Welcome to Associates in Plastic Surgery, the practice of John A. Dean, MD., F.A.C.S., a top provider of facial plastic surgery in Baton Rouge, LA. Our dedication to excellent patient care and transformative aesthetic outcomes continues today from a legacy that began in 1978. Through the following series of FAQs, we will provide insights into facial plastic surgery procedures. 

What Is a Facelift, and Who Is an Ideal Candidate? 

A facelift procedure also known as rhytidectomy is performed to address moderate to more significant conditions of sagging skin, wrinkles, and skin folds in the middle region of the face. skin laxity, wrinkles, and skin folds in the middle region of the face. Ideal candidates for a surgical facelift are individuals in good general health, non-smokers, and who have realistic expectations.

How Does a Neck Lift Differ from a Facelift? 

While a facelift focuses on the lower half of the face, a neck lift specifically targets the neck and jawline area. It addresses issues such as loose neck skin, fat accumulation under the chin, and muscle banding in the neck. Often, neck lifts are performed in conjunction with facelifts for a harmonious, rejuvenated appearance.

What Should I Expect from Eyelid Surgery? 

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is performed to correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below the eyes. This procedure can lead to transformative results that have a high impact on rejuvenating your overall facial appearance. 

Can a Forehead Lift Improve the Look of My Eyebrows?

Yes, a forehead lift, also known as a brow lift, raises the eyebrows to a more youthful position. It can significantly improve the upper face’s overall look, making you appear more relaxed and refreshed.

Is Rhinoplasty Purely Cosmetic, or Can It Have Medical Benefits?

Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can be performed for both cosmetic and medical reasons. Cosmetically, it can change the nose’s size, shape, and proportions to better match the patient’s facial structure. Medically, it can correct structural defects in the nose that cause chronic congestion and breathing problems, providing significant improvement in quality of life.

How long do the results of these procedures last?

The longevity of results varies by procedure and individual factors like skin quality, lifestyle, and age. Facelift and neck lift results can last a decade or more, while eyelid surgery results are long-lasting. Forehead lift results can endure for many years, and rhinoplasty results are permanent, though the nose may change shape as you age.

Contact Our Office Today

For more detailed information on facial plastic surgery procedures, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dean and tour our private, state-of-the-art surgical center. Associates in Plastic Surgery has been a pillar of trust and aesthetic excellence in Baton Rouge for over forty years – contact us to arrange your appointment today.