The surgical expertise provided by Naples Plastic Surgery offers you numerous options to enhance your facial appearance, whether you seek to smooth away wrinkles or to define contours. Our surgeons, Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leo M. Baccaro, are highly adept at performing aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgical procedures for the face that help correct age-related decline, ease imperfections, and make you appear younger.
When patients come in for facelift consults, they’ll often ask me, “Do I have to do a full facelift? Can I do a mini facelift?” What I’d like to talk about are the differences between a full and mini and the pros and cons of using one versus the other.
A full facelift really encompasses the mid-face, the jowl area and part of the neck. There is a bigger commitment of time, money and recovery but the results are phenomenal. The patient who expects or wants their face to be completely rejuvenated, a full facelift is really what they need.
A mini facelift is perfect for someone who has a bit of jowling here, maybe some loose skin down here. Tissues have sagged a little but they’re pretty happy with their eyes and their cheeks, they just really don’t like what’s happening here. Is it for everyone? Absolutely not, because if the cheeks have dropped and they’re hollow in here and their face is sagging up here and you do a mini, they’re going to look out of balance. This is still going to need work and it will show. So, we definitely don’t want to do a mini facelift on someone who needs a full facelift.
But for those who can do a mini facelift, minimal downtime, minimal incisions and great results. It’s a great procedure.
Dr. Gardner is a nationally recognized cosmetic surgeon who has performed thousands of surgeries during his celebrated career, while Dr. Baccaro trained under some of the nation’s top cosmetic surgeons at one of the world’s most sophisticated medical centers. Between them, our surgeons perform all of the most common facial procedures. These include face lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, brow lift, rhinoplasty, and more.
With advanced training in successful facial surgery techniques, our surgeons have the requisite technical skills to produce outstanding results. They also possess a keen sense of artistry that helps make any facial alterations appear balanced, aesthetically appealing and natural. As members of numerous medical associations, Drs. Gardner and Baccaro have earned an unparalleled reputation in the field.
More than 30 years of combined experience has helped establish Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro among the top plastic surgeons in Naples, FL. With proficiency in traditional methods and the latest surgical developments, they have earned a stellar record in producing successful outcomes. This has helped make our Naples’ plastic surgery center the go-to cosmetic surgical restoration of choice for Florida’s elite.
Our highly regarded cosmetic surgeons of Naples Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul M. Gardner and Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, help patients resolve their concerns by performing the full range of facial plastic surgery procedures, including:
The facelift is an ideal solution for sagging skin and wrinkles on the face which can lead to an aged and tired appearance. This procedure involves tightening the skin and firming the underlying muscles to produce a smoother, more youthful appearance. The mini facelift surgery provides similar results with less invasive methods and limited downtime.
Eyelid surgery is the perfect solution for those suffering from crows’ feet or sagging eyelids. The results from this procedure can refresh your appearance and make you look years younger and more energetic. Along with correcting age-related imperfections, the procedure can improve genetic eye conditions such as under-eye bags and sinking eyelids.
This popular procedure can reshape the defining feature of the face—the nose. Dr. Baccaro can utilize the latest surgical techniques to make subtle changes to correct minor imperfections and improve facial balance. They can also make significant alterations to reshape the nose and heighten your facial aesthetic with natural-looking results. Our surgeons perform both open and closed rhinoplasty procedures, depending upon the desired enhancement, and can help repair a deviated septum as well.
Whether through sun exposure or advancing age, the neck area often displays some of the first indications of aging skin. The resultant loose skin, sagging skin, drooping jowls, creases, and double chin affect the appearance of both the face and neck. Neck lift surgery enhances the contours of the neck by tightening the skin and muscles. The improved contours from neck surgery can lead to a stronger jawline and overall improved head and neck area proportions.
Ear reshaping, or otoplasty, may provide a lasting solution for asymmetrical, misshapen or prominent ears. While this procedure is popular among adults, children with ear defects caused by trauma or genetics also benefit. Children’s ears are more conducive to surgical alteration due to their pliable cartilage. In fact, medical experts recommend that patients born with ear imperfections undergo reshaping in their youth to provide surgeons the greatest flexibility.
As one of the most sought after plastic surgery practices for facelifts in Southwest Florida, Dr. Paul Gardner and Dr. Leo Baccaro know that you want to enhance your appearance in a comfortable and caring location. That is why they consult closely with each patient, perform a meticulous medical examination, and recommend procedures most likely to produce outcomes that align with patient expectations.
At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.
The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.
The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.
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