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Facial Plastic Surgery

Upper Lip Lifts, Hairline Lowering Surgery, Lip Sculpting, Face/Necklift, Eyelid and Browlift Surgery

A Delicate Art of Precision

From shortening the upper lip or excising excess eyelid skin to create a more youthful appearance, to tightening a loose jawline or bringing forward an overly high female hairline to achieve a more feminine appearance, to utilizing a variety of plastic surgery techniques to restore eyebrows and beard, create fuller heads of hair, or repair unnatural transplanted hairlines or distorted lips from prior silicone injections. These are all boutique procedures in which Dr, Epstein specializes and for which he is recognized nationally and internationally for his expertise and caring approach. All procedures take place in his own surgical facilities, supported by a compassionate and highly trained staff.

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An Expert in a Few Specialty Procedures

Hair restoration, hairline lowering surgery, rhinoplasty, upper lip lifts, eyebrow and beard restoration, upper lip lift — Dr. Epstein is one of the few to specialize particularly in these procedures, achieving a reputation for expertise. He is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board of Otolaryngology, and Diplomate of the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery. He also serves as Voluntary Clinical Professor at the University of Miami.

Dr. Epstein’s Key Accomplishments:

  • Frequently lectures and writes on these specialty procedures
  • Possesses particular expertise in revision cases
  • Has performed over 16,000 aesthetic surgeries to date
  • Procedures performed under oral, twilight, and general anesthesia
  • The know-how to apply state of the art techniques to achieve natural-appearing results

Lip sculpting

Designed to repair the distortion caused by prior silicone or Biopolymer® injections, lip sculpting is regularly performed by Dr. Epstein. Silicone is the typical cause of lip scarring and distortion, characterized by irregular bumps and asymmetries, but a permanent filler called Biopolymer® which is particularly popular in Latin America as well as south Florida but also done worldwide can also be the culprit.

The distortion typically does not develop until years after the silicone was injected, and sometimes can respond to injections of steroids that suppress the scarring. However, when this does not occur, oftentimes patients have no choice but to have the lips repaired by what Dr. Epstein calls the lip sculpting procedure, in which he meticulously excises small portions of the lip to bring them back to a more normal aesthetic shape and size. Anesthesia is usually local with oral sedation, but can be twilight sedation.

Hairline Lowering/Forehead Shortening Surgery

Some women are born with a high hairline, sometimes it can be the result of progressive hair loss or plastic surgery. In select cases, particularly when the result of genetics, the forehead can be significantly reduced in height by a surgical procedure that can advance and lower the overly high hairline by as much as one to two inches, depending on scalp laxity. This surgical hairline advancement (SHA) is usually limited to women with flexible scalps, and is unsurpassed, when performed properly, for a dramatic virtually instantaneous lowering of the hairline in a single 2 hour surgical procedure, usually performed under twilight sedation.

The alternative to the SHA is hair grafting, which is a much more commonly performed procedure involving the transplanting of usually as many as 2000 individual hair grafts in a single surgery.

Given Dr. Epstein’s background as a facial plastic surgeon specializing in hair restoration, he is able to perform both procedures with unsurpassed excellence and experience.

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery

From liposculpting to blepharoplasty and facelifts and browlifts, there is a range of surgeries that can correct a patient’s concerns within the neck and face region. Dr. Epstein takes a tailored approach with each patient, addressing the unique aging process, anatomy, and goals, in both men and women

As an experienced surgeon focusing exclusively on the neck upwards, Dr. Epstein is able to consistently achieve a more youthful, rested appearance, most commonly in conjunction with hair procedures.

Upper lip lift

With age, or as a result of genetics, the upper lip usually becomes longer and thinner. By removing the excess upper lip skin through a well-concealed incision inside and right underneath the nose, this elongation can be permanently reversed. Dr. Epstein designs the incision so that it actually extends into the floor of each nostril, further helping to conceal it.

The result of this specialty procedure is a poutier lip that reveals more upper teeth. Additional aesthetic benefits include restoring a more feminine diamond shape to the upper lip. This procedure is not a replacement for fillers, for it accomplishes more and also is permanent.

Usually performed under local anesthesia nerve block and oral sedation, the upper lip lift can also be done under twilight sedation if desired

Is Dr. Epstein for You?

To learn more or to schedule a consultation, call 305.666.1774 or email info@fhrps.com. Or you can fill out the form below to reach Dr. Epstein’s assistants Roxy or Dannette.

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