In addition to cosmetic facial surgery, a number of alternative treatments are available to improve appearance. Chemical facial peels, dermabrasion and microdermabrasion can help treat scarring from acne, fine wrinkles, discolorations and pre-cancerous sun damage. Collagen and other soft tissue fillers smooth wrinkles, fill depressions and soften scars. Botox injections prevent muscle movement reducing the appearance of wrinkles. These procedures do not have the lasting effect of facial surgery, but can restore a more youthful appearance with less invasive procedures, fewer risks and faster recovery.
Facial surgery also may used to supplement other procedures. Surgery for cleft lip and palate may need to be followed by nose reshaping. Open septoplasty to repair a deviated septum also may leave small scars at the base of the nose.
Talk to a surgeon at Florida Hospital to find out what treatment options are best for you.