Dr. Bruce Dubin is a highly experienced Newport Beach cosmetic surgeon who provides surgical and non-surgical treatments for the face. He carefully customizes each procedure to achieve a beautifully rejuvenated yet completely natural-looking facial appearance. Continue reading to learn more about the facial rejuvenation and beautification procedures offered by Dr. Bruce J. Dubin.
Rhinoplasty, or “nose job,” can reshape your nose to improve your appearance and make your nose more proportional to the rest of your face. Dr. Dubin can make incisions to increase or decrease the size of the nasal bridge, reduce the size or width of the nose, decrease the size of the nostrils, or reshape the tip of the nose. Present techniques permit a natural, non-surgical appearing rhinoplasty result which balances the nose with the rest of the face.
Facelift (rhytidectomy) removes sagging excess skin of the face and neck and also repositions the facial fat and tightens the supporting structures. Contemporary techniques allow a natural look without the telltale signs of a facelift that often followed older techniques. A facelift is often combined with blepharoplasty and endoscopic forehead lift to achieve total facial rejuvenation.
An endoscopic forehead lift can also help reduce the effects of aging. The forehead and brow are among the first anatomic areas to show signs of facial aging. Descent of the brows creates a tired and sad look and contributes to the appearance of excess skin in the upper eyelids. Vertical and horizontal lines also give the appearance of age. The use of the endoscope permits small access wounds all within the scalp, thereby eliminating the long incisions previously used in older forms of forehead lifting.
An endoscopic mid facelift is generally done in conjunction with an endoscopic brow lift. The extent of dissection in the brow lift can be extended and coupled with an intra-oral incision and dissection to permit lifting the mid-face as well as the forehead and brows. This is an outstanding procedure for the relatively young patient with early facial aging that is not yet sufficiently advanced to require the traditional face lift with external scars
The otoplasty procedure repositions and reshapes prominent, protruding ears by surgically altering the ear cartilage to produce the anatomically proper position and contour. Otoplasty is often done in childhood but certainly can be done on adults as well.
Chin and Cheek Implants
A chin or cheek implant can help give more definition to your chin and cheekbones. Modern designs of biocompatible implants allow a wide range of augmentation of the receding chin. Anatomic design or extended implants allow for increasing the width of the chin as well as chin projection. Similarly, a wide range of implant design permits supplementing the prominence of the cheekbones. Very sophisticated computer design technology (CAD-CAM) can be used to custom design and fabricate implants in the unusual cases when commercially available implants are not appropriate.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing addresses the very fine lines and wrinkles intrinsic to the skin. It can be done as the sole procedure or as a complementary treatment in those patients who need rejuvenation surgery as well.
As the name might imply, this is a less extensive variation of facelift surgery. The mini facelift is appropriate for younger men and women who have noticed premature signs of aging in the lower and mid-face.
Neck lift can take years off a person’s appearance as this surgery can remove excess skin and fatty tissue bands from the neck. As a result, the neckline appears tighter and smoother. The incisions are hidden behind the ears and are completely unnoticeable.