From aging to prolonged sun exposure, there are many factors that inspire cosmetic concerns and changes on your face. Although the effects might be gradual at first, over time, you might find that your appearance has changed drastically. If aging, sun damage, genetics, or other factors have made you uncomfortable with the appearance of your face, you should consider facial surgery in Northern Virginia and Alexandria.
Whether you’re seeking a full operation or a non-surgical procedure, there are many treatments available to restore a more youthful facial appearance. During your plastic surgery consultation, Dr. Desman can assess your complexion, listen to your goals, and outline which treatments could help you achieve your desired look.
Procedures Associated with Facial Surgery
When it comes to facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Desman offers a variety of treatments to suit your tastes and address your problem areas. Our team can perform one operation or combine multiple to produce best results.
Damage from the sun and even the stress of daily life can leave deep creases around the nose and mouth, wrinkles in the forehead, and a slacking jawline. For patients who are unhappy with these changes, facelifts offer an effective way to reverse signs of aging. To see the transformative effects of a facelift procedure, view our before-and-after photo gallery.
Dr. Desman offers the following facelift options to meet your specific needs:
Full facelift – this surgery focuses on correcting loose skin and wrinkles from the cheeks, side of the face, lower face, and jaw area. The incisions for this procedure are usually on the edges of the lower half of the face.
Mini lift – Also referred to as an S-lift, less tissue is removed with this facial procedure and a smaller portion of the face is lifted. Rather than focusing on the entire face, a mini lift typically treats wrinkles and sagging skin on the middle or lower part of the face.
Because this spot receives a lot of exposure from the elements, the forehead is a common problem area for people as they age. A deeply lined or drooping forehead can alter the overall appearance of the face, even if the rest of your skin is free from wrinkles. For patients who only want to address the forehead rather than the whole face, a forehead lift offers targeted cosmetic treatment. Dr. Desman’s precise surgical techniques result in subtle enhancements that blend in seamlessly. Additionally, when paired with an eyelid lift, this combination of treatments will give your face a naturally rejuvenated appearance. *
Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty)
The delicate skin surrounding the eyes tends to be very thin, which is why it’s often one of the first places on the face to show age. However, in severe cases, there is so much excess or drooping skin that it can be hard to fully open the eyes. Fortunately, an eyelid lift removes excess fatty tissue and skin, which tightens the area and smooths out stubborn wrinkles.
Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty is a popular facial operation that can be used to treat cosmetic issues, repair a nose damaged by injury or a birth defect, and resolve breathing problems caused by deformities. Whether your needs are cosmetic or functional, our team will work with you to create a treatment plan that aligns with your goals.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Although otoplasty, ear pinning surgery, is typically performed on younger children, it is frequently done for adults as well. It is a procedure that brings the ears closer to the head and reduces the size of seemingly large ears. This facial surgery, for instance, can correct the appearance of ears that are misshapen from injury.
Non-surgical Facial Procedure Treatments in Northern Virginia
Some enhancements are best achieved through non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques. As stand-alone procedures or in combination with a surgical option, Dr. Desman offers the following non-surgical procedures for Alexandria or Northern Virginia patients.
For stubborn wrinkles and fine lines, Botox® Cosmetic is a popular option for non-invasive facial rejuvenation. This facial procedure requires no downtime, and injections can be completed in just 10 minutes. Our practice also offers Xeomin® injections.
Dermal injectables can fill areas that have lost volume, restoring a more youthful appearance. They also smooth out deep creases and wrinkles in the skin without any recovery or downtime needed. These fillers are frequently used in combination with facial surgery, Botox® Cosmetic, Kybella®, and skin peels to produce optimal rejuvenation.
Perfectly proportioned lips can completely rejuvenate the look of your face. With non-surgical lip enhancement, you can boost the appearance of thin lips and address issues of asymmetry.
Whether they’re from acne or prior injuries, facial scars are a source of embarrassment for many patients. A non-invasive facial procedure can minimize the appearance of dark scars and help flatten raised blemishes, allowing them to blend in with the rest of your skin.
Excess submental fat, commonly referred to as a “double chin,” can make even those in great physical condition look older or out of shape. Kybella® is a state-of-the-art fat reduction facial procedure that uses injections to re-shape the submental area.
Speak With Our Team about Facial Surgery in Northern Virginia
If you want to correct wrinkles, signs of aging, or other sudden issues on your face, it is important to remember that you have options for doing so. Facial surgery in Northern Virginia and Alexandria offers a suite of cosmetic procedures that can make you feel like yourself again.
Dr. Desman performs each procedure with care, and his team will provide you with the post-operation support you need to recover and thrive. Call us today to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I have a complication?
While complications for Facial Surgery are rare, Dr. Desman will be there to take care of you. In addition, when you have surgery, you will automatically be enrolled in a cosmetic surgery specific insurance plan that covers you for the first 45 days after surgery. Your safety and well being are a top priority for us and this is another way that we ensure you have the best care possible.
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