Plastic Surgery Associates of Redding

Facial Enhancement

Face Lift

There are many different variations of the facelift procedure. Ultimately the effect is smoothing the skin of the face and neck, tightening the underlying tissues and muscle, and removing excess skin. Sometimes liposuction of the neck and jowls may be performed also. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and tightening of soft tissues of the face to restore a more youthful contour to the face. Facial resurfacing often adds the finishing touches to a facelift.

Forehead / Brow Lift

A forehead / brow lift is performed to improve the position and shape of the eyebrow and forehead areas. This procedure may be done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures to achieve a more harmonious facial appearance. The results are a reversal of the effects of gravity and tightening of soft tissues of the forehead to restore a more youthful contour to the upper face.

Neck lift

Lifting and tightening of the skin and soft tissues of the neck to restore a more youthful appearance. Neck lifts may be combined with liposuction. This procedure is often combined with other facial enhancement procedures for a more harmonious overall appearance.

Eyelids (Blepharoplasty)

Eyelid surgery is often sought to address one or more of the following conditions:

  • Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids
  • Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision
  • A puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, making the eyes look tired
  • Excess skin and fine, “crepe paper type” wrinkles of the lower eyelids
  • Bags and dark circles under the eyes
  • Lower eyelid droopiness

Nose (Rhinoplasty)

Reshaping of the nose for aesthetic or medical reasons.

Lip Enhancements

Lip enhancement creates fuller, plumper lips and reduces fine wrinkles around the mouth. Lips may be injected with fillers or with fat transferred from another site in the patient’s body. Fillers are absorbed over time and repeat treatments are necessary to maintain results.  Fat transferred can be permanent.

Cheek Enhancements

Cheek enhancement can restore the fullness to your cheeks if it has been lost with aging, or can create the appearance of strong cheek bones if you never had them. There are many options for aesthetic cheek surgery, depending on your particular appearance, and the look you wish to attain.  The operation adds volume to the cheek by effectively augmenting the bone structure of the cheek region, enhancing the foundation of your mid-face.

Chin (Genioplasty)

Aesthetic chin surgery is performed to improve the balance of your facial profile and correct a “weak” chin.  Chin augmentation with implants is the procedure of choice for most patients with normally functioning teeth and jaw development. Depending on the region augmented, you can create a stronger and/or wider chin, and even lengthen your face.

Ears (Otoplasty)

Patients who benefit from ear surgery include those who may have protruding ears, large ears, or abnormally shaped ears. For children, ear surgery often is recommended as they near total ear development at age five or six.

Fat Injections

Fat harvested from your own body, injected into strategic areas for volume enhancement. When done correctly it produces safe, long-lasting, and natural-appearing results.

Filler Injections

Fillers restore volume to the face and can add structure as well.  Depending on the type of filler and the depth at which it is injected, you can smooth out fine lines on the surface of the skin, fill out deep lines (eg: nasolabial folds), augment soft tissues (such as the lips), or even effectively augment facial bone structure. Fillers can also be used for rejuvenating the look of aging hands.


Most appropriate for active lines or age associated wrinkles that are just starting to appear. Botox temporarily weakens or paralyzes the muscle that is causing the wrinkle. Botox can be applied at varying degrees to preserve the use of facial expressions which are important to a natural look.

Skin Resurfacing/Rejuvination

Chemical peels, dermabrasion, and laser resurfacing are among the more popular options for improving undesirable skin conditions such as blotchiness, pigment changes, brown spots, and wrinkles.