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At New Orleans Craniofacial, we offer the full compliment of plastic surgery procedures throughout the body, with expertise in procedures of the face. If you’re looking to make a change to your face or neck, learn about the types of plastic surgery below.

Consider scheduling a comprehensive esthetic evaluation to determine which may be right for you. In a one-on-one conversation with a member of our surgical team, we’ll discuss your intentions for — and your questions and concerns about — the below procedures and more, and work with you to understand your goals, establish shared expectations, design a personalized plan for a treatment or series of treatments that fits within your budget.

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Do your eyes look tired? Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can enhance the appearance of eyelids via the removal of excess skin and fat that makes the eyes look tired or aged. Surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids. In addition to cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate the eye area, Blepharoplasty may address eyelid function, and may improve vision problems. In some cases, it is covered by insurance.

Ask us about Blepharoplasty if you are concerned about:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Fatty deposits in the eyelid that cause a puffy appearance
  • Folds or wrinkles in the skin that disturb the eyelid’s natural contour
  • Visible white below your eye’s iris, revealed by drooping lower lids
  • Impaired vision due to loose sagging skin on the eyelid

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping)

A rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can change or enhance the appearance of the nose and the balance in proportion of the nose in relation to other facial features. It can also improve breathing.
Nose surgery may be done to treat difficulties with airflow and breathing, or in cases of a deviated septum or other nose alignment issues. In post-traumatic reconstructive cases, the rhinoplasty may be paired with other surgeries, like the septo-rhinoplasty.

Schedule an evaluation and talk to us about your rhinoplasty options if you would like to learn more about changes to:

  • Nasal asymmetry
  • The size of your nose in relation to other facial features
  • Nose bridge, be it the width or the contour of your nose’s profile
  • The shape or size of the nose tip
  • Nostril shape, nostril size, or nostril position

Rhytidectomy (Facelift)

A facelift is an elective surgery to address excess facial wrinkles, primarily around cheek and jowl area, via removing excess skin, tightening facial muscles, and “lifting” the skin to remove wrinkles and folds. Generally, patients who are concerned about visible signs of aging or sagging skin resulting from dramatic weight loss may get a facelift to bring a more youthful appearance to the face and neck.

Talk to us about the possible results of a facelift, cheeklift, or “minilift” if you are concerned about:

  • Sagging skin or fat on the face or neck
  • Jowls
  • Crow’s feet
  • Double chin / “turkey neck”
  • Wrinkles around the mouth

Browlift (Eyebrow lift, forehead lift)

Some patients turn to cosmetic surgery to address a constant tired or worried appearance, resulting from a furrowed brow or forehead wrinkles. A browlift or forehead lift can serve to shift your hairline, lower or raise your hairline, reduce forehead wrinkles, smooth or tighten the skin around the hairline, or improve eyebrow symmetry.

Similar results may be achieved via an eyelid lift or facelift, so talk to our team about your options if you are looking to address:

  • Forehead wrinkles
  • Frown lines
  • Sagging eyebrows
  • Assymetrical eyebrows
  • Wrinkles between the eyes or nose bridge wrinkles
  • Other signs of aging around the eyes and eyebrows

Necklift (Lower Rhytidectomy, Platysmaplasty)

Neck rejuvination via a necklift is a plastic surgery procedure that addresses signs of aging such as neck wrinkles or sagging neck skin in the neck and lower jawline and restores youthful contours to the neck area. This surgical procedure focuses on the removal or tightening of excess tissue, fat, or neck skin

Talk to our team about a necklift if you are concerned about:

  • Jowls / jowl lines
  • Double chin, turkey wattle, turkey neck
  • Fatty deposits
  • Loose neck skin

Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery)

Do your eyes look tired? Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, can enhance the appearance of eyelids via the removal of excess skin and fat that makes the eyes look tired or aged. Surgery can be performed on the upper or lower eyelids.

In addition to cosmetic surgery to rejuvenate the eye area, Blepharoplasty may address eyelid function, and may improve vision problems. In some cases, this procedure may be covered by insurance.

Ask us about Blepharoplasty if you are concerned about:

  • Bags under the eyes
  • Fatty deposits in the eyelid that cause a puffy appearance
  • Folds or wrinkles in the skin that disturb the eyelid’s natural contour
  • Visible white below your eye’s iris, revealed by drooping lower lids
  • Impaired vision due to loose sagging skin on the eyelid

Fillers (Botox, Juvederm)

Non-surgical rejuvenation options to remove wrinkles and creases, and to restore a more youthful appearance to facial features.

Fat Transfer (Fat Grafting)

A fat transfer, or fat grafting, is a surgical procedure that involves taking fat from other parts of the body and using it to improve or augment other areas, such as the cheeks, lips, or breasts, for a more youthful or pleasing appearance. The procedure uses liposuction in order to obtain and purify fat cells and inject them into the desired area. Patients may use fat grafting to address signs of aging such as hollow cheeks, hollow temples, thin lips, and more.

Schedule a personal consultation and talk to us about fat grafting if you are looking for:

  • Fuller cheeks
  • Fuller lips
  • Reducing the appearance of acne scars
  • Breast augmentation
  • Butt augmentation

Otoplasty (Ear Surgery, Ear Pinning)

An otoplasty is plastic surgery that reshapes, moves, or augments ear cartilage to correct overly prominent or misshapen ears, or other aesthetic ear problems. A patient may seek to improve the ear shape, ear position or proportion of the ears in order to enhance appearance, or to correct birth defects and deformities in ear structure.

Our team specializes in otoplasty techniques to minimize scarring or hide scars from ear surgery. Ask us about an otoplasty if you are looking to address:

  • Ear deformities
  • Macrotia (large ears)
  • Microtia
  • Uneven or dissimilar ears
  • Anotia
  • Protruding ears
  • Corrective ear surgery to touch up childhood procedures

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation treatments can reduce creases, fine lines, and wrinkles to make skin smoother and more youthful. Beyond the promotion of healthy, youthful skin, facial rejuvenation such as dermabrasion can reduce blemish spots, even out skin tone, and promote facial symmetry.

The Obagi System is a sophisticated, non-aggressive skin care system formulated for sensitive skin, which provides growth factors clinically supported to promote a healthy, rejuvenated, youthful look. It includes clinically supported ingredients such as an exclusive combination of Kinetin and Zeatin as well as synthetic forms of plant growth factors to non-invasively improve the appearance of aging skin.

Other treatment options include Botox injections and other neuromodulators, dermal fillers, TCA peels / chemical peels, collagen injection, cosmetic acupuncture, electrotherapy, facial toning, microdermabrasion and photorejuvenation. Schedule a personal consult to talk to our team today about the best options for you if you’re looking to address:

  • Even skin tone
  • Scars and blemishes
  • Wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Other visible signs of skin aging

Skeletal Augmentation

Skeletal Augmentation is a surgical procedure that can yield a dramatic improvement in deficient areas of the face including cheeks, jawline, forehead, and temples. Alterations in the skeletal structure of the face can also feminize or masculinize the face. Read more about patient-specific implants.