Facial Plastic Surgery in Richmond

Your face is the first thing that people notice when they look at you. So, many men and women want to make sure that they look their best. Dr. John Zinsser is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the skill and experience to enhance your facial features while still retaining your natural unique character.

If you are interested in facial plastic surgery to look more youthful or proportionate, schedule your confidential consultation with Dr. Zinsser by calling 804-474-9805 today. Zinsser Plastic Surgery serves clients in Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, Virginia.

Is Facial Surgery Right for Me?

Dr. Zinsser reviewing treatment plan for facial surgery with female patientFacial plastic surgery procedures can help revitalize and rejuvenate your appearance in a natural and subtle manner. Dr. Zinsser is able to closely examine your entire face and propose a treatment plan that takes into account all of your features for a balanced, harmonious appearance.

Dr. Zinsser also has extensive experience working with men and women of all different ethnicities in order to preserve their unique ethnic characteristics while addressing their concerns and helping them achieve their goals. He understands that each person has different qualities that make them stand out, and works to enhance those qualities. There are no “cookie-cutter” procedures performed by Dr. Zinsser; you will receive a treatment personalized just for you.

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A facelift will smooth and tighten sagging, wrinkled tissue and skin to restore youthful definition to the face and neck. When performed by experienced board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser, a facelift won’t give you a tight look or make you look like someone else. instead, it will restore a natural, youthful appearance to your features. Facelifts are commonly performed to resolve a variety of facial aging concerns, including:

  • Facial wrinkles, creases and lines
  • Marionette lines (lines extending from the corner of the mouth to the chin
  • Frown lines and smile lines
  • Sagging cheeks
  • Lack of jawline definition
  • Jowls
  • Excess fat in the upper area of the neck
  • Double chin

Facial aging is an inevitable aspect of growing older. You don’t have to settle for “growing old gracefully” when you can grow older beautifully and confidently. During your initial consultation with Dr. Zinsser, he will evaluate your facial condition and explain every option that can help you achieve your goals.

Neck Lift

Neck lifts are surgical procedures that correct the signs of aging, sagging jowls and sagging skin in the neck. Dr. Zinsser tailors every neck lift procedure to address the specific needs of his patients. What can a neck lift do for you? Depending on your unique situation, a neck lift can correct:

  • Lax muscle and skin in the neck
  • Loss of jawline definition
  • Double chin
  • Skin wrinkles in the neck
  • Muscle bands

Neck lifts are often combined with other facial procedures to achieve optimal rejuvenation. For example, combining a neck lift with a facelift can address the signs of aging from the midface to the shoulder. Whatever your goals, Dr. Zinsser will take the time to understand them and recommend the treatments and procedures that can best provide you with your desired outcome.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

young woman unhappy with bags under her eyesAlso known as eyelid surgery or an eye lift, blepharoplasty may be performed on the top eyelids, bottom eyelids or both eyelids to remove excess skin, reduce sagging and improve the appearance of the eyes. The procedure can help you look more rested, refreshed and youthful. Blepharoplasty offers an array of benefits, such as:

  • Removal of hooded eyelid skin
  • Decreased bagginess under the eyes
  • Reduced puffiness around the eyes
  • Improved vision as a result of the removal of overhanging eyelids
  • Smoothed wrinkles around the eye area
  • Lifted eyebrows
  • Brighter, more appealing eyes
  • Refreshed appearance

If you live with sagging brows or puffy and tired-looking eyes – or if your vision is obstructed or affected by drooping eyelids – you may be a good candidate for an eyelid lift. Dr. Zinsser is proficient at performing both upper and lower eyelid surgery, and can determine if blepharoplasty is right for you during your initial consultation.

Brow Lift

Brow lift surgery reduces forehead wrinkles and elevates heavy brows to a more youthful position to create a smoother, younger look. Depending on your unique needs and goals, a brow lift can improve the appearance of:

  • Eyebrows that have lost their arch
  • Vertical frown lines between the eyebrows
  • Horizontal creases on the forehead
  • Drooping or uneven eyebrows
  • Furrows on the bridge of the nose

There are several surgical methods that can be used to perform a brow lift. Dr. Zinsser will determine the best approach to achieve your aesthetic goals and explain all of your treatment options based on your skin type and individual needs.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

profile view of young African-American womanRhinoplasty is a fully-customized surgical face procedure that improves the appearance of your nose in addition to correcting certain breathing obstructions. With rhinoplasty, Dr. Zinsser can address a wide range of issues related to the nose, such as:

  • Reduce the size of the nose
  • Augment or reduce the tip of the nose
  • Reshape the nose to achieve a more proportionate balance with existing facial features
  • Correct a hooked nose
  • Smooth the bridge of the nose
  • Improve the size of the nostrils
  • Widen airways for improved air flow
  • Correct obstructed airways, such as a deviated septum

Your nose is a defining element of your facial appearance. Rhinoplasty requires a tremendous level of experience, artistry, skill and precision. Whether you are finally hoping to address an issue that has been troubling you for years or seek revision rhinoplasty to correct a prior procedure, Dr. Zinsser can help you reach your goals.

