Face and Neck
Over time, the long-term effects of gravity, exposure to sun, dry air, and general stress takes its toll on our faces. Deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line loses contour, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck.
can considerably reduce these signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening the underlying muscles, and redraping the skin around the neck and face.
Facelifts can be done as a single procedure, or frequently performed in conjunction with another procedure such as a browlift, upper and lower eyelid surgery, midface lift and fat grafting. If your problem areas are limited to the neck, a necklift will be recommended. In many cases, a facelift can reduce the outward signs of aging by ten or more years.
A browlift is used to correct a drooping brow or forehead, helping you look less angry, sad or tired. The procedure creates a refreshed, younger appearance to the forehead area above and around the eyes. A forehead lift procedure elevates the brow and refreshes the upper part of your face by tightening the tissue and muscles of your forehead.
Browlifts are usually performed using an endoscope which enables the procedure to be performed with a minimal number of incisions all hidden in the hairline. This procedure is commonly combined with facelift and blepharoplasty to improve the appearance of the whole face. Ask your Doctor his recommendation.
Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is designed to remove excess skin and fat or muscle from the upper and lower eyelids to open the eyes and enhance their appearance. It can be performed for functional loss of vision and for cosmetic reasons. The procedure can correct drooping upper lids with excess skin and lower lids that have fat bulging and early aging, or a tired appearance. Upper lid surgery can be performed in the office and usually takes only about 1 hour.
Lower Eyelid surgery is more complex surgery and can be done in a surgical setting, taking about 90 minutes. Blepharoplasty can be done as a single procedure, or in conjunction with other facial surgery such as a facelift or a browlift.
When the tumescent technique is used in the liposuction of your neck and chin, the areas of fat are injected with an anesthetic which causes the fat to become swollen, or “tumesced”. The resulting expanded molecules make the fat particles easier to remove. You will begin to notice the difference in your new look almost immediately after surgery.
The tumescent method results in less post-operative bruising, swelling and pain. A significant improvement in your appearance is apparent within 3 weeks of your surgery, when most of the swelling has subsided.
Surgery to reshape the nose, can reduce or increase the size of the nose, remove an unwanted hump, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the width of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. The procedure is also used to correct problems resulting from injury and can help relieve certain breathing difficulties
Botox® & Soft Tissue Fillers
We offer the following non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation at our office.
Botox® Cosmetic is type A Botulinum Toxin and is the only FDA approved product for injectable use to relax the muscles that cause fine wrinkles over time. Patients may need anywhere from 2-50 units on average to treat areas such as the frown lines, crows feet and forehead wrinkles. Treatments usually last for 3-4 months. Visit www.Botoxcosmetic.com to view more information.
Juvederm is an hyaluronic acid facial filler that is used to fill deeper folds in the face and add volume to areas of deficit. It is typically injected into the nasolabial folds, Marionette lines, cheeks and lips to enhance the features of the aging face. Your visit will be approximately 30 minutes and the results can last up to 14 months! You may view more information at www.Juvederm.com.
Radiesse is a facial filler composed of calcium hydroxylapatite and is used to volumize areas of the face where there has been a significant lose of facial structure. This product is excellent for use in the nasolabial folds, cheeks and jowl regions of the face and results can last up to 18 months as it stimulates the body to produce new collagen. Information can be found at www.Radiesse.com.
Sculptra has been used for years as the number one filler for treatment of HIV lipoatrophy. Due to the success in treatment of this condition, the product (now Sculptra® Aesthetic) gained FDA approval in January 2009 for cosmetic facial sculpting! Composed of poly-L-lactic acid, Sculptra® Aesthetic can be injected for augmentation of the cheeks, temples, jowls and nasolabial folds. Up to three treatment sessions may be required to achieve the desired result. This is the only product that actually encourages the formation of collagen leading to enhancement that can last two or more years! Learn more about Sculptra® Aesthetic at www.sculptraaesthetic.com.
Please contact our office for a consultation and to obtain pricing information. If you are concerned about pain, no need to worry- we have lots of options to make your visit smooth and comfortable with minimal to no recovery time. We understand that choosing an injector for all of your non-surgical needs is difficult, although we can assure you that both Dr. Vega and Chrysa Charno, PA have had extensive training and experience in this area of plastic surgery.
Lauren Cantwell, a licensed clinical aesthetician with six years of experience working at one of the best medical spas in Rochester, is joining the staff of Vega Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Specializing in corrective skin care, her services will include Endermologie, Microdermabrasion, Bio-Firming facials, medical grade facials, physician grade chemical peels, waxing, and lash/brow tinting.