Scowling, frowning, or too much time squinting in the sun can take a toll on the skin and muscles of your brow. They may begin to sag, making your eyes look tired. Furthermore, many people are genetically predisposed to brows that descend over time. Heavy looking brows can make you appear tired, angry and older than you are. A brow lift is not only able to improve the excess skin on the outside of your eyes, but it also positions your brows into a more aesthetically pleasing position.
Poets have written about the eyes being the “windows to the soul”. Whether or not that’s true is up for debate, but your eyes are definitely one of your most identifiable features. They are also one of the first areas to show signs of aging. The skin around the eyes is extremely delicate so it’s prone to fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, as you age, the upper lids begin to droop or sag which makes many patients feel as if they look tired or angry all the time. An upper blepharoplasty is a quick, easy procedure to remove excess skin from the upper lid, leaving you looking brighter, more refreshed and well rested. Under eye “bags”, on the other hand, can present at any age and are often genetic. These puffy looking pockets of fat and excess skin are extremely aging, and many patients complain of how they make them feel self-conscious. A lower blepharoplasty will remove the excess fat and skin that is causing your “pooch” while also smoothing out the area between your cheek and lower eye lid to deliver a more youthful countenance to the lower eye.
Dr. David Sieber believes that a successful facelift is one that delivers the kind of natural looking results that will get you attention without getting noticed. This is not the facelift of your mother’s generation where the facial skin has been pulled, leaving a tight and gaunt appearance. With all of the surgical advances available today, there is no need for anyone to look overly pulled and unnatural. In fact, a well executed facelift should simply leave you looking like a younger version of yourself.
Thanks to the proliferation of cell phones and tablets, the neck has suddenly taken center stage. Facetime, Skype, selfies and Snapchat have not only put our necks on constant display, but the action of looking down at our devices can cause the skin and muscles in our necks to atrophy. Couple this with father time, and the result is an aged, sagging looking neck. As the elasticity of the skin and the soft tissue grows weaker, it leads to excess skin and those visible, ropey looking muscle bands that are an instant ager. Some people may also have excess fatty tissue in the neck which can contribute to the appearance of a double chin. A neck lift is a surgical procedure to lift the sagging muscles, and remove excess skin and fat to restore a long, lean, more defined and youthful looking contour to your neck.
Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror or in photographs and feel as if your face is out of proportion? If so, it may be because your chin is too small compared to the rest of your face. Augmenting your chin either with a temporary material such as filler or a more permanent option like a silicone implant can be a quick, easy way to bring balance to your face. Dr. David Sieber has done extensive training in both injectables and the latest surgical devices. He also has a deep understanding of anatomy and how changing one element of the face can completely re-proportion your entire facial contour. During your initial consultation, Dr. Sieber will discuss with you the ideal chin proportions for your face, and review exactly what you can expect from a non-surgical or surgical chin augmentation.
Facial Fat Grafting
As we age, we begin to lose volume in our face. Restoration of this facial volume can make one look years younger. This can be done either with fillers or facial fat grafting. With facial fat grafting, your own fat cells are harvested and then placed into your face to restore any lost volume. The main advantage of facial fat grafting is that the results are permanent unlike those from fillers which are just temporary. Furthermore, since you are using your own fat cells, there’s minimal risk of an adverse reaction. Many patients who don’t like the idea of putting something foreign into their body embrace facial fat grafting for exactly this reason. Dr. David Sieber has extensive training in facial anatomy so he knows exactly where and how much volume is needed to give your face a natural looking, youthful contour. Facial fat grafting may be performed alone or as part of a facelift.