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What is the Best Facial Procedure for Your Goals?

Each patient who visits Dr. Jose Barrera brings a unique story and a unique set of ambitions and reasons for exploring reconstructive or cosmetic facial surgery.

While each individual is unique, the natural aging process and life create certain parallels between people. This means that there are some ideal facial procedures that can achieve a variety of different goals.

Whether you want to eliminate wrinkles and fine lines, enjoy fuller lips, have more volume in certain parts of your face, or make more permanent changes to your chin, jawline, nose, or eyelids, there is a suitable facial procedure that can help you achieve these goals.

Here, Dr. Jose Barrera looks at some of the most common goals patients have and discusses the best facial procedures for achieving them.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Addressing fine lines and wrinkles is one of the most common facial aesthetic concerns for U.S. adults. Depending on the extent of the fine line formation and wrinkles, there are several suitable facial procedures.

For early-stage fine lines around the mouth, nose, and eyes, dermal fillers are ideal. These are minimally invasive injectable products that smooth out the skin and provide a smooth surface.

For deeper wrinkles, particularly between the eyes and on the forehead, Botox and Dysport provide a fantastic solution, as these can give natural-looking results that last up to 4-5 months without needing lengthy surgery.

For a more permanent solution, patients might wish to consider a facelift, necklift, or brow lift, depending on the area of concern. These surgeries take time to recover from but provide astounding, long-lasting results. Plastic surgery conducted by a highly renowned facial plastic surgeon is considered the gold-standard of facial rejuvenation.

Another possible consideration that treats the face as a whole without surgery is a liquid facelift – a procedure patients are absolutely loving for the rapid results with minimal downtime!

Volumizing Parts of the Face

The loss of volume and an increasingly sunken appearance of the face, particularly around the cheeks, temples, and lips, is another common concern. Patients who wish to address this can do so with dermal fillers, which add volume and plump up the desired area, or they can use other treatments more specific to particular regions.

For example, if the cheeks have lost adequate volume, facial fat grafting or cheek implants can provide defined, youthful features. Other patients are concerned about thin or drooping lips, which can be treated very effectively with a non-surgical lip lift.

Rejuvenating the Eyes

If the eyes are indeed the windows to the soul, your soul might not appear the way you want it to, especially if your eyes make you look tired, angry, or older than you feel.

Wrinkles around the eyes, droopy eyelids, bags underneath the eyes, and discoloration contribute to an undesirable facial appearance created by tired, aging eyes. The goal of many of Dr. Barrera’s patients is to remedy this.

Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is perfect for enhancing the upper and/or lower eyelids. Patients also choose to have a brow lift done concurrently with a blepharoplasty to rejuvenate the eyebrow and eye areas simultaneously.

Facial Procedures in San Antonio, TX

Regardless of the goal you have for your facial procedure, rest assured Dr. Barrera can recommend the most suitable and effective treatment that aligns with your circumstances and goals.

To arrange a consultation to discover which facial procedure can help improve your quality of life, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Barrera by calling (210) 468-5426 or filling out his online form today.