Salinas Valley Plastic Surgery Associates is your destination for transformative facial procedures in Salinas and Monterey. From enhancing chin contours and refining nose shapes to rejuvenating the skin and brightening the eyes, we’re committed to helping you achieve your desired appearance. Explore our range of facial procedures tailored to meet your unique needs.

Facial Procedures Offered

Brow Lift

The brow area can sag as patients get older, but with a brow lift, this can be fixed. Also called a forehead lift, we can address age lines on the forehead and lift drooping eyebrows that have lost their definition and shape.

Chin Implants

Giving the chin more volume is a great option for patients who want to convey certain impressions with their looks. Getting a chin implant may result in a stronger-looking chin. This procedure also addresses cosmetic issues like a receding chin, thus giving patients a more balanced facial structure.

Ear Surgery

For cases where the ears of the patient are misshapen or have some sort of deformation by accident or from birth, ear surgery, also known as otoplasty, would be helpful. This procedure alters cartilage to reshape the ear. This is also a good option for patients who feel that their ears are too big and want to make them smaller.

Eyelid Surgery

Drooping eyelids can make patients look tired and stressed or give them the appearance of looking angry all the time. With eyelid surgery, excess skin can be removed, thus giving patients a brighter look. It can also help correct obstructed vision when the eyelids have drooped too far.


Millions of people have gotten a facelift for its effectiveness in combatting common signs of aging. With this procedure, patients can look younger and give their faces more definition. It’s done by lifting the underlying tissues of the face, which in turn tightens the skin and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a more targeted form of the regular facelift that addresses the subtler signs of aging. This is a good option for younger patients who are starting to show common signs of aging such as sagging cheeks and the formation of jowls. By getting this procedure, they will be able to enjoy their youthful looks for a longer time.


Rhinoplasty is a procedure that is meant to reshape the patient’s nose and even improve breathing functions. It can affect several aspects of the nose, such as its size, shape, depth, height, and sharpness. The procedure can involve making changes to the bone, cartilage, and/or soft tissue of the nose.

Common Concerns Addressed

Our patients typically have a variety of concerns that often revolve around both the aesthetic and functional aspects of the face. Here are some common concerns that our surgical procedures aim to address:

  1. Signs of aging (wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines)
  2. Asymmetry in facial features
  3. Skin quality (texture, pigmentation, scarring)
  4. Nasal concerns (deviated septum or breathing issues)
  5. Contouring and enhancement of the cheeks, chin, or jawline
  6. Reconstruction after trauma, cancer surgery, or to correct congenital anomalies
  7. Drooping eyelids or under-eye bags
  8. Removing excess fat around the neck and lower face

How to Prepare for Face Procedures

We advise our patients to prepare for face procedures even before consulting with us. They can prepare their medical history and list down their goals, do some research on the procedures they are interested in, and compile a list of questions for us to answer.

It is also important that patients directly speak with their insurance provider to see if the procedure we agree to is covered fully or partially so that they can prepare any additional funds and documentation.

When we finally meet during the consultation, our team will discuss any expectations, risks, and additional information about the procedure we believe is best for the patient’s concerns. We will also talk about what to do and what not to do before the procedure, such as quitting smoking and alcohol consumption for faster and smoother recovery, as well as minimizing sun exposure.

Be sure also to have someone to bring you home after your procedure, and have them assist you around the house for a few days. It’s also a good idea to stock up on ice packs and prescribed medications to ease the pain while you are recovering.

Schedule a Consultation Today

At Salinas Valley Plastic Surgery Associates, our team is dedicated to guiding you through every stage of all our facial procedures in Salinas and Monterey. Schedule your consultation today to explore your options and develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Am I a Candidate for Face Procedures?

    We consider patients as ideal candidates for facial procedures if they are in good overall health, have realistic expectations about the outcomes, and are seeking improvement in their facial appearance for reasons such as aging, asymmetry, or specific concerns like a disproportionate nose or sagging skin.

  • What Can I Expect During a Face Procedure Consultation?

    During your consultation for a facial procedure, we’ll conduct a detailed medical review where you’ll discuss your medical history, including any conditions, allergies, previous surgeries, and medications. You’ll also have the opportunity to discuss your goals and expectations, allowing us to understand your concerns.

    We will then outline a personalized treatment plan while discussing their expected outcomes. You’ll also receive pre- and post-procedure instructions to prepare for surgery and recovery effectively. Finally, there will be ample time for you to ask questions and express any concerns so that you feel confident and informed about your decision.

  • What Are the Risks and Benefits of Face Procedures?

    Facial procedures come with a range of benefits, including improved appearance, enhanced facial contours, and the correction of functional issues, such as breathing difficulties due to a deviated septum.

    However, please be aware of the risks associated with any surgery, which may include infection, bleeding, scarring, and reactions to anesthesia.

  • How Long Do Results Last After a Face Procedure?

    How long results last depends on the type of procedure, individual patient factors like skin quality and lifestyle, and adherence to post-operative care instructions.

    For instance, facelift results may last 10 years or more, although natural aging processes continue. Rhinoplasty offers typically permanent results. Eyelid surgery results can endure for 10 to 15 years, sometimes longer.

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