FACIAL COSMETIC SURGERY
Smaller Incisions, Big Results
To achieve a natural restoration with minimal scarring and downtime, Dr Hughes prefers mini-incisional surgery.
First, know that the face is divided into thirds.
- The UPPER THIRD = forehead, eyebrow, upper lids
This is lifted with an endoscopic brow lift to elevate the forehead, the eyebrows, and the eyelids to reduce frown lines and crow’s feet. Because this raises drooping eyelids, in many cases this brow lift postpones the need for an upper lid blepharoplasty, or eyelid incisional surgery.
- The MIDDLE THIRD = lower lid, cheeks, jowls.
This is rejuvenated with an mid facelift, and is done in conjunction with an endoscopic brow lift.
Cheek/mid facelift: The midface begins where the lower lid and cheekbone meet, and goes down to the nasolabial area. A midface elevation lifts the sagging skin and cheek fat, and reduces the nasolabial fold and the jowls and lifts up the corners of the mouth.
Contrary to what patients expect, the midface will not elevate with an incisional lower face lift, and must be done endoscopically to lift it naturally in the superlateral vector. Attempts to fix the aging changes in this area with a traditional lower face lift give the face a windswept look.
- The LOWER THIRD =jowls, lower marionette lines, jaw line and neck.
A mini-incision lower facelift is my preferred facelift for most patients, and is 1/2 the length of the usual facelift incision with nearly the same results. The incisions are hidden across the sideburns, in the ear creases, and inside the ear. In most cases, a neck sling is added.
For the best facelift result, the addition of facial fat transfers, or laser skin resurfacing creates a more natural improvement.
A multitude of non-invasive procedures are available for the patients that do not need, or are not ready for incisional surgery
For more detailed information about facial procedures, view the following pages:
- Brow Lift
- Cheek/Mid Facelift
- Eyelid Surgery
- Facial Liposuction
- Fat Transfer
- Laser Skin Resurfacing
- Neck Lift
- Pelleve Skin Tightening
For different patients in New Jersey and Philadelphia, facial cosmetic surgery can mean different things. Whether you are in your 30′s or 40′s and are seeking to minimize the early signs of aging, or you are over 45 and looking for a more dramatic improvement, Dr. Hughes offers a full range of the latest options, and will customize your procedure to your particular needs.
If you would like to find out what facial cosmetic surgery can do for you, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Susan Hughes today. Or you can call our Cherry Hill office at to schedule your appointment.