Face and Neck Surgery
Facial rejuvenation is much more than just beautification of a single feature.
The ultimate goal is the restoration of harmony and balance amongst the various facial features, leading to greater symmetry and a more youthful and rested appearance.
In your consultation with Dr. Cabin, he will listen to your specific concern and evaluate your face as a whole, considering not just individual areas but how the various facial features relate to one another. Dr. Cabin will recommend a customize, minimally invasive approach to achieve subtle yet powerful facial rejuvenation.
Facial aging is a result of three ongoing processes.
At the deepest levels, there is a gradual decline of bone and soft tissue, leading to volume loss and areas of hollowness. This is can be most obvious in the temples, cheeks, jaw and undereyes.
There is also a relaxation of the skin, with reduction in skin tightness and fibrous attachments to deeper tissues. This leads to the classic “sagging” of skin and soft tissue.
Finally, the skin itself thins and loses elasticity, resulting in an increase in fine lines and wrinkles, and undesirable textural changes.
At the SkinDC, Dr. Cabin will comprehensively evaluate your face and neck, making recommendations to address all aspects of aging to harmonize and revitalize.
Liposuction is the direct removal of stubborn fat accumulation along the jawline and under the chin. Using invisible, microscopic access points, small tubes are introduced to carefully remove and sculp fat to restore the smooth, tight contours of the jawline and neck.
A non-invasive, office-based alternative to liposuction is the use of Kybella to permenantly dissolve fat pockets. You can find more information here.
Some patients who have previously had a facelift or neck lift may want to explore a second procedure. This is usually related to the natural passage of time, leading to changes that need to be addressed. This could also be a result of surgery that was performed in an unsatisfactory manner. At the SkinDC, Dr. Cabin has deep experience with complex, facelift and neck lift revisions. Dr. Cabin will usually use the patient’s previous incisions to tighten the tissues in a more natural, durable way, redraping the skin and restoring youth.
Facial aging is classically though to involve the sagging of skin, related to the cumulative effects of gravity. But one of the major signs of aging is the loss of volume in various facial areas, leading to hollowness. One of the major uses of in-office facial fillers, like Juvaderm and Restylane, is to restore this volume to targeted facial areas.
A permanent solution is the use of fat, transferred from other areas of the body like the belly or the legs. When transferred to the face, this fat can replace the lost volume, resulting in a more youthful appearance. This is commonly done in conjunction with other facial procedures, like facelift and necklift, and liposucton.
Buccal fat pads are large collections of fat that pad the lower face. In younger individuals, this can lead to a rounder, “chipmunk” look, whereas in older people it contribute to heaviness of the lower face. Using minimally invasive, no-scar technique, this area can be reduced through tiny incisions inside the mouth.