San Francisco Plastic Surgeon
Procedures: Face & Neck
In the past decade, the number of men and women who have sought cosmetic surgery for the face and neck areas has continually increased. It is natural for the skin on our faces, necks and the sides of the face (called jowls) to droop, sag and develop wrinkles as we age, and medical advancements have given us the ability to correct and reduce these signs of aging. By offering an extensive array of advanced facial plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Miranda creates the natural, refreshed facial profiles that patients are looking for.
When you contact our San Francisco plastic surgery office about your concerns and goals, you will be treated with the utmost respect and kindness. We have over 11 years of plastic surgery experience in the face and neck areas, and we tailor each procedure to meet the patient's needs and goals. To provide you with a better understanding of your options and what to expect with each surgery, we have listed the face and neck surgeries that we provide below:
The appearance of the eyes is largely determined by genetic factors, but the process of aging can also play a key role. Drooping eyelids can be an unfortunate side effect of getting older, but an eyelift can reduce tired-looking or droopy eyes and restore a youthful appearance.
By removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, repositioning drooping fat, and re-draping the skin, a face lift can reduce the consequences of age on a patient's face. Face lifts are one of the top five surgical procedures for men in the United States, and over 116,086 face lifts were performed on both men and women during 2011.
This procedure is generally recommended for patients between 30 and 80 who are looking to smooth deep forehead lines and furrows to create a refreshed and more energetic appearance. Brow lifts generally take one hour to complete and patients can recover fully within one to two weeks.
This surgical procedure helps reduce or eliminate excess skin, fatty tissue deposits and band lines around the neck area. Both younger and older patients can benefit the tightening of loose muscle and removal of excess fat during a neck liposuction, which will result in a contoured, beautiful neckline.
Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, can not only enhance the symmetry of the face but can also improve breathing. Rhinoplasty is one of the most complex procedures, and the specifics of rhinoplasty will vary greatly depending on the patient's needs. The goal of this surgery is to enhance harmony and appearance while also improving flow through the airways in the internal nasal structure.
Both men and women benefit from the facial balance and improved mouth posture that chin augmentation can provide. There are different sizes of chin implants available, and this surgery can correct weak chins, improve jowls and give a more masculine or feminine jaw line. Patients who undergo chin augmentation can generally return to work in a week.
This surgery reduces the square appearance and size of a jaw to make it look oval and narrower at the back of the jawbone. For patients who have very prominent jaw bone and muscle, this surgery allows them to have a more feminine and symmetrical appearance. Jaw reduction typically requires a minimum of one week of recovery time.
Are you looking to improve the appearance of your lips by increasing their fullness? Lip augmentation is widely popular in the United States, with over 8,459 surgeries performed in 2011 alone, and can result in fuller, luscious lips. This treatment usually takes less than 30 minutes and swelling will usually subside within 24 to 48 hours.
Patients who are looking to restore youthfulness to the skin can now do so without the removal or stretching of skin. Fat grafting involves the removal of excess fat cells from different parts of the body and then re-implanting those cells where they are needed, commonly in areas such as the lips, under the eyes, and in the cheeks, chin, and temples.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is typically performed on children between the ages of 4 and 14 who have protruding ears, large earlobes, or other abnormalities. Many adults benefit from the aesthetic enhancements that otoplasty can offer as well. Depending on the extent of the reshaping required, this surgery is usually competed in two to three hours.
Migraines are debilitating headaches that can cause intense pain, nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. Botox is now being used to treat migraines and can actually prevent the onset of migraine headaches.