Virginia ENT offers the following surgical procedures:
Rhinoplasty is the surgical procedure for correcting structural deformities of the nose. It involves redesigning the nose either by removing excess tissue or correcting insufficiencies to improve overall nasal contour and function. Your surgeon can shorten a long nose, narrow a wide one, reduce a wide tip, lower a high nose, and straighten a crooked one. The incision is placed in relatively hidden positions, such as inside the nostril or underneath the nose to avoid visible scarring. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Facelift surgery has become one of the most popular and well-known forms of cosmetic surgery. More and more aging people want to look as youthful as they feel mentally.
The surgery is designed to lift and tighten sagging tissues of the lower face and neck. Incisions are placed in front of and behind the ear in the natural creases of the skin and in areas which help hide the scars. The skin is separated from the underlying tissues and gently smoothed back to relieve the redundant folds. The surgery will often include tightening the underlying muscles of the face in order to provide this smoother skin a solid foundation to rest upon. The excess skin then is removed and the remaining skin is brought back into position. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Age brings changes to the eyes much as with other facial features. The muscles around the eyes often weaken, allowing fatty tissue to protrude through them, producing the commonly seen bags or pouches. Although this often is associated with the aging process, it also may be an inherited characteristic or related to certain diseases. In addition, as the eyebrows descend, an accumulation of excess skin above the eyes can lead to a tired, hooded appearance. Blepharoplasty (eye lift surgery) is designed to eliminate excess skin and fat in your upper and lower eyelids. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Facial sculpting with fat grafting, commonly known as fat transfer, lipostructure or micro fat injection is a method of transferring fat to help rejuvenate and improve contours of the face. Fat is removed from areas such as the abdomen or thighs. The suctioned fat is processed by centrifuging to isolate the living fat. The fat is than placed into specific areas of the face to achieve the desired results. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Ears are ideally positioned close to the side of the head. Anyone with protruding ears knows the hurtful teasing their ears may provoke. This can be especially difficult for primary school-age children. Classroom teasing can be avoided by having corrective surgery before the age of six, but it can be done at any age, even adulthood. Other outer ear deformities can be corrected by surgery as well. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
One of the earliest signs of aging is the drooping of the eyebrows. This causes the eyes to appear smaller or deeper set and accentuates crows feet (the wrinkles often found at the outer corners of the eyes). In addition, furrows may appear horizontally and vertically as the brow descends. These conditions can be dramatically improved with a forehead or brow lift. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Ideal facial balance starts with an ideal bone structure. This can be achieved through sculpting and contouring your existing facial framework. One of the most commonly performed procedures to accomplish this is chin augmentation or mentoplasty. A mentoplasty can bring a receding or weak chin into better harmony with other facial features and create a more pleasing balance. Because mentoplasty can improve the results of a rhinoplasty or facelift, it is often done in conjunction with these procedures. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.
Another common way of contouring the facial framework to achieve greater beauty is through cheek augmentation via implants. Traditionally, strong cheekbones have been considered signs of beauty because they add to the definition of the face and help improve facial harmony. In addition, some malar implants may give a more youthful appearance to the face and can enhance the results of a facelift. For more information from Dr. Burke click here.