Facial Plastic Surgery in Kansas City
In addition to cosmetic enhancements for the face, Vargas Face and Skin specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures such as face lifts, eyelid surgery, brow lifts and more.
Brow Lift - Kansas City
The effects of aging are inevitable, and often the eyes and forehead areas are the first to show signs. Frown lines appear with an increase in the heaviness of the eyebrows and the upper eyelid. Even people in their thirties may have faces that look older than their years. Recently, the technique of minimally invasive brow lift has revolutionized the surgery in this area. As opposed to the past, a brow lift now only requires a few small incisions for optimal eyebrow lift results. A good browlift decreases the need for a large resection during the blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). This prevents the stigmata of a hollowness seen in years past.
Dr. Vargas has written and lectured extensively on the endoscopic (minimally invasive) brow lift, teaching the brow lift technique to other cosmetic surgeons at national meetings. With a few hidden incisions in the hairline, the entire upper face, including the eyes, forehead and cheeks can be rejuvenated with a brow lift.
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) - Kansas City
Sagging upper lids or puffy lower lids may contribute to a tired, aged appearance. Several techniques for eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) are available including a no scar (transconjunctival) lower lid blepharoplasty. Often, eyelid surgery is combined with a brow lift or chemical peel for maximal eye rejuvenation. Not every eyelid surgery would be combined with brow lift surgery. An in-depth consultation with Dr. Vargas in Kansas City is needed to evaluate and plan for your specific needs.
Face Lift and Mid-Face Lift - Kansas City
Nothing rejuvenates the face and jaw line more than the traditional face lift. Incisions for face lifts are well hidden and sutures are usually removed at one week. With a facelift, you will also experience improved cheek position as well.
Still, some patients don’t have the time to go through the recovery period of a face lift. That’s when a mid-face lift or thread face lift may be better. Mid-face lift and thread face lift procedures are done in the office and have a much quicker recovery time than a traditional face lift. During your personal in-depth consultation with Dr. Vargas in Kanas City, she will review all of the face lift options to help you choose the right procedure.
Neck Lift / Neck Liposuction - Kansas City
A neck lift and neck liposuction are ideal for aging necks. Two main problems of the neck are too much loose skin and fat, and the tense muscular bands that develop in the area. Both can be addressed by a neck lift and neck liposuction. For the neck lift and neck liposuction procedures, a small (1 inch) well-hidden incision is made just under the chin through which the entire area can be addressed. Excess fat is removed via liposuction and the muscular sling is reapproximated. This gives extra smoothness to the skin while flattening the platysma muscle bands.