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The Ohio State University Plastic Surgery
915 Olentangy River Road, Suite 2140
Columbus, OH 43212
Ph: 614.259.7920
Fax: 614.293.9024

Facial Surgery Overview

With an array of surgical or non-surgical facial enhancement treatments, the hands of time can be turned back and a range of structural issues and skin conditions you may be experiencing can be significantly improved. Surgical facial enhancement procedures at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery are performed by specialty-trained cosmetic surgeons who are skilled and experienced with a wide range of techniques. Signs of aging and exhaustion along the face, a nasal appearance that is causing an imbalance among facial features, and many other aesthetic issues can be addressed by treatments that can improve your appearance and enhance your self-confidence. Our practice also offers a number of non-surgical and minimally invasive options, such as injectable dermal fillers and laser skin resurfacing, that can provide effective rejuvenation without the need for extended recovery periods.

The following descriptions will take you to more detailed overviews of some of the treatment options available at the Ohio State University Department of Plastic Surgery. Please contact us for more information, or to schedule a consultation.


Facelift procedures are some of the most commonly performed surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments in the U.S. A facelift is designed to smooth out even the deepest wrinkles and creases along the face by tightening underlying facial muscles and pulling the skin taut. Facelift surgery can take years off the face and give you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.

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Rhinoplasty, or nose reshaping surgery, can help you attain both aesthetic and functional improvements in the nose. This procedure can address lifelong issues you may be having with the nasal appearance, or correct breathing problems caused by a deviated septum. Rhinoplasty surgery can have a positive effect on the entire facial aesthetic, providing better balance and harmony among facial features.

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Eyelid Surgery – Blepharoplasty

Whether you are experiencing an excess of puffiness or “bagginess” in the lower eyelid areas, or the appearance of wrinkles and creases in the upper eyelid regions, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can smooth out and rejuvenate the skin surrounding the eyes for a more rested and more vibrant aesthetic. This procedure is often helpful for patients who are looking older than they really are due to signs of aging and stress that can manifest in the eyelid areas.

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BOTOX® Cosmetic

The most popular non-surgical aesthetic enhancement treatment available, BOTOX® Cosmetic can reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles, fine lines, and crow’s feet and give you a more refreshed and youthful appearance. BOTOX® injections can be completed in under 30 minutes with no downtime required, and the effects can last up to four months.

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Injectable Dermal Fillers

Innovations in minimally-invasive cosmetic enhancement techniques have yielded a number of effective injectable treatments such as JUVEDERM™, Restylane®, and many others. These treatments can fill in deep wrinkles and nasolabial folds (the area between the nose and mouth), add volume to cheeks that appear sunken or hollow, and make the lips appear fuller and more sensual. Many injectable dermal fillers have long-lasting effects, up to one year or more in some cases, and the results can often be maintained for even longer periods with occasional “touch-up” treatments.

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Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can rejuvenate your facial appearance by using powerful light energy to rid the skin of damaged layers and stimulate the healthier skin cells underneath. Wrinkles and signs of aging, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and other skin conditions can be effectively improved with these state-of-the-art procedures.

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Skin Care

The OSU Department of Plastic Surgery offers a full range of skin care procedures that can renew your skin to a healthier, smoother sheen. With options such as chemical peels, dermabrasion, and top-of-the-line prescription skin care products that you can apply at home, you can significantly improve signs of aging, acne, sun damage, uneven pigmentation, and other aesthetic issues. Our skin care treatments are overseen by professionals who can recommend the best options for your unique needs.

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