Put Your Most Beautiful Face Forward
Facial Cosmetic Surgery Ashburn, Reston and Leesburg
Because our faces are so important to our self-image, and to the image we present to others, many patients choose plastic surgery in order to achieve the appearance they have always desired—an appearance that accurately reflects who they are. Schedule a consultation today to discuss facial cosmetic surgery at the Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston practice of Dr. Timothy Mountcastle. An esteemed cosmetic surgeon who is committed to bringing your beauty to the surface, Dr. Mountcastle can answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.
As skin ages, exposure to the sun’s UV rays and other environmental pollutants, as well as the natural aging process, can result in wrinkles, creases and facial folds. In order to restore fresh, youthful-looking skin, many patients choose facelift surgery, which repositions underlying facial muscles, tightens loose skin, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and, when combined with liposuction, eliminates fat deposits that have occurred as a result of aging.
Depending on each patient’s individual needs, a facelift may entail reducing, redistributing or adding fat to areas of the face in order to create a more youthful face shape. While a facelift procedure provides dramatic improvement in a patient’s appearance, the results are designed to look as natural as possible. Dr. Mountcastle exercises great care to ensure that your facial cosmetic surgery makes you look youthful and rejuvenated, rather than appearing as though you’ve undergone surgery.
During a two to five hour procedure that is performed under general anesthesia, discreet incisions are made along the hair line or under the chin. These incisions allow Dr. Mountcastle to reshape and tighten the skin of the face, removing excess skin when necessary. When the facelift is complete, sutures are subtly placed in front of and behind the ears. Although performed as an outpatient procedure, a facelift will require several weeks to heal. After four weeks, the results of the facelift become apparent, and patients enjoy their fresher, younger-looking appearance for up to ten years.
Reshaping and resizing a prominent nose can redirect attention to features of the face that a patient wants to showcase, such as attractive eyes or a beautiful smile. In addition to improving the proportion and appearance of the nose, rhinoplasty can correct breathing difficulties resulting from deviated septums or nasal asymmetry, as well as reconstruct the nose after an injury.
If closed rhinoplasty is performed, all necessary incisions will be made inside the nostrils, eliminating visible post-surgical scarring. During open rhinoplasty, an incision is made to cut the columnella, the bridge of skin separating the nostrils. The skin of the nose is drawn back in order to expose the bone and cartilage being reshaped, making it an ideal procedure for patients requiring extensive nasal reshaping. During your consultation for facial cosmetic surgery at the Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston practice of Dr. Mountcastle, he will determine the most effective method for achieving your aesthetic goals.
Brow and Forehead Lift
Individuals with a low brow, or prominent frown lines, may benefit from an eyebrow and forehead lift. By lifting brows to a more youthful height, a forehead lift restores the appearance of energy and vivacity to the face. In addition, an eye brow and forehead lift can eliminate frown lines and creases that have appeared on the forehead and between the eyes. Incisions for the forehead lift are often placed in the hairline of the scalp, concealing scarring as much as possible and allowing for the skin, muscle and tissue beneath to be repositioned.
Known clinically as blepharoplasty, eyelid surgery rejuvenates the eye area by improving the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. This highly individualized procedure can correct a variety of conditions affecting the eye area, including puffiness of the upper lids, drooping eyelids, wrinkles on the lower eyelids, and bags under the eyes. As with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, the incisions are designed to heal subtly. Upper eyelid surgeries are performed using incisions placed in the natural crease of the upper eyelid, whereas lower eyelid surgeries utilize incisions on the lower lash line or transconjunctival incisions placed inside the lower eyelid. Once the incisions have been made, skin and fat tissue is removed as needed and the eyelids are re-draped for a more youthful appearance.
Patients who are self-conscious about prominent ears may benefit from an otoplasty (or ear surgery), designed to improve the shape, position and proportion of the ears. Using an incision made just behind the ear, Dr. Mountcastle will trim the necessary amount of cartilage in order to achieve the desired effect. Another option is to reshape the existing cartilage, using sutures to secure the ear in its new position. In order to ensure the most symmetrical results, otoplasty is typically performed on both ears, even if only one ear is noticeably prominent or uniquely shaped. Otoplasty is typically performed using general or IV sedation, and the entire procedure last approximately two hours. We are able to perform otoplasty on adults and children, reducing large or protruding ears that may be a source of self-consciousness.
Learn More about Facial Cosmetic Surgery
Because our faces express so much about us, it’s important that they reflect the youthfulness and vigor we feel, regardless of our age. Schedule a consultation for facial cosmetic surgery at the Ashburn, Leesburg, or Reston practice of Dr. Mountcastle today, and let him bring your beauty to the surface.