The face is one of the first places we notice the signs of aging. Drooping eyelids, deep creases between the nose and mouth, and sagging skin around the jawline can make us look years older than we feel. These effects are a result of collagen breakdown and volume loss, both parts of the natural aging process that contribute to a worn, tired appearance.
If you’re unhappy with how the aging process has changed your face, you don’t have to settle. In fact, your cosmetic surgery options have never been better. Innovations in facial plastic surgery allow us to rewind time and restore a youthful, gorgeous appearance with comfort, safety, and incredible results.
At Shumway Cosmetic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of facial cosmetic procedures to give you the refreshed look you desire. Dr. Shumway specializes in rhinoplasty, face, neck and brow lifts, cheek and chin implants, and eyelid surgery to enhance the natural beauty of your face. Here’s a closer look at the facial plastic surgery services we offer from our practice in La Jolla, California.
Sometimes referred to as a “nose job,” rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose to correct cosmetic or functional issues, such as a deviated septum. Aesthetically, rhinoplasty creates facial harmony and correct proportion, while the functional side of the procedure addresses nasal structure as it relates to airflow and breathing.
When a patient needs a second nose job, it’s called a revision rhinoplasty. A patient may require a revision rhinoplasty if they’re unhappy with the look or function of their nose after an initial surgery. With a revision rhinoplasty, patients enjoy better breathing and visual improvements that complement existing facial features.
If the gift of gravity has left you feeling less than confident about your appearance, it might be time to consider a face, neck, or brow lift. A facelift can improve sagging skin, deep creases, and loss of muscle tone in the lower face, as well as excess skin and fat under the chin and jaw that create the dreaded “turkey neck.” If your face still looks youthful but you’re unhappy with the loose, sagging skin on your neck, a neck lift can give you a smooth, beautiful jawline for a sculpted look.
A tired, worried, or cranky appearance can be refreshed with a brow lift. Also known as a forehead lift, a brow lift is designed to lift sagging brows and ease the lines and creases that have developed on your forehead with age. After a brow lift, you’ll look more alert, approachable and refreshed.
Cheek implants enhance your natural cheekbones, creating contours and highlights on your face. They can also add fullness to the cheeks due to volume loss associated with the aging process. The difference can be as subtle or dramatic as you’d like.
If you’re unhappy with your profile because of a weak chin, a chin implant can balance your facial features. Dr. Shumway will offer professional guidance on the size of your cheek or chin implants to help you achieve the most natural-looking results.
Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, involves removing fat deposits and small amounts of muscle and skin from around the eyes to restore youthful eye qualities. Benefits of the procedure include reduced wrinkles, puffiness, and under-the-eye “bags.”
Because your eyes have such a big impact on your overall appearance, this single procedure is an effective way to refresh your entire face. Following eyelid surgery, patients appear more rested and alert.
CO2 laser resurfacing is the cutting edge of non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatment performed by Dr. Shumway himself. CO2 laser treatments utilize concentrated light beams to effectively reduce:
The CO2 laser technology allows Dr. Shumway to precisely remove the outer layers of dead, dry, and damaged skin. Treatments with the CO2 laser require IV sedation for full face resurfacing. In addition to the immediate results, CO2 laser resurfacing also stimulates collagen growth beneath the skin, so in the months following your treatment, you’ll continue to see improvement in the youthfulness and radiance of your skin.
Dr. Shumway understands the art of beauty and knows that the choosing the right procedure (and the right doctor to perform it) makes all the difference in the world. Whether you’re looking for dramatic changes or subtle results, Dr. Shumway can help you achieve your desired cosmetic results.
Call (858) 587-2640 to schedule a consultation today.