Chin Augmentation Surgery

Chin enhancement, or chin augmentation surgery, improves the projection and overall appearance of the lower face through the placement of a small implant on top of the chin bone. Chin implants are customized to improve “weak chins”, creating ideal symmetry, balance and definition. This helps to produce a chin that is more proportionate to your facial features.

Chin augmentation can:

  • Improve facial harmony
  • Improve the projection of a weak or recessed chin
  • Improve the size, shape, and definition of the jaw
  • Improve the definition of the upper neck
  • Reduce the appearance of a double chin

If you are displeased with your chin’s appearance, you may be a good candidate for chin enhancement. The best way to find out if chin augmentation is right for you is to meet personally with Dr. Zinsser in a confidential consultation.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

If you have prominent or protruding ears, or suffer from a trauma-induced ear deformity, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser can help to improve the appearance of your ears and boost your self-confidence with otoplasty. With this popular cosmetic ear surgery, he can not only address large or misshapen ears, he can reduce the prominence of your earlobes or repair damage caused by stretching and elongation.

Otoplasty is a type of ear surgery that changes the appearance of the ears. It may be performed to:

  • Correct differences in size
  • Change how the ears protrude from the head
  • Rectify damage due to an injury, over-piercing, or gauging
  • Modify the shape of the ears
  • Raise or lower one ear so it is the same height as the other

Most patients notice final results about two months after surgery. Results vary from patient to patient and depend on a variety of factors. During your initial consultation, Dr. Zinsser will determine if otoplasty is right for you and explain exactly what you can realistically expect from your procedure.

Facial Implants

As a young adult, you have a full facial shape. Aging causes the face to become sunken and deflated. Facial implants can produce elegant facial contours and restore a more youthful appearance by providing balance, shape and definition to the face.

Facial implants can be placed to:

  • Fill hollows under the eyes
  • Strengthen the jawline
  • Fill deflated cheeks
  • Fix a recessed chin

In addition to correcting the effects of aging, facial implants are also ideal options for patients who want to correct asymmetries or deformities caused by congenital conditions or physical injuries. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for otoplasty is to meet personally with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. John Zinsser in a confidential consultation.

Facial Liposuction

Unwanted fat can accumulate anywhere on the body, including the face. Facial fat can be incredibly difficult to remove without the assistance of a board-certified plastic surgeon. Using liposuction, Dr. Zinsser can eliminate stubborn fatty tissue from your face and create the elegant, natural-looking facial contours you desire.

Facial Fat Grafting

Facial fat grafting is a cosmetic facial surgery procedure that utilizes fat harvested from your body to augment, rejuvenate, or correct flat or sunken areas of the face.

This increasingly popular technique begins with removing fat from a targeted part of the body with liposuction, typically from the abdomen or thighs. The harvested fat is then purified and processed before being injected into the face to create a beautiful, healthy and natural-looking appearance.

Common areas of treatment for facial fat transfer are:

  • Lips and jaw lines
  • Nasolabial folds
  • Cheeks
  • Under the lower eyelid

Contact Zinsser Plastic Surgery today to learn more about facial fat transfers and your candidacy for this revolutionary, natural approach to facial rejuvenation.

Why Choose Dr. Zinsser as Your Facial Plastic Surgeon?

Dr. Zinsser takes the time to listen to each patient that comes through his doors in a comprehensive consultation which he performs himself. He is completely honest with all of his patients, and if he thinks you are not an appropriate candidate for a particular procedure, he will not hesitate to let you know.

In addition, Dr. Zinsser’s safety and quality standards are of the highest caliber. He believes in building a bond of trust and rapport with every one of his patients, and he is available to answer your questions and make sure you feel safe and well cared for.

Schedule Your Facial Plastic Surgery Consultation

Facial plastic surgery can be a life-changing experience, and Dr. Zinsser is ready to help you on your journey. Call us at 804-474-9805 to schedule your free consultation today. We serve patients from in and around Richmond, Fredericksburg and Williamsburg, Virginia.

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