Wrinkles, sagging skin, laxity in the jowls and neck begin to appear after years of exposure to the harsh elements, facial expression and the natural aging process. It is these areas that a face lift will be most effective. A face lift provides an overall lift to the lower face by tightening loose skin in the jowls, neck and jaw line and also providing a small lift in the middle facial region in the cheek area. During surgery, skin and underlying tissues are lifted, repositioned and sometimes cut. Generally, liposuction is also performed with the facelift procedure to accentuate the jaw and cheek anatomy.
Besides the traditional cosmetic procedures mentioned above and shown below, Dr. Díaz also has performed many surgeries of the underlying facial bone structure, also known as orthognathic surgery (see Corrective Jaw Surgery Section). These procedures are performed in conjunction with any of the above procedures to correct facial asymmetries and/or deficiencies of the cheeks, orbits and jaws to enhance the overall cosmetic result.
We expect that your consult with Dr. Díaz will educate you and inform you as to the possible treatment alternatives and realistic goals of facial cosmetic surgery. We feel it is imperative and essential for a successful cosmetic outcome that you fully convey to the doctor the reasons why you are seeking surgery and what results you anticipate and expect as a result from this surgery. Our goal is to help you understand what can be achieved and to deliver the most pleasing cosmetic result possible.
If you continue to suffer from pain in the joint that are refractory to splint therapy and non-surgical management, please don't hesitate to call us; we will be glad to evaluate the surgical adjuncts and alternatives to provide you patients with improved function with the best possible results.