Facial Conditions

When you visit our plastic surgery practice near New Haven, CT, you’ll discover many facial cosmetic surgery and skin rejuvenation procedures to give you a renewed, but natural look. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Price offers both surgical and non-surgical ways improve the majority of common facial conditions including the following:

Acne scarring

Chronic acne can leave permanent scars on ones face. A scar is formed as the natural part of the healing process. These scars vary from deep pit scars to angular and wavelike scars. Fortunately, microdermabrasion and laser skin rejuvenation treatments are available at our Connecticut office to reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

Aging or sun-damaged skin

Over time our skin shows signs of aging, including dark spots or age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines.While the sun can feel good and produce a tan, over time sun exposure produces cellular damage and increases the risk of skin cancer. Smoking also rapidly increases the aging process of the skin.We offer many state-of-the-art anti-aging skin treatments that reduce wrinkles and help resurface the skin. In addition, plastic surgery options such as face lift and neck lift are available which can help reduce the signs of aging.


Double-chin & excess loose skin around neck

As we age, for natural reasons our bodies show signs of aging. These signs can manifest as sagging in the mid-face area, folds or creases in the lower eyelids, facial jowls, and loose skin. Loose skin under the jaw can make a person of healthy weight appear to have a double chin. Dr. Price performs face lift and neck lift surgery to reduce these signs of aging.

Ear deformity or tear

Due to trauma or accidents, infections, or surgical deformities, there are many natural reasons or causes for ear deformity. These deformations can greatly affect ones appearance. Fortunately, Dr. Price offers several ear surgery (otoplasty) options to help correct, repair, and restore the ears.

Eyelid puffiness or sagging skin

Excess skin around the eyes can cause problems including impairment of vision, puffy appearance to the upper eyelids, appearance of being tired or fatigued, bags around the eyes, or droopiness of the eyelids themselves. Dr. Price offers non-surgical treatment such as Thermage®, as well as eyelid surgery to improve the signs of aging on the eyelids.

Facial jowls and sagging skin

As we age, for natural reasons our bodies show signs of aging. These signs can manifest as sagging in the mid-face area, folds or creases in the lower eyelids, facial jowls, and loose skin. Loose skin under the jaw can make a person of healthy weight appear to have a double chin. Face lift and facial implants can surgically improve these conditions. We offer a variety of non-surgical anti-aging treatments as well.

Fine lines and wrinkles

As the body ages, collagen in the skin loosens. Wrinkles and fine lines appear in areas of high activity such as forehead, cheeks, eyes, and mouth. These conditions can be corrected with one or a combination of our non-surgical anti-aging treatments.

Nasal breathing difficulties

The nasal septum separates the nasal passages in the nose. The septum is made out of cartilage and thin bone. Due to birth defects or injury, some people have a deviated septum which can cause troubled breathing and snoring among other problems. Dr. Prices performs functional rhinoplasty (nose surgery) to correct these conditions.

Nose and facial profile appearance

If you are very uncomfortable with the appearance of your nose, you may want to consider nose surgery as an option to adjust its appearance.

Post-traumatic nose injury

Trauma to the nose may leave it in a different shape or contour than it had previous to the injury. This may alter ones facial appearance negatively. Nose surgery (rhinoplasty) may be an option to correct any shape deformations.

Prominent turned out ears

Ears naturally angle away from the head to varying degrees for all individuals. While a what is consider a “normal ear” is a subjective judgment with a cultural bias, for those individuals who have turned out ears and wish to change their appearance, ear surgery (otoplasty) is available.

Recessed facial features

There are many factors which may contribute to recessed facial features. Aesthetic facial features vary naturally by sex, race, and perception of the beholder from a particular culture. Natural variations in our jaw and head structure may cause the appearance of a weak chin, which makes the neck appear larger. For some, cheeks may be recessed which may cause the appearance of age. Others may have a recessed nose or strong imbalance to facial features. There are multiple plastic surgery options such as facial implants, as well as a variety of non-surgical options available to cosmetically alter the appearance of one’s face.

Sagging brow and forehead wrinkles

Over time, wrinkles and creases naturally form across the forehead. These are commonly referred to as frown lines or a low and sagging brow. These changes are a result of gravitational and involutional changes that result in eyebrows that rest lower than their normal position.

Facial expression and mood can be communicated by positional and relational changes of the forehead, eyebrow, and eyelids. Forehead wrinkles and sagging can suggest tiredness, sleepiness, or a worried effect when none is intended. These conditions can be corrected surgically with a brow lift, as well with anti-aging treatments like BOTOX® Cosmetic.

Sagging skin

As we age, our skin gradually loses elasticity. Over time, the skin’s underlying structure degrades, robbing our faces of their youthful fullness, contour, and resilience. Skin also renews itself more slowly as we age. Other factors include genetics, weight changes, and sun damage. The combination of these factors leads to a sagging appearance of the skin. Fortunately, many treatments are available to improve your appearance and remove sagging skin such as a face lift and neck lift, and many anti aging treatments.

Thin eyelashes

Thin eyelashes may occur for a variety of reasons. Existing lashes may be thickened, and new lash growth may be stimulated with LATISSE®.

Unwanted fat deposits

Even with diet and exercise, certain fat deposits often persist around the face and neck. For many in good health, exercise alone is not a practical option to remove fat deposits. Fortunately, liposuction is a safe and effective method to target these fat deposits, when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon for healthy candidates.

Your Next Step

Are you ready to find out more about our services? Request a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Price or call his office in Guilford at 203-453-6635. His office is convenient to patients from New Haven and other communities in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and is 90 minutes from New York.