Dr. Jude LaBarbera is a highly experienced face surgeon who works with patients in Scottsdale, Gilbert, Phoenix, and surrounding Arizona areas. Dr. LaBarbera offers eyelid surgery, facelift, facial fat grafting, rhinoplasty, and other facial procedures dedicated to the aesthetic and functional enhancement of the face. These procedures help turn the clock back on your face and give you that pricelessly refreshed, youthful and energized look. Whether you’re looking to smooth out wrinkles, restore volume, remove eye bags, or improve the appearance of your nose, Dr. LaBarbera tailors each procedure to meet your specific goals.
A face lift will correct sagging and folds in the lower face, restore tone, and rejuvenate your youthful appearance. This is usually an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia. In some cases, patients may be required to stay overnight at the facility for their own benefit. The procedure takes about 3-4 hours to complete. Most of Dr. LaBarbera’s face lift patients are back up within 4-6 weeks, but it may take a few months for the full results to manifest.
A neck lift is a less invasive (than face lift) and more targeted procedure used to correct a turkey neck, jowly appearance, and a double chin. It creates an overall elegant neck shape with a well-defined jawline. This is an outpatient procedure carried out under general anesthesia. Dr. LaBarbera will provide detailed instructions to ensure an uninterrupted recovery and healing after surgery. Many neck lift patients are up and going within just a few weeks.
Eyelid surgery will correct bags under the eyes, puffiness, crepey skin, and ‘hooded lids’ to achieve an awake, youthful and refreshed eye appearance. The procedure may target the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. This is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. It takes between 1 and 3 hours for Dr. Jude LaBarbera to complete the procedure. Following the surgery, most patients experience swelling and discoloration around the eye areas – but this typically goes away within days. Most patients recover fully within 2-4 weeks.
Nose reshaping surgery enhances the appearance of the nose and in some cases also improves breathing. This is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia and takes 1-2 hours to complete. Many patients are able to return to daily activities within 3-5 days, and strenuous exercise can be resumed within 6 weeks. Bruising, soreness and other side effects are often present for a few weeks. It may take 6-12 months for the full results of the nose job to manifest.
FACIAL FAT GRAFTING
Also known as fat transfer, a fat grafting procedure removes fat from areas where it’s in excess (usually the abdomen or thighs) and uses it to enhance the patient’s appearance. This is an outpatient procedure that is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 1 hour to complete. The donor areas are usually fitted with a compression garment to help with healing over the next 2-3 weeks. For most patients, the face resolves within 2 weeks, with minimal residual swelling and bruising – if any at all.
Dr. Jude LaBarbera performs ear pinning (setback otoplasty), earlobe reduction and earlobe repair to enhance the appearance of his patients’ earlobes. An otoplasty is an outpatient procedure that is typically performed under general anesthesia. The procedure takes 1-2 hours to complete, and the patient is sent home to continue with recovery. Any activities around the ear area must be avoided over the first week after surgery, but most patients recover fully within the first 2 weeks.
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The LaBarbera clinic is a full-service plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery practice offering a broad range of procedures to enhance your natural beauty and take your confidence to the next level. We go the extra mile to make each patient comfortable and our surgical team works together to achieve results as dramatic or as subtle as you desire. Dr. Jude LaBarbera takes great pride sharing in each patient’s vision and working diligently to help each one of them feel more attractive, confident, and vivacious than ever before. If you are wondering whether plastic surgery with Dr. Jude LaBarbera can help reach your goals, see our before and after photos from patients who are already living with their results.