Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty, which is commonly known as eyelid surgery, can rejuvenate puffy, sagging or tired-looking eyes by removing excess fat, skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids. It may be performed for cosmetic reasons or to improve sight by lifting droopy eyelids out of the patient's field of vision. Blepharoplasty can be combined with BOTOX® treatments to raise the eyebrows or reduce the appearance of wrinkles, crow's feet or dark circles under the eyes.

This procedure is usually in one of our outpatient surgery centers. Incisions are made along the eyelids in inconspicuous places (in the creases of the upper lids, and just below the lashes on the lower lids). Dr. Kay will remove excess tissue through these incisions and then stitches them closed with fine sutures. In the case that no skin needs to be removed, Dr. Kay will likely perform a transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where the incision is made inside the lower eyelid and there are no visible scars. Stitches are removed after three or four days, and patients can resume wearing contact lenses after a few weeks.

Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed to improve the cosmetic appearance of one's nose. Rhinoplasty is often combined with a septoplasty to improve one's breathing--and often helps with snoring, too!

The size and appearance of your nose is very important to the overall beauty of your face. A large or wide nose often takes away attention from your beautiful eyes and lips. Sometimes, a small change in the appearance of your nose can make very significant improvements in the way your facial features compliment each other. There's so much to gain from a perfectly sculpted nose ...

Dr. Kay specializes in facial reconstructive surgery, and the nose is her forte! Whether you are looking to reduce or increase the size of your nose, change the shape of the tip, narrow your nostrils, or remove the dorsal "hump" you might see from the profile view, we have your answer. Please call us and schedule a consultation.

Facelift

In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces: deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. After surgery, some patients appear 10-15 years younger.

This procedure is performed on an outpatient basis in one of our outpatient surgery centers. Dr. Kay lifts the skin, removes fat, tightens muscles, trims excess skin and then stitches the incisions closed. While a facelift is a fairly major procedure, we take great care of our patients and help them achieve the least amount of discomfort and pain.

A facelift can be combined with a browlift, eyelid surgery or nasal reshaping for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to the neck (necklift) if that is the primary concern for the patient. Incisions are made in very inconspicuous places, such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears, and scars fade to near invisibility in time. Results of a facelift do not last forever, but allow patients to continue to look younger than they would without surgery for quite some time after.

Neck & Brow Lift

For the areas in the upper and lower parts of the face, a neck or brow lift can be an extremely effective procedure to rejuvenate your skin. To be continued ...

Otoplasty

Otoplasty, or "ear pinning", is a procedure to correct or reshape the physical structure of the ear. It is generally performed to set prominent ears closer to the head, or to reduce the size of large ears. This procedure is generally done in an outpatient surgery center, and our patients usually report a mild pain in the hears for a short time after.