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Cosmetic Facial Surgery

Details about cosmetic facial surgery at Cleveland Clinic

Learn more about cosmetic facial surgery at Cleveland Clinic. Cosmetic facial surgery enhances your appearance by improving visual appeal, symmetry and/or proportion. Procedures include face lifts, lip lifts, neck lifts, cosmetic nose surgery and many more.

Procedure Why Consider It?

Face Lift (Rhytidectomy)

Extensive face and neck lift procedures are options, as well as minimally invasive approaches involving incisions in front of the ear.

  • Alleviates sagging in the mid-face
  • Smoothes deep creases below the eyelids or along the nose
  • Tightens loose skin and excess fat under the chin and jaw

Mid-face Lift

Elevates sagging cheek tissue with minimal incisions around the hairline and ear.

  • Lifts upper cheek area
  • Eases heaviness below the cheeks
  • Alleviates hollowness beneath the eyes

Lip Lift

Improves visible signs of facial aging by enhancing the appearance of the upper lip.

  • Decreases distance between nose and upper lip
  • Elevates upper lip area
  • Gives appearance of greater upper lip volume

Neck Lift

Removes excess neck skin through an incision behind the ear. Alternatively, an incision can be made under the chin without any skin removal.

  • Addresses excess skin under the chin and neck
  • Reduces fat under the chin and neck area for a smoother look

Forehead/Eyebrow Lift

Repositions low or sagging eyebrows. Conventional “open” method is possible, as well as an endoscopic lift, which employs smaller incisions.

  • Minimizes creases across the forehead
  • Smoothes wrinkles on the bridge of the nose
  • Improves frown lines

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Upper and lower eyelids may be addressed with minimal incisions in the crease of the upper lid, below the eyelashes or hidden inside the lower eyelid.

  • Tightens loose skin above the eyes
  • Invigorates tired-looking eyes and bags underneath
  • Improves appearance of upper and/or lower eyelids

Cosmetic Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Overall size, tip, bridge and nostrils are addressed through incisions hidden inside the nose or made across tissue that separates the nostrils.

  • Improves appearance and proportion of your nose for enhanced facial symmetry
  • Can address some breathing problems

Cosmetic Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Performed through an incision behind the ear, the surgeon removes cartilage until the ear can be bent back toward the head.

  • Corrects protruding or misshapen ears
  • Improves shape, position or proportion of the ear
  • Addresses structural defects

Facial Implants & Chin Surgery

Structural balance is fostered through cheek and lower jaw implants, chin surgery, lip augmentation and/or liposuction to correct a double chin.

  • Creates symmetry by establishing balance and proportion
  • Can be performed alone, or as a complement to other facial contouring procedures