Cosmetic Surgical Procedures
Surgery of the ear where ears can be “pinned back” by reshaping the cartilage. Recovery time is about one week.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)
Surgery of the nose where cartilage and bone are reshaped and reconstructed; excess bone or cartilage may be removed. Skin type, ethnicity and achieving a balanced appearance with the rest of the face is important. Preoperative photographs are taken and discussed with you in detail so that realistic expectations can be met and an optimal result achieved. The recovery time is about a week and a protective covering of the nose is during that time. This procedure is sometimes combined with other surgery (septoplasty) that improves breathing. The recovery time is approximately one week.
Dr. Duane Taylor Knows Your Nose — Inside and Out
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)
This procedure involves removing sagging skin from the upper/lower eyelids and/or removal of fat that cause bulges of the upper and/or lower lids. Prior to any recommendations for surgery, Dr. Taylor will go through a thorough evaluation, history and exam, which will include photographs and a detailed discussion. Baggy eyelids may be the result of a family trait, hormonal swelling, allergies as well as the effects of aging of the skin over time. The procedure is usually done under general anesthesia but may be done using local anesthesia if upper lid skin only is being addressed. The down time is usually about 5-7 days, where you can expect some swelling and bruising however makeup can be used after five days. Recovery time is approximately one week.
In facelift surgery, excess skin is removed and muscles are tightened to rejuvenate and lift. A thorough discussion and review of photographs takes place prior to surgery. A skin care regimen before and after surgery is included. Recovery time is approximately two weeks.
The brow lift is best used in patients from 40 and 70 seeking to eliminate unwanted furrows and deep forehead lines. This procedure also helps to eliminate premature aging signs such as drooping eyebrows. The surgical time is about one to two hours, and you return home the same day. The recovery time is one to two weeks.
Surgery to minimize forehead lines and wrinkles, and elevate brows to reduce lid drooping. Recovery time is about 10 days.
Surgery beneath the chin to eliminate “double” chin; excess fat is removed. This may be done using a liposuction technique.
Scar Removal & Revision
This procedure involves removing the existing scar and creating a less noticeable scar. Many times this will make it less likely for the eye to follow it and easier to hide with make up. These procedures may also be combined with minimally invasive treatments and skin care treatments to achieve an optimal result.
Split Earlobe Repair
Over time, a pierced earlobe can become stretched if a person frequently wears large or heavy earrings. In addition to creating a long or wide opening, earrings may tear completely through the lobe. A torn earlobe may also result from trauma, such as having an earring pulled off or caught on clothing.
Torn earlobes can be repaired with a quick in-office procedure performed under local anesthesia.
A chin implant reshapes the chin to help provide a harmonious balance to the facial features. Many times a plastic surgeon will recommend a chin implant to a patient having nose surgery in order to achieve a more satisfying facial proportion, since the size of the chin may magnify or minimize the perceived size of the nose and vice versa.
Whether or not we notice it consciously, full cheeks are often a part of how we judge a person’s face. Cheek implants can have a major impact on the appearance and self-confidence of patients whose cheeks have thinned or sunken due to age, illness or other causes. Implant sizes and shapes are tailored to each patient’s desired appearance.
Aesthetic Treatment Video Animations
View our educational videos, which offer clear explanations of common cosmetic treatments. Please click on one of the categories to see the video animations that are relevant to each topic. All video is closed captioned for the hearing impaired or for those who are unable to listen to the audio portion of the presentation. Click on the menu button in the right hand corner to return to the main menu. Click the language button to change to Spanish or closed captioning.
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