At Buckhead Plastic Surgery, Atlanta
Plastic surgery can help with many concerns related to your facial appearance. Most surgical procedures offered by Dr. Alan N. Larsen focus on reducing the signs of aging, while others are designed to enhance proportion of facial features like the nose, chin or ears. Read on to learn more about the facial surgery procedures Dr. Larsen provides.
Often we think of a patient with a low brow as being tired, angry or grumpy. A brow lift restores the brow to a more open awake position while at the same time tightens the upper eyelid skin. As the muscles are tightened with a brow lift and/or removed, wrinkles, creases and furrows disappear.
The chin is important for facial harmony, a primary factor in what is considered a beautiful face. Correcting a deficient chin to a slightly more prominent chin often improves this facial balance and harmony.
If your skin shows deep lines and wrinkles and age spots, you may choose dermabrasion to resurface the skin. We offer dermabrasion treatments to remove dull surface skin cells and unwanted skin growths. After dermabrasion, fresh new skin is able to emerge. This improves the look and health of your skin and can be completed in one treatment.
Dr. Larsen performs ear pinning surgery for those who struggle with ears that appear misshapen or protrude too far. By accessing the cartilage of the ears, Dr. Larsen is able to reshape ears and normalize their appearance, molding them closer to the head.
Drooping, sagging skin on the upper and lower eyelids along with bulging fat and hollowness may all be treated with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. This procedure can address the upper or lower eyelids.
The facelift of today creates a younger looking patient (10-12 years younger) with minimal signs of the procedure. A facelift is a rejuvenation surgery that goes beyond just skin tightening. To restore a younger appearance, modern facelifts extend below to the underlying facial muscles called the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS), while reducing the loose skin.
In some cases, you may feel your facial features lack harmony and that some are too small in comparison to the rest of your face. Facial implant procedures can restore facial harmony and proportion by adding fullness to the cheekbone structure.
Fat grafting uses extra fat from your own body to fill lines and wrinkles on the face. Through this procedure, you can achieve more youthful volume in the skin, with a dramatic reduction in the treated wrinkles.
If you have ever been bothered by the appearance of a "turkey neck," you're not alone. For many peole, aging skin loses its elasticity and gravity takes over, leaving wrinkles, sagging neck skin, and vertical bands between the chin and neck. A neck lift is traditionally a rejuvenation surgery that tightens the skin and muscles on the neck.
The most prominent facial feature is your nose, so a nose that is out of proportion or unbalanced can seriously impact your self-image and self-esteem. Rhinoplasty can improve nasal proportion and transform your appearance. Even a small change made to your nose can result in a significant improvement in your overall facial balance.
The mini-facelift is perfectly suited for a 30-to 40 year-old woman or man who wants a more youthful appearance but doesn't need a full facelift. The mini lift is shorter and slightly less invasive, so you can be back on your feet within a couple of days. This type of limited facelift has also been useful for tightening a patient's features after a previous facelift, giving them several more years with a youthful appearance.
Learn More About Facial Surgery in Atlanta
You can learn more about facial surgery in Atlanta by contacting the office of board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Alan N. Larsen. Our plastic surgery office is located in the Buckhead area of North Atlanta. Call (404) 367‐9005 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Larsen.