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Can You Really Change Your Face With Plastic Surgery?

Brunette female red lipstick smiling on gray background We’ve all seen the dramatic before-and-after photos of people who have had plastic surgery. The results can be pretty amazing, making people look years – or even decades – younger. But is it really possible to change your face with plastic surgery?

The short answer is yes, but it’s more complex than that. Several factors come into play regarding plastic surgery and its results. These include the surgeon’s skill, the type of surgery carried out, the patient’s age and skin type, and the healing process.

In this article, we will take a closer look at all of these factors to understand better what plastic surgery can – and cannot – do for your face.

What’s Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgery is a type of surgery that aims to improve the appearance of the face. A facial plastic surgeon can correct birth defects, reconstruct the face after an injury, or enhance the appearance of the face for cosmetic reasons.

The Types of Facial Surgery

Several different types of facial surgery can be performed, depending on your specific goals and needs. Here are the most common types of facial surgery include:


A rhytidectomy, or face-lift, is a surgical procedure that can remove excess skin and tighten the underlying muscles in the face and neck. This procedure can help smooth wrinkles and give the face a more youthful appearance.


Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a procedure that can help to improve the appearance of the eyelids. This can involve removing excess skin, fat, or muscle from the eyelids to help improve the appearance of drooping or sagging eyelids.


Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a procedure that can serve to alter the shape or size of the nose. This can be done for cosmetic reasons or to improve breathing function.


Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is a procedure that can help improve the ears’ appearance. This can involve reshaping the ear, reducing the size of the earlobes, or repositioning the ears closer to the head.

Contact Us for a Consultation 

Are you considering facial surgery in Fort Worth, Texas? You should contact Dr. Kelly R. Kunkel. Give us a call at 817-335-5200 to schedule your consultation!

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