The purpose of facial plastic surgery is to reshape different structures in the head and neck, including the chin, cheeks, brows, ears, and nose. An experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Brian Dorner can perform several different types of facial plastic surgery, depending on which areas are concerning you the most.
Plastic surgeons understand how important the appearance of your face is to your happiness and well-being. Whether you are seeking surgery to change a physical feature or to reconstruct the face after an accident, Dorner Plastic Surgery is here to help. We will discuss your concerns with you and advise on the best-suited procedures to accomplish your goals. Read on to learn more about some of the most common facial plastic surgeries performed in Columbus.
Rhinoplasty is commonly referred to as a “nose job” and is meant to enhance the nose’s appearance. Ideal candidates are those unhappy with their nose’s size, symmetry, or shape. General anesthesia is used for all rhinoplasty procedures, though the surgical technique will depend on your aesthetic goals. Dr. Dorner can either reduce excess cartilage, tissue, or bone, or can improve and add cartilage for a new nose shape. Afterward, he will re-drape the skin over the newly shaped structure and suture it closed.
Most rhinoplasty procedures are outpatient surgeries. After careful monitoring, you will be released to heal at home. You should expect the nose to be bruised and swollen for a few days (which we can prescribe medication for) and may also notice bruising and discoloration under the eyes. You should expect a follow-up appointment within 72 hours of the surgery and you will need to refrain from strenuous activity for two to four weeks.
Facelift and Neck Lift
As you age, the skin on your face and neck becomes less tight, sometimes resulting in loose, hanging skin; which can also occur if you have lost a significant amount of weight. If you want to improve the appearance of the skin, our Columbus facial plastic surgeon can give you a facelift and/or a neck lift.
A neck lift recontours and reshapes the area beneath your chin and the entire neck, to remove excess skin and fat. You will be put under general anesthesia, and the surgeon will make an incision near your ears and another under your chin, using liposuction to remove excess fat and then trim away the remaining skin, which is pulled tight and sutured closed. A facelift is conducted in much the same way but Dr. Dorner’s technique (for which he received extensive training) is highly advanced, rolling back nearly 20 years to your face as opposed to about five years with a traditional technique. Dr. Dorner is the only surgeon in the region who can perform this multi-vectored facelift.
We also provide brow lifts, for addressing skin laxity specifically in the upper part of the face, as well as eyelid lifts so that you no longer need to be concerned with heavy, tired-looking eyes, and Bichat fat pad reduction in order to slim the face.
Cheek and Chin Augmentation
A cheek augmentation can make you appear more youthful through contour and lift if you suffer from hollow or sunken cheeks. Similarly, we provide chin augmentations for those who want to improve their entire facial profile. There are surgical and non-surgical options to improve both of these features.
If you opt for the more permanent solution of cheek or chin implants, it requires an outpatient surgery under general anesthesia. For cheek enhancement, Dr. Dorner will place small incisions inside the mouth through the upper gums using this opening to insert the implants. A chin implant involves potentially shaving some of the bone off in order to secure it on. In both situations, Dr. Dorner makes sure that the incision scars will be well-hidden afterward.
After the surgery, you might experience bruising, tightness, and swelling for one to two weeks, and you should avoid activity that will cause facial strain for seven to ten days.
Contact Us About the Benefits of Facial Plastic Surgery in Columbus
Dr. Dorner is a board-certified plastic surgeon known for providing excellent results to facial plastic surgery patients in Columbus, using state-of-the-art techniques to provide natural results. You know yourself better than anyone and our treatment plans are tailor-made to your needs.
Contact Dr. Dorner today to learn how he can help you achieve your desired appearance.