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Facial Surgery in Charleston, SC

Your face is who you are. It is your first impression. Facial plastic surgery can help if you feel there is something about your face that prevents you from expressing your true personality. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse offers facial surgery for men and women who live in Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina.

What Is Facial Surgery?

Aging and disliked facial features can mask the real you, giving off an impression which doesn’t express how you truly feel. There are many facial plastic surgery procedures that can help you look years younger or give you a renewed look.

Facial plastic surgeries offered by Port City Plastic Surgery include:

Benefits of Facial Surgery

You may feel that when people look at your face, they first notice something you would rather they didn’t. Your self-consciousness may be an impediment to you being your best self. If this is how you feel, facial plastic surgery procedures like rhinoplasty (nose job) or otoplasty (ear pinning) may be able to help you feel more confident in public and experience a higher quality of life.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate For Facial Surgery?

  • If your face has a tired or angry expression all the time, it may be that aging is affecting the region around your eyes. A forehead lift and/or eyelid surgery can restore a youthful appearance of vigor and reduce a furrowed brow.
  • If your lower face is wrinkled or sagging, a facelift and neck lift may be able to help. These procedures can target hanging jowls, loose skin, excess fat in the lower face and neck, and “turkey neck”: banding of the neck.
  • If you are in good health but experience low self-esteem or displeasure created by certain facial features, and have realistic expectations for the results surgery can produce, a facial cosmetic surgery procedure may be appropriate for you.

 

What Do I Need To Do Before Facial Surgery?

The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Widenhouse. He will review your medical history and conduct an examination of your face and its features to determine if facial surgery is appropriate, and which procedure(s) are best to produce the results you’re after. He’ll answer any questions you may have and discuss the goals you would like to achieve with your facial surgical procedure.

You’ll be given instructions on how to prepare for your facial surgery. They will include discontinuation of smoking or use of other nicotine products. You may need to stop taking certain medications or supplements, as they could interfere with surgery and the healing process. You will also receive instructions as to when you must stop eating or drinking prior to your surgery due to IV sedation use.

What Should I Expect On The Day Of My Facial Surgery?

Before your surgery, Dr. Widenhouse will discuss the type of IV sedation which will be used during your surgery. He will review the specifics of your particular surgery, describing the process used and answering any questions you have. You may need to bring someone along who will drive you home following surgery due to the use of IV sedation.

How Long Does It Take To Perform Facial Surgery?

The length of the procedure will depend on the type of facial surgery you are receiving. Generally, procedures will last one to three hours.

What To Expect After Facial Surgery?

Recovery is dependent on the type of surgery performed and your compliance with aftercare instructions. Some facial surgeries require very little downtime, while others, such as a facelift, require more time to recuperate.

Will I Have Scars After Getting Facial Surgery?

Facial surgeries do result in scarring, as incisions are made to perform the procedures. Your face is the most visible feature of your body, and Dr. Widenhouse understands that you may be apprehensive to sustain scars on your face. He is an elite plastic surgeon who uses superior techniques to place incisions where they are hidden by other facial features or easily covered. The scars left behind by facial surgery will be minimized, allowing you to put your best face forward always.

When Will I See The Results?

Some facial surgery procedures offer immediately noticeable results, while with others, it may take time for swelling to subside before results can be truly visualized.

What Are Possible Complications Of Facial Surgery?

Specific complications are related to each type of facial surgery and are discussed throughout our website. Facial surgeries carry the same general potential complications, which include:

  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Bruising
  • Loss of sensation

How Long Will The Results Of Facial Surgery Last?

Facial surgeries produce long-lasting results. The results of certain procedures, such as a facelift or eyelid surgery, can be affected by aging and gravity, yet the results of the procedures are visible for many years.

How Much Does Facial Surgery Cost in Charleston?

The cost of facial plastic surgery depends on the type of surgery performed. The cost will be discussed at your initial consultation. We accept cash, checks, and major credit card payments. Financing is also available to assist you in covering the costs of your plastic surgery procedure.

Dr. Brian G. Widenhouse is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of Charleston, Daniel Island, Mount Pleasant and the surrounding communities in South Carolina. Contact Port City Plastic Surgery today!