Having trained at the most elite institutions for aesthetic medicine and having researched and practiced plastic surgery for over three decades, Dr. Nelson is beyond equipped to help his patients find the satisfaction they deserve and solutions to the facial concerns they have. Dr. Nelson’s mastery of several facial plastic surgery techniques results from years of dedication and a thorough understanding of how to approach distinct facial anatomies and characteristics.
Featured below is an overview of the many facial procedures offered at Dr. Nelson’s practice to guide you to the right technique.
Chin, Cheek, and Jaw Augmentation
Dr. Nelson’s comprehensive skills in numerous fields of facial plastic surgery make him uniquely equipped to solve his patients’ most pressing aesthetic concerns regarding chin, cheek, and jaw augmentation. With a tactical application of long-lasting fillers, effective fat grafting, and silicone implants, Dr. Nelson can enhance everything from volume, projection, and angle definition for a more youthful profile
Dr. Nelson offers various fillers that can foster definition and projection to specific areas of the chin, cheeks, and jaw. Patients can rest assured that Dr. Nelson uses each of these tools, including implant augmentations, with years of expertise and professional technique, making incisions easily concealable and results hard to ignore.
Fat grafting has offered specialists like Dr. Nelson additional means for aesthetic breakthroughs, allowing patients to take fat from a donor area (such as the abdomen, thighs, hips, or buttocks) to enhance your desired facial area. Fat grafting can enhance the cheeks, chin, and jawline to support facial balance and harmony, giving you a more defined and confidence-enhancing profile. Fat grafting is also unique because it is one of the few cosmetic procedures that use natural resources. Paintings who use fat grafting instead of fillers or implants tend to experience more natural results.
You say so much with just our eyes: energy, happiness, enthusiasm, and youth. Unfortunately, as the eyelids begin to age, your skin begins to lose its tightness in the upper and lower eyelids. These signs of aging begin to make you look tired when you are energized or frustrated when you are calm. Aside from disrupting your expression’s true nature, eyelid sagging can become so severe it even impairs your range of vision.
Thankfully, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) offers natural-looking, rejuvenating solutions to both the upper and lower eyelids. This surgery is ideal for patients that want to reduce the appearance of crow’s feet, fine lines, and wrinkles surrounding the eyes, bags under the eyes, and drooping eyelids that impair vision. Patients can also receive a combination of procedures for more impactful results. These procedures may include combining a brow lift with your eyelid surgery for greater balance between the amount of brow laxity as it meets the eyelids, as this may positively affect the final results of your surgery.
Face, Brow, and Neck Lift
Facelift surgeries have become prolific in their nature and popularity, yet other facial plastic surgery variations may enhance your face with more specific needs. Dr. Nelson offers the groundbreaking mini-facelift, for example, for patients who only wish to correct minor imperfections with facial liposuction and skin resurfacing. This is a less invasive option that requires less downtime for patients with busy and demanding lifestyles.
Additionally, brow lift surgery may be combined with a facelift to address the upper area of the face. Brow lift surgeries are characterized by their enhancement of the forehead area. This is done by reducing the wrinkles across the forehead, smoothing unflattering furrows between the brows, and elevating the upper brow area to a more youthful position.
Neck lift surgery is essential for patients who wish to restore youth to the neck, reinvigorating this area by smoothing the surface and removing excess skin. Often included with a facelift, a neck lift can eliminate the dreaded “turkey neck” and “double chin,” all while providing a seamless transition between the face and neck. While not always necessary, some patients benefit from combining a platysmaplasty with their neck lift and facelift. A platysmaplasty addresses the two separate bands running under the chin down the neck, which may develop with age. The edges of a muscle (platysma) under the skin causes this banding. When present, the platysma requires that the edges of the muscles be sutured together, and the muscle adjusted to make for a smoother, more elegant neck. It’s essential to access and address the platysma during any liposuction of the neck, neck lift, or facelift surgery.
Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)
Rhinoplasty can transform the shape, size, and projection of the nose for a more flattering facial balance. Additionally, reconstructive and functional aspects of rhinoplasty are also important. These reconstructive aspects of a nose job (rhinoplasty) are classified as a septoplasty, which corrects deviated septums and breathing issues
If needed, Dr. Nelson can correct most issues of a previous rhinoplasty with revision rhinoplasty. This is performed when a previous surgery on the nose has left the patient with unsatisfactory results. Patients should note that, on occasion, revision rhinoplasty can pose complications, as there may not be enough cartilage, or there may be too much scar tissue. Nonetheless, Dr. Nelson will produce the most satisfying results possible, using his extensive experience to adapt to your needs with techniques like cartilage transference from other areas of the body, such as the ear. Patients can usually return to work within a week of their rhinoplasty, but swelling and inflammation may occur for two weeks or longer.
Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)
Ear surgery (otoplasty) corrects the shape and projection of the ears to improve the appearance of the face and the patient’s quality of life. Ear surgery can help candidates for multiple reasons, including issues with underdevelopment, abnormally large cartilage, torn earlobes, or congenital defects. This is also one of the few cosmetic procedures that can provide help for younger patients.
By getting ear surgery, patients can dramatically transform their self-image and confidence for the better. If you are suffering from anxiety related to your ears’ appearance, modern cosmetic science has made it possible for you to enjoy more proportionate ears and natural-looking earlobes.