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Aesthetic Guide
Dr. Harris takes the lead in 3-D simulation in the facial plastic surgery field

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3-D Facial Contouring

Dr. Harris is the first in the nation to offer Face Sculptor, 3-D facial simulation as a tool to highlight the unique contours of your face and to show you what you can expect from a customized rejuvenation plan. The Center for Aesthetic Modernism (CAM) 3-D approach concentrates on volume loss and it's unique role in the appearance of facial aging. Special attention is directed to areas where early facial aging is most evident (eyes, cheeks, and neck). 3-D imaging helps Dr. Harris precisely determine ideal amounts of volume necessary to restore youthful contours. This approach is ideal for patients looking for an alternative to the traditional facelift and a more natural facial rejuvenation. Under eye hollowing, deep smile line folds, flat cheeks, and a droopy jawline can all be significantly improved without the downtime and scarring associated with the traditional or mini-facelift.

The images below illustrate 3-D before and after results of patients who have undergone facial contouring procedures such as Blepharoplasty and Fat transfer with Dr. Harris.  The 3-D images allow one to gain a more realistic appreciation for the natural appearing results after surgery.  Please take the time to click on the rotate tool bar icon to analyze at your own speed the subtle, elegant cosmetic changes in each of the patients below.

The image above showcases a Maryland woman who underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty and facial fat transfer performed by Dr. Harris. Notice the natural refreshed appearance in the after photo as a result of enhanced facial contours in the region of the upper eyelid and cheeks.

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Lower Blepharoplasty

This young woman of African American and Puerto Rican descent from Virginia, was concerned about the puffy appearance of her lower lids. Notice the more rested appearance of her eyes, 4 months following hidden incision lower Blepharoplasty performed by Dr. Harris.

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Fat Transfer and Upper Blepharoplasty

This patient of African American descent from Maryland presented with concerns regarding a tired eye appearance and desired a more rejuvenated look. 5 months following upper lid Blepharoplasty and facial fat transfer performed by Dr. Harris, notice the restored rested appearance of the eyes and increased volume and softening of the midface.

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Face and Culture

Every culture has its own definition of beauty. At the Center for Aesthetic Modernism, we understand that our patients want to look their best and stay connected to their roots and heritage. Having an appreciation of culture and personality characteristics facilitates the communication between Dr. Harris and his patients. The sharing of information runs both ways: each patient outlines his or her aesthetic goals, while Dr. Harris educates each patient on his recommendations and treatments. Together, we can create an aesthetic plan based on what's appropriate to enhance a harmonious, balanced look that fits you.

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BEFORE

AFTER
See what a Fat Transfer and Upper Blepharoplasty patient had to say about her procedure.
 
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Facial Contouring Procedures

Your face is the first thing people notice about you. When age begins to catch up with us, all too often our appearance doesn't reflect how we feel on the inside. The Advanced Facial Aesthetic concept envisioned by facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Monte O. Harris, focuses on restoring a youthful, refreshed appearance through minimally invasive plastic surgery. This approach is ideal for patients looking for an alternative to the traditional facelift and a more natural facial rejuvenation with a brief recovery period. Preferred surgical procedures include blepharoplasty, facial fat transfer, and neck liposuction. These operations can be performed together for total rejuvenation or as separate smaller procedures. All of the procedures can be performed in an outpatient surgical setting and in some cases with just local anesthesia alone.

The Aging Process - A Volume Focus

As we age, much of the youthful fullness in the face is lost or redistributed.  Cosmetic Physicians now realize facial sagging is not only due to gravity, but also due to volume changes.  Rejuvenating procedures are now not only focusing on tightening, but also on restoring youthful facial contours.  The first telltale signs of aging are frequently localized to the area around the eyes and cheeks.  We have all personally experienced how "tired eyes" can add years to your appearance.  Changes around the eyes such as droopy brows, hooding of skin over the upper eyelid, hollowing beneath the eyes, and under eye bags all contribute to an aged appearance.  Full cheeks and high cheekbones are classic signs of a youthful face.  With midface aging, the cheek pad diminishes in size, moves downward and accumulates along the skin fold separating the mouth from the cheek.  This change in cheek position and loss of fullness makes our face look older, sunken and gaunt.  As the aging process continues, changes in the areas of the chin, jawline, and neck also become evident.  Surprisingly, many of the early signs of facial aging can be reversed through the creative combination of smaller targeted facial contouring procedures focusing on replacing the volume that gives us a youthful look.

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