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Face And Skin Surgery Options

Our face is a large part of our identity. At Jude LaBarbera, MD Plastic Surgery, we can help you feel positive about your self-image. Dr. M. Jude LaBarbera is skilled in performing all types of facial plastic surgery procedures, including Facelift, Neck Lift, Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty. Facial Fat Grafting and Ear Shaping.


A facelift helps counteract the effects of aging, sun exposure, and daily stresses on the face. Your Phoenix and Mesa plastic surgeon will remove excess fat or add fat through fat grafting fat while tightening the skin and muscles to give your face a rejuvenated, youthful look. A facelift procedure, also known as a rhytidectomy, can be combined into brow lift, eyelid surgery, neck lift, and laser skin resurfacing. Dr. LaBarbera strives to be the best plastic surgeon Phoenix can provide and will come up with an individualized treatment plan to give your face a natural cosmetic boost.


A neck lift procedure will help reverse the signs of aging and achieve a more youthful and toned appearance in the neck area. Dr. LaBarbera will work to remove excess sagging skin, diminish neck ‘banding’, and reduce wrinkling. Many patients who undergo this cosmetic procedure benefit from a youthful, angled neck or jawline at any age.


Eyelid surgery addresses eyes that are puffy, droopy, and that are underlined with circles – making the patient look unhappy, tired, angry and sometimes inhibit normal vision. Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure targets the appearance and aesthetic of the upper eyelid, lower eyelid, or both. Patients are able to achieve eyes that appear bright and alert, making you look energized, refreshed, and alert.


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.


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.