Our face is one of the first areas to show signs of aging. The progression is slow but steady. We look in the mirror and who we see does not reflect how we feel inside. Time, sunshine and lifestyle can lead to loss of volume and skin elasticity. We look tired but we have energy. We look sad or angry but we are happy. We look aged but inside we feel young still. We wonder why people are asking about our mood or the quality of our sleep.
Some of us are born with features that stand out in ways that are not in balance with the rest of our appearance. The appearance of the nose, ears or chin are often determined by genetics more than lifestyle choices, and sometimes there is room for improvement.
Dr. Stan will work with you to create an individualized plan for correcting or restoring your facial appearance. We offer a range of minimally invasive or standard surgical options coupled with Morpheus8 and facial fat grafting or fat removal. Everyone is unique and has different anatomy or requirements. We understand this and every plan is tailored to provide a range of options that you can select from based on your comfort and expectations.
Face and Brow
Facelift surgery deals with the area from the cheekbone down to the lower neck. There are many types of facelift but the goal is the same: restoring volume and curvature to the face, tightening sagging skin and reducing deep facial folds. We use a comprehensive 3 dimensional plan to lift, tighten and smooth the facial and neck regions while preserving a natural appearance. A Necklift is the lesser version for those patients with primary neck skin laxity but no jowl issues.
Brow Lift is the complement to a Facelift. Eyebrow position is perhaps the most expressive feature of our faces. Up is surprised. Down is tired or angry. Sloped is sad. Chronic frown lines and forehead lines complete the picture in this area. A brow lift can restore an appearance of freshness or energy to an aging face. It deals with issues from the forehead hairline down to the cheekbone and can be done in isolation or in combination with facelifts.
A little bit of crinkling or wrinkling around the eyes might be fine at a certain age. It can add to your smile. But the eyes are the focal point of the face and contribute to the expression of our personality. Hollowness, bagginess, too much wrinkling (or perhaps any wrinkling at all) and droopiness all detract from our inner sense of energy and spirit. Eyelid surgery can help restore or reshape volume while improving lid tone and skin excess.
Lip Lift and Resurfacing
Lip ageing can come in several forms. Early wrinkles can be improved with fat grafting while deeper lines might need dermabrasion or chemical peel. Long upper lips are best treated with a lip lift to create a fuller and more sensual appearance.
As a surgeon, getting an understanding of what patients would like to change with their nose can be tricky. We offer 3D modelling with the Vectra system to allow us to work with you to create the shape you are looking for during your initial consultation. Dr. Valnicek offers both open and closed rhinoplasty as well as dorsal preservation options in select patients. We have extensive photo galleries available for viewing in the office.