It is an unfortunate fact of life that signs of aging are usually more noticeable around the face. Because the first thing most people notice is your face, minimizing the signs of aging around your forehead, eyes, nose and mouth is the most effective way of looking more youthful. Located in Carmel and Greenwood, Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, led by double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., is the go-to clinic for patients in and around Indianapolis, IN, who desire facial plastic surgery to help them turn back the clock.
What Is Facial Surgery?
Facial surgery comprises any number of procedures that are performed on the face or neck to enhance a person’s appearance. Some facial surgeries help correct deformities or disfigurements due to injury or disease. Others help people appear more youthful. In most cases, facial surgery treats one part of the face. This may also mean that more than one procedure is necessary to give the face some symmetry.
Facial Surgery Benefits
- Appearing more youthful and refreshed
- Increased self-confidence
- Less skin sagging
- Tighter facial muscles
Who Makes A Good Candidate For Facial Surgery?
Each individual has his or her own unique reason for having facial surgery. Mostly, people who are unhappy with the appearance of their face due to facial imperfections will benefit from facial surgery procedures. The best results are obtained by those who have reasonable expectations and positive attitudes.
Types of Facial Surgery Offered
At Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery, double board-certified facial plastic surgeon Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., offers the following types of facial plastic surgery:
Eyelid surgery procedures usually take between one and three hours to complete. They are commonly performed with local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia. Incisions may be located in the creases of the upper eyelids or just below the lashes of the lower eyelids. Excess fat and sagging skin are then removed. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, which is a less extensive procedure for patients with just excess fat beneath the lower eyelids and no excess skin, may be performed through an incision made on the inside of the lower eyelid.
A brow lift or forehead lift is used to correct a drooping brow line (eyebrow area), reducing the horizontal lines and furrows (worry lines) that often make a person appear angry, sad or tired. The procedure creates a refreshed, youthful appearance to the forehead area above the eyes and can effectively smooth the forehead and elevate the eyebrows.
Cheek augmentation, also known as malar augmentation or submalar augmentation, is a cosmetic surgical procedure for defining the cheek and/or cheekbone area of one’s face.
Chin augmentation, also referred to as mentoplasty, is the surgery to build up a receding chin or otherwise reshape the jaw line. During chin augmentation surgery, a chin implant is placed into the chin area in order to improve the appearance of the jaw and to achieve better facial harmony.
If you have fat deposits around your cheeks, neck and jaw line, facial liposuction could be a good choice for you.
While you can’t stop the aging process, you can “Turn Back the Hands of Time”. Rhytidectomy, or a facelift as it is commonly called, has become the third most desired cosmetic surgical procedure. A facelift cannot stop the aging process, but it can restore a more youthful appearance and help you look your best.
Mini facelift is a term for a more limited incision facelift. Other varieties of this, which often overlap, include neck lift, mini lift, S-lift, submentoplasty, cheek tuck-up facelift, as well as other trademarked marketing terms.
You’ll find the latest products and techniques for every type of skin in our deluxe spa-style Medical Skin Care Center. Laser skin resurfacing, also known as a laser peel, is a plastic surgery procedure which can improve the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles, scars and uneven pigmentation in order to restore a smoother, more youthful-looking appearance to the face.
Lip augmentation enhances the way the lips look. It can be performed using either implants or injections.
The neck lift, or platysmaplasty, is a surgical procedure which effectively rejuvenates the neck by tightening and re-suspending the muscles of the neck. This helps to decrease the appearance of bands in the neck, as well as sagging skin beneath the jawline for a firmer, more defined jawline and neck.
Ear surgery procedures usually take between two and three hours to complete. They are commonly performed with general anesthesia when the patient is a young child. For older children and adults, local anesthesia and sedation may be used instead. Incisions are typically located on the back of the ear. While surgical techniques can vary, the ear may be reshaped by sculpting the cartilage, removing a piece of cartilage, bending the cartilage back toward the head and/or anchoring the new shape with sutures.
Surgery to reshape the nose (rhinoplasty) is among the most common plastic surgery procedures. This procedure can reduce or increase the size of the nose, remove an unwanted hump, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the width of the nostrils or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. The procedure creates an improved balance between the nose and other facial features. We take great care to achieve a natural result and to avoid the “surgical” look.
Any “revision” procedure implies that the same surgery has been done in the past. So, revision rhinoplasty is a nasal surgery to improve aesthetics and/or function for a patient who has had a previous rhinoplasty. The procedure may also be called a “secondary” rhinoplasty.
Is Facial Surgery Covered By Insurance?
If a person has facial surgery for the correction of facial deformities, insurance may cover it. If the surgery is needed for cosmetic reasons, insurance companies will not typically pay. Whether or not you receive coverage will depend upon the type of insurance coverage you have and the reasons you want to have surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Hamilton will examine and outline all available options for your unique set of circumstances. This is also a good time to ask about payment and financing options so that your procedure is as affordable as possible.
How Much Does A Facial Surgery Procedure Cost?
Insurance providers do not normally cover facial surgery procedures because most are considered to be elective. Hamilton Facial Plastic Surgery seeks to make facial surgery procedures available and affordable for everyone. To accomplish this, we offer financing options and accept cash, major credit cards and personal checks.
Mark M. Hamilton, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized as one of the top physicians in America for facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, specializing solely in cosmetic facial procedures, Dr. Hamilton provides his Indianapolis patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on facial surgery or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Hamilton’s Carmel or Greenwood office, please contact us.