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Facial Surgery

Facial Surgery in Detroit, MI

Aging and environmental elements can take a toll on your face, leaving your skin damaged and dull. Facial surgery may be the solution you seek to obtain a younger appearance. Birmingham Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified plastic surgeon Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D., offers facial surgery and other cosmetic treatments for men and women who live in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities of Michigan.

What Is Facial Surgery?

Facial surgery refers to a variety of cosmetic procedures that are designed to improve the appearance of the face or neck. Some facial surgeries are done to correct deformities or disfigurements that may be caused by genetics, injury, trauma or disease. Others may be performed simply for the purpose of restoring one’s youthful appearance and self-esteem. Most facial surgery is performed on one specific area of the face. However, more than one procedure may be required in order to achieve the total makeover you seek.

Facial Surgery benefits

Facial surgeries can restore balance and symmetry to your facial features, enhance your profile and eliminate sagging skin, wrinkles, creases, folds and other signs of aging. For many people, facial surgery is like getting a new lease on life, a second opportunity to look and feel more youthful.

Patients who are unhappy with their facial appearance due to facial deformities, signs of aging, injury or other issues may benefit from facial surgery. Facial surgery is safe for adults who enjoy overall good health and whose expectations regarding the outcomes of plastic surgery are reasonable.

Types of Facial Surgery offered

At Birmingham Plastic Surgery, Dr. Karaca offers the following types of facial plastic surgery:


Eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty is designed to lift and rejuvenate the area around the eyes by removing excess sagging skin and baggy pouches around the eyelids. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty is a less extensive procedure that may be an option for patients who only have excess fat pockets beneath the lower eyelids. This approach does not result in a visible scar.


Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job”, is among the most common plastic surgery procedures performed worldwide. This surgery may either reduce or increase the size of the nose, it may remove an unwanted hump in the bridge, or alter the shape of the nose, reshape the tip, redefine the width of the nostrils, or even alter the angle of the nose. Rhinoplasty is most often performed to create balance and proportion between the nose and other facial features.

Brow Lift

The brow lift, which may also be referred to as a forehead lift, is a surgical procedure that lifts the drooping brow line. It eliminates creases and wrinkles that may make you look angry, worried, or tired.


Rhytidectomy is the scientific term for a facelift, a procedure that can definitely eliminate the signs of aging, correct imperfections, eliminate the fat collection in the neck, tighten sagging skin and achieve a sculpted and youthful facial contour.

Neck Lift

The neck lift is a cosmetic procedure that tightens the muscles and skin in the neck, correcting the “turkey neck” effect that so often makes one look older than they feel. A neck lift reduces the appearance of neck bands, eliminates fatty pockets beneath the chin and tightens sagging skin beneath the jaw line to create a firmer, more defined chin and neck.

Chin Implant

A chin implant can be an excellent solution for individuals who wish to augment the size and change the shape of their chin.

Lip Augmentation

Many patients seek lip augmentation procedures to add fullness, volume, and definition to the lips, eliminate thin vertical lines around the lip line and enhance their smile. Lip augmentation procedures may use either implants or injections.

Excision of cheek fat pads

Some patients have full, chubby cheeks. These patients will benefit tremendously from a very simple, scarless procedure
which removes the naturally occurring fat pads in the center of the cheeks (Bichat fat pad). The incisions are made inside the mouth and the fat is gently teased out in this lesser known, very short procedure. Make sure you ask Dr. Karaca about this operation.

Is Facial Surgery covered by insurance?

Facial surgery may be performed in some cases to repair facial deformities or trauma from injury, illness, prior surgery or genetics. In these cases, it is possible that it may be covered by insurance; however, when done for purely elective reasons, insurance companies will not typically cover the costs. Whether or not your procedure is covered will depend on your insurance plan and the reasons you are having the surgery. Dr. Karaca will assess your condition during your initial consultation and explain all available options. At this time, you may also inquire about payment and financing options.

How Much Does A Facial Surgery Procedure Cost in Detroit?

All surgical procedures are personalized and customized to each individual patient. Many patients choose a combination of procedures to achieve their own unique makeover. For patients undergoing procedures not covered by insurance, Dr. Karaca proudly offers financing options to provide flexible payment terms for all of our patients. Our office also accepts cash, personal checks, and credit cards.

If you are considering facial surgery to complete your makeover and achieve a tighter, more defined facial contour and a fresher, more youthful appearance, consider Birmingham Plastic Surgery. Under the direction of board-certified plastic surgeon Ahmet R. Karaca, M.D., our team of medical and aesthetic experts offers excellence in facial rejuvenation procedures for both men and women in and around Detroit, Farmington Hills and the surrounding communities of Michigan.