Facial Surgery - Baton Rouge, LA

Life Changing Results

Subtle, Natural Looking Changes
Can Deliver Dramatic Transformations

Being comfortable in your own skin is one of the most attractive qualities you can possess but whether due to a facial injury, an inherited trait, tooth loss, or aggressive aging, some of us never achieve that level of acceptance. Facial surgery presents the opportunity to improve our features, in both appearance and function. Our board certified oral and facial surgeons are able to help you obtain your goals of a beautiful smile, a youthful appearance, and improved health through facial surgery.

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Trust Your Face to the Experts

Facial surgery takes more than education and training; it requires a sense of artistry. Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons have extensive experience in this area. Specializing in facial procedures, they have a keen insight into facial symmetry and structure. Choosing a skilled, board certified surgeon with whom you feel comfortable is the only way to achieve the results you want. Rest assured, even though our experienced surgeons may have performed these procedures hundreds of times, they will never dismiss your questions and concerns. Your decision to enhance your appearance is an important step and our doctors and staff will guide you through the entire process.

Diagnosis and treatment

Oral and maxillofacial pathology identifies illnesses affecting the face and head. This includes a wide range of disorders, all of which, a maxillofacial surgeon is able to diagnose and treat:

  • Benign pathology refers to lesions or cysts that are not destructive and can simply be removed
  • Malignant pathology is associated with cysts, tumors, or lesions that may be cancerous or require extensive removal and subsequent reconstructive surgery
  • Cutaneous malignancy or skin cancer may be removed, but may require more extensive treatment measures
  • Congenital craniofacial deformities, including cleft palate, cleft lip, or a malformed skull may be corrected surgically
  • Chronic facial pain disorders can be the result of sinus or dental infections, nerve or facial trauma, inflammation of the ligaments, or possibly tendonitis
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder can be difficult to identify due to the array of potential symptoms but our experts are able to diagnosis your TMD and provide you with relief from chronic pain
  • Bite issues may be corrected with jaw surgery that can reposition the jaw for the purpose of bite alignment, improved facial symmetry, facial reconstruction, or treatment of sleep apnea
  • Trauma to the face and skull, including fractures of the jaw, cheek bones, or eye sockets can be identified and surgically reconstructed

Facial Surgery Options That We Offer Include:

Preparing Your Mouth for Your Brilliant New Smile

Dentoalveolar surgery is a broad term that refers to oral surgeries that treat the soft tissue, teeth, and bone. The most common reasons for dentoalveolar surgery are:

  • Tooth extraction- Removal of a tooth that is decayed, impacted, or infected
  • Exposure of unerupted teeth- Teeth that do not grow in normally can be uncovered surgically and guided into place with orthodontic treatment
  • To prepare for tooth replacement- Bone grafting, bone reshaping, and removal of excess gum tissue are sometimes necessary for the successful placement of both dental implants and dentures

While a general dentist may offer extraction services, a maxillofacial surgeon has extensive experience in dentoalveolar surgery and can remove your impacted teeth or bone with less trauma to the surrounding tissue.

Building Strong Foundations for Your Prosthetics

Our skilled surgeons routinely perform surgeries to insert titanium into bone. Why titanium? Titanium has been found to fuse with bone, in a process known as osseointegration. When a titanium screw integrates with the bone, it delivers an effective, permanent anchor for a prosthetic:

  • Secure dental implants or dentures
  • Provide a foundation for reconstructive facial prosthetics for patients who have lost an eye or an ear
  • Affix hearing aid implants

Look Alert and Refreshed with an Eye Lift

Over time, the skin around the eyes can stretch and sag. When the skin above your eyes begins to droop, it not only makes you appear tired and older, it can interfere with your vision. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, is a procedure in which our skilled surgeons can remove the excess tissue, hiding the sutures in the natural creases of the lids. The procedure does not require general anesthetic and scarring fades over time, leaving you with a refreshed, alert look. Blepharoplasty is a popular procedure which is an excellent option for:

  • Drooping, sagging skin over the eyelids
  • Excessive skin that impairs your vision (may be covered by insurance)
  • Bags under the eyes
  • Drooping lower lids

Stop Hiding Your Ears, Feel Confident with Otoplasty

Commonly referred to as ear pinning, otoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to correct large or protruding ears. By accessing cartilage through an incision behind the ear, our board certified surgeons will reshape the cartilage, both reducing and repositioning the structure so that your ears will lie closer to your head. While otoplasty is a purely cosmetic procedure and will not affect your hearing, scheduling the procedure with an experienced facial plastic surgeon drastically reduces the likelihood that your ears will be over or under corrected.

Enhance Your Appearance and Improve Breathing with Rhinoplasty

A strong nose can pull focus from other areas of the face and become the prominent feature. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, due to its size or shape, a rhinoplasty procedure can reshape the bridge, tip, and nostrils to improve the appearance of your nose and bring all of the facial features into balance. Rhinoplasty, while one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, does have some downtime associated with it, and can be performed with a septoplasty. Septoplasty refers to the correction of a deviated septum. Having any deformity or displacement of the cartilage and bone that separates your nostrils can cause difficulty breathing and treatment with septoplasty may be covered by your insurance. It is critical to select a surgeon with extensive knowledge of facial surgery for a rhinoplasty as revision procedures are unfortunately, quite common. Our board certified physicians have the skill and expertise needed to perform intricate, complicated procedures, delivering optimal results.

