Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures
Brow lift surgery, also referred to as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure performed at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery to reduce signs of aging in the forehead area. The goal of a brow lift is to remove or reduce deep horizontal creases across the forehead and bridge of the nose, as well as the frown lines between the eyebrows. A brow lift also rejuvenates the face above the eyes to restore a more refreshed appearance by removing excess sagging skin on the forehead.
Cheek & Chin Implants
Chin surgery, technically called mentoplasty, is a surgical face procedure performed to reshape the chin by either augmenting or reducing it. With the use of Chin implants, Dr. Garcia can improve a person’s profile by making a “weak” chin look stronger. Chin reduction can improve a person’s profile, but requires to remove bone and/or tissue and muscle to do so.
Contoura Fat Transfer
Dr. Roberto Garcia has performed thousands of Contoura Fat Transfer procedures to improve the aging face. The Contoura Fat Transfer procedure improves the effects of facial aging due to volume loss. Fat transfer surgery is most effective for correcting the following; volume loss to the upper eyelids, flattened cheeks, sagging jowl appearance, nasolabial lines, marionette lines, and hollowing temples.
The same aging process that atrophied the fat in the first place will likely persist over time. In the meantime, our patients look much younger simply by replenishing the lost facial volume. For maintenance purposes many patients choose to undergo “touch up” procedures to keep a certain rejuvenated look.
Contoura LIFT® is a minimally invasive procedure performed in the office to elevate the cheeks and give the lower face a more youthful appearance. As the face ages, the muscles and tissues sag downward; volume is lost; and the jowls become more prominent.
The Contoura LIFT® repositions the droopy cheek tissue and restores a youthful contour of the cheeks. The procedure will also soften the fold between the nose and cheek.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a cosmetic eye surgery procedure Dr. Roberto Garcia performs to improve the appearance of the eyelids. The surgery tightens the eyelid muscles and tissue, as well as removing excess fat and skin. There are two types of eyelid surgery available at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, these include upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, or both.
Blepharoplasty can rejuvenate the area surrounding your eyes, whether you want to improve your appearance or are experiencing functional problems with your eyelids. During your consultation, Dr. Roberto Garcia will discuss your goals and recommend the procedure to help achieve what you are looking for.
Facelift surgery, technically called rhytidectomy, is the original cosmetic surgery first performed in the early 1900s. The focus used to be on sagging facial skin, but modern techniques focus more on the underlying muscles and deeper tissues than simply the skin.
When Dr. Roberto Garcia performs facelift surgery, he improves the visible signs of aging patients experience in areas of the face and neck. Facelift surgery counteracts the signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat and trimming excess skin, giving the face a fresher, more youthful look. Procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a facelift include a brow lift, or blepharoplasty. These procedures are typically done to rejuvenate while tightening the muscle in the face.
Facial Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a thin, hollow tube called a cannula to remove localized areas of facial fat. The cannula is inserted through extremely small incisions to loosen excess fat, which is suctioned out using a vacuum or a cannula-attached syringe. The areas treated look slimmer and more contoured, leading to a more slim appearance to the lower face. Liposuction can be performed if the texture to the neck or jawline skin are healthy and strong.
A Mini Facelift counteracts signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat and trimming excess skin, giving the face a fresher, more youthful look. The mini lift procedure can improve the following: mid-face sagging, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, loose bands of skin and fat under the chin and jaw area.
A Neck lift counteracts signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, trimming excess skin, thereby giving the neck region a fresher, more youthful look. The results are dramatic and long lasting.
Otoplasty, also referred to as ear surgery or ear pinning, is a plastic surgery procedure Dr. Roberto Garcia performs to improve the appearance of the ears. Ear surgery does not have affect hearing, and provides significant benefits to anyone who is teased about ear size and/or shape, has had a serious ear injury, or simply wants to improve his or her appearance. In most cases, Otoplasty is performed to set unusually protruding ears closer to the head (ear pinning) or to reduce the size of abnormally large ears. Additional benefits of Otoplasty may also include repairing large/stretched or torn earlobes, cauliflower ear, microtia, lop ear, or earlobes with large creases or wrinkles.
Rhinoplasty, also called a nose job or nose surgery, can reshape, reduce or augment a persons nose for cosmetic, as well as functional purposes. Nose surgery can also correct a birth defect, repair an injury, improve breathing or simply improve a patient’s appearance. The surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under IV sedation or general anesthesia and can take 2-3 hours.
At Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Roberto Garcia uses one of the two methods for performing a rhinoplasty; open or clsoed rhinoplasty. Dr. Roberto Garcia has extensive experience in both techniques and will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each method with the patient during the consultation.
Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with the skin’s tone and texture. Along with the obvious cosmetic and functional damage a scar can have, it can also have a significant psychological impact on a patient. Whether the scar is caused from trauma or from removal of lesions from the face like skin cancer, reconstruction can many times pose a significant challenge.
Schedule a consultation
If you would like to learn more about our facial plastic surgery procedures, call (904) 686-8020 to schedule a consultation at Contoura Facial Plastic Surgery. Our practice serves Ponte Vedra Beach, Jacksonville, St. Augustine and surrounding areas.