Cosmetic Facial Surgery
Cosmetic Facial Surgery is part of my practice in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. These procedures are cosmetic in nature to “turn back the clock of time.”
Some of these procedures are considered minimally invasive procedures, performed in the office with minimal anesthesia. Two of these main procedures are the injection of collagen facial fillers and Botox (botulinum toxins) injections. Both of these are well suited to either younger patients who desire a small procedure or older patients who desire a “small change” to their face.
Botulinum toxins – Botox – are used to treat skin wrinkles and forehead functional lines of the face. The Botox deactivates the hyper functional muscles on a selective basis depending on where it is injected. It can be used on the forehead to deactivate the forehead muscles preventing the patient from scowling of the eyebrows, with the forehead wrinkles. It can also be used around the mouth, to diminish the vertical “lipstick lines” of the upper and lower lips.
Botox is also used at times, to diminish the muscle function of patients with excessive jaw clenching and masseter muscle hypertrophy.
Botox is also used for patients with a history of migraine headaches and temporalis muscle hyper function.
The effects of Botox gradually wear off over approximately 7 – 9 months time. These injections need to be repeated, for best long-term best results.
Cosmetic facial fillers have improved greatly since originally coming on the market in the year 2000. The Hyaluronic acid based injectable fillers, are used to give added volume to the face, as it ages. They can be utilized to smooth out wrinkles and increase the prominence of the upper and lower lips.
Younger patients desire volume augmentation to simply have bigger lips. Older patients require more comprehensive filler injections, to provide volume enhancement, better lip definition and less perioral wrinkles around the mouth.
The clinical effect of the injectable fillers slowly fades with time, and will need to be repeated in 12 – 18 months time. With repeat injections, usually less filler is required again for optimal results.
More major cosmetic surgical procedures include laser skin resurfacing of the face with a CO2 laser, facial liposuction and chemical peels. Cosmetic Zygomatic and Chin implants can also be performed. These surgical procedures are more major in nature requiring IV sedation and/or general anesthesia. There is post-operative down time, after these procedures, before the patient is able to return to work or their normal activities.
The cosmetic procedures available in my office are “customized to each patients desires” depending upon what cosmetic issues are being addressed, for best treatment results for the patient.
Facial Surgery Salt Lake City
Making the decision to undergo facial plastic and reconstructive surgery can be a difficult and personal one, but deciding who to trust is sometimes an even more difficult dilemma. Trusting the wrong doctor can lead to more damage and potentially bigger costs just to correct any mistakes made.
Look no further. Crayton R. Walker, DDS, MD is a name patients can count on in Salt Lake City. Facial surgery is part of our practice in Oral Maxillofacial Surgery. These procedures are cosmetic in nature and aim to help patients turn back the clock.
Don’t leave your face in the hands of less qualified doctors and surgeons when you can choose the best. Choose Crayton R. Walker today. We have the experience needed to get you the results that you need.
Which Type of Surgery Do You Need?
We offer a range of cosmetic facial surgeries for Salt Lake City patients that vary from minimally invasive procedures with minimal anesthesia to major cosmetic surgeries, including laser skin resurfacing of the face with a CO2 laser, facial liposuction, and chemical peels.
Minimally invasive procedures include the injection of collagen facial fillers and Botox injections. These are ideal for patients who only desire a minor or small change to their appearance.
Botox also helps aging patients with wrinkles and facial line depending on where it is injected. It can also be used to diminish the muscle function of patients with excessive jaw clenching and masseter muscle hypertrophy.
We also offer cosmetic facial fillers and Cosmetic Zygomatic and Chin implants along with our minor cosmetic facial surgeries. Salt Lake City patients can talk to our surgical team for more information about the procedures and which type of surgery fits their predicament best.
The cosmetic procedures we offer are all customized to each patient’s desires to address their individual cosmetic issues. Call Crayton R. Walker, DDS, MD today to learn more and schedule an initial consultation. You can also visit myoms-cosmeticsurgery for more information.