Restore Volume and Beauty with Cheek Augmentation

Sunken cheekbones, whether due to aging or to extreme weight loss, can move emphasis to other prominent features, like a larger nose or chin, and cause you to look much older than you feel. You can have beautiful, high cheekbones again with injectable fillers or through surgical cheek augmentation. Excellent results can be achieved with temporary fillers but for permanent volume, implants can be surgically placed in the cheeks, restoring symmetry to the facial structure. Implants can be inserted without visible scarring by accessing the area through the inside of your eyelid or upper lip. For natural looking enhancement, schedule your consultation with an experienced maxillofacial surgeon with extensive knowledge of the facial structure.

Strengthen Your Jaw Line and Improve Facial Harmony with Chin Augmentation

Often performed in combination with rhinoplasty, genioplasty reshapes the chin to bring harmony to the overall appearance of the face. Augmentation is achieved with the insertion of a small implant, in order to add definition and volume to the lower portion of the face. While genioplasty is frequently performed to correct a receding chin, it may also be utilized to reposition or reshape an overly large chin to create balance among the nose, cheeks, and chin. Even seemingly subtle changes in position can yield dramatically improved results after surgery.

A Youthful, Contoured Neck with Liposuction

When fat accumulates under the chin or along the jaw line, it detracts from your appearance and gives the illusion that you are much heavier. Unfortunately, this isolated fatty tissue cannot be budged through normal diet and exercise, making neck liposuction an excellent solution for patients with good skin elasticity. With liposuction, our cosmetic surgeons can remove excess fat to reveal a defined jaw line, drastically improving your profile.

A Natural Looking, Fuller Pout with Lip Enhancement

A full lip is a sign of youth, one that can be achieved surgically or with injectable fillers. Injectable fillers can temporarily plump a thin lip, allowing you to obtain beautiful results with a convenient in-office visit. Patients who desire a more permanent enhancement, a lifted lip to display more of the upper teeth, or a lift to the corners of a downturned mouth may opt for surgical enhancement. Both injectables and surgical procedures can be utilized to change the shape of the mouth as well, transforming a thin lip into a cupid’s bow or a full pout.

Reverse the Signs of Aging with Injectable Fillers

As you age, you naturally lose the facial volume that gave you a youthful appearance. Volume loss occurs more rapidly in the upper areas of the face, leaving you with sagging skin, hollowed temples, and jowls. Injectable fillers can replace lost facial volume, essentially restoring the framework underneath your skin. In the hands of an expert, fillers can turn back the clock:

  • Erase marionette lines around the mouth
  • Correct hollowed temples and eye troughs
  • Enhance cheeks or chin
  • Increase lip size

Various fillers are available, including Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. Each offers distinct advantages, depending upon the area in need of treatment, the desired duration, and whether you want immediate or gradual transformation. Most injectable fillers have little to no down time, allowing you to refresh your appearance with a convenient lunchtime appointment.

Erase Wrinkles and Prevent New Lines from Forming with BOTOX®

Has your furrowed brow become permanent? Repeated movement of the muscles can create deep lines over time. BOTOX® is a safe and popular treatment used to soften frown lines, creases in the forehead, and crow’s feet by relaxing the muscles underneath the skin. Strategically placed injections of BOTOX® will stop the muscles from contracting, allowing your skin to smooth. Our board certified doctors can correct even deep lines and creases without leaving you with a “frozen” appearance. You will look rested but will still be able to express yourself normally. Treatments should be scheduled every three to six months to maintain the effects.

Brighter, Healthier Skin Uncovered with Chemical Peels

If you have developed imperfections in the texture and tone of your skin, a chemical peel is an effective non-surgical option to rejuvenate skin by peeling away the aging, freckled surface layer to reveal the smoother, younger skin that lies beneath. A chemical solution is brushed onto the skin and will cause the skin to peel, in some cases, for several days. Chemical peels are completely safe when performed by our board certified experts. While some peels are lighter and may be sought as a skin brightener, stronger peels may be utilized to improve numerous flaws, including:

  • Age spots and freckles
  • Melasma (dark patches of pigment on skin)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Rough skin texture
  • Large pores

A single peel can make a difference but for optimal results, peels should be scheduled in a series over the course of several months.

Rest Easy with Effective Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes you to stop breathing numerous times throughout the night. Most often, this is the result of a blocked or collapsed airway. Sleep apnea can be a dangerous condition because it results in extreme daytime fatigue and impaired concentration. Several treatments are available, from dental appliances to breathing machines, which provide a continuous stream of air to the throat to keep it open. However, when these treatments fail, surgery is the only option:

  • Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty(UPPP)- The soft tissue at the back of the throat, as well as tonsils and adenoids, can be removed for a clear airway
  • Maxillomandibular advancement – Your airway can be enlarged by surgically moving the upper and lower jaw forward
  • Genioplasty- Plastic surgery to change the shape or size of the chin is sometimes combined with other treatments that treat sleep apnea

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