Plastic Surgery Associates offers men and women a variety of innovative plastic surgery options, all designed for optimal facial rejuvenation. Whether you are looking to turn back the clock for a more youthful appearance, or want to improve the natural shape and contour of the facial features, Plastic Surgery Associates can provide a custom-tailored technique to help reach your aesthetic goals. With offices in Santa Rosa and Novato, Plastic Surgery Associates is easily accessible from anywhere in northern California.
The forehead lift, more commonly referred to as a browlift, is a surgical procedure designed to ease horizontal lines and creases along the forehead. Known as dynamic wrinkles, furrows across the forehead are a result of repetitive muscle movement, coupled with genetics and the skin’s normal aging process. While a sagging brow can make the face look tired or grumpy, a brow lift from Plastic Surgery Associates will smooth the forehead, restoring a refreshed appearance. The procedure can also reduce the vertical creases, or frown lines, that appear between the eyebrows.
Buccal Fat Removal – Sometimes referred to as a cheek reduction, the buccal fat removal is a surgical procedure used to create a contoured facial shape. Excessive buccal fat pads give the face a round shape, resulting in ‘chipmunk cheeks’ that are nonresponsive to diet or weight loss. By excising the unwanted fatty tissue, the cheeks and jawline will become more sculpted and aesthetically pleasing. The buccal fat removal involves a small incision placed within the cheek, meaning no visible scarring.
Large or protruding ears can have a profoundly negative affect on self-esteem. Children with big ears are teased at school, while adults may resort to covering their unattractive ears with long hair or a hat, even avoiding certain social situations. An otoplasty, also called ear pinning, is a corrective procedure designed to shape the ear, creating a symmetrical look. The ears can be made more symmetrical, sitting closer to the scalp. The corrective nature of an otoplasty provides dramatic results that greatly improve confidence. An otoplasty can be performed on children as young as five or six, once the ears have finished developing, up through adulthood.
As we age, the delicate tissue of the eyelid can become lax and start to hang. This can cause the face to look tired and unhealthy, as well as hamper vision. This drooping tissue also means makeup is often difficult to apply. The blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure created especially for sagging upper and lower eyelids. Patients noting drooping tissue hanging over the natural fold of the upper lids or puffy, dark ‘bags’ under the eyes will see significant improvement with an eyelid lift. The blepharoplasty at Plastic Surgery Associates can be used to treat the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or a combination of both.
The facelift is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. The surgical technique can be used to lift and smooth facial tissues, as well as to eliminate jowls or loose skin, smooth Marionette Lines or other facial creases, restore lost volume, and eliminate unsightly fat long the neck. Plastic Surgery Associates’ facelift techniques are each custom tailored to meet the individual patient’s unique needs, including changes in tissue that result from a loss of facial fat, sun damage, smoking, stress, and genetics.
Facial implants are used to restore facial contours, creating a sculpted, healthy appearance that is more proportionate to the existing features. At Plastic Surgery Associates, a wide range of sizes and shapes of facial implants are available. Implants can be used to successfully augment the cheeks bones, chin, and jawline. Additionally, long-lasting definition and fullness can be created under the eyes and across the cheeks, lifting and tightening the appearance.
The Fraxel Laser is a non-ablative, light-based treatment designed to reduce areas of redness, hyperpigmentation, and acne scars, while smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles. By applying a concentrated beam of energy, skin cells are renewed and the body’s natural collagen production is revitalized. The Fraxel Laser can improve the look of dry, aging, sun damaged skin along the face, neck, arms and hands. As the Fraxel laser only treats problem areas, the surrounding healthy skin remains safe. A series of two to four treatments, spaced about four weeks apart, is required for optimal results.
As we age, the lips can become thin and fade into the appearance, taking away from a youthful look. The lip augmentation techniques from Plastic Surgery Associates can create fuller, plumper lips, while reducing the appearance of fine lip lines. A variety of injectable fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma XC, Volbella, and Restylane Silk, can be used to achieve immediate results, which will last for a year or longer. Lip augmentation can be used to improve genetically thin lips, restore shape for thinning or asymmetrical lips, refine lip definition, and create an aesthetically pleasing Cupid’s Bow or “M” shape alone the upper lip.
Not everyone is born with the plump, shapely lips they desire. Additionally, with age, the lips can diminish, becoming thin and elongated. The lip lift from Plastic Surgery Associates is a surgical technique designed to add fullness and symmetry to the mouth. Using a small, meticulously placed incision, the procedure will dramatically improve lip shape, enhancing borders and creating a clearly defined Cupid’s Bow. Offering long-term lip enhancement, the lip lift can provide an effective alternative to dermal filler injections.
Dr. Heather Furnas and Dr. Francisco Canales can create balanced facial features and a pleasing appearance with a rhinoplasty procedure. With over two decades of ‘nose job’ experience, the surgeons have the ability to create subtle changes that will make an overall dramatic improvement in the appearance. The rhinoplasty from Plastic Surgery Associates can smooth and eliminate bumps on the nasal bridge, straighten the nose, and reshape the nostrils. Dr. Furnas and Dr. Canales are adept at achieving both aesthetic improvement, as well as nasal function, allowing patients to breath normally once again.
Ultherapy provides a nonsurgical lift, improving the look of tired, lax face or neck tissue. Without surgery or downtime, Ultherapy tightens the skin to erase fine lines and wrinkles. The ultrasound energy of Ultherapy naturally lifts the skin, creating a fresher, more youthful appearance. Designed for even the most delicate tissue, Ultherapy is FDA-cleared to treat skin along the neck, the chin, eyebrows, and décolletage. Without incisions or sutures, patients can get back to their normal routine immediately after an Ultherapy procedure.