The area underneath the chin and upper neck is a common problem area to collect fatty tissue. Submental liposuction can be performed with a small incision beneath the chin, improving the appearance of the submental area, upper neck, and jawline. This procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes to complete.
Modified Upper Lip Lift
Using the modified deep plane upper lip lift approach Dr. Taylor shortens the philtrum (the skin between the nose and the red lip). This results in plump, pretty appearing lips and restores youthful facial harmony. This procedure also reduces or eliminates the need for upper lip filler and avoids the duck-lip appearance occasionally associated with lip filler. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Mini SMAS Facelift
A mini or short scar facelift uses an incision from the temporal tuft of the hairline to the front of the ear. Dr. Taylor identifies and dissects the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system), a fibrotic muscular layer of the face that when tightened will reduce jowling and improve the appearance of the jawline and lower face. The tightening of the SMAS will result in a more long lasting result compared to a skin-only surgery occasionally associated with a mini facelift. This procedure takes approximately 2 hours to complete.
Ear Lobule Repair/Contouring
Earlobes can become stretched or elongated over time giving the ear a larger or aged appearance. Occasionally earrings or stretchers will leave the lobule with a tear or wide hole. This can be repaired to a normal size and shape that can be re-pierced after healing. This procedure takes approximately 20 minutes per side to complete.
Performed through a small incision underneath the chin, a chin implant improves the profile of the face in patients with a “weak chin”. This improves facial harmony and tightens the jaw line. It can be performed in isolation or in conjunction with a mini facelift. This procedure takes approximately 45 minutes to complete.