Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures San Antonio
When it comes to enhancing the natural beauty and features of the face, experience and surgical training are essential. As a triple board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Jose Barrera has earned recognition as one of San Antonio’s elite facial plastic surgeons. Using an individualized approach, Dr. Barrera works with each patient closely to develop a treatment plan that achieves the desired outcome.
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Brow lift is designed to rejuvenate the skin and tissue on the brow and forehead, which are often the first facial areas to reveal age. Through carefully planned and placed incisions, Dr. Barrera removes loose, stretched out skin, elevates and tightens sagging tissue, and smooths out wrinkles and creases on the forehead and between the eyebrows. The procedure is a great solution for patients who are bothered by the appearance of a “furrowed brow,” or whose brow hangs so low that it creates a “hooded” upper eyelid appearance. After brow lift, the forehead and brow appear smoother and the eyes look younger and more energetic.
An endoscopic brow lift may be an option to elevate and stabilize a low brow position. Alternatively, a brow lift reduction can reduce a high hairline resulting in a more natural forehead.
In addition, certain patients may benefit from a lateral brow lift which can elevate hooding caused by the eyebrow while maintaining a natural forehead appearance.
Chin implants are used to create a strong and well-defined jawline while cheek (malar) implants can restore high cheekbones or fuller and youthful cheeks. Chin and cheek implants come in different shapes and sizes to cater to various needs and goals. Dr. Barrera is meticulous when placing facial implants to achieve the patient’s desired projection and shape in a way that enhances or maintains overall facial harmony. Customized implants can also be fabricated to correct facial asymmetries and for revision facial implant surgery.
A lip implant can also be placed in the upper and lower lips to improve volume and projection of the lips. Lip implants provide permanent volume without need for fillers.
Facelift and Neck Lift
The gold standard in facial rejuvenation, a facelift addresses various signs of aging on the middle and lower facial regions, including wrinkles, lines and creases on the lower eyelids, cheeks and around the nose and mouth. Facelift surgery also corrects displaced fat, which often creates a sunken or hollow cheek appearance, and jowls that obscure the jawline. Dr. Barrera specializes in deep plane facelift and neck lift. A deep plane facelift can restore facial volume loss and when combined with a neck lift can treat cobra deformity and a heavy neck. Our younger patients also benefit from a “ponytail facelift” whereby the incisions are hidden within the ear sulcus; this allows female patients to wear their hair in a ponytail without the obvious facelift scars in the hairline.
Neck lift is often performed in conjunction with facelift to rejuvenate the neck. During neck lift surgery, loose, hanging neck bands are excised while the underlying tissues are re-sculpted and tightened to create a better sculpted and elegant neck profile. Liposuction may be performed to remove submental fat (also known as “double chin”) for a slimmer neck contour. Modifying the neck makes the overall face appear more framed and attractive.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial fat grafting is the practice of removing unwanted fat from one body area, harvesting it and injecting it into the face to improve fullness and shape. Dr. Barrera commonly uses fat harvested from the anterior abdominal wall, hip region or thigh to add volume to the cheeks, and add definition to the jawline and chin.
Facial fat grafting offers long-lasting results, but not as long as facial implants. However, many patients prefer fat grafting because it is less invasive than implants.
Contact Dr. Jose Barrera
Take the first step towards a younger and more confident you by scheduling a personal consultation with Dr. Barrera. Contact his San Antonio plastic surgery practice by calling our emailing us today.