Facial Procedures Mobile, AL
Through facial plastic surgery, Dr. Proffitt can refine, enhance or rejuvenate your facial features. Many of these procedures are done to reduce the visible signs of aging. Others are performed to balance out facial proportion, thereby improving the patient’s appearance.
Dr. Proffitt can perform a wide variety of these procedures, to adress many different cosmetic concerns.
Who’s a Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery?
A candidate for facial plastic surgery is not satisfied with their appearance due to signs of aging, lack of facial proportion, or a perceived cosmetic defect that was present from birth.
When considering facial plastic surgery, it’s important to maintain realistic expectations. You should also be a non-smoker who is in generally good health.
Dr. Proffitt offers the following facial plastic surgery procedures here in Mobile, Alabama. Read more using the links to individual pages within our website.
A brow lift is a facial surgery procedure that restores a more youthful, refreshed look to the brow and eye area. The brow lift works by correcting drooping brows while reducing the horizontal lines and furrows that can make you appear angry, sad or tired.
Chin surgery, or mentoplasty, is a facial plastic surgery procedure that reshapes the chin either by enhancement with an implant or reduction surgery on the bone.
Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. The operation is usually done on children between the ages of four and 14.
Eyelid surgery is a procedure to remove fat, usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelid surgery can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes.
A facelift is designed to reduce or improve signs of aging in the lower and middle areas of the face. This is achieved by removing excess facial fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck.
Facial implants are used to improve and enhance facial contours. Frequently, these implants will help provide a more harmonious balance to your face and features so that you feel better about the way you look.
During facial fat grafting, fat cells are extracted from a harvest site and reinjected beneath the facial skin. Fat can correct skin depressions, minimize forehead wrinkles or enhance the lips.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser Skin Resurfacing techniques are used to improve the overall appearance of the skin on your face. The Coherent CO2 laser can work to remove wrinkles and blemishes and is used for laser assisted blepharoplasty, as well as lower eyelid surgery.
Lip augmentation procedures are available for patients who feel their lips are too small or too thin. Popular methods for lip augmentation include injections of Juvéderm or surplus fat from the patient’s body, but a silicone lip implant may also be inserted to improve the size of the lips.
Necklift surgery can correct visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your neck. Good candidates have some skin elasticity and bone structure that is well-defined.
Rhinoplasty, or surgery to reshape the nose, can reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between your nose and your upper lip.