Descent and lowering of the eyebrow is a common scenario with age, and often produces an older, fatigued appearance to the eyes. Fortunately, there are both surgical and non-surgical options for a descending brow that can help restore a more youthful and rested appearance.
Deep-Plane Face and Neck Lift
Deep-Plane Face and Neck Lift surgery are the most powerful options to address the signs of aging on the face and provide you with a more youthful look. As humans age there are multiple changes which affect our facial appearance, including descent of facial fat pads, decreased facial volume, loose and inelastic skin, and even changes in our bone structure.
Deep-Plane Neck Contouring
Deep-plane neck contouring is an aggressive form of neck contouring which can produce dramatic and lasting results not available by any other procedure.
Liposuction of the neck in the submental region (ie. just below the chin) is a great procedure for correcting mild to moderate amount of fatty excess and improving the contour on the neck. It removes fullness and can make a great improvement in the neck contour, in the right patient.
Buccal fat reduction
Cheek contouring is a technique used to slim down fullness in the cheeks. For patients who feel they have “chubby cheeks”, it can be a good option. The procedure involves removing some of the cheek fat through a relatively small incision placed inside the mouth.
Upper Lip Lift
Like elsewhere in the body, the upper lip will lengthen with age as it loses skin elasticity. A long upper lip contributes to the appearance of facial ageing. As such, an upper lip lift is an increasingly popular procedure to reduce signs of ageing (a long upper lip) and increase the appearance of full looking lips (much like lip fillers, without the repeat injections). This can also be done to improve dental show if your upper teeth are always hidden below a long upper lip.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Blepharoplasty surgery is a powerful technique to address excess skin and fat in the upper and lower eyelids. The incision on the upper eyelid is carefully hidden in the eyelid crease.
There are several options for chin augmentation that Dr. McInnes will offer, including a chin implant, deep fat grafting, or filler placement.
Plastic surgery of the ear can be done for a variety of cosmetic reasons, but is most commonly done to correct over-protrusion of the ears. Other cosmetic treatments include treating a split ear (from an earring that has pulled through), gage ear deformity (from looped rings that have stretched the ear lobule), and prominent ear lobes.