OTOPLASTY AND CHIN AUGMENTATION
Learn about chin and ear surgery available for the Bryn Mawr, Newtown Square, and surrounding Philadelphia Areas
People looking to make a change to their facial appearance have a lot of options, including everything from minimally invasive wrinkle-smoothing injections to facial surgery at the Philadelphia area's Cirillo Plastic Surgery. Chin augmentation can help give the lower face more prominence, while otoplasty shapes the ears so they don't stick too far out to either side.
The goal of any procedure, whether chin, cheek or ear shaping, is to create a look that reveals balance and proportion, putting each element and feature of your face and body in harmony with the rest. Learn more about facial plastic surgery procedures, as well as minimally invasive fillers, that focus on specific regions.
What Does Chin Augmentation Involve?
Increasing the prominence of the chin can be accomplished in one of two ways. There are implants available that can add projection to the lowest part of the face, or the chin bone can be cut and moved into the new desired position. Dr. Gowen will help to determine which is the safest and most effective chin augmentation method, otherwise known as genioplasty, on a patient-by-patient basis.
What Does Otoplasty Involve?
Cosmetic otoplasty is for children or adults who feel that their ears stick out too far or are misshapen in some way. The surgery involves Dr. Gowen putting sutures into the cartilage in key places in the ear to help reshape it and bring it close to the head. Dr. Gowen also performs ear reconstruction after damage from trauma or cancers that have been removed.
Earlobe repair is an option for people who are unhappy with their earlobes after earrings tearing or stretching the tissue there.
Other facial procedures in Philadelphia
Other surgical procedures that impact the face include rhinoplasty, which alters the size and shape of the nose, and a facelift, which tightens sagging and loose skin on the lower half of the face. Both of these can be paired with the other procedures noted here, as well as injectable, chemical, or laser treatments that alter the texture or appearance of the skin.
In addition to surgery, patients who want to add contour to the cheek area of their face may also decide to use temporary dermal fillers. Some fillers are designed specifically to restore lost volume to hollow or sunken areas of the face, with results that can last anywhere from several months to more than one year, depending on the type of filler used.