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Dr. Alejandro Lopez Gaxiola

Facial Surgery

A nose job can reduce or increase the size of the nose, change the shape of the tip or the bridge, narrow the span of the nostrils, or change the angle between the nose and the upper lip. Rhinoplasty may also help correct a birth defect or deformity caused by an accident and improve breathing problems. Rhinoplasty is performed under general anesthesia, which means the patient will be asleep during surgery.

The procedure will last between one and two hours
Recovery time is about one week.

Eyelid surgery is a procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the upper and lower lids, it can correct drooping upper lids and puffy bags below your eyes. The results of your eyelid surgery will make you have a youthful look and will last for years. For many people, these results are permanent.

You don`t have to stay at the hospital it`s an ambulatory surgery. The
recovery time is one week.

As we age, the sun exposure, gravity and the stress is reflected on a persons face. A face lift can make you look younger and fresher, improving the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and redraping the skin of your face and neck. A face lift can be done alone, or in conjunction with other procedures such as a forehead lift, eyelid surgery, or nose reshaping.

As the natural process of aging takes effect, the skin, muscle and natural fat deposits underneath the facial tissue begin to thin, and unwanted fat begins to deposit around the neck. All this can be corrected and a more youthful appearance can be restored with facial reconstructive surgery and eyebrow
lift. The skin on the cheeks, neck and eyelids is treated, fat is extracted, and a new youthful fullness is given to the face through the removal of fat deposits from the neck and under eye bags.

There are times when this same fat is used to fill-in ridges and to reshape the cheekbones and chin.

Is a cosmetic surgery to change the appearance of a person`s external ears. Otoplasty can involve a combination of moving, reshaping, adding or removing structural ear elements. Many of these surgeries are performed not because of actual deformity, but because the individual is displeased with the shape of the ears.

Recovery time is about one week.

This surgery can remove the fat pad under the chin, compared with other surgery it is relative painless and bruising is usually minimal and disappears within about ten days.

The Bichat's fat pad is the excess of fat tissue in the cheeks. The procedure removes the excess of fat tissue improving the shape of the face.

A small incision is made inside the mouth (in the cheeks) the scars are not noticeable. The healing process is one week and you can go back to your normal activities during the first days.

It is an excellent choice to improve the balance of the facial features; this procedure can be performed at the same time of rhinoplasty to help balance the facial proportions.

Chin augmentation is a relatively easy surgery for the patient while producing noticeable changes in the silhouette of the face. Recovery time is about a week.

This surgery is performed to raise the eyebrow and to create a more youthful appearance. It can be performed during a facelift or an blepharoplasty (eyelift). Botox is another option to temporally raise the eyebrow.

A neck lift improves appearance of the neck and under the jawline, reduces the look of loose, sagging skin. This surgery can be performed alone or furing a facial surgery.

Recovery time is about two weeks.

It`s a surgical procedure that emphasize the cheek on a person`s face, can be combined with other procedures such as facelift or chin augmentation. Recovery time is one week approximately.

This procedure starts with a liposuction technique that is used to harvest the fat and prepare it for transfer, with the microinjection technique, very small parcels of fat are place into multiple layers of the face. It helps in sunken areas beneath the eyes, laugh lines forehead creases and cheek augmentation.

There are a few alternatives to solve baldness, from the use of wigs to pharmaceutical treatments (finasteride, Minoxidil) but reality is that there is only one effective treatment for baldness HAIR GRAFTING.

Alopecia is a loss of balance between the natural hair loss and growth. Androgenic alopecia is not a disease, is produced by genetic and excess of male hormones. Stress, use of hats or daily shower are not causes of alopecia.

The techniques used actually for hair grafting can go from synthetic hair grafting to micro hair grafting (from your own) once it's grated in the bald areas it would grow the same way as the rest.

The donated zone from the graft follicles can be from your own hair or hair the part of your body. The procedure is done in the O.R. (operation Room) using sedation and local anesthesia. The procedure lasts from 6 to 8 hours. The process is slow due to the hair graft is done hair by hair using a microscope and special glasses. The hair grafting is from 1500-3000 follicles by session.