Removal of parotid glands is typically performed to treat various paratoid tumors or masses, but the procedure’s cosmetic effects on the face should also be considered. Following surgery, patients may have changes like scarring, loss of facial volume, facial asymmetry, skin laxity, and even nerve damage. Board-certified Dallas plastic surgeon Dr. Solomon Azouz addresses the aesthetic effects of parotid gland excision with facelifts and fat grafting to help restore and enhance post-operative cosmetics.
Aesthetic Implications of Parotid Gland Removal
Incisions are typically made along the natural creases of the ear and jawline for parotid gland removal. This strategic incision placement is intended to reduce scarring visibility. Some patients may experience a loss of facial volume after parotid gland removal, particularly in the cheek and lower face areas. This volume loss can give the appearance of being gaunt or hollow. Changes in the underlying structures during parotid gland removal can cause facial asymmetry. It can cause an unbalanced appearance, which can be concerning for patients.
Scarring, facial volume loss, and facial asymmetry can result from parotid gland removal. Dr. Azouz can address these aesthetic concerns with precision facelifting and/or fat grafting. He uses advanced techniques to minimize scarring and ensure that incisions are camouflaged. Furthermore, he provides patients with pleasing and natural aesthetic outcomes by providing tailored solutions to restore lost facial volume and balance asymmetry.
Restoring Facial Volume with Fat Grafting
Facial volume loss is a common concern following parotid gland removal. A minimally invasive procedure such as fat grafting is an effective solution. This procedure involves removing fat from another part of the patient’s body and injecting it into the face to replace lost volume. Dr. Azouz uses cutting-edge techniques to achieve natural-looking results and a revitalized, youthful appearance. Fat grafting can improve facial aesthetics by reversing the sunken appearance.
Balancing Aesthetics with a Facelift
After parotid gland removal, facial asymmetry and skin laxity can be significant concerns, especially in older patients. A facelift, often combined with fat grafting, can effectively address these issues. Dr. Azouz tailors facelift procedures to each patient’s specific needs, resulting in a natural, balanced, and youthful appearance. This all-encompassing approach tightens and rejuvenates the skin, giving it a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Fat grafting and facelifting together can help patients achieve a harmonious and balanced facial aesthetic.
Patients can achieve remarkable cosmetic improvements with the expertise of a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Solomon Azouz in Dallas. Fat grafting and facelifts are effective treatments for scarring, loss of facial volume, asymmetry, skin laxity, and nerve damage, allowing patients to regain confidence and improve their facial aesthetics. Call the office at (972) 702-8888 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Azouz, who can provide personalized care and guidance to achieve the best results possible.
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