When you look and feel great, it’s easy to feel confident and sociable. But if you’re embarrassed by the size of your nose, baggy eyes, a recessed chin, or other concerns, it’s easy to feel unattractive and self-conscious. While all faces are unique, we have come to expect a certain ideal, and that is generally characterized by symmetry and balance of the facial features. When these expectations are not met, it can lead you to dislike how you look and affect everything from your self-esteem to your professional career and social interactions.
If you’re struggling to feel confident and attractive, we welcome you for personalized facial surgery in Carbondale, IL from our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Billy Laun. At our surgery center, you’ll find some of the most talented and experienced facial surgeons in the Southern Illinois communities—a team that has over 45 years of combined experience in cosmetic surgery, with amazing, natural results and countless success stories.
Leaders in Orofacial Surgical Care
Facial surgery involves subtly or dramatically altering the appearance of certain facial structures, including the nose, eyes, chin, and jaw. The goal is to provide personalized functional and cosmetic changes that improve the aesthetic appeal, symmetry, and portions of the face as naturally as possible. Not every surgeon is qualified to offer these procedures if they have not achieved a significant level of training and clinical experience demonstrating their skill and expertise. As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Laun has invested years of specialized training focused solely on function, cosmetic, and restorative surgeries of the mouth and face, with special attention on the muscles, skin, bone, and cartilage. This level of education, which also includes medical training and licensing in office-based anesthesia, uniquely qualifies our surgeons to provide complex facial surgery in our surgical facility in Carbondale, IL.
Leveraging their decades of combined experience, Dr. Laun routinely provides cosmetic treatments that ultimately restore harmony between the function and facial appearance of each patient. Maintaining active memberships in numerous associations, including the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, further ensures that our surgeons are incorporating the most advanced and minimally invasive techniques in facial surgery available today. If you’re considering facial surgery in Carbondale, IL, choose the team that remains dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care with predictable, life-changing results.
Our functional facial surgery treatments range from cosmetic chin implants to complex jaw reconstruction to improve everyday function. With detailed planning based on a high-resolution CBCT scan, we can provide incredibly precise surgery to address both aesthetic and functional issues. The goal of our facial recontouring surgeries is to provide the most natural outcomes for your unique facial anatomy by making subtle and intentional alternations to the areas of concern.
The chin can be a source of embarrassment if it is crooked, recessed, protruding, or big and affecting the aesthetics of the face and profile. A genioplasty relies on the patient’s own bone, which is precisely cut and moved either forward, backward, or altered to adjust the chin’s position. Secured with small plates and screws, this procedure offers permanent results and can improve breathing of to correct a recessed chin.
Chins that only need slight adjustments to improve aesthetics benefit from an implant instead of genioplasty. Often completed with a small incision inside the lower lip, a custom silicone chin implant is inserted and secured to the bone to bring the soft tissues slightly forward. If minor irregularities of the bone are present, these can first be smoothed before the implant is fixated.
The nose is never perfectly symmetrical, but it can cause self-consciousness in individuals if it is too large, wide, upturned, hooked, or has depressions or humps in the bridge. Rhinoplasty, or a “nose job,” sculpts the nose to improve size, shape, and symmetry with relative permanent outcomes. This surgery can also be functional to correct a deviated septum and improve nasal breathing.
The jaw(s) can be a source of debilitating dysfunction if not in the proper alignment or position. Jaw surgery repositions one or both jaws to restore symmetry and occlusion and improve comfort and function for everyday movements. Though mainly functional, orthognathic surgery can restore facial balance and improve smile aesthetics.
Self-consciousness about facial appearance can be successfully remedied with facial rejuvenation surgery to correct concerns ranging from puffy eyes to lesions in the head and neck regions. We take approaches that are as minimally invasive as possible to reduce visible scarring or other consequences of surgery, while ensuring natural-looking outcomes.
Fat deposits above and around the eyes or loose eyelid skin can result in eyes that appear tired or puffy, baggy eyes, and may impede vision. An eye lift, or blepharoplasty, removes the fat and excess skin to improve the cosmetic appearance of the eyelids and help the eyes look more naturally “awake.” Restoring a more natural contour of the eyelids can also improve vision.
Unwanted moles around the face and neck can quickly and painlessly be removed for cosmetic purposes or if cancerous tissues are present. Depending on the size of the mole and the purpose of treatment, stitches may be needed after the procedure. However, mole removal generally results in minor, unnoticeable scarring.
Xanthelasma, benign growths around the upper and lower eyelids, are often a source of self-consciousness due to their undesirable size and waxy, yellow color. Sometimes referred to as “cholesterol deposits,” they can be effectively excised without complications. Removal of these lesions may be accompanied by blepharoplasty to treat the affected eyelids.
Benign skin lesions around the head, neck, mouth, and jaws can leave individuals embarrassed about their appearance. If the lesion is cancerous, a larger area of tissue will need removal. Lesions are often excised following natural lines in the skin to minimize visible signs of scarring.
Our Patients Tell The Story Best
All I Wanted To Do Was Be Able To See – My Upper Eyelid Surgery With Dr. Laun Gave Me A New World
Larry - Eyelid Blepharoplasty
I Knew If I Needed An Implant and Sinus Graft I Was Coming Here! It Was Pain Free