SURGICAL PROCEDURES SANTA BARBARA – FACIAL REJUVENATION SANTA BARBARA

 

Minimally invasive and surgical procedures are a great alternative to traditional plastic surgery. By utilizing the latest techniques, scarring becomes a thing of the past. Minimally invasive procedures include upper blepharoplasty, Silhouette InstaLift, lip lift and reduction, ear surgery, and earlobe repair surgery, just to name a few. The goal of minimally invasive surgical procedures is to improve the patient’s natural beauty without making it look unnatural. It is recommended for patients who want to look younger but don’t want to deal with the pain and risks associated with traditional surgery. By using the right balance of minimally invasive procedures, Dr. Sheffield can provide you with the best results so you will confidently look and feel good.

For more information about minimally-invasive, non-surgical and surgical cosmetic procedures or to schedule a consultation, plases contact the office of Robert W. Sheffield, MD, FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.

FACELIFT 

A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is one of many cosmetic surgical procedures designed to aesthetically improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck region. Some of these areas are:

  • Sagging of the skin on the face due to relaxed elasticity
  • Deepening of the nasolabial fold which is the region between the corner of the mouth and the nose
  • Fat which may have thinned or fallen due to the aging process
  • The developing of jowls along the side of the mouth or jaw and cheek
  • Excess fat and looser skin in the neck area below the chin which is often referred to as “turkey neck”

MINI FACELIFT 

The mini facelift surgery, also known as the s-lift or mini-lift, is one of the most popular and common types of facial rejuvenation surgical procedures.  One of its main components is to directly address sagging skin and wrinkles on the lower third region of the face. This procedure uses small incisions made behind the skin to help minimize scarring and created an optimal aesthetic result. Additionally, it specifically improves chin definition through the removal of unneeded skin and artistically tightening the remaining skin.

NECK LIFT

A lower rhytidectomy, or neck lift, is one of many surgical procedures designed to significantly improve the visible signs of aging in the neck and around the jawline area. The neck lift surgery is best for treating:

  • Loss of skin elasticity and the presence of excess fat causing jowls in the lower region of the face
  • Fat deposits, excess and droopy skin in the region where the chin meets the neck
  • Abnormal contouring due to muscle band presence along the neck region

BROW LIFT

In order to raise the brow surgically, a cosmetic procedure known as the brow lift is performed. This procedure is also known as a forehead lift and is one aspect of facial rejuvenation. By lifting the skin and tissue in the brow and forehead area, a brow lift significantly improves the aesthetic appearance of the area around the eyes, brow, and the forehead.

UPPER BLEPHAROPLASTY

It is also called eyelid lift or eyelid surgery. This is one of the cosmetic surgery procedures that is performed primarily for the purpose of being able to get rid of droopy or baggy eyelids, which is one of the most visible signs of aging. This results from the laxity of tissue, making it saggy and giving the ‘tiredness” look. Fat pads can budge from the lower eyelid and hooding from the upper eyelid can occur as well. While eyelid can be used for cosmetic purposes, it is also beneficial in terms of correcting medical problems in the eyelids, such as when there is loose skin that can have a negative impact on your vision.

LOWER BLEPHAROPLASTY

Lower eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, excises unneeded fatty deposits and skin from directly beneath the eye area.  The result is a refreshed more youthful appearance with more elastic and smoother skin above the cheek in the eye region. This procedure is often in combination a brow lift or facelift to enhance and additionally needed facial rejuvenation.

RHINOPLASTY

A rhinoplasty, or nose job, is a surgical procedure designed to restore symmetry to the facial appearance through augmentation or reshaping of the nose to create more balance within the profile and facial features.

SILHOUETTE INSTALIFT

Silhouette InstaLift, which is a nonsurgical procedure where a plastic surgeon inserts threads of biodegradable cones into the skin in order to lift its sagging portions. It is thought that the cones are absorbed over time, however, during the time of placement it has been shown that the material stimulates collagen formation.

SILHOUETTE BROW LIFT

Silhouette InstaLift, which is a nonsurgical procedure where a plastic surgeon inserts threads of biodegradable cones into the skin in order to lift its sagging portions. It is thought that the cones are absorbed over time, however, during the time of placement it has been shown that the material stimulates collagen formation.  This procedure lifts the skin in the brow region to improve fine lines and wrinkles. Since it is a minimally-invasive procedure forehead rejuvenation can be achieved with less cost, downtime, and risk associated with the surgical alternative.

SILHOUETTE NECK LIFT

Silhouette InstaLift, which is a nonsurgical procedure where a plastic surgeon inserts threads of biodegradable cones into the skin in order to lift its sagging portions. It is thought that the cones are absorbed over time, however, during the time of placement it has been shown that the material stimulates collagen formation.  This procedure lifts the skin in the neck region to improving the sagging skin of the face and cheek region which results in a more youthful appearance.  Since it is a minimally-invasive procedure forehead rejuvenation can be achieved with less cost, downtime, and risk associated with the surgical alternative.

LIP LIFT

Getting a lip lift can help to correct any problems you may have and restore a better balance and more youthful look. Patients with a longer upper and minimal incisoral show are good candidates for the procedure. In addition, the surgical procedure also helps to lift up your lip’s position in terms of the positioning of your teeth, which creates a youthful smile. The end result is an aesthetically pleasing and more youthful look.

LIP REDUCTION

Lip reduction is a surgical procedure that is geared towards being able to improve the appearance of the lower and upper lip, making sure that they will perfectly complement each other. Lip Reduction is also done to make it proportional to the size of the face.

EAR SURGERY

Ear Surgery can help restore the symmetry of your appearance. The appearance of the ear can be very disturbing to one especially when they are younger as they are subject to bullying and jokes. However, there is a straightforward way in which this may be solved, and the procedure is called otoplasty, or ear surgery. This is a minor surgical activity done on one’s ears to correct any deformities.

EARLOBE REPAIR SURGERY

One of the most common aesthetic deformities of the ear is the torn or split earlobe. A torn or split earlobe is usually caused by wearing heavy jewelry, the earlobe being pierced in the wrong area or from other trauma. No matter the cause of the damage to the earlobe, earlobe repair surgery can be the answer if you want to continue wearing earrings.

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Whether you are thinking about having an aesthetic treatment, a non-surgical procedure or have had prior surgery and are seeking to additional touch-ups, it is critical to work with a skilled plastic surgeon who specializes in facial procedures. Dr. Robert Sheffield is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon at SB Aesthetics offering aesthetic and cosmetic services to those in Santa Barbara, Santa Maria, San Luis Obispo, Oxnard and Ventura, CA, and the surrounding communities.  Dr. Sheffield offers patients a customized treatment plan and is available to answer your questions. To schedule a consultation, call 805.318.3280 today.

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