Surgery of the cheek, jaw or chin can be performed to create a more balanced harmony among facial features and reduce some of the signs of aging through the jowls or mid face, or a combination of both.
Chin Augmentation –Implant
- Cheek implants help add improved definition to the facial structure, and can also be used to correct asymmetry resulting from trauma, injury or genetic predisposition. In some cases, reshaping the facial bones may be included as well. Cheek enhancement is often incorporated with a face lift to help improve the signs of aging through the mid face. Non-surgical cheek enhancement, also referred to as non-surgical cheek augmentation, is commonly performed with the use of fillers such as Radiesse®, Perlane®, Voluma®, JUVEDERM®, Sculptra®, and other products. One popular alternative to fillers is the injection of one’s own fat. Due to the surgical aspects of this more invasive approach, it is more commonly performed at the time of face lift and is not typically a standalone procedure.
- Chin or jaw surgery can help resolve a number of concerns, from correcting a recessed chin to minimizing the appearance of a long or asymmetrical chin. Dr. Placik will particularly examine the dimensions of your chin in relation to your nose in order to determine whether chin augmentation or reduction may enhance the results of nose surgery.
Dr. Placik can enhance the lips through the use of implants, injectable fillers, fat transfer or lip lift incisions. Lip surgery can also be performed to reduce and reshape lips that are too prominent in relation to other facial features. Candidates for lip enhancement are carefully screened by Dr. Placik to ensure that their existing anatomy is conducive to the most natural-looking lip augmentation results. Dr. Placik also takes care to only perform lip augmentation that uses a reasonable, believable implant size or filler amount for the most flattering outcome. In many instances, a bull’s horn lip lift or a corner lip lift may be a more desirable solution.
Different than lip augmentation, a lip lift is designed to increase the prominence of the vermilion border (the line between the red part of the lip and the normal skin color). The end result is a lifted, more prominent lip line. Several techniques may be used to achieve the desired appearance. In most approaches, a portion of the skin that borders onto the vermilion of the lips is removed to increase the amount of lip tissue visibly showing and subtly alter the shape of the lips. The peaks of the lips below the nose (known as the Cupid’s Bow), corners of the mouth, and lower lip all can be enhanced with this surgical technique.
Ear deformity in newborns is incredibly common, affecting up to 35 percent of all babies. Previously, the only solution was to hope that the issue would resolve itself with time. Since this happens in only a minority of cases, most infants must then wait for years until they are old enough to undergo cosmetic ear surgery.
EarWell™ offers a completely nonsurgical solution that can be used on infants to correct the aesthetic appearance of the ear without pain, anesthesia or scars. Unlike traditional otoplasty (ear pinning), which takes place around age 4 or 5 at the earliest, children will have no memory or trauma associated with treatment with EarWell™.
The EarWell™ process is simpler for doctor and patient alike, consisting of a physical device that’s expertly placed in such a way that the external cartilage bends into a predictable aesthetic shape while ensuring the correct development of the inner folds as well. EarWell™ offers ear correction in the shortest period of time, molding the impressionable cartilage to remove existing deformity safely and naturally.