Facial Procedures

The face is usually the first place to show the effects of sun exposure, gravity, and the stresses of everyday life. Horizontal lines form on the forehead, puffy bags emerge under the eyes, wrinkles appear around the mouth and nose, and the skin around the neck begins to slacken. We offer a variety of procedures, including facelift and eyelid surgery, at Clinica VenArt to lessen the signs of aging and restore your face to its youthful radiance.

Facelift

If you look in the mirror and see a face that does not reflect how young and vibrant you feel, a facelift may be an ideal solution for you. A facelift performed by our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Claudiu Filip, MD, can eliminate or drastically improve the visible effects of aging by removing excess fat and tightening the muscles around the face and neck, giving the face a smoother, more youthful appearance. During your initial consultation, Dr. Filip will customize a treatment plan based on your individual needs and desired outcome. He utilizes the most advanced techniques and technology available to help achieve the most natural-looking and long-lasting results possible.

Please contact our plastic surgeon for more information on facelift surgery, or to schedule a consultation.

Botox

BOTOX is a simple, minimally invasive approach to smoothing fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead. The most popular non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatment available, BOTOX can give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance. Dr. Filip, our experienced plastic surgeon, offers this quick, in-office treatment for patients who are looking for more subtle facial enhancement that does not involve an extensive recovery process.

How does Botox work?

BOTOX works by temporarily paralyzing the muscles that cause wrinkling primarily in the forehead and lateral eye skin area. This results in giving the skin an even, rejuvenated appearance. During treatment, BOTOX is injected into the affected area with a tiny needle. A topical numbing agent can be applied to the skin in order to minimize discomfort. The entire procedure takes only about 15 minutes or less to complete, depending on the number of areas being treated.

How long is Botox recovery?

There are very few side effects associated with BOTOX injections, and there is no apparent scar or mark at the injection site. Although some redness and swelling may be present after treatment, this should dissipate quickly. Most patients can resume normal daily routines immediately. Optimal results from BOTOX are typically noticeable within a few days after treatment, and the effects usually last three to four months. Results can be maintained with follow-up BOTOX treatments.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Droopy, puffy eyes and eyelids can result in a tired and aged appearance, and may make you look older than you really are. Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, eliminates excess skin and fat around the eyelids, resulting in a more refreshed, youthful appearance. Eyelid surgery at our clinic can also improve vision that is impaired by sagging eyelids. Dr. Claudiu Filip is a board-certified plastic surgeon who can help you effectively rejuvenate your appearance.

Who is a good candidate for Eyelid Surgery?

Eyelid surgery can be performed on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both, depending on your unique anatomic needs and cosmetic goals. Ideal candidates for this procedure will be in good overall health and be dissatisfied with the appearance of their eyelids and eye areas. Additionally, some eye conditions may require a different technique or treatment, so please share any medical issues you may have with Dr. Filip during the initial consultation. In many cases, the brow position can contribute to the appearance of excess skin in this area. If this is true for you, Dr. Claudiu Filip may recommend a brow lift in addition or as an alternative to eyelid surgery. Other modalities may also help enhance your results, and Dr. Filip will discuss all your options when you first meet. As with any procedure, the final decision for what to do will always be in your hands.

What is the procedure like?

Your treatment plan will be fully customized to suit your individual needs and expressed goals. Dr. Filip emphasizes a natural-looking outcome, and the incisions used will be placed in such a way as to be inconspicuous. For instance, upper eyelid surgery incisions typically will be located within the natural folds of the eyelid. In lower blepharoplasty, the incisions can be made along the lower lash line. Eyelid surgery usually takes about one to two hours to complete, although your experience and treatment plan may vary. Most procedures will be performed under general anesthesia; however, some patients may be able to have their operation completed using local anesthetic.

What should I expect during recovery from Eyelid Surgery?

Our skilled medical team is dedicated to providing you with exceptional care from start to finish. After your surgery is complete, you should be able to return home, where we encourage you to relax and take some time off from regular activities. Most patients can return to work and other normal engagements after about one week, and Dr. Filip can provide you with more detailed information during your initial consultation. Bruising and swelling in the treated area is to be expected, and these effects should fade with time. Additionally, some discomfort is not uncommon, and we will prescribe medication to manage your pain.

The results of blepharoplasty are typically very long-lasting. While everyone’s rate of aging is different, you can often help extend the life of your outcome by taking good care of your skin. Additionally, non-surgical treatments like BOTOX and Hyaluronic Acid and dermal fillers can help address fine lines and other cosmetic concerns affecting the eye area. These therapies can be used alone or in conjunction with an eyelid lift.

For more information about eyelid surgery, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Clinica VenArt.