Popular Procedures Used in Facial Surgery

Cosmetic facial surgery is more popular today than ever. What used to be the sole domain of celebrities and women has been joined by men and sometimes children. However, some types of facial plastic surgery are more common than others.


A rhinoplasty, more commonly known as a “nose job”, is a procedure to change the nose’s shape. The surgery may take place to correct a functional problem with the nose, such as impaired breathing, or it may be purely cosmetic to correct a perceived unflattering nose appearance. Sometimes, the motivation is to improve both form and function.

The higher part of the nose is composed of bone, while the lower part consists of softer cartilage. A rhinoplasty can make changes in the bone structure, cartilage or skin. It can even modify each of these.

When we plan your rhinoplasty, we take into consideration your other facial features, like your skin around your nose and what changes you would like to make. If you prove to be a good candidate for a rhinoplasty, we will develop a tailor-made plan just for you and your own individual desires and needs.


When people think of facial surgery for cosmetic purposes, a facelift is surely the one procedure that most commonly comes to mind. The aging process is tough on our skin. When we get older, our skin loses elasticity and begins to sag. As a result, we often end up appearing older than we actually feel inside.

The facelift procedure is performed by lifting and shifting the skin and underlying soft tissues into a position associated with a younger person. There is no one-size-fits-all approach that is best for every patient. We take into account both your individual needs and facial structure when developing a plan for you.


Many people are unsatisfied with the appearance of one or both of their ears. For children, it can be particularly difficult when they are the object of ridicule or harassment simply because of the appearance of their ears.

Otoplasty, commonly known as ear surgery, helps correct the proportion, position or shape of the ear. The surgery can help to correct genetic defects in the ear that are present at birth or an ear that has been injured and disfigured.

Otoplasty helps form a natural shape for the ears and brings them into balance with the face. The correction of even slight ear deformities can transform the appearance and greatly improve self-esteem.

Other Facial Surgery Procedures

At Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento, Dr. Kaniff has performed countless cosmetic facial surgeries ranging from eyelid surgery and a neck lift to chin and cheek implants. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how facial surgery can help you.

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