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Otolaryngology (ENT)/Head and Neck Surgery
Facial surgery is performed to reshape structures in the head and neck — typically the nose, ears, eye area and neckline. You may be considering facial surgery for reconstruction after an injury to the face or to change a feature present from birth. Facial surgeries are also preformed to reverse the signs of aging, remove contour irregularities, or make the features more proportional with one another.
Hearing the term plastic or facial surgery can be off-putting to some people. Some people have the misconception that facial surgery will result in a fake or “plastic” appearance. In reality, modern techniques and technology can create results that look entirely natural while preserving your unique facial qualities. If you are looking to achieve a more balanced and youthful experience, facial surgery is a long-lasting option that can provide results you can be proud of for years to come.
Mayo Clinic Health System facial and reconstructive surgery experts offer a full range of surgical services and procedures including:
Blepharoplasty surgery repairs droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat.
As you age, eyelids stretch and muscles supporting them weaken. As a result, excess fat can gather causing sagging eyebrows, droopy upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making you look older, sagging skin around your eyes can reduce your vision. Blepharoplasty can reduce or eliminate these vision problems and make you appear younger and more alert.
Mohs surgery is a technique used to treat skin cancer. During surgery, in coordination with dermatology, thin layers of cancer-containing skin are removed until only cancer-free tissue remains. Mohs surgery is an improvement to standard surgery because it allows the surgeon to verify all cancer cells have been removed. This increases the chance of a cure and reduces the need for additional treatments or surgery. Learn more about Mohs surgery.
Neck LiftA neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that removes excess skin and fat around your jaw line, creating a more defined and youthful-looking neck.
Otoplasty surgery is a procedure to change the shape, position, or size of your ears. You may choose to have an otoplasty if you’re bothered by how far your ears stick out from your head or may consider otoplasty if your ear or ears are misshapen due to an injury or birth defect.
An otoplasty can be done at any age after the ears have reached their full size – usually after the age of 5 through adulthood.
Rhinoplasty is surgery that changes the shape of your nose. A rhinoplasty can be done to change the appearance of your nose, improve breathing or both. A rhinoplasty can change the size, shape, or proportions of your nose by changing bone, cartilage, skin or all three.
Septoplasty surgery straightens the bone and cartilage dividing the space between your two nostrils. When the septum is crooked, it’s known as a deviated septum. When your septum is crooked, it can make it harder to breathe through your nose and can increase the risk of sinus infections.
A septoplasty straightens the nasal septum by trimming, repositioning, and replacing cartilage, bone or both. Once you have healed from the procedure, you will likely find it is easier to breathe.