Face-lift & Neck-lift
This is performed both for cosmetic improvement and to help with medical problems such as facial paralysis. Many techniques can be employed and are individually tailored to the patient's goals and requirements. The focus is on shaping and rejuvenating the appearance, avoiding any hint that an operation has been performed. Surgery usually involves repositioning the deeper layers of the face, including muscle (particularly the platysma muscle in the neck), by adding volume with fat injections where required or trimming excess fat and excess skin. The face-lifting incorporates a wide variety of techniques ranging from fairly short procedures taking an hour or two, through to much more comprehensive operations that can take many hours to complete. The choice of technique requires careful planning and discussion pre-operatively. Essentially, the more extensive the surgery, the longer the recovery will be.
Brow position is very important in facial aesthetics, both in its own right and via the indirect affect on upper eyelid position and the lateral cheek. Matt Hansen employs a variety of techniques to correct problems with the brow as well as the effect on the brow of facial paralysis. Usually the scars are hidden behind the hairline and no shaving of the scalp is required to perform the surgery. As with all aspects of plastic surgery, it is important that surgery not be over done, so careful judgment is required with planning.
Prominent ears can be a cause of psychological stress in children and adults. Correction of ear deformities is usually performed after 6 years of age as postoperative co-operation is essential. Ear distortion may also result from tumor treatment or trauma.