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By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
October 29, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

Find out how corrective eyelid surgery works and how it can improve the shape of your eyelids.

Blepharoplasty might sound like a mouth full but it’s just a medical term for eyelid surgery. This cosmetic procedure is used for improving blepharoplastythe shape of your eyelids. Of course, we understand that you may have questions regarding this procedure and whether it’s right for you. From the office of our Winston-Salem, NC, facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs, here are some questions that are heard most often regarding this aesthetic treatment.

Why is blepharoplasty performed?

If our Winston-Salem, NC, facial cosmetic surgeons have performed an evaluation and determined that you have eyelid ptosis, in which the eyelids hang or droop then this corrective eyelid surgery may be the ideal treatment option for you. During blepharoplasty, our surgeons will remove excess tissue from the eyelids.

If eyelashes are dropping, then anchor blepharoplasty is an upper eyelid surgery that can help correct this type of eyelid ptosis.

What should I expect from treatment?

During the procedure, you will be under conscious sedation, which means that you may not remember any part of the procedure but you can still cooperate during surgery. This is important because the eyelids will need to be able to open and close during surgery, otherwise this can affect the results of this cosmetic surgery. This is why general anesthesia is not used for this simple procedure.

The procedure usually takes about one hour. During this procedure, a small incision is made at the crease near the upper eyelid. From there, some skin, muscle and fat are removed before the area is stitched up.

If you are getting blepharoplasty of the lower eyelid, then the incision will be made under the eyelashes so it’s less visible. From there, fat is removed and the skin and muscles are tightened before stitching the area.

Who is a good candidate for blepharoplasty?

If you are dealing with unilateral or bilateral drooping or sagging eyelids that affect your appearance or obstruct your vision then blepharoplasty could be the ideal treatment option for you.

Do you have questions about getting blepharoplasty? Do you want to find out whether or not this is the right cosmetic option for improving your appearance? If so, the facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC, are ready to help.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
July 25, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Facelifts   Neck Lifts  

A facelift is a relatively common cosmetic procedure that can be life-changing and inspire you in a number of ways. It is one of the firstfacelift treatments that come to mind when a patient is contemplating facial plastic surgery. The team at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, Dr. Jordan L. Wallin and Dr. Brian W. Downs can consult with you about facelifts and neck lifts, giving you new hope about how you can look despite the natural course of aging and stress.

Facelifts and Neck Lifts
The facial plastic surgeon makes incisions near the hairline and around the ears, removes excess skin, and tightens the skin before sealing it with sutures. It smooths out the skin, gets rid of unwanted fatty deposits, and helps remove wrinkles. A neck lift is a similar procedure except the incision is made under the chin. Again, excess skin and fat are suctioned out. You may qualify for an alternative procedure that requires a smaller opening and the use of an endoscope.

When to Consider These Procedures
If you are feeling (and seeing) the effects of aging and have tried other non-invasive procedures for restoring your skin, a facelift or neck lift may be the next step. Your skin must be in good condition with sufficient collagen and elasticity. You must also be cleared to go under anesthesia by your Winston-Salem and Clemmons facial plastic surgeon.

What to Expect
The first and possibly most important step in getting a facelift or neck lift is going to your doctor for a consultation. Because this procedure requires anesthesia, it is important to get a full picture of your medical history, including medications, previous procedures, and conditions. The procedure takes a few hours, and your first healing milestone will be at about three weeks. You’ll see the full benefits after about six months. Be sure to schedule a follow-up appointment with your surgeon to review your progress.

If you’ve been unsatisfied with your facial appearance, you can see an improvement with a facelift or neck lift. Contact Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery at (336) 716-4000 in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs.

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
May 24, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Blepharoplasty  

They say that the eyes are the gateway to the soul and your window to the world. They also play a significant role in the way your face appears to the world. The facial plastic surgeons Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC offer a procedure called blepharoplasty, which improves the way your eyes look. Find out more about blepharoplasty and how it can help restore youth and vitality to your facial features.


What Is Blepharoplasty?
Blepharoplasty is better known as eyelid surgery or an eyelift. It fixes eyelids that droop or sag at the edges, puffy eyelids, and problems with excess skin around the eyes. It is a surgery that can usually be done under local anesthesia in your facial plastic surgeon's office—your surgeon will make just a few incisions to remove excess fat or skin, and add a few stitches to begin the healing process. This procedure can also be performed along with other facial surgeries, like a face or brow lift.

Benefits of Blepharoplasty
Sometimes sagging skin, lines, or wrinkles around the eyes could be the cause of what is making your face look older. Blepharoplasty is a relatively simple procedure that can make significant changes in the way you look. The procedure is minimally invasive and probably won't require you to take too much time off from work. The healing process is relatively quick and the results are long-lasting.

