At St. Louis Facial Plastic Surgery, patients can expect a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with Dr. Jeffrey T. Steitz discussing a wide array of surgical procedures. With his specialized technique, Dr. Steitz offers exceptional results as he sits with each patient to create individualized goals to achieve their cosmetic desires.
Cosmetic Facial Procedures
Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, is becoming one of the most widely performed operations in facial plastic surgery. Reasons for having a rhinoplasty performed are highly variable and range from purely cosmetic changes, due to a dorsal hump or wide nasal tip, to more functional reasons like severe nasal/septal deformities, nasal obstruction due to collapse or blockage, or previous nasal bone fracture.
- Primary Rhinoplasty
- Revision Rhinoplasty
- Ethnic Rhinoplasty
As the face and neck age, gravity and sun damage create deep creases in the face, the corners of the mouth can droop and appear sad, jowls can develop which blunt the jawline and excess skin in the neck give the appearance that doesn’t reflect how youthful patients feel. Rhytidectomy (or face/neck lift) can provide a more youthful appearance by removing excess skin and supporting the deeper layers of the face.
Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is a procedure for rejuvenation of the upper and lower eyelids. Eyelids are especially prone to the effects of aging and sun damage which, over time, creates sagging and drooping of the eyelids.
As the face ages and gravity begins to take effect, the eyebrows and forehead begin to droop. In order to rejuvenate the eye and forehead, the brow can be raised to a more youthful position.
Otoplasty is an operation aimed at recreating normal contour and appearance to a malformed ear. Reasons for otoplasty include widely protruding ears (prominauris), cauliflower ear deformity, microtia (abnormally small ears), or other ear deformities as in those with a congenital disability.
Ear/Earlobe repair is aimed at recreating and restructuring the ear to create balance and symmetry. The most common reasons patients seek out repair of the ear are for tears caused by earrings or stretching caused by ear gauges.
Scar revision targets the specific abnormality and aims at improving what can otherwise be a daily reminder of a tragic event or what a person perceives as a disfiguring scar.
Facial Fat Transfer
Fat transfer to the face is one of the most powerful procedures in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. The goal is to restore what age has taken away by replacing the fat in the face that has been lost over time.