Learn about facial procedures in Miami with Dr. Zuriarrain.

If you’re thinking about undergoing a facial surgery like a face lift or neck lift, then you may have many questions about what the procedure can do for you and which face surgery is right for you.

In this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn what facial surgery is and what areas it will target. You’ll learn what to expect at your pre-surgery consultation and what techniques will be used during the surgery. You’ll also learn the best ways to recover and what you can expect from your healing time.

As a special bonus, we’ve added a glossary guide to define common facial surgery terminology to help guide you as you make your decision for undergoing a facial surgery.

Why Facial

Your face is the first thing that people see when they meet you. Every line and wrinkle and sagging spot tells a story about where you’ve been but they also reveal a big secret: Your age!

As you age, your skin becomes looser due to heredity, changes in your weight, gravity or other outside factors. You might have extra lines in unwanted places or you might consider your chin to be full of excess skin.

Facial surgery can help correct these problem areas by tightening and toning the facial muscles, removing excess skin and giving your entire face a much-needed younger look.

Common Face Surgery Questions

How will I know if a facial surgery is right for me?

If you’ve been thinking a lot about your face area and you are unhappy with what you’re currently seeing, then it’s time to consider a facial surgery procedure to help you regain your confidence and love of your facial features. The number one goal of facial surgery is to give you a look you’re happy with.

What if I’m not sure if facial surgery is the right choice? What if I have questions?

Almost all of our clients have questions about their surgery. That’s why the most important step before considering surgery is meeting with your surgeon for a consultation. At your consultation appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to tell your surgeon your wants and wishes for facial surgery. You’ll learn about what you can expect from surgery and the techniques that will get you the best results.

Your surgeon will measure and look at your facial area. You will want to share your medical history and ask any questions you may have at your consultation. This will allow everyone involved to get to know your wants and wishes on a personal level.

A Guide To Facial Surgery

What You Need To Know

Facial surgery can help shape and contour the areas of the ears, eyelids, forehead, nose, cheeks, jawline and chin. There are many different types of surgery available. Both invasive and non-invasive procedures are available to help give you the look you want.

A face surgery will help to relax overworked muscles, tighten sagging skin and help give shape and structure to areas of the face that have lost elasticity. Face surgery can help the eyelids look less puffy and the give the jawline a taut, formed appearance.

Other benefits of facial surgery include:

  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Removal of excess fat
  • Tightening of the neck area
  • Contouring of the lower face
  • Tighter, firmer jaw and jawline
  • Reduction of jowls or double chin area
  • Rebalance of structure
  • Tightening of muscles and underlying tissue

The Basics of
Facial Surgery

After you make the decision to have a facial surgery procedure, you’ll get a list of instructions to follow from your surgeon. This may include abstaining from smoking and taking aspirin. When your surgery day arrives, you’ll be given a general anesthesia so you won’t feel any pain during surgery. Some facial surgeries may be performed with a local anesthetic. After your surgery, your incisions will be closed and you’ll be monitored while you wake up from anesthesia. Once you wake up, you’ll be able to go home that very same day.

After-Surgery Guide
for Recovery

When you wake up from surgery, you may have special bandages or ice packs to reduce swelling, you’ll also be given a special set of instructions to follow to look for signs of infection or other issues in the days after surgery. To minimize scarring and make sure you heal properly, you’ll want to follow all instructions for recovery and maintenance. As soon as the swelling begins to go down, you’ll notice the results of your facial surgery.


When it comes to facial surgery, there are a lot of things you need to understand. You may be confused about some of the facial procedures and terminology. Here’s a quick guide so you can consider all the options available.

FaceliftA facelift is one of the most well-known of all plastic surgeries. A facelift helps issues with the lower third of the face. A facelift is personalized for each individual client but normally is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make incisions along your hairline and around the folds of the ear. These will be very hard to see upon healing. Incisions are made along the hairline and in the folds of the ear so that they are discrete to outside observers. A true facelift also incorporates the muscles and tissues of the face so as to avoid the pulled effect. Topical treatments can also be used to help boost the benefits of a facelift.
RhinoplastyThere are a few different reasons for wanting surgery on the nose. Maybe you find your nose too large or too wide. This procedure will help ensure your nose is a natural fit with your face.
Brow LiftWho doesn’t hate those ugly lines on the forehead. A brow lift will help take care of the top of your face and reduce sagging of the skin due to heredity, gravity or environmental factors. If you have a protruding brow, excess skin can be removed to ensure a thinner appearance.
Blepharoplasty / Eyelid SurgeryPuffy eyes can derail a youthful appearance. Luckily, eyelid surgery can reduce the puffiness and give you a more youthful appearance.
Injectable Treatments + faceliftTo help with aging, it’s a great idea to use injectable treatments in conjunction with your facelift. The most common are called Juvederm or Botox and are commonly used in today’s plastic surgery and traditional medicine fields.
Neck LiftThe jawline and neck area are also areas that show aging fast. This procedure can remove excess fat and skin, help shape and contour the jawline and fight the effects of gravity and sagging.
Mini Lift or Micro Mini LiftA minimally invasive procedure that helps lift the lower part of the face. Long-lasting results are possible if the underlying tissues and muscles are also lifted and reshaped. A mini lift can be performed as an outpatient procedure.