Face Procedures

FACIAL PROCEDURES

BLEPHAROPLASTY 

Drooping, “saggy” upper eyelids, and puffy bags under the eyes can make you look sad, tired, and older than your age. In fact, excessive upper eyelid tissue may even interfere with your vision. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid tightening surgery, is a procedure to remove this excess skin and fat from the upper and lower eyelids.  In many cases, upper eyelid blepharoplasty may be performed simply under local anesthesia. Patients are usually able to return to low-stress normal activities within 2-3 days. Bruising and swelling typically lasts about one week, and sutures are removed in about ten days.

This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about blepharoplasty at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 OR (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

FACE LIFT 

A facelift removes excess, “saggy“ skin from the face and neck to smooth out wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance to the face, neck and jawline. A variety of techniques are available to accomplish this, including skin-only, mini-facelift and traditional facelift/neck lift. If desired, facelifts can be combined with additional procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid tightening), facial fat injections or chemical peels for facial skin rejuvenation. Bruising typically resolves in one to two weeks with patients often returning to normal, low stress activity during that time.

This procedure is done on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center, located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about facelift surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

FOREHEAD / BROW LIFT

Drooping, “saggy” upper eyelids may often be the result of a forehead (brow) that has descended with time and age. In order to correct this, the forehead should be restored to a more youthful anatomic position. This may be accomplished with a variety of approaches, including direct and transblepharoplasty, as well as endoscopically. Brow lifts may also be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, such as blepharoplasty (eyelid tightening surgery). Patient typically return to normal, low-stress activities within 5-7 days, with bruising and swelling usually resolving within 1-2 weeks.

Brow lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about forehead/brow lift surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 OR (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

OTOPLASTY 

Otoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of prominent ears. This includes reshaping the ear cartilage to appear less proud and to lie closer against the head. Otoplasties can be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the age and needs of the patient. Bruising and swelling usually reside within one week, with sutures being removed at 2 weeks.

Otoplasty surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about otoplasty surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 OR (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

NOSE JOB  (Rhinoplasty)

Your nose is one of the first things others notice about you. If you are unhappy with the appearance of your nose, it may bother you on a personal level as well as impact your self-esteem and social confidence. Rhinoplasty can improve the size and shape of your nose, resulting in better facial harmony and overall appearance. An external nasal splint is typically worn for one week. Bruising and swelling may last 1-2 weeks and sutures are usually removed around 7-10 days.

Rhinoplasty procedures are performed as an outpatient procedure at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about rhinoplasty surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 OR (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.

FAT GRAFTING

Fat grafting is a technique that uses your body’s own extra fat to fill in areas that have thinned out with age and time. Often considered a permanent solution to soft tissue fillers, fat grafting often entails removing fat from your abdominal area and placing it in an area you feel is starting to look aged or “saggy”. Target areas often included around the lips, the cheekbones or around the chin.

Fat Grafting be performed in our procedure room with local anesthesia. This procedure may also be performed at Northern Arizona SurgiCenter, our fully licensed and AAAHC-accredited ambulatory surgery center located in the lower level of the Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona building in Flagstaff. To learn more about rhinoplasty surgery at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 OR (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight Northern Arizona locations.


Non-Surgical

BOTOX

Botox (Botulinum toxin) injections have become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world today. Botox works by temporarily blocking muscle activity to the treated area, thus smoothing out the skin and decreasing facial wrinkling. Especially effective at treating frown lines, crows feet, and the horizontal lines of the forehead, Botox is a safe way to quickly and easily reduce wrinkles with no down time.

Performed as an outpatient procedure in about 15 minutes, this procedure involves application of Botox to the area of your choosing. A smoothing effect often takes place by the end of the first week, and the results last anywhere from between three to six months. To find out more about Botox injections at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

 

DERMAL FILLERS

As we age, our skin begins to lose collagen and fat, resulting in a loss of volume in the face, neck, and hands. Combine this with the inevitable pull of gravity, and we see the lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin that are most often associated with the aging face. Dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm are an ideal treatment for restoring volume to the face and hands, and volume is what the eye associates with youth. Made from either natural or synthetic materials, these fillers, also known as injectables, work by literally filling in your hollows, folds and lines. The results can last anywhere from four or five months to a year. The surgeons at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona will discuss all of the dermal filler options available to you during your initial consultation.

Dermal fillers are performed as an outpatient procedure, and are particularly useful for filling cheek and oral lines. They also work extremely well for lip augmentation, allowing our surgeons to create youthful, vibrant looking lips thus improving the overall appearance of the lower face. Dermal fillers are effective on both men and women, and, like Botox, can easily be done during your off hours from work since there are few adverse side effects other than a bit of redness, swelling and/or bruising in the treated area which should subside within a couple of days. To learn more about dermal fillers at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary Dermal Fillers consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

LIP AUGMENTATION

As we age, our lips shrink in both shape, and volume. This can not only make us look older than we are, but can also contribute to a poor self image. To combat this problem, there are any number of fillers available today that can easily restore your lips to their former glory. At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, lip augmentation can be done with dermal fillers such as Restylane, and Juvederm or with biologic fillers such as fat grafting. The latter creates a permanent new lip shape and volume while the former will fade over time. With both, injections are done into multiple areas of the lip, allowing our surgeons to sculpt your desired shape.