What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your Winson-Salem, NC facial plastic surgeon will need to do a full review of your medical history before performing any plastic surgery. You’ll talk about your goals, and decide whether you want to just do blepharoplasty or if you would like to include other facial procedures. Your facial plastic surgeon will let you know if you need upper or lower eyelid surgery (or both) to achieve your desired appearance.

A More Youthful Appearance with One Procedure 
If you're looking for a change in your facial appearance, a blepharoplasty may be just the thing you need to look more youthful and attractive. Call 336-716-4000 today to schedule an appointment at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Winston-Salem, NC. Dr. Jordan Wallin or Dr. Brian Downs can help you “put your best face forward” this year.



By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
March 13, 2018
Category: Procedures
Tags: Botox  

Thinking about BOTOX®? BOTOX® is one the most popular physician-administered cosmetic procedure in the United States. BOTOX® isbotox a minimally invasive anti-aging treatment that can make you look years younger. Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs at Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, offer BOTOX® wrinkle treatments to their patients. Here's everything you've ever wanted to know about BOTOX®.

What is BOTOX®?
BOTOX® is a medicine that is injected into muscles to improve the appearance of crow’s feet, wrinkles, facial creases, and lines on the forehead, around the mouth, and between the eyebrows. BOTOX® is a quick, 10-minute procedure that you can actually do over your lunch hour. Your doctor will discuss your treatment goals and create the right BOTOX® treatment plan for you.

How Does BOTOX® Work?
Using a very fine needle, your Clemmons and Winston-Salem facial plastic surgeon will inject the Botox directly into the targeted facial muscles. Botox injections work by paralyzing certain muscles or by blocking certain nerves. As a result, the muscles relax, significantly reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the skin. Some patients have reported that getting injected with BOTOX feels like a pinch but your doctors use a special instrument to help lessen any discomfort.

How fast will I see results?
Don’t worry, you’ll be out the door and on your way to feeling younger and radiating confidence in no time. BOTOX® starts to work within 48 hours. Recent studies showed that a majority of people saw significant improvement at seven days. The effects last about three to four months, depending on what you are treating. With BOTOX®, you can get real, dramatic results and still look like yourself.

Is it a safe procedure?
BOTOX® is considered safe and effective for reduction of facial wrinkles. For safest results assure your physician is board certified. BOTOX® treatment requires minimal downtime and recovery. You will be able to resume your normal activities after you leave your doctor's office.

Millions of people around the world have made BOTOX® treatments a part of what they do. Perhaps it's time you joined them? If you want to watch your wrinkles disappear from your eyes, call Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery at 336-716-4000 today to schedule your BOTOX® appointment in Clemmons or Winston-Salem, NC. We want you to look your best every day!

By Wake Forest Facial Plastic Surgery
December 04, 2017
Category: Fillers
Tags: Juvederm  

Are you tired of looking tired? How many people have asked you if you're getting enough sleep? Wrinkles and fine lines around our juvedermmouths, eyes and nose really can make us look older and well, just plain worn out--even when we're not! What's the solution? In Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC, Juvederm injections provide the smoothing, rejuvenating look you long for. At Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery, your board-certified facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jordan Wallin and Dr. Brian Downs give their patients the aesthetic boost they need quickly and comfortably. Learn the details about Juvederm here.

Juvederm works wonders

What is Juvederm? FDA-approved in 2006, Juvederm injections deliver naturally-derived hyaluronic acid to areas of the face that are prone to dynamic wrinkling--that is, around the eyes, nose and sides of the mouth. These lines which occur when facial muscles move during smiling or frowning add to a tired, aged appearance. But in just 30 minutes, your Clemmons and Winston-Salem facial plastic surgeon can fill those wrinkles with a unique, non-allergenic gel which instantly produces youthful-looking results.

To start, Dr. Wallin or Dr. Downs will prep the areas of the face with an anesthetic cream. Then, the doctor carefully injects the Juvederm preparation. Areas can include:

  • The line between the mouth and the chin
  • The folds beside the nose
  • Cheeks (to restore volume)
  • Upper lip

Most patients say they feel comfortable during the injections and experience only very minor bruising, puffiness and soreness afterward.

Before and after Juvederm

After each treatment, they resume normal activities the next day, including work and exercise at the gym. Bruising is very minimal and may be covered with the individual's usual cosmetics.

Look good, feel great

Cosmetic facial procedures increase self-image. Frankly, when you look refreshed, you feel more outgoing and confident. Juvederm helps patients look like themselves, only better.

If you're interested in minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures for your best face possible, contact Wake Forest Baptist Health Facial Plastic Surgery in Clemmons and Winston-Salem, NC today for a consultation with our expert team. Call (336) 716-4000.

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