Cosmetic surgery procedures of the face are surgical procedures that improve age-related issues, help correct deformities, and improve your outward appearance. Like any form of surgery, cosmetic procedures should be performed by a qualified and experienced board-certified surgeon.
Dr. Timothy Greco’s practice is exclusively dedicated to facial aesthetic surgery. He has authored numerous papers and chapters on facial plastic surgery and is considered a thought leader in facial plastic surgery techniques.
Cosmetic surgery can offer long-lasting and significant changes to your appearance. However, Dr. Greco encourages his patients to keep the following in mind when considering a cosmetic facial procedure. Ideal candidates for cosmetic surgical procedures should:
- Have realistic expectations about what can be accomplished with cosmetic surgery
- Understand aspects such as
- Medical risks involved
- Physical changes, such as bruising and swelling, during the healing process
- Certain lifestyle changes needed during the recovery period
- Have prior chronic medical conditions under control
- Abstain from smoking and nicotine products four to six weeks before and after surgery
- Have a stable weight for several months for specific procedures
The following cosmetic surgical procedures are performed at Dr. Greco’s private, state-licensed, state-of-the-art surgical center in Bala Cynwyd.
A facelift is a surgical procedure used to minimize visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin, fat, and fold lines in the face and neck. The medical term for a facelift is rhytidectomy.
During a facelift, excess facial fat is sculpted and repositioned, facial muscles are tightened, and excess facial skin is lifted and trimmed to give your face a fresher and more rested appearance. A neck-lift is often performed along with a facelift to reduce excess fat and sagging skin from the neck.
The technique utilized by Dr. Greco is called a deep plane facelift. This involves releasing the ligaments of the face and lifting fat and skin in an anti-gravitational (upward) fashion, which results in a significant yet natural-looking rejuvenation.
Dr. Greco encourages realistic expectations for patients seeking his medical and surgical expertise. He advises his patients to look at facial aesthetic surgery as a means to present their best face to the world. He draws on his experience and knowledge to develop a realistic and customized treatment plan to achieve your goals.
A neck lift procedure focuses on removing excess skin and fat around the jawline, as well as tightening the loose muscle bands. Skin laxity often impacts the neck and eyelid area before any other region on the face.
A neck lift is often chosen by patients who notice some mild sagging, wrinkles, or jowls that cause moderate concern but who may not need a facelift.
A brow lift is a facial plastic surgery procedure that elevates drooping eyebrows to a more youthful position while providing a smoother appearance to the forehead skin. As people age and gravity takes its toll, eyebrows begin to droop, and wrinkles appear on the forehead.
Additional expression lines on the forehead and between the eyebrows can deepen with age, creating a tired or angry look. A brow lift can address these concerns and create a fresh, rested appearance with smoother skin on the forehead and around the eyebrows.
Even though the ideal eyebrow varies among different races, ages, and genders, it is possible to define an ideal eyebrow suitable for every face.
- For men - The brow should be straight and lie at the superior rim of the eye socket.
- For women - The brow is gently curved and arches slightly above the superior rim of the eye socket.
If your eyes are beginning to show age-related changes, including crepiness, wrinkles, or bulges, eyelid surgery can help. Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty can restore a youthful, refreshed, and rested appearance.
The tissue around the eye weakens as you age. The skin in this area loses elasticity, and the lower eyelids become puffier. If your eyes have a fatigued appearance, it could be because your upper eyelids are sagging, and you may need blepharoplasty to improve the hooded look.
As a plastic surgeon focusing strictly on facial plastic surgery, Dr. Greco has considerable experience providing patients with the look they want for their eyelids.
Facial implants enhance the structure of the chin, jaw, and cheeks and bring balance to the appearance of the face. Facial implants offer a three-dimensional, long-term way to restore volume in the lower face and can be inserted or removed with minimally invasive surgery.
Implants are specially designed solid materials that are compatible with human tissues. If you are unhappy about a small chin, weak jaw, or lack of facial contour, facial implants may benefit you. They are designed to enhance or augment the physical structure of your face.
Facial implants can be used anywhere on the face, but they are most often used for jaw, cheek, or chin augmentation procedures, creating a symmetrical, harmonious, and balanced appearance.
Facial liposuction is used when unwanted fat deposits in the face or chin are removed to give the face a slimmer, more contoured appearance. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or MAC (twilight) anesthesia.
If you are concerned about excess facial fat, Dr. Timothy M. Greco offers cheek, neck, or chin liposuction to patients who would like to accentuate their facial bone structure and provide a better contour to their neck. Put your best face (and neck) forward by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Greco today.
Structural fat grafting is a surgical process through which fat from one part of the body is removed to augment the face as an anti-aging technique. Volume loss is a significant factor in the aging face.
This procedure offers the benefit of long-lasting, natural augmentation for patients looking to recapture a youthful appearance. Structural fat grafting is also referred to as facial fat grafting.
Age-related fat atrophy can lead to reduced fat deposits in certain areas of the face. Aging changes the facial skeleton, muscles, and connective tissues in the face, leaving facial skin sagging and unsupported. The injection of tiny droplets of fat used in structural fat grafting helps restore youthful contours and volume to the face.
The surgical procedure used to correct misshapen, asymmetrical, or protruding ears is called otoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure that helps improve facial symmetry and achieve proportional facial balance.
Prominent or misshapen ears can cause emotional distress for both adults and children. Fortunately, otoplasty is a straight forward surgical procedure that helps reshape the ears and enhance their overall cosmetic appearance.
Dr. Greco's surgical center is licensed to perform otoplasty and other facial procedures on patients 15 years and older.
Lip augmentation or enhancement can create fuller, plumper lips to give you a more youthful appearance. As the lip ages, the pink portion begins to recede, and the lip becomes thinner. Lip augmentation helps increase the vertical height and volume of the lips.
Patients may choose to have either the upper lip or the lower lip enhanced, and in most cases, choose both. Lip augmentation may be performed using minimally invasive injectables to the lip (Hyaluronic Acid fillers) or cosmetic surgical lip augmentation (structural fat grafting).
The lip lift is a cosmetic surgery used to give your upper lip a fuller and more consistent appearance than that achieved with lip fillers. Lip lifts shorten the space between your nose and upper lip, enhancing the rejuvenation of the overall face.
The procedure is known to be successful for people who want to add height instead of volume to their lips.
Dr. Timothy Greco is Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon, skilled at all types of cosmetic surgical procedures that can help counter the effects of aging. He is double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS) and the American Board of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery (ABOto).
Dr. Greco focuses solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck at his in-office, state-certified aesthetic surgical center. If you're looking for a younger, fresher appearance customized to your facial structure, Dr. Greco can help!
Get in touch today to schedule a consultation with Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon. For appointments, call (610) 664-8830 or check the doctor’s schedule online.