Board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Joseph T. Cruise of Newport Beach, Orange County, CA is one of the top facial rejuvenation specialists in the area. With years of experience behind him, he knows that the best results are achieved when patients have all the information they need to make smart decisions about their plastic surgery choices. He has provided these pages as a resource for anyone looking to find out more about facial rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, neck lift, fat transfer, upper/lower eyelid surgery, and temple/brow lift. Some patients may choose to improve all of their facial concerns in one surgical setting, while others may choose to break up procedures into stages. This will be discussed during your consultation with Joseph T Cruise, MD.
Facial rejuvenation encompasses a variety of cosmetic procedures which address facial aging concerns, issues related to symmetry, and overall skin quality and health.
Facial Aging: an aged appearance resulting from sagging skin, wrinkles, volume loss, poor skin quality and tone.
Symmetry: facial features which are not in balance with one another (ex: recessed chin or an over projecting chin)
Skin: fine lines, pigmentation, poor texture, dull, volume depletion.
- Sagging skin
- Volume loss/hallowed appearance
- Lack of facial shape
- Mouth turned down
- Look tired or angry
- Chin fat
- Neck banding
- Turkey neck
- Droopy eyelids
- Puffy lower eyes
Facial Rejuvenation Before/After Examples
Anatomy of the Face
It is important to understand the anatomy of the face and how it changes during the aging process. Joseph T Cruise, MD addresses the face in four quadrants. View each section below to see what procedures are available to treat the most common issues of facial aging.
Custom Approach to Facial Rejuvenation
As one of the top Orange County facial plastic surgeons, Joseph T Cruise, MD believes that since each person and each face is different, each cosmetic surgery solution must be customized to the person’s primary concerns, needs, and lifestyle. Facial aging is a complex process that involves the descent and loss of facial fat and connective tissues that keep the face uplifted. When this happens, the skin stretches and often sags as a person’s face ages. When people notice these signs of aging, they begin to consider whether cosmetic surgery could be a solution to reverse these effects.
Upper facial rejuvenation addresses sagging and wrinkles in the brow and eye areas. Best options for this area usually include non-surgical treatments like Botox® or soft tissue fillers, as well as surgical procedures like the brow/temple lift, upper eyelid surgery, and lower eyelid surgery. These treatments can help to lift lines and wrinkles in the forehead as well as open and brighten the eyes for a youthful, awake look.
Mid face rejuvenation addresses the cheeks, nasolabial area, and middle area of the face. For non-surgical treatments, soft tissue fillers can fill in wrinkles and sculpt the cheeks for a more youthful look. For surgical treatments, a fat transfer procedure can fill in hollows in the cheeks using autologous fat grafting. Additionally, a facelift can smooth wrinkles and loose skin, restoring the profile. The mid face often experiences the most visible loss of volume, so these treatments aim to restore form and enhance the natural contours.
Lower facial rejuvenation and neck rejuvenation aim to lift and tighten sagging skin and fat around the chin and jawline. Surgical procedures are often most effective for these areas. The neck lift can remove excess skin and fat while tightening and sculpting the jawline. Sometimes, chin implants can be used. Additionally, lip augmentation can help balance the other features of the face when the lips become thin with age. The overall effect of these treatments is a sculpted and defined lower face to enhance the profile.
Healthy, radiant skin is a benefit at any age. Aside from treating skin concerns like acne, pigmentation, or dryness, skincare treatments can also help boost anti-aging treatment results with procedures like chemical peels or dermabrasion. With regular treatments, these options can reduce the appearance of wrinkles and help boost cell turnover, resulting in a healthy, rejuvenated glow.