Other Facial Procedures
Hubbard Plastic Surgery offers a comprehensive range of additional facial enhancements such as brow lift and fat grafting in Virginia Beach. In addition to having more than 20 years of experience in facial plastic surgery and fat grafting procedures, Dr. Thomas Hubbard holds certifications from the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.
Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 687-1900 to discover your options for a younger, refreshed appearance.
A brow lift is an effective solution for repositioning a low brow and smoothing frown lines. It can even help reduce a tall forehead.
A brow lift is an outpatient procedure using IV sedation or general anesthesia. The head is wrapped for 1 day following the procedure, with sutures removed in about 1 week. Most bruising and inflammation around the eyes subsides in 1 to 2 weeks. Oral medication controls any discomfort. Brow lift is a very individualized procedure. Many patients need the tail of their brow subtly repositioned upward, which produces small scars and minimal change to the rest of the brow. Occasionally patients need a lot more elevation to correct greatly sagging brows.
Many who desire greater facial definition or shape can benefit from facial implants in Virginia Beach. Implants can improve balance, shape, volume and symmetry.
The procedure uses general anesthesia or IV sedation. The implants are placed in the cheek, chin or jaw through incisions inside the mouth, beneath the chin or along the jawline. Sutures will be removed after about 1 to 2 weeks. For most areas of the face, fat grafting is superior to implants.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Dr. Hubbard also offers laser skin resurfacing in Virginia Beach for treating fine lines and wrinkles, as well as scarring, on the face.
This procedure is typically performed with local anesthesia and sedation or general anesthesia. The laser removes the top layers of skin, stimulating the growth of new, smoother, healthier skin. Correction of fine wrinkles requires up to 1 week of recovery while deeper wrinkles may require up to 2 weeks. Patients can wear makeup to conceal the new skin, which can appear slightly pink for up to 2 months. Lasers that allow quicker recovery are available, but even after 3 or 4 sessions, those lasers produce less of an improvement to the skin.
These procedures can complement each other, as well as other procedures such as face lift, neck lift and eyelid surgery. We offer facial surgery patients a complimentary makeup session at our skin enhancement center to conceal any discoloration during recovery.