Facial plastic surgery has helped patients everywhere balance their facial features and reduce visible signs of aging, offering a highly enduring means of cosmetic enhancement that can complement the character and natural beauty of your face. Well-trained in the technical skills and aesthetic sensibilities required to create beautiful results, Dr. John Ayala performs a multitude of facial procedures to achieve your unique cosmetic goals.
Rhinoplasty (Nose Surgery)
Rhinoplasty is designed to refine the nasal framework, ultimately creating greater harmony between the nose and surrounding facial features. This procedure can accomplish a range of cosmetic goals, such as removing bumps from the nasal bridge, adjusting the angle of the nasal tip, or changing the overall dimensions of the nose for a more attractive and proportionate facial appearance. Rhinoplasty can also be used to correct functional (breathing) problems with the nose, including repairing a deviated septum.
A facelift is often considered the ideal solution to rejuvenate an aging facial appearance. As gravity, sun exposure, and reduced collagen production cause the skin to grow increasingly lax, many men and women struggle with jowls and facial creases that can create the look of premature aging. With the ability to tighten loose or hanging skin in the face and neck, as well as smooth wrinkles and facial contours, a facelift can offer natural-looking results that allow a patient to look ten years younger.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
When people regularly remark that you look tired, stressed, or angry, it can be a sign that puffy eyelids and under-eye bags are compromising your ability to appear energetic and youthful. Blepharoplasty is a procedure designed to smooth the contours around the eyes by tightening loose skin and musculature while repositioning fatty deposits. Also commonly referred to as an eyelid lift, eyelid surgery can help patients eliminate upper eyelid “hooding” and achieve a brighter, more rested appearance.
With the forces of gravity and the natural aging process, it is common for the volume supporting the cheeks and underlying facial structure to descend downward over time. This often causes mid-facial creases, such as nasolabial folds, to deepen and the cheeks to flatten and lose their youthful contour. Dr. Ayala offers a surgical cheek lift to raise sagging tissue in the mid-face and restore volume in the cheeks for a fuller, more youthful aesthetic.
Drooping eyebrows and horizontal creases along the forehead can develop as the skin loses its elasticity, often creating the look of persistent anger or fatigue. A brow lift is designed to raise sagging eyebrows that have descended from their natural positioning, while minimizing frown lines and pronounced forehead wrinkles for a more rejuvenated look. Dr. Ayala performs a traditional brow lift as well as an endoscopic brow lift, which can offer smaller incisions and a shorter recovery period when compared to other techniques. A brow lift is considered a fairly straightforward procedure, with many patients combining it with a facelift or eyelid surgery for more comprehensive results.
Fat Transfer to the Face
Facial fat transfer can be a highly effective technique to restore volume and fullness in your facial features. This procedure involves collecting excess fat from elsewhere on the body, and reinjecting the purified fat into creases and facial planes that experience a volume deficit. Often achieving results that outlast those of cosmetic dermal fillers, fat injections to the face can rejuvenate areas that appear sunken or flat, such as under-eye hollows, temples, deep wrinkles, or cheeks.