Facial Procedures

Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Removes excess skin, muscle and occasionally fat above the upper eyelid margin. Rejuvenation of this area leaves an incision in the natural upper lid crease. Occasionally, the eyelid margin is too low. This requires more complex correction of the levator muscle.


Occurs when the upper eyelid margin lowers. This may conceal the upper iris and/or potentially block visual fields. Many patients with this condition elevate their brow to raise their lid margin, resulting in worsening forehead wrinkles. Correction usually entails tightening the upper eyelid elevator (levator) muscle via an upper blepharoplasty incision.

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Rejuvenation of this region requires tightening of lower eyelid skin and muscle in addition to removal and/or transfer of bulging lower eyelid fat. The goal is to achieve a more youthful lower eyelid without changing the shape or position of the lid margin.


Aging results in sagging and worsening of natural facial folds. The goal of a rhytidectomy (face-lift) is to rejuvenate the face by softening natural folds and tighten loose skin. The procedure requires incisions that pass around the ear in natural creases as well as along the hairline and under the chin. Occasionally, only specific areas of the face and neck need rejuvenation. In these cases, the incisions can be more limited (mini-lift).


Repositions the eyebrows higher. This can be accomplished via a multitude of techniques. An approach through the scalp (either with or without an endoscope) is the most common. Other approaches include directly above the eyebrow, or via an upper eyelid incision. Depending on the method chosen another potential benefit of this procedure is decreasing the wrinkles on the forehead.


The face is a common area that develops skin tumors arising from years of sun exposure. Removal of these tumors is usually done with surgical excision. Closure of the resulting wound may require specific techniques to achieve the best overall esthetic result.

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