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Surgical and Non-Surgical Cosmetic Procedures

Our board-certified and board-eligible surgeons offer surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including:

Surgical Options

Facelift: Used to improve signs of aging on the face and neck, including sagging, deep lines, cheek and jaw “jowls,” and loose skin around the neck area

Necklift: Rids the neck area of excess fat or loose skin, improves abnormal contouring due to muscle banding in the neck

Mid Facelift: Improves the look of the triangular area containing the cheekbones, nose, and “laugh lines” by replacing volume typically lost with age

Endoscopic Browlift: The muscles under the forehead are repositioned and tissues are lifted, with excess removed as necessary. The procedure is done by inserting tiny endoscopic tools through a series of small incisions just behind the hairline.

Rhinoplasty: For cosmetic purposes, rhinoplasty (often called a “nose job”) is used to permanently change/enhance the contour of the nose by reshaping the cartilage and/or bone.

Eyelid Surgery: Used to improve the appearance of either the upper or lower eyelids, or both. The procedure can correct loose or sagging skin, puffiness, drooping and fine lines.

Liposuction: Permanently removes excess fat deposits in many different areas of the body to help sculpt the desired body shape. The procedure is performed with a small stainless steel tube inserted through tiny incisions. The tube is connected to a pump that creates suction inside the fatty layers.

Scar Revision: Used to improve or significantly reduce the appearance of scars, and help reverse skin changes caused by injuries, wounds or previous surgery. There are several procedures used to treat scars, and your surgeon will evaluate several factors to determine which is best for you.

Breast Augmentation: Used both cosmetically and as part of breast reconstruction after cancer or other conditions affecting the breast, breast augmentation increases the size of the breasts through the use of surgically placed silicone or saline implants.

Breast Reduction: For patients with very large breasts, this procedure helps remove excess fat, skin and glandular tissue to give breasts a smaller, tighter, firmer shape.

Post-Cancer Breast Reconstruction: Two different techniques are available to reconstruct breasts after a mastectomy: implant reconstruction and “flap” reconstruction. Each offers different pros and cons, and your decision is largely dependent on personal preference and your doctor’s advice. Implant reconstruction consists of surgery to insert silicone or saline implants in the breasts. Flap reconstruction uses tissue that is transplanted from another area of your body to reconstruct the breast, with the occasional need to use an implant as well.

Tummy Tuck: The abdominal muscles are tightened through surgery, helping to give the midsection a smoother, flatter appearance. Excess skin can be eliminated as well, reducing sagging.

 

Non-Surgical Options

BOTOX® and Fillers: These are procedures that provide facial rejuvenation through injections under the skin rather than surgery. BOTOX® is a neurotoxin used to treat wrinkles in the forehead and eye area. Fillers help to restore volume in the cheek, lip and under-eye areas.

Chemical Peel: A technique that uses a chemical solution to cause the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel, leaving newly regenerated skin that is usually smoother and has fewer visible wrinkles

Dermabrasion: A nonsurgical treatment that uses a rotating instrument to exfoliate and remove damaged outer layers of skin for a smoother appearance. The procedure can be used to treat acne and other scars, age spots, fine lines, precancerous areas, sun damage, tattoos and uneven skin tone.

Surgeons

Research and Clinical Trials

Plastic surgery at OU has several ongoing research projects in the field on congenital anomalies, cancer reconstruction, cosmetic surgery, cleft and craniosynostosis conditions, virtual surgery, augmented reality, advanced imaging and 3D printing. Please ask your physician if you are interested in participating in a research trial.