Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery, PSC George R. Valentini, M.D., F.A.C.S. (270) 885-1140

Facelift, Rhinoplasty, and More in the Clarksville and Bowling Green Areas

The face is often the first thing we notice when meeting someone for the first time. It makes perfect sense, then, that we would want our faces to reflect our inner beauty. At the Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery, world-class plastic surgeon George R. Valentini achieves natural-looking refinements with procedures such as otoplasty, brow suspension, rhinoplasty, and facelift surgery to help individuals in Hopkinsville, Bowling Green, Clarksville, and surrounding Northern Tennessee and Western Kentucky communities feel confident about the faces they present to the world. He also offers a range of non-surgical procedures for facial rejuvenation. These treatments, including Thermage® and the Obagi Blue Peel® System, can also be used after a facelift or brow suspension for even more dramatic rejuvenating results.

Facelift

We realize that not everyone has the same needs when undergoing a facelift. Therefore, at our practice near Clarksville, we offer a number of options to individuals who would like to restore their faces and appear youthful once more. In addition to the more extensive SMAS facelift, Dr. Valentini is skilled at performing threadlift and SmartLiftSM facelift procedures. Patients of our Bowling Green-area practice who have a moderate amount of sagging facial skin may be interested in a threadlift or SmartLiftSM procedure, while those who desire a more dramatic facial transformation may enjoy optimal benefits with the SMAS facelift.

SMAS Facelift

The layer of connective tissue between the skin and the facial musculature is called the superficial muscular aponeurotic system, or SMAS. A SMAS facelift is designed to tighten this layer of tissue and is especially effective for treating problems with the lower face, including drooping jowls and nasolabial folds (the lines that run from the sides of the nostrils to the corners of the mouth).  

Threadlift

For patients who are not ready for a full facelift but would like to address moderate drooping of the face and brow, we offer the threadlift procedure. As the name suggests, a threadlift uses internal sutures to lift drooping areas of the face. Compared to a traditional or SMAS facelift, a threadlift is less invasive, takes less time to complete, and involves a shorter recovery period.

SmartLiftSM

Also known as the "mini face lift," SmartLiftSM is an innovative facelift procedure designed to produce subtle, natural-looking results. The SmartLiftSM procedure typically takes less time to perform than a traditional facelift and requires a shorter recovery. To learn more about SmartLiftSM, as well as our other facelift procedures, please contact us in Hopkinsville today.

Rhinoplasty

It takes a plastic surgeon with a finely tuned sense of balance and proportion to achieve results with rhinoplasty that bring the nose into harmony with the other facial features. In addition, he or she must have an intimate knowledge of the subtle planes and contours of the human face. Thanks to his advanced training and extensive experience, our plastic surgeon has those qualities. Dr. Valentini is skilled at making subtle refinements that enhance the form and function of the nose with advanced rhinoplasty techniques at our Clarksville-area plastic surgery practice.

Each patient's bone structure, along with his or her goals for surgery, determines the technique that Dr. Valentini uses during the rhinoplasty procedure. While many surgeries are performed with all necessary incisions made inside the nostrils, some cases require that an incision be created across the thin column of skin that separates the nostrils. After the incisions have been made, Dr. Valentini may remove or add cartilage to shape the nose sculpt the patient's appearance as desired.

After rhinoplasty surgery, a splint is placed over the bridge of the nose to protect it during the initial healing stage. Patients typically are able to return to work or school in about a week. Although bruising may occur, it usually dissipates within a week or so.

Brow Suspension

Often the effects of aging first present themselves in the brow area. By lifting the brow, we can open the eyes and give a brighter, more vivacious look to the face. Brow suspension allows Dr. Valentini to achieve this effect in a minimally invasive way. Performed under local anesthesia, brow suspension is a relatively simple procedure that involves very little downtime.  Using fine sutures, Dr. Valentini skillfully secures the brow so that, even when the patient is standing, it maintains the position that it holds when the patient is lying down. In this way, the brow is lifted to a more youthful, yet natural-looking, position.

Otoplasty

Also known as "ear pinning," otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that can be performed on children and adults who have ears that are overly prominent, misshapen, or disproportionate to their other facial features. Candidates for otoplasty must be at least four to five years of age, the age at which the ears become fully developed. At our Hopkinsville plastic surgery practice, Dr. Valentini conducts thorough examinations of individuals who are interested in otoplasty in order to evaluate their candidacy and develop a personalized treatment plan.

During the otoplasty procedure, Dr. Valentini makes an incision along the back of each ear. Since the incision conforms to the ear's natural curve, any scars will be discretely placed. After reshaping the cartilage of the ears, Dr. Valentini wraps the patient's head in a soft bandage. During the recovery period, patients should take care to protect the sensitive ear area until the ears are fully healed.

Schedule a Facelift Consultation in Hopkinsville

Dr. George R. Valentini is adept at making subtle refinements that result in a more youthful appearance and produce a better sense of overall balance and proportion. Please contact Dr. Valentini today if you are interested in learning more about otoplasty, brow suspension, rhinoplasty, or facelift surgery. Our Hopkinsville location is convenient to Clarksville, Bowling Green, Fort Campbell, and surrounding areas of Western Kentucky.

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Western Kentucky Institute of Plastic Surgery
Hopkinsville Office
1724 Kenton St
Ste 1C

Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 885-1140
Toll Free: (270) 885-1140
Fax: (270) 885-1183

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