Although this procedure is often maligned in the press due to excesses on the part of certain actresses, our highly skilled surgeons are expert at creating a natural looking, full-bodied lip. To learn more about lip augmentation at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary lip augmentation consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

 

LASER HAIR REMOVAL

Laser hair removal is a medical procedure to remove unwanted hair from the face, legs, back, arms, underarms, and bikini area by treating the area with a beam of highly concentrated laser light. The intense heat of the laser penetrates and damages the individual hair follicles, hindering further growth. Since many women develop rashes when they shave, and are tired of having to get waxed every month, laser hair removal has become one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the United States. Fast and precise, laser hair removal is also effective. In national surveys, ninety percent of patients reported permanent hair loss after three to five treatments.

At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, laser hair removal treatments are performed by either our surgeons or our two licensed aestheticians, both of whom have many years of laser experience and are certified by the State of Arizona as Laser Technicians. To learn more about laser hair removal at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

LASER SKIN RESURFACING

With time, our skin begins to show signs of exposure to the elements. Sun, wind, and dry air are the biggest offenders, but the passing years are also to blame. As we age, our skin loses collagen resulting in sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles. It is inevitable. But there is hope. Laser skin resurfacing allows us to reverse the ravages of time by removing the most damaged areas of the skin without sedation. Effective for treating dark spots, uneven skin tone, dull skin, fine lines, and wrinkles, laser skin resurfacing is a non-surgical procedure that can be performed as a stand alone intervention or in conjunction with facial plastic surgery procedures such as a facelift, cosmetic eyelid surgery or neck lift. Capable of smoothing out the fine lines and wrinkles of the eyes and mouth, softening deep laugh and frown creases, and minimizing acne and surgical scars, laser skin resurfacing is ideal for men or women of all ages.

At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, our highly skilled surgeons currently offer laser skin resurfacing using the Sharplan SilkTouch CO2 laser. Laser skin resurfacing is a wonderful way for patients to freshen the appearance of their skin without surgery. It works by stripping off the outer layer of your skin to reveal the new skin underneath while also stimulating a renewal of your skin’s own collagen. The result is radiant, full, smooth skin, and a younger looking you. To learn more about laser skin resurfacing at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

MICRO-NEEDLING

Automated Micro-Needling (also known as Collagen Induction Therapy or CIT) is a new innovation in aesthetic medicine for treating the appearance of fine lines, acne scars and improvement of the skin’s overall appearance. During this procedure, tiny needles are used to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin in order to produce collagen and elastin. The skin’s repair process results in improvement of the appearance of softer wrinkles. Automated micro-needling also creates superficial micro-channels which can be used with topical gels, creams and serums to help improve the appearance of the skin. The benefits of micro-needling are a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, younger-looking skin with fewer signs of aging. Eclipse MicroPen™ also has a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation, acne scars, traumatic scars and stretch marks and generally creates a fresher appearance or glow to the skin.

To learn more about micro-needling at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.

 

PHARMACEUTICAL SKIN CARE

At Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, we believe in doing everything possible to help our patients combat the signs of aging, and sun damage. To this end, our practice provides the latest in world class preventive and anti-aging skin care, carrying the entire line of SkinCeuticals, and La Roche Posay, two of the finest pharmaceutical skin care lines on the market today. In addition, we have two on site aestheticians with over 25 years of experience providing patients with customized skin care regimes ideal for their individual issues whether they be wrinkles, brown spots, rosacea, uneven skin tone or acne. Our aestheticians perform everything from facials to chemical peels to laser rejuvenation. They can even give you a lesson in makeup application with the Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup line, ideal for post surgery, post peel and/or everyday use.

To learn more about our pharmaceutical skin care at Plastic Surgeons of Northern Arizona, contact us today at (928) 774-2300 or (800) 962-1390 to schedule a complimentary consultation at any of our eight northern Arizona locations.


“Was visiting northern Arizona from California when I fell and fractured the lower orbital bone in my right eye. After a visit to the ER, they recommended that I fix the fracture as soon as possible. I was given the option to return home and call a surgeon there or I could have it done…

“Overall, the staff were amazing! Dr. Lex made us feel comfortable with the decision we were making for our daughter. The anesthesiologist was PHENOMENAL and helped her feel comfortable and had her laughing before she went into surgery. And the results look amazing 🙂 Our daughter is young, so the procedure was done to help…

“Dr. Cole was kind, gentle and a good listener. He made me feel relaxed and addressed all my questions and concerns.”

“I’m very pleased with the results of my face lift. Dr. Quigley and the staff answered all my questions before and after the surgery.”