Facial Cosmetic Surgery Procedures
Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, average time 1-2 hours. No packing, minimal bruising and swelling, minimal pain. Recovery time is usually 1 week. Dr. Levine does not perform the same operation on every patient. The nose should fit the face and be pleasing to the patient. If normal aesthetic proportions are maintained, a nose will look natural.
A good rhinoplasty refines the nose but the patient should look like they were born with that nose.
Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, average time 1 hour. Recovery time is usually 1 week. Some swelling and bruising that usually resolves in 1 week. Minimal or no pain. Invisible scars. Size, shape, and expression of your eyes remain the same ensuring a natural result. The cosmetic benefits of eyelid surgery should last 15 – 20 years.
Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, average time 3.5 hrs. Recovery is usually 10 – 14 days. Modern facelifts have shorter scars and quicker recovery time. Surgery is often combined with fat grafting and fillers as well as skin rejuvenation with chemical peels or lasers. Patients usually have minimal bruising and swelling as well as moderate pain for several days. Scars are hidden in natural lines. Patients look rested, fresher, younger, often like they lost weight, but totally natural. A well-performed face and neck lift usually lasts 10 – 12 years or longer.
Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, average time 1 hr. Recovery time is usually 2-7 days. Fat grafting is used for facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, and buttock augmentation. Fat is harvested from an area of the patient’s body (usually abdomen or flanks). It is then processed and injected for aesthetic and reconstructive purposes. Fat is a living tissue and, therefore, it acts as a permanent filler once it becomes integrated.
Otoplasty (Ear Pinning)
Local anesthesia with intravenous sedation, average time 2 hours. Recovery is usually 10 – 14 days. Ears are re-sculpted, not simply “pinned back.” A bulky dressing is applied for approximately 1 week after surgery. Scars are hidden. The ears appear natural.