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Facial Procedures in Birmingham

In almost all situations, the face is the first thing we notice about a person. Therefore, it makes sense that some of the most common insecurities are facial features. However, concealing the parts of your face that you do not like is almost impossible.

This is where facial plastic surgery comes into play. Dr. Grotting offers various facial plastic surgeries to give you the appearance you have always wanted.

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Brow Lift

As we age, our eyebrows begin to sag, causing us to appear angry or sad. Brow lift surgery works to lift the eyebrows to a more aesthetically pleasing position on the face while reducing horizontal forehead lines and creases. Sometimes it isn’t so much lifting that is done but rather helping to create a more pleasing shape. This surgery helps reduce facial aging signs while creating an overall more youthful appearance. Your initial recovery from a brow lift will require a significant rest, but patients can often return to work within a week. Brow lift surgery cost varies between patients depending on the amount of correction needed and the specific surgical techniques used. Your brow lift results are intended to be long-lasting; however, this surgery cannot halt the aging process. Brow lifting can reduce the need for wrinkle-treating toxins like BOTOX®® Cosmetic.

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Chin Augmentation

Your chin is the foundation of good facial structure and symmetry. Chin augmentation surgery uses chin implants or fat injection to increase the projection of the chin. After chin augmentation, you will have a contoured jawline, a stronger chin, and improved facial balance. During your recovery, you may experience pain and discomfort for the first few days; taking over-the-counter or prescription pain medication as needed can help combat this. The results from chin augmentation with implants are intended to be permanent. However, those who undergo fat transfer may eventually need their procedure redone. Chin wrinkling is also a common complaint that can be treated with neurotoxin injections like BOTOX® Cosmetic, Dysport®, XEOMIN®, or Jeuveau®.

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Eyelid Surgery

Natural aging can cause your eyelids to sag, causing upper eyelid hooding and lower eyelid bags. This can make you appear older than you are and even impair your vision. It is often the first sign of aging that many men and women notice. Eyelid surgery removes excess skin and tissue from the lower or upper eyelid. This surgery helps create bright, open eyes so that you can achieve a younger-looking appearance. During your recovery from eyelid surgery, you should avoid all strenuous activity. Results will be visible as soon as all the swelling and bruising subside. Most patients who undergo eyelid surgery experience long-lasting results.

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Facelift

Facelift surgery repositions sagging facial skin and tissue to create a bright, youthful appearance. Facelifts are intended to eliminate aging signs on the lower half of the face, particularly along the jawline or jowls, so that you can feel more confident in your skin. After facelift surgery, you should not drive until Dr. Grotting deems it safe, and you should wait at least two to three weeks before returning to work and other obligations. The cost of your facelift will depend on the surgical techniques used during surgery and if any other procedures are to be performed in combination. Facelift results are long-lasting; however, the aging process will continue.

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Facelift Revision

Since facelift surgery does not halt the aging process, some patients eventually need their surgery “tweaked.” Facelift revision can refresh a patient’s appearance or improve their initial facelift results. The recovery for a revision facelift will be similar to your first facelift’s recovery, but this varies according to what is required. Plan to take at least two weeks off from work to rest and recover. To prolong your results, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle and continue to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays. We encourage you to stay under the guidance of our aestheticians.

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Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is an effective way to achieve more facial volume without the need for implants. Rather than using chin or cheek implants made of silicone, you can now use small bits of fat from other areas of your body to restore volume to your face. While recovering from your fat grafting procedure, you should use cool compresses on your face to minimize swelling. Please plan to take one week off from work. This procedure is beneficial because the fat can live and grow permanently in the new area. Facial fat grafting is often done in conjunction with laser or facelifting.

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Lip Augmentation

Many individuals desire larger, plumper lips, which is most easily achieved through lip augmentation. Lip augmentation surgery uses fat grafting or injectable fillers to provide you with the results you desire. Recovery from lip augmentation is minimal; however, you may experience bruising and swelling for up to three days. You may return to work within a day of your treatment. Results can last up to one year.

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Neck Lift Surgery

Visible aging does not only happen on the face. Many people experience loose, sagging skin below their chin that can be corrected with a neck lift. Neck lift surgery removes excess skin on the neck and tightens the muscles to provide a youthful appearance. The cost of your neck lift will depend on surgeon fees, anesthesia fees, and the surgical techniques used. The results are intended to be long-lasting. Dr. Grotting specializes in correcting difficult aging neck problems or correcting patients who have never had an elegant and beautiful neck.

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Otoplasty (Ear Surgery)

Many children are born with large or protruding ears that do not fit their faces. The otoplasty procedure reshapes the ears, so they sit closer to the head and don’t stick out. This can increase the person’s self-confidence and allow them to feel more comfortable. For girls who have always covered up prominent ears with long hair, the surgery allows them to wear their hair up or go swimming without being self-conscious. Otoplasty is a generally safe procedure for children and adults seven years of age or older. During your recovery, you will need to wear a headband while sleeping to hold the ears and protect the surgical sites. Results are permanent.

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Rhinoplasty

Since the nose is at the center of the face, it can be frustrating when you are not happy with its appearance. Rhinoplasty surgery corrects the size and shape of the nose so you can feel more confident with your most prominent facial feature. This surgery provides a more balanced nasal size and an attractive nose shape. During your recovery from rhinoplasty, you should expect bruising and swelling around your nose and eyes. You will have a splint on your nose for one week and some Steri-Strips covering the nose for two weeks. Please protect your nose from bumping or pressure for at least three weeks. Your results from rhinoplasty are permanent, but you will see your nose gradually change and improve for up to a year or more following surgery.

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