Face Procedures Minneapolis
Wrinkled, droopy facial skin can make you look tired, angry, sad or worried even when you’re not. At the Landis offices of Landis Plastic Surgery, Dr. George Landis performs plastic surgery procedures designed to address a variety of facial aging concerns, rejuvenating and refreshing your appearance.
Facelift surgery was performed originally for many years with the goal of reversing the signs of aging by tightening loose skin. Gone are the expressionless, wind-tunnel looks of the past. Modern techniques allow a natural and long lasting result after facial rejuvenation because the current approach to facial rejuvenation involves repositioning of facial structures that have sagged downward, elevation of the jowls to improve the jaw line contour and eyelid / brow surgery when needed. Adjuncts such as fillers, neurotoxins, and medical skin care are often used to produce the “wow” factor of outcomes in facial rejuvenation by Dr. Landis.
The eyes are often first to show the signs of aging. Surgically creating youthful eyelids is termed a Blepharoplasty. Although eyelid surgery targets a rather small area of the face, it can have dramatic impact on facial appearance. As we age, eyelid skin looses its elasticity, resulting in excess drooping skin and the actual eyelid may descend and rest on the lashes. There are many factors that contribute to the aged appearance of the eyes such as squinting, sun damage, smoking and genetic traits such as sleepy eyes or under eye bags. Blepharoplasty, a safe procedure performed for over seventy-five years, corrects the sagging skin, removes or repositions the fat deposits and may involve muscle tightening. Through blepharoplasty, we are able to improve many of those signs of aging, including the fat bags of both upper and lower eyelids to produce a dramatically pleasing result.
Nose Surgery or Rhinoplasty
Even a small surgical adjustment made to your nose can result in a big improvement in overall facial harmony. Nose surgery or Rhinoplasty involves more than merely making noses smaller. As your most prominent facial feature, a nose that is out of proportion or unbalanced with other features can negatively impact your self-image. Your nose needs to look natural and compliment other facial features; it is a balancing of size, width and angles.
Ear Surgery or Otoplasty
Otoplasty offers patients with prominent ears the ability to reshape and reposition this important facial feature. While this procedure can be performed on children and teens, Dr. Landis recommends that patients seeking correction of prominent ears consider waiting until the age of ten to ensure that ears have fully developed. Adults also find great value in the otoplasty, as many have delayed having this procedure. The otoplasty involves surgical incisions, and special techniques to fold prominent ears along with managing the prominence in the cup-shaped portion of the ear known as the concha.