These are the facial surgical procedures we perform at The Choe Center for Facial Plastic Surgery.
One’s desire to look and feel one’s very best is instinctive. As trend-setting surgical procedures and cosmetic products emerge, patients find cosmetic plastic surgery more accessible and more affordable. However, the newest procedures or products are not necessarily safe nor achieve the desired results. Too often, unrealistic expectations and unforeseen complications compromise a patient-physician relationship.
As we age – so do our faces. Gravity takes over and muscles and tissues begin to sag creating an appearance that does not match our biological age or how we really feel. Sagging lower eyelids, frown lines between the eyes or that “angry or fatigued” look in the brow area can be eliminated with an Endoscopic Brow Lift and rejuvenate that area of the face – making you look younger and restoring harmony to your face.
Signs of aging appear in the face and neck almost always first. You may think and feel very young but may have a very tired or sad appearance as the neck and jaw line begin to sag and lose their youthful contours. You may notice wrinkles and creases in your face and around the eyes – with furrows and frown lines in your forehead. Marionette lines begin to form between your cheeks and chin while creases set into the nasolabial folds.
When you don’t need, want or have time for a full facelift – the Mini Facelift could be the answer for you. With this procedure specific trouble spots such as neck, jowls, and nasolabial folds can be targeted for rejuvenation with much less healing time involved. The less dramatic changes created by this facelift result in a “subtle” refreshed look.
We begin to see those age-related changes in the mid-face during our thirties. You may notice your eyes look hollow and your cheeks are looking sunken. Marionette lines start to become deeper as nasolabial folds become more noticeable. You may develop an angry look as the muscle between your eyes changes. Overall – you’re not happy with what you see when you look into the mirror.
The eyes, often called the “lamp” of the body, are the most expressive part of the face. With aging or as a result of heredity, many individuals develop baggy eyelids, puffiness or even impaired vision from hooding of the upper eyelids. The facial expressions change and you may begin to look tired, fatigued, sad or even angry even though you’re not.
High cheekbones are very expressive and help to define the rest of your face. They highlight your eyes, accentuate your smile and create balance to the shape of your face. However, they can do just the opposite if they are “underdeveloped” – by making your nose and jaw look more prominent and out of balance with the rest of your face – as well as causing your eyes to look hollow and sunken.
It’s all about balance! If the chin is out of balance with the face and neck – the overall picture can be distorted. Men and women alike are coming to The Choe Center in Virginia Beach, VA for chin augmentation and implant surgery to achieve a more attractive – more balanced look that will match their energy level and perception of a more youthful body. In today’s anti-aging society, it is important to be your best – part of that is looking your best.
Changes in the face and neck are the most obvious and earliest signs of aging. Turkey Waddle as it is often referred to, is caused as the sheet-like platysma muscle in the neck begins to sag. These bands become thick and cord-like and dangle between the jawbone and the collarbone. This becomes very unsightly for both men and women who are very “age-conscious” and who prefer not to live with these unwelcome signs of aging.
Restoring Full Lips – Aging spares no one and those troublesome signs show up in our face first. The lips are no exception as they begin to lose fullness, become thin and the natural color fades. We often experience a “tired look” as our lips begin to sag at the corners of the mouth. Balance is lost in our face as time and gravity take their toll on what were once full, beautiful lips.
Ear Reshaping is very commonly done today to correct the problem of protruding ears. Children who are born with this problem often endure harmful teasing from their peers – and even adults. Otoplasty (ear pinning) surgery safely and effectively eliminates this distressing situation and can be done on a child as young as seven years old. However there is no upper age limit.
The nose is such a distinctive part of our face. As we get older, we either appreciate it for what it is or we wish it looked different somehow. For those of us in the latter category, one option is to change the look of the nose and face through rhinoplastic surgery, or reconstruction of the nose. In rhinoplasty surgeries, the object is to reshape the nose to better fit in with the proportions of the rest of the face.