specific areas of concern, such as the jowls, cheeks, and neck, this procedure produces natural-looking results that can take years off your face.
Facial Fat Transfer
Facial fat transfer, also known as autologous fat transfer, is a revolutionary procedure in the field of plastic surgery that utilizes your own adipose tissue to enhance facial rejuvenation, restore volume, and contour your face. This innovative technique involves the extraction of excess fat from one area of your body, typically through micro-liposuction, and then carefully injecting it into specific areas of your face that may lack volume or definition.
During the procedure, which is typically performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia, fat is carefully harvested using gentle liposuction techniques. The extracted fat is then processed using Puregraft, an advanced fat purification technique that uses a specialized filtration system for optimal results. It is then injected into targeted areas of the face, such as the cheeks, temples, nasolabial folds, or under-eye hollows.
To learn more about facial fat transfer and determine if it is the right solution for your aesthetic goals, schedule a consultation at our Denver practice. Contact us today at (303) 792-5665 or request an appointment online.
Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery or cosmetic eye surgery, is a transformative procedure that enhances the appearance of the eyes by addressing various concerns related to the eyelids. Driven by the desire to achieve more youthful and rejuvenated eyes, many individuals seek blepharoplasty to address issues such as the following:
- Sagging Upper Eyelids (Ptosis)
- Puffy Lower Eyelids
- Under-Eye Bags
- Overall Eyelid Aging
Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty
During an upper blepharoplasty, excess skin, muscle, and fat are carefully removed from the upper eyelids. The surgeon places incisions within the natural creases of the eyelids, ensuring minimal scarring. By eliminating the excess tissue, the upper eyelids are lifted and tightened, creating a more alert and refreshed look.
Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty
In cases where the lower eyelids are the main concern, a lower blepharoplasty may be recommended. This procedure targets the removal or repositioning of excess fat deposits and tightens the surrounding skin. Through discreet incisions made either inside the lower eyelid (transconjunctival approach) or just below the lash line, the surgeon can access the underlying structures and sculpt the area to reduce puffiness and smooth out any wrinkles or fine lines.
A brow lift, also known as a forehead lift or brow rejuvenation, is a surgical procedure designed to elevate the position of the eyebrows and smooth out wrinkles and creases on the forehead. Candidates for a brow lift are individuals who experience dissatisfaction with the appearance of their brows. This may include:
- Sagging or drooping brows
- Deep forehead wrinkles and creases
- Brow asymmetry or unevenness
- Heavy, hooded brows that make the eyes appear tired or aged
- Excess skin or tissue in the upper eyelid area
The procedure involves making an incision across the hairline or within the forehead creases. The underlying tissues and muscles are then lifted, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is repositioned for a smoother, more elevated brow.
A neck lift procedure enhances the neck contour, creating a more harmonious balance with the rest of the facial features. By tightening loose muscles and removing excess skin, patients achieve a smoother and firmer neck, free from wrinkles and creases. This rejuvenation not only restores a youthful look but also boosts self-confidence.
For patients seeking to address muscle laxity and achieve a tighter neck appearance, platysmaplasty or muscle tightening may be recommended. The platysma muscle, extending from the clavicles to the lower jaw, weakens and separates with age, resulting in the dreaded “turkey neck” and visible neck banding. An isolated platysmaplasty can be performed by making inconspicuous incisions below the chin or behind the ears, allowing access to the muscle edges. The edges are then brought together and tightened, resulting in a more youthful neck contour. In cases where sagging skin is present, small incisions concealed behind the ears allow for skin lifting and tightening.
Neck liposuction, also known as submental fat removal or double chin reduction, is designed to address excess fat under the chin and along the neck. Despite maintaining a healthy lifestyle and weight, some individuals may still struggle with stubborn pockets of fat in this area that are resistant to diet and exercise.
Neck liposuction precisely removes unwanted fat deposits, contouring and slimming the neck, and enhancing the definition of the chin and jawline. This procedure provides a rejuvenated appearance and restores balance to the facial features, helping patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals.
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgical procedure that enhances the appearance and function of the nose. Like the facelift, it is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries in the United States.
In addition to enhancing the appearance of the nose, rhinoplasty can also address functional issues that may be causing breathing difficulties or other nasal problems. Septoplasty, a common component of rhinoplasty, focuses on correcting a deviated septum, which can obstruct airflow and lead to chronic congestion. By straightening the septum and improving nasal airflow, functional rhinoplasty not only improves breathing but also enhances overall nasal aesthetics.
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, whether due to its size, shape, or proportion in relation to the rest of your face, cosmetic rhinoplasty can help you achieve your desired aesthetic outcome. Our surgeons employ advanced techniques to refine the nasal structure, addressing issues such as a dorsal hump, a bulbous tip, asymmetry, or a crooked nose. By carefully sculpting and reshaping the nasal bones, cartilage, and skin, our highly-skilled surgeon can create a harmonious balance that enhances your natural beauty.
Cost of Facial Plastic Surgery in Denver
The cost of facial plastic surgery procedures will vary depending on several factors, including the specific procedure chosen, the complexity of the case, and the individual patient’s goals and anatomy. Please check our website for information about financing your procedure.
At Millard Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient is unique and requires a personalized treatment plan. Contact our office at (303) 792-5665 to schedule your consultation and begin your journey toward rejuvenating your facial appearance.
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- Joshi K, Hohman MH, Seiger E. SMAS Plication Facelift. PubMed. Published 2023. Accessed July 13, 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK531458/#:~:text=Since%202016%2C%20rhytidectomy%20(facelift)
- Raggio BS, Patel BC. Deep Plane Facelift. PubMed. Published 2023. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK545277/#:~:text=A%20deep%20plane%20facelift%20aims