At the Hilger Clinic, facial rejuvenation may include a traditional facelift or one of several short incision, short recovery facelift alternatives. However, rather than focusing on an isolated procedure, as is often the case in other offices, we want to be an educational partner working with you to define your rejuvenation priorities and select treatment options that create optimal results. In this relationship we will provide natural flattering results that address all the characteristics of facial aging rather than just soft tissue laxity. We each age in unique ways, and laxity may be accompanied by facial volume changes, wrinkles in areas of pronounced expression, as well as texture and color changes often seen following years of an active, outdoor lifestyle. Youthful volume is characterized by soft tissue contours over the cheek bones that blend with the areas around the eyes and a heart shaped contour that tapers to the jawline. The chin and jawline need to be well-defined with an elegant, sculpted transition down the neck. When volume is lost in the cheek, lip, temple and other areas, harmonious contours can be created with minimally invasive techniques such as fillers or fat injections and permanent facial implants, such as cheek implants and chin implants. In areas where excess volume has accumulated, such as under the chin, liposuction or liposculpture can be a valuable element of your care.
In our photo gallery most patients have had a combination of surgical and non-surgical interventions to turn back the clock. Resurfacing techniques are incredibly valuable in creating a fresh look. Chemical peels, laser resurfacing and dermabrasion are options to help in this area. Stacy, our aesthetician, is an essential part of our team, and we will get you connected with her from the beginning. She is an expert at minimally invasive techniques such as hydrafacials, micro-needling, peels and facials that have no downtime and are wonderful adjuncts for fresher skin. In addition, she will work with you before and after surgery with a personalized plan that can include lymphatic drainage, camouflage and skin care to expedite your return to a vibrant lifestyle. She will also be your coach for a skin care regimen to maintain our results that include product lines available exclusively through the physician’s office.
Facial aging is ubiquitous and changes develop in the upper facial zone including the forehead, brow, eyelids and periorbital areas. Thus for many patients proper youthful facial harmony includes a browlift, forehead lift, periorbital rejuvenation and/or blepharoplasty which are discussed in other areas on our website and well-demonstrated in our photo gallery. We are one of the few offices in the region that have 3D digital or video imaging available. During your consultation we can help you appreciate harmonious changes that fit your desires.
A few final thoughts are appropriate. First we cannot emphasize enough that our goal is to be your guide as you explore rejuvenation options. Each patient deserves a personalized plan. Second we are greatly indebted to the delightful patients who have allowed us to use their photographs and stories in our photo gallery to provide visual demonstration for you.