Because of their surgical and dental background, oral and maxillofacial surgeons are uniquely qualified in the treatment of the face, mouth, teeth and jaws. Extensive education and training in surgical procedures involving both the soft tissue (skin and muscle) and hard tissue (bone and cartilage) of the maxillofacial area make the oral and maxillofacial surgeon finely attuned to the importance of harmony between facial appearance and function.
Common cosmetic maxillofacial surgery procedures that our oral and maxillofacial surgeon is qualified to perform include:
- Cheekbone implants (malar augmentation) to achieve higher, more prominent cheekbones and improved facial balance.
- Chin surgery (mentoplasty/ genioplasty) to increase or decrease the chin’s length and projection.
- Ear surgery (otoplasty) to change the shape, size or placement of ears.
- Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to remove fat and excess skin from upper and lower eyelids.
- Facelift (rhytidectomy) to provide a younger-looking appearance by tightening facial skin and muscles, and removing excess skin.
- Facial and neck liposuction to sculpt the face by removing excess fat; neck liposuction often is done in conjunction with procedures such as corrective jaw surgery.
- Forehead/Brow lift to improve brow positioning, minimize frown lines and reduce forehead wrinkles.
- Lip enhancement to reshape the upper and lower lip for a more attractive/youthful look; lip augmentation employs various materials to “plump” lips, creating fullness and decreasing vertical lines.
- Nasal reconstruction (rhinoplasty) to reduce or increase nose size, alter shape of nose tip or bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and upper lip.
Additionally, our oral and maxillofacial surgeon can perform techniques such as botox injections, chemical peels, dermabrasion, collagen injections and lasers to treat skin that is wrinkled or damaged.The scope of the facial cosmetic procedures performed depends on the surgeon. Many oral and maxillofacial surgeons work in conjunction with a plastic surgeon to achieve optimal results.
Remember, the decision to have cosmetic maxillofacial surgery is not one to be entered into lightly. If you are interested in learning more about these procedures and determining if you are a candidate for cosmetic surgery, please contact our office. We will be happy to answer your questions and arrange for an initial consultation.