Face

At his practice in San Francisco, facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Albert Chow takes a multi-dimensional approach to facial rejuvenaton.

A triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Chow is skilled and experienced in an extensive range of surgical and nonsurgical procedures, which enables him to create treatment plans perfectly suited to the needs and goals of his patients. Whether they want to look younger, repair an injury or congenital concern, or refine the natural appearance of a feature such as the nose, Dr. Chow fully customizes all facial procedures to ensure that each result complements the unique, natural beauty of the patient's face. He also performs specialized procedures for women and men of Asian descent.

By utilizing advanced techniques, Dr. Albert Chow can expertly contour facial features for a more attractive appearance. To find out more about facial cosmetic surgery in San Francisco, request a consultation with Dr. Chow using his online form or call (415) 441-1888 to schedule an appointment.

Procedures for the Face

Whether they would like to change a single feature or make a more significant improvement, Dr. Chow's patients are consistently pleased with their surgical outcomes. Facial cosmetic surgery options include:

  • Facelift

    "Facelift" is a general term that encompasses a number of techniques intended to rejuvenate the face including the complete facelift, mini facelift, midface lift, and Asian facelift.

  • Eyelid Surgery

    Used to contour the upper or lower eyelids, eyelid surgery revitalizes tired-looking or prematurely aged eyes. Dr. Chow specializes in complex eyelid procedures including Asian eyelid surgery and revision eyelid surgery.

  • Brow Lift

    An upper-face complement to a facelift, a brow lift/forehead lift treats drooping eyebrows and minimizes lines on the forehead. Using precise surgical techniques, Dr. Chow repositions the brow, rejuvenates tired eyes, and reduces the signs of aging.

  • Rhinoplasty

    This popular procedure reshapes a disproportionately sized nose, corrects aesthetic flaws, or fixes deformities that are causing breathing problems. Expertly trained and experienced in both closed and open rhinoplasty, Dr. Chow can improve the appearance the nose and restore proper breathing, if necessary. The result is an aesthetically pleasing feature that is in harmony with the rest of the face. As a rhinoplasty specialist, Dr. Chow is experienced in the following highly complex procedures:

    • Asian rhinoplasty is recommended for patients who want to alter features of the nose that are typical of their ethnic group such as a wide base or a poorly defined tip.
    • Revision rhinoplasty corrects the work of a previous nose surgery when the patient is dissatisfied with the results

Complementary Procedures for the Face

The following procedures provide subtle yet noticeable improvements on their own, but are usually combined with other procedures such as a facelift:

  • Chin Augmentation

    To create better proportions between your chin and facial features, Dr. Chow offers chin augmentation. By using chin implants or repositioning the bone, he precisely reshapes and resizes the chin to achieve facial balance.

  • Cheek Implants

    Using cheek implants, Dr. Chow can accentuate the cheekbones and balance the contours of an out-of-proportion face. He can also use implants to compensate for cheeks that have become flat or hollow due to a loss of fat. The implants are inserted through incisions made inside the mouth, so there is no visible scarring on the face. Many of our patients enjoy truly dramatic results with this relatively simple surgical procedure. Cheek implants may even postpone the need for more invasive facelift surgery.

  • Ear Pinning (Otoplasty)

    Commonly performed on children, but appropriate for adults as well, ear pinning reduces self-consciousness associated with protruding, misshapen, or overly large ears. During the procedure, Dr. Chow removes unwanted cartilage through a small incision made discreetly behind the ear. He then molds the remaining cartilage into the desired shape and secures the ear into place. Once it has fully healed, the ear will permanently retain its more proportionate shape.

  • Cheek Fat Removal

    Some patients with excessively full cheeks can appear to be carrying more weight in their faces than they actually are. By removing fat from the cheeks through discreet incisions in the mouth, Dr. Chow can lend proportion, balance, and definition to the cheek and jaw areas. The results are subtle, refined, and — as with all of Dr. Chow's procedures — completely natural-looking.

  • Fat Transfer

    Dr. Chow can naturally augment or enhance the shape of the face using fat removed with liposuction from another area of the patient's body. He injects specially prepared fat cells much like a dermal filler to sculpt the lips or to fill in deep nasolabial folds, sunken cheeks, and hollows around the eyes.