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The Ultimate Guide to Facial Rejuvenation Part 3: Surgical Procedures for Anti-aging

Aging is an inevitable part of life, but that doesn’t mean you have to surrender to its visual effects. The world of plastic surgery offers a multitude of procedures designed to combat signs of facial aging and restore a youthful appearance. 

In Part 1 and Part 2 of our Ultimate Guide to Facial Rejuvenation, we explore skin care regimens and non-surgical treatments for anti-aging. Now, join us as we explore the transformative power of anti-aging surgeries at Plastic Surgery Austin, delving into the specific issues they target and the remarkable rejuvenation they can achieve.

Facelift: Turning Back the Clock on Your Appearance

Aging can lead to a decrease in the production of essential skin proteins, including collagen and elastin, resulting in skin that sags, develops deep lines and loses its youthful plumpness and firmness. In the realm of plastic surgery, a facelift (rhytidectomy) is the gold standard for addressing these fundamental signs of facial aging. This surgical procedure can rectify numerous age-related concerns that non-surgical treatments may struggle to fully resolve.

Aging Concerns Addressed With Facelift Surgery:

  • Sagging skin
  • Deep lines or wrinkles
  • Loss of muscle tone

Facelift surgery addresses these issues by removing excess skin, tightening underlying tissues, and redraping the skin on your face and neck. This procedure is particularly effective at enhancing the jawline, softening the fold of the cheeks, and reducing sagging skin and fat accumulation in the middle and lower face. The result is more youthful, revitalized facial contours that authentically enhance your innate beauty.


Neck Lift: Reclaiming a Youthful Neck Contour

The neck is often overlooked when considering facial rejuvenation, but it plays a vital role in your overall appearance. Over time, our neck skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging, and the muscles may become stretched and visible through the skin as “bands.” Furthermore, excess fat may accumulate under the chin, contributing to a ‘double chin’ effect.

Aging Concerns Addressed With Neck Lift Surgery:

  • Sagging neck skin
  • Excess fat under the chin (double chin)
  • “Turkey neck” or vertical banding

A neck lift, or platysmaplasty, addresses these concerns by removing excess skin and fat and tightening the platysma muscle that runs down both sides of the neck. The result is a smoother, firmer, more youthful neck that complements your facial features.

Eyebrow Lift: Refreshing Your Facial Expressions

As we age, the muscles that hold up the eyebrows lose their strength, and the brows begin to droop. This sagging can create a tired or upset appearance, which may not reflect how you truly feel. In addition, the skin of the forehead and between the brows can develop etched-in wrinkles and lines that make you look older than you feel. 

Aging Concerns Addressed With a Brow Lift:

  • Drooping eyebrows
  • Forehead wrinkles
  • “Frown lines” between the eyebrows

An eyebrow lift, also known as a forehead lift, raises the eyebrows to a more alert and youthful position. This procedure also smooths out horizontal forehead wrinkles and reduces frown lines, the vertical creases that develop between the eyebrows. The outcome is a brighter, more approachable expression that enhances your overall appearance.

Eyelid Surgery: Brightening Your Outlook

The thin skin around the eyes is often the first place to show signs of aging. Excess skin that may have a wrinkled or crepey appearance, drooping eyelids, and under-eye bags can make you appear more tired and older than you are.

Aging Concerns Addressed With Eyelid Surgery:

  • Baggy or droopy upper eyelids
  • Excess skin in the upper and/or lower eyelids
  • Under-eye bags or puffiness

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, corrects these issues by removing excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids. If needed, displaced fat may be repositioned to restore lost volume. This surgery results in a more alert and youthful appearance, enabling your eyes to truly shine.


Rhinoplasty: Bringing Balance Back to Your Face

It might surprise you, but the nose does indeed change with age. These changes are due to various factors, including the slow progression of gravity’s effects, alterations in skin elasticity and modifications in the underlying bone and cartilage structure.

As you age, your nose undergoes both dimensional and positional changes. You might notice that it appears longer and more protruded or that the tip of your nose begins to droop. It’s not that your nose continues to grow, but rather that changes in the elasticity and strength of the skin and cartilage cause your nose to lose its support and sag downwards. Furthermore, some individuals might perceive an increase in the size of their nose because of the loss of volume and elasticity in other areas of the face. 

Aging Concerns Addressed With Nose Surgery:

  • Nose length and protrusion
  • Drooping nasal tip
  • Nose size in relation to facial balance
  • Visible humps or depressions on the bridge

Rhinoplasty, colloquially known as a “nose job,” can help to counteract these changes. By reshaping the nose, rhinoplasty can adjust its size, change the angle, modify the tip, or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects. The goal is to bring your nose back into harmony with the rest of your facial features, creating a balanced, aesthetically pleasing profile.


Cheek Implants: Restoring Facial Volume

Over time, our cheeks naturally lose volume, leading to a hollow or sunken appearance. This can make the face look older and more fatigued.

Aging Concerns Addressed With Cheek Implants:

  • Loss of cheek volume
  • Hollowing of the cheeks
  • Nasolabial folds 

Cheek implants are a permanent solution to restore lost volume in the mid face. These implants provide a more youthful fullness to the face, lifting the skin and reducing the prominence of nasolabial folds (the lines running from the nose to the corners of the mouth). The result is a more youthful and vibrant look that exudes health and vitality.

Chin Implant: Enhancing Your Profile

A weak or recessed chin can cause an imbalance in your facial profile, making your nose appear larger or your neck look less defined.

Aging Concerns Addressed With a Chin Implant:

  • Recessed chin
  • Unbalanced facial features

A chin implant can improve your profile by providing a stronger, more defined chin that balances other facial features. The outcome is a more harmonious and youthful facial structure, enhancing not just your chin but your overall appearance.

Facial Fat Grafting: A Natural Approach to Facial Rejuvenation

One of the critical markers of youthful skin is its plumpness, which is naturally lost as we age due to the decrease in subcutaneous fat. 

Aging Concerns Addressed With Fat Grafting:

  • Loss of facial volume
  • Hollowing of the cheeks or under-eye area
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Facial fat grafting offers a natural solution to restoring this lost volume. This procedure involves harvesting fat from another part of your body using liposuction, processing it, and then carefully injecting the healthy fat cells into the areas where volume loss is most pronounced. The result is a softer, more youthful facial contour, with the added benefit of slimming other areas of your body.

Your Facial Rejuvenation Awaits at Plastic Surgery Austin

If you’re ready to turn back the clock and love your reflection, we invite you to schedule a consultation at Plastic Surgery Austin. Our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Sanjay Sharma, can provide a personalized plan, guiding you through the most suitable procedures for your specific needs. 

Don’t let facial aging hold you back. Give us a call at 512-838-3658 or reach out online today!


Contact our office to schedule a private consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Sanjay K. Sharma, M.D., F.A.C.S.