Facial, neck, and eyelid rejuvenation procedures by Dr. William McClure and Dr. Rebecca Jackson are quite common in their practice. These are safe operations with predictable outcomes and a fairly quick recovery that leave patients with pleasing natural results. Innovative techniques and new operations are emerging that give today’s patients many more options.
The operations are done as an outpatient in our nationally certified office surgery center typically under local anesthesia with sedation; a safe, soothing, and comfortable experience for our patients. Click on the links below to learn more about the different facial operations performed at Napa Valley Plastic Surgery.
For surgical purposes, we divide the face into three areas corresponding to different operations: the lower face and neck; the upper and lower eyelids; and the forehead and brow. The operations are mixed and matched, depending on the patient’s needs and desires. The overall goals of surgery are to:
- Refresh the face, that is, to take away a weary fatigued look and help one look less worn out.
- Rejuvenate the face. Make the face look younger by removing and/or reducing the premature signs of aging.
- Help patients look less tense, angry, or “grumpy” by correcting inherited muscle, skin, and fat imbalances.
- Leave patients with a “natural” look, that is, to avoid the unnatural “surgical” look that one often sees in celebrities.
The Face and Neck Lift by convention is called a “face lift” operation, even though the most dramatic changes are on the neck and jaw line. We tighten the skin and underlying muscle, and remove excess fat beneath the chin to improve the chin/neckline and contour the jaw. The procedure also improves wrinkles and skin folds of the lower face. Many times adjunct procedures such as Chin Augmentation, Lipocontouring of the Neck, Facial Fat Grafting, Chemical and Laser skin resurfacing, and the Midface Lift are done to enhance the results.
The Lite-LiftTM is a quicker and more affordable approach to facial rejuvenation for the younger patient who desires a more youthful look but doesn’t require a regular facelift. It is well tested and more reliable than the questionable nationally advertised facial “lifts.”
The upper and lower eyelid procedures, otherwise known as Blepharoplasties, remove excess skin and fat from the lids, giving patients a more refreshed and younger look.
The forehead and brow areas are addressed by the Brow Lift, also known as a forehead lift. This operation elevates the brow to the proper and most aesthetic height, thus relieving heaviness above the eyes and smoothing the crow’s feet area. The frown lines are permanently decreased and the transverse forehead tension lines softened.
Click on the links below for a further discussion and photographs of the facial procedures.