Refresh yourself. Let us dial back the wrinkles, the lines, the jowls, the effects of time and gravity and life. How much better will you feel with the smile, the sparkle, the natural goodness of your face, restored?
Or perhaps now is the time to do something about a feature you wish to improve - nose, chin, brow, ears? We can help you get that look in the mirror you’ve always dreamed of.
Let’s talk. Please email or call to arrange a confidential consultation.
And take a look at the information about our non-surgical services, too.
FACELIFT AND MINI FACELIFT
Rhytidoplasty and Mini-Rhytidoplasty
WHY: To refresh, restore and eliminate loose skin, jowls, wrinkles, and an overall tired look.
ABOUT: The procedure is performed on an outpatient or inpatient basis under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Incisions are made above the ear in the temple region within the hairline, extend down in front of or within the ear, around the lobe, upward in the crease behind the ear and ending in the scalp above the hairline behind the ear. Facial muscles are tightened, skin is re-draped and lifted, and excess skin is removed. There are no obvious incision lines and the hair can be worn in almost any style.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: Patients are requested to remain at the Center the first night following surgery (complimentary overnight accommodations). The patient goes home with head and neck wrapped in dressings which may be removed within a few days. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with mild medication. Sutures are removed in about 1 week. Bruising and swelling decreases to "socially acceptable" levels in about two weeks. The result continues to improve for several months at which time the scars are barely visible.
RESULTS: We strive for a natural, rejuvenated, refreshed appearance.
WHY: This procedure elevates low sagging eyebrows which can give a frowning or even sinister appearance to the face. It is often performed together with a forehead lift, which eliminates deep forehead wrinkles and frown lines between the brows.
ABOUT: This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. The incisions are usually made behind the hairline. For patients with a high forehead, the hairline can be advanced and incisions may be made in front of the hairline. Muscles are tightened, forehead skin is lifted and repositioned and excess skin is removed.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: The patient goes home with head wrapped in dressings which are usually removed within forty-eight hours. Initial discomfort is easily controlled by mild medication. Sutures are removed in 7 to 10 days. Most swelling and bruising are gone within 3 weeks.
RESULTS: Our goal is to give you a more youthful, rested appearance to the forehead and upper eyelid area.
WHY: This procedure helps eliminate a tired appearance due to wrinkled folds of skin on upper eyelids, as well as bags and circles under the eyes.
ABOUT: We remove or reduce puffy pouches of fat in the upper and/or lower eyelids that create a tired looking or "hung over" appearance and tighten up “crows feet”, bags or circles under the eyes. We also remove excess upper and lower eyelid skin that may or may not interfere with vision. We correct the loss of your natural eyelid crease.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: The patient goes home with sutures beneath the surface of the skin which will be removed in 4 to 5 days.
Initial discomfort is easily controlled with mild medication. Sensitivity to light and bruising last at least a week or two. Most swelling progressively disappears over 2 to 3 weeks. Eye makeup can be used after sutures are removed; contact lenses after several weeks.
RESULTS: Our goal is to rejuvenate your eye area, giving you a more youthful, fresh and rested appearance. As well, you can enjoy unobstructed vision caused by overhanging upper eyelid skin.
NASAL RESHAPING (“NOSE JOB”)
CORRECTION OF BREATHING ISSUES
Septoplasty, SMR, Turbinectomy
WHY: This procedure corrects abnormal size and/or appearance of the nose as a result of natural condition, birth defect, trauma, or cosmetic implants. It also can correct breathing problems.
ABOUT: This procedure, whether cosmetic or reconstructive, reshapes the nose to improve external contour, as well as the size and shape of nostrils. Breathing problems can be corrected by straightening the internal septum and/or reducing enlarged turbinates.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: The patient goes home with an external splint. Packing is sometimes used if a septoplasty and/or turbinectomy is done and is removed within twenty-four to forty-eight hours. The external splint is removed within a week. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with mild medication. Majority of swelling and bruising subsides over 2 to 4 weeks. Final result is evident in 1 to 2 years.
RESULTS: Our goal is to create a very natural-looking, more attractive shape, size and improved proportion to other facial features, and to improve breathing capacity.
LIP AUGMENTATION, REDUCTION AND CONTOURING
WHY: Lips tend to drop, thin and lose color and shape due to aging. In addition, some patients request more symmetry and balance of their lips.
ABOUT: Surgery, usually on an outpatient basis, shapes and balances the lips. Also, there are non-surgical lip enhancement options, listed in our non-surgical section.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: Recovery depends upon the scope of the operation. Some bruising and swelling will occur and diminish within two to three weeks.
RESULTS: Our goal is to create natural healthy full-looking lips that are in balance with the shape and size of your face.
CHIN & CHEEK
Augmentation / Reconstruction
WHY: This procedure will help create a more attractive chin and jaw line providing balance with other facial features.
ABOUT: This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis under local or general anesthesia. An incision is made either inside the mouth near the gum line or under the chin. A small pocket is created in the tissue and an implant is inserted, or a portion of the bone is moved forward.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: The patient goes home with a pressure dressing over the chin. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with mild medication. Bruising and most swelling usually subsides within 2 or 3 weeks.
Swelling, tenderness and possibly numbness may persist for a month or more.
RESULTS: Our goal is create a natural chin and jaw line that enhances the balance of the face.
WHY: To feminize features on the face that are considered typically masculine in nature - excessive hair, protruding nose, prominent brow, protruding Adam’s Apple, and others.
ABOUT: Selection of a number of procedures, including those described above to feminize the face.
RECUPERATION & HEALING: Recuperation depends on the scope and complexity of the procedures selection.
RESULTS: Both naturally born women and transgender women pursue facial feminization to give them more classically female features. Dr. Leis is an internationally acclaimed expert in the area of facial feminization. Also, for more information about facial feminization, visit: