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Face

Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)

Aging contributes to the appearance of wrinkles and sagging of the eyelids. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the upper and/or lower eyelids. The procedure reduces the appearance of wrinkling, drooping and puffiness of the eyelids. The incisions are typically hidden in natural creases around the eyelids. An eye lift may be performed with a brow lift or other facial procedure.

Brow lift

Lifestyle choices and aging can cause deep horizontal creases on the forehead and vertical lines between the brows. A brow lift is a surgical procedure to smooth and improve the appearance of a wrinkled forehead and drooping eyebrows that will impart a more youthful appearance. The procedure can be performed via traditional surgical incisions or an endoscopic approach. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.

Face lift

Time and weight loss can loosen skin on the face and neck. A face lift, or facial rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate facial structures that have lost their youthful appearance. A face lift is a procedure to improve sagging cheeks, deep creases and loss of contour. A face lift may be performed with other facial surgical procedures such as fat grafting, brow lift, eyelid surgery or neck lift. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will speak with you to discuss your individualized approach at your consultation.

Facial implants

If you are bothered by a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, facial implants may benefit you. Facial implants are made of synthetic materials and are most commonly used in the cheek, chin, and jawline to augment particular areas of your face. Incisions for facial implants are typically placed inside the mouth, but may be hidden in natural creases as an alternative. Facial implants increase the projection of your cheeks, chin or jawline. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.

Lip augmentation

As we age, it is not uncommon to lose volume and develop wrinkles around the mouth. Fullness, smoothness and definition can be improved with injectable materials. Lip augmentation or rejuvenation may be performed by several different approaches. Synthetic dermal filler options exist in addition to fat grafting. Fat grafting uses liposuction to take fat from other parts of your body and inject it into your lips or facial structures. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.

Neck lift

With time, the neck can develop signs of aging such as sagging skin, vertical bands, jowling and excess fat beneath the chin (double chin). A neck lift, or cervical rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to tighten and smooth the contours of a neck and jawline that appear aged. A neck lift is designed to visibly improve these symptoms and restore a more youthful appearance. This procedure may be performed with other facial surgical procedures such as fat grafting, brow lift, eye lift or face lift. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.

Otoplasty (ear surgery)

Ears may appear more prominent due to over-projection from the scalp, or blunting/enlargement of natural anatomic structures that make up the ear. Otoplasty is designed to create a more natural appearance of the ears by setting them back in relation to the face. Otoplasty, or ear “pinning,” is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of outstanding ears. This is typically accomplished through small incisions on the back of the ear. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will work with you directly to determine your individualized approach.

Rhinoplasty (nose surgery)

Nose surgery, or Rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is done to improve the proportions and balance of the nose. It may be performed to adjust the width, projection or size of the nose. The incisions are typically hidden inside the nostrils and along natural creases.  Rhinoplasty may also improve breathing difficulty related to septal deviation or previous injury. Your CU Plastic Surgery provider will speak with you to discuss your individualized approach at your consultation.