Facial Procedures

The Plastic Surgery Institute of San Francisco offers facial cosmetic procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose job), face and neck lift, otoplasty (ear pinning), blepharoplasty (eyelids), brow and forehead lift, and chin and cheek implants which are all performed in our office’s private surgical facility.

Lip Implants: surgical procedure designed to improve thinning lips, mature lips, lip contour and improve asymmetry. FDA approved device Perma Facial Impant are made of soft, naturally contoured silicone, nonpourous, elastomer material and cannot rupture or deflate. Although permanent, implant may be easily removed at any time.  Procedure can be performed under local anesthesia, the entire process can take about less than thirty minutes and normal activity may be resumed the following day. Perma Facial Implants is available in a variety of sizes to achieve customized results.

Rhinoplasty (Nose Reshaping) is a surgical procedure of the nose set to improve the aesthetic composition of the face whether it be lacking proportion to other characteristics of the face or has been deformed by injury. Our “closed” rhinoplasty avoids external scarring by using incisions completely hidden inside the nostrils.  

SMAS-Platysma Facelift is our “muscle facelift” that addresses the multiple signs of facial aging. Developed by our very own surgeon, Dr. John Owsley, the SMAS-Platysma facelift offers natural-looking results that are longer-lasting than the average facelift. Dr. Owsley’s technique was devised to address the limitations of the standard facelift which included a tight, pulled appearance and earlier than expected recurrence of lines around the mouth and sagging skin on the jawline. Now recognized as the most effective, anatomically-correct way to address the signs of facial aging, the SMAS-Platysma facelift can be done in conjunction with other procedures.  

Brow and Forehead Lift is a surgical procedure performed to raise the eyebrows appropriately and eliminate the first signs of aging which are often times lines across the forehead, and heavier, droopier looking eyes.  

Eyelid Lift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the appearance of the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both which results in a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance to the surrounding area of the eyes.  

Chin Implant is a surgical procedure that often coincides with a rhinoplasty to achieve optimal face proportions. If the nose helps balance the face, the chin helps frame the face. The implant is made of silastic, a silicone product, which has been safely used for many years and the size of the implant varies depending on which is best suited for the patient and symmetry achievement.  

Cheek Implant is similar to the chin implant surgical procedure, designed to improve the contour and facial frame of the cheeks. Like the chin implant, cheek implants are also made of silastic, a silicone product, which has been safely used for many years.  

Otoplasty (Ear Pinning) is a surgical procedure intended to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Men and women of all ages, even in their childhood and teen years, can have an otoplasty procedure.

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