There's an ever-growing belief that there's really no good reason to look older than you are, especially with facial cosmetic surgery. You have more options than ever to achieve and maintain a more youthful appearance that best reflects the real, beautiful spirit inside.
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Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses facial fillers that add volume to reshape the nose.Learn More
KYBELLA™ is an injectable drug for contouring submental fullness, commonly called 'double chin'Learn More
Restore youthful facial contours by lifting underlying tissues and tightening the skinLearn More
A highly specialized, minimally invasive procedure using different types of energyLearn More
Youthful lifting and tightening in all the right places with minimal downtimeLearn More
A safe way to restore lost volume, rejuvenating your appearance with youthful contours and fullness.Learn More
Sculpt your face into a more youthful appearance with volume in the cheeksLearn More
Add volume and definition to the lips to complement the rest of the faceLearn More
This glossary of surgical and non-surgical facial procedures provides an overview of what is available at The MIAMI Institute. Please click on a face surgery or non-surgical facial procedure from the list below to learn more.
3D Non-Surgical Facelift is a procedure that consists of layered energy treatments for rejuvenation of the entire face.
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A Brow Lift is also known as a forehead lift or forehead surgery, is raising of the brow line to create a more youthful appearance by:
Cheek Augmentation is used to create high, defined cheek bones and cheek fullness, either by correcting a deficiency or restoring fullness naturally lost with aging. The procedure yields a more-youthful appearance and balances features. Enhancing cheek contours can eliminate a sunken appearance.
Chin Augmentation with Implant. This surgery is performed to refine the jaw and enhance the profile, bringing the features into balance and harmony. The implant is made of a synthetic material which, when in place, feels similar to the natural chin.
An incision is made in a natural crease under the chin or in the mouth. A pocket is created by stretching the soft tissues around the chin, and the implant is inserted. Once properly positioned, the wound is closed. If the surgery was performed through the underside of the chin there is a small scar. Performed under general anesthesia, the procedure takes 1-2 hours. A dressing will support and protect the site for a few days. Swelling and bruising will resolve in 7-10 days.
Chin reduction surgery revises a large and/or protruding chin, creating a shape which is in better harmony with the rest of the facial features. An incision is made under the chin or inside the mouth, through which the surgeon sculpts the bone.
Ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, this procedure is to reposition and shape the ears in people with:
Usually surgery is performed on both ears to ensure symmetry and balance. An incision is made, usually behind the ear. The cartilage and skin are assessed and shaped into the desired configuration. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
Soft dressings protect the ears for several days. There must be no pressure on the ears for several weeks. Results are immediate for protruding ears. Most of the swelling and bruising is gone in 2 weeks.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is the surgical removal of excess skin and fat around the eyes and eyelids. It is indicated for patients who want a more youthful appearance, or in which drooping upper eyelids adversely affect vision.
Older patients may benefit from laser treatment to remove fine lines below or around the eyes and to resurface the skin.
Facelift is a surgical procedure to improve the look of the mid to lower face. It is the only cosmetic option that tightens underlying muscles, removes excess fat and redrapes the skin of the neck and face. There is mild to moderate pain, for which medication is prescribed. There is some facial bruising. For sleep, the head of the bed is elevated for the first few days after surgery.
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Facial Fat Transfer is a procedure also called autologous fat transplantation or micro-lipoinjection. A tiny 2 millimeter cannula is used to extract fat from the patient’s thigh or abdomen. It is used to restore fullness to areas of the face that lose volume with aging. It is used on the midface to define cheekbones, or along the temples, adding youthful roundness.
Lip Augmentation procedure is also called lip enhancement. Some indications for augmentation include:
Injectable materials, usually containing hyaluronic acid, are used to increase volume. A skillful clinician can also control shape. The effect lasts several months. Lip implants are needed for a permanent change. The procedure can be done in about half an hour. The result is immediate. There may be mild discomfort and swelling for a few days.
For women who are unsure about how full they would like their lips, small amounts of material can be injected over time, gradually building fullness.
Profound Facial Rejuvenation is a procedure also called a no surgery facelift. A microneedling device applied to the face and neck, delivers energy of a particular radiofrequency to the deep dermis, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin, as well as more hyaluronic acid. The procedure particularly targets the jowls, laxity in the midface, and a turkey neck appearance. The process creates natural dermal volume.
Silhouette Cable Lift. Suspension sutures are attached to tissues in the lower cheeks and jowls. Nonabsorbable threads are pulled from the anchor points diagonally upward to the temporal regions just beyond the hairline.
Local anesthesia is used for the 1-hour procedure. The patient can resume normal activity in 2 days. In 2 weeks the appearance is normal.
Kybella (also known as ATX-101) is an injectable drug for improvement in the appearance of moderate to severe submental fullness (double chin). Recently approved by the US Food and Drug Administration, Kybella is identical to the body’s naturally produced deoxycholic acid, for the digestion of fats consumed in the diet. The minimally invasive procedure involves a series of 2 to 6 treatments, a month apart. Up to 50 injections per treatment are injected into the submental fat. Results become apparent as soon as 1 month after the first treatment.
The only other treatment for double chin is the more invasive facial liposuction.
Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure for changing the shape, width, and position of the nose. It may be done to improve airflow in the nasal passages due to a deviated septum (the bone and cartilage), reconstruct the nose after injury, normalize birth defects, and for aesthetics.
The surgery can change:
It’s important to have realistic expectations about potential results of rhinoplasty.
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