It takes self-assuredness to make a change to your appearance so that your looks better reflect how you feel about yourself on the inside. Whether the improvement you seek is very small or more dramatic, our facial cosmetic surgeons can help you achieve your vision.
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio, our team of experts understand every underlying feature of your face and neck. This means we can go beyond the surface to help you look your very best. Contact us today to find a customized treatment plan that works best for you.
Cosmetic conditions and deformities
- Aging face — From fine lines and wrinkles to loss of elasticity and uneven skin tone, many begin seeing signs of aging in their face that can be reversed or minimized with proper intervention. Treatment options vary and are tailored to the individual, from noninvasive topicals to more extensive options, depending on a person’s appearance goals. Let us help make your outer appearance more closely match how young you feel.
- Aging skin — Creping, loss of volume, wrinkles, age spots, growths, enlarged pores and other skin issues on the face and neck can give away your age. All can be addressed following an initial consultation.
- Dermatochalasis — Slightly different than droopy eyelids, this condition is often referred to as “baggy eyes.” An excess of skin in either the upper or lower eyelid can impact appearance and make one look tired or older than they are.
- Droopy eyelids — Also called ptosis, droopy eyelids can affect only one or both eyes. If the upper eyelid falls enough, the drooping eyelid can interfere with vision.
- Facial asymmetry — Everyone’s face is different from one side to the other, but if you feel you are more out of balance than you’d like, we can make adjustments to your nose, chin, cheeks, forehead or elsewhere to improve facial symmetry.
- Lip volume — You may have always wished for fuller lips, or over time, your lips may have lost fullness, with small lines developing around the mouth. This is a concern we can easily address with several nonsurgical options.
- Microgenia — Sometimes described as a “weak chin,” we can add dimension to a small chin to enhance the profile of your lower face.
- Protruding chin — Often associated with an underbite, we can adjust the size and position of a patient’s chin for a more pleasing profile.
- Protruding ears — Many adults have disliked how their ears stick out since they were children. We can essentially “pin back” ears to improve both looks and confidence.
- Sagging tissues — As we age, loss of collagen and elastin, weakened facial muscles and plain old gravity take their toll. We can help you look younger and healthier.
- Torn earlobes — Whether due to an accident or caused by jewelry, we can repair torn earlobes while potentially maintaining a patient’s ability to wear jewelry in the future as well.
- Turkey neck deformity — Many individuals develop a fair amount of loose skin under their chin when they age. Removing this can provide a dramatic return to a more youthful appearance.
- Unacceptable cosmetic appearance — If there's something you don’t like about your looks, we can help address your concerns in a supportive environment that's respectful of your wishes. Let’s repair or change what you don’t like.
- Wrinkles — Anywhere on the face and neck, wrinkles are an age giveaway. We work with patients to delay the development of new wrinkles while minimizing or reversing the appearance of existing ones. We’re happy to work with patients before they see that first wrinkle or at any age they become bothered by them.
Cosmetic treatment options
- Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery — Whether you have droopy or baggy eyelids or are unhappy with the appearance of your eyelids for another reason, a blepharoplasty can be done to upper lids, lower lids or both. This can restore a more youthful appearance and may also improve vision by removing excess skin.
- Brow lift or forehead lift — This surgery can correct a furrowed brow and the creases that develop across the forehead and on the bridge of the nose. If the eyebrows are raised as well, this can provide a more alert or youthful appearance.
- Cheek implants — By adding an implant to your existing bone structure, we can repair cheek damage or improve your facial contours and profile.
- Chemical peels — A chemical solution is applied to the face to remove damaged outer layers of the skin. This helps to correct blemishes, wrinkles and uneven pigmentation while improving overall skin texture.
- Chin augmentation or reduction — We can either remove bone or add an implant to create a new chin shape and proportion that is in better balance with the rest of your facial features.
- Dermabrasion — An excellent option for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dermabrasion safely removes the top layer of skin to provide a smoother, more youthful appearance. It can also be useful for reducing scars, including those caused by acne, and to remove precancerous growths known as keratoses.
- Dermal fillers (Juvéderm and Restylane) — There are different brands of injectable fillers that can be used to diminish fine lines and wrinkles by restoring volume and fullness. Fillers can also be used to enhance contours or improve the appearance of scars or deformities. The specific filler used will be based on client concerns and overall aesthetic goals, and the effects generally last from six to 12 months. Fillers we use include Juvéderm and Restylane. Both are a form of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the body.
- Earlobe surgical repair — Whether torn, stretched, damaged or deformed, we can restore your earlobe to a more natural, aesthetically pleasing and balanced appearance.
- Face-lift or rhytidectomy — Typically performed in the decades after age 40, face-lift surgery tightens and removes sagging skin or wrinkles from the face or neck. During this type of facial cosmetic surgery, facial muscles may also be tightened to improve tone, or excess fat may be moved or eliminated, depending on goals.
- Facial sculpturing — A variety of facial plastic surgery procedures can be used to change the contour of the face, including fillers, fat removal or surgery to reshape the underlying bones or cartilage. Patient objectives will always be respectfully considered before determining the best treatment.
- Injectables (Botox and Dysport) — We rely on various treatments to provide a nonsurgical option to patients interested in improving their facial appearance with more lasting effects than what is possible with topicals, but is still less invasive than surgery. Common injectables include botulinum toxin, or Botox and Dysport, which work by blocking the nerve signals to the muscles. Most commonly used to soften frown lines, forehead creases or crow’s feet, these options can also be useful to treat neck bands, thick jaw muscles, lip lines or gummy smiles.
- Kybella or deoxycholic acid — This nonsurgical option is the only FDA-approved injectable for destroying fat cells under the chin to improve your profile.
- Laser skin resurfacing or removal of birthmarks and skin lesions — Medical-grade lasers can be used to reduce wrinkles, particularly around the lips or eyes. They are also useful for removing port wine stains, pigmentation issues, skin growths, facial spider veins and even some tattoos. Many patients require more than one laser session, but some conditions respond to just a single treatment.
- Latisse® — A topical solution applied daily to improve strength, length and fullness of eyelashes.
- Liposuction or fat transfer of the head and neck — These techniques are used to sculpt, reposition or remove the layer of fat just below the skin to improve facial aesthetics.
- Neck lift or neck plastic surgery — This surgical procedure involves removing excess or sagging skin from the neck and may also include tightening of neck muscles to restore tone.
- Otoplasty — This includes the surgical and nonsurgical treatment options used to create an outer ear or to correct existing damage or deformities to provide a more natural contour and appearance of the outer ear.
- Scar excision or revision — We may be able to remove a large scar, such as a keloid or hypertrophic scar, and suture the skin to produce an incredibly thin, barely noticeable scar instead. There are also nonsurgical options that can reduce the appearance of existing scars, even those that are years old.
- Skin care products — We have a full collection of prescription-strength products to address the spectrum of skin conditions and will develop a regimen for you based on individual areas of concern, goals and budget.
- Skin lesion removal or excision — We can remove growths for cosmetic reasons as well as to biopsy for skin cancer screening, always accounting for safe margins and minimized scarring.
How much do cosmetic treatments and procedures cost?
The cost of cosmetic treatment options varies by procedure. They're also not typically covered by insurance companies. Please call 614-366-3687 to schedule an appointment with one of our facial plastic surgery doctors to discuss treatment options and costs.