Types of Facial Plastic Surgery

By: John Hinson | On: August 18, 2015

Cosmetic – or plastic – surgery covers a large number of medical procedures, ranging from cosmetic to injury repair. Facial plastic surgery is widely available, and Florida Medical Clinic is happy to offer both surgical and non-surgical options under the expert care of Dr. Randall C. Latorre.

Why Have Facial Plastic Surgery?

Types of Facial Plastic SurgeryFacial plastic surgery is a great way for people to enhance their cosmetic appearance and improve their self-esteem. Since confidence can be tied to physical appearance, looking great leads to feeling great!

Facial plastic surgery is also perfect following injury, especially burns. Damaged tissue can become unhealthy, and it may be difficult for patients to feel confident, or feel like they can return to a normal life with significant scarring.

What are the Types of Facial Plastic Surgery?

There are many types of facial plastic surgery, and these fall into surgical and non-surgical categories. Almost anything that can be imagined can be done!

Non-Surgical Options:

  • Dermabrasion – A minimally invasive Procedure to remove – or at least reduce – wrinkles and facial blemishes. Uses a rotating high speed tool to scrape away the top layers of skin. Improves uneven skin tone, and exfoliates skin. Reduces stretch marks, lines and wrinkles, and acne scars. Helps to thicken collagen.
  • Skin Rejuvenation and Resurfacing – Minimizes or removes wrinkles, pigmentation, scars, and vascular lesions (blood vessels visible on the skin), and restores skin tone. Can be laser, light, ablative (wounding, removes layers of skin), non-ablative (non-wounding and stimulates collagen growth, tightens skin; while less invasive, this method is less effective), chemical peels, and more.
  • Botulinum Toxin – This non-surgical option reduces lines in the face by blocking nerve signals so that the muscle can’t contract. Used for reducing the appearance of crow’s feet, frown lines, skin bands on neck, or furrowed foreheads.
  • Laser Hair Removal – Laser hair removal is best for people who have light skin and dark hair, and want to remove unwanted hair. The laser damages the individual hair follicles and inhibits hair growth, but doesn’t mean permanent hair removal. This method may take multiple treatments, and even afterwards may require maintenance.

Surgical Options:

  • Rhinoplasty – More commonly referred to as ‘nose jobs’, this surgical option can make noses larger or smaller, as well as change the shape and placement.
  • Blepharoplasty – Eyelid surgery is a surgical option which tightens drooping upper eyelids, as well as the bags below eyes. This option can be cosmetic, but it can also improve the function of troublesome eyelids.
  • Rhytidectomy – Face-lift surgery is a surgical option where muscles are tightened, and excess fat is removed before replacing the skin. Improves tightness on face and neck.
  • Lower Rhytidectomy – Lower neck surgery is a surgical procedure, especially when the neck area and facial area don’t match in appearance. This procedure improves the signs of aging in the jawline and neck by removing excess fat and skin relaxation which creates jowls, excess fat under the chin, muscle banding, and loose neck skin.
  • Forehead Lift – A surgical option which removes drooping skin and straightens lines by removing tissue and tightening the skin, as well as forehead muscles.
  • Otoplasty – Ear surgery is considered a form of facial plastic surgery, and has both cosmetic and medical applications. Ear surgery can change the size, shape, and position of the ears. This surgery is used for misshapen ears following injury, birth defects, or if you are bothered by how your ears look.
  • Mentoplasty – Chin implants and/or augmentation changes the shape of the chin bone, whether inserting an implant to give more definition and shape, or removing bone from a jutting chin.
  • Jaw Implants – This surgical option increases the width of the lower third of the face, for cosmetic definition.
  • Malar Augmentation – Cheek implants are inserted below the cheekbone to make the face look fuller.
  • Lip augmentation – For fuller-looking lips, this surgery hollows out a portion of the lip and inserts an implant.
  • Dermal fillers – Dermal fillers reduce facial lines and restore fullness in face. Can also be used for plumping lips, reducing creases and wrinkles, and improving the appearance of scars. Used in cases where facelifts, brow lifts, and/or eye lifts aren’t necessary.
  • Facial Reconstructive Procedures: A general term for a wide variety of procedures. Facial reconstructive procedures can be used for cancer reconstruction, facial transplants, cleft lip or palates, and in some cases reconstructive burn treatment.

Dr. Randall C. Latorre – Florida Medical Clinic’s Plastic Surgeon Expert

Randy-Lattore-Web-2Florida Medical Clinic offers both surgical and non-surgical Facial Plastic Surgery options with Dr. Randall C. Latorre’s plastic surgery practice. Whether you are looking for cosmetic enhancement, to breathe and sleep easier, or want to reduce the appearance of injury scarring, Latorre Plastic Surgery offers cutting edge technology, and is dedicated to patient satisfaction.