Your face is your most visible feature. The expressions you make and the appearance of your face conveys what and how you feel. Signs of facial aging include a loss of the skin elasticity and firmness which result in sagging tissue and wrinkles. These visible signs of aging can affect our self confidence and how we appear to others.

You may appear tired or sad due to aging in the midface, jaw line and neck. Heavy or droopy eyelids can give the same appearance. Many women and men in Palm Harbor and Clearwater seek facial plastic surgery in to “set back the clock” and give a more youthful appearance or to improve the shape and contour of facial features such as the eyes, cheeks, chin, brow, and ears.

If you are bothered by the signs of aging in your face or want to correct or enhance a certain facial feature, facial plastic surgery may be right for you.

Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

Common Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures in Palm Harbor and Clearwater include:

Face Lift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

Face Lift Surgery, or Rhytidectomy Surgery, is a surgical procedure for men and women designed to address moderate to deep facial wrinkles, help eliminate those telltale signs of aging caused by stress, time and other environmental elements, and improve the overall appearance of the face and jaw area. Facelift Surgery can be an effective plastic surgery procedure to improve appearance and enhance self-confidence. In some instances, your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Moraitis, may recommend a combination of procedures such as a Facelift and Forehead Lift, also called Brow Lift Surgery. Or your Plastic Surgeon may recommend less invasive plastic surgery procedures such as a Chemical Peels, Laser Procedure, or Microdermabrasion to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Short Scar Face Lift Surgery (Minimal Incision Facelift)

Many plastic surgery patients in Palm Harbor and Clearwater seek Short Scar Lift Surgery with Dr. Moraitis due to the limited incisions necessary to perform this transforming facial procedure. The principle difference between Dr. Moraitis’ Short-Scar Facelift and the Traditional Facelift Procedures he commonly performs is that the short-scar lift features a significantly reduced scar burden. The scarring in the crease behind the ear and in the hairline behind the ear is largely or completely eliminated.

Neck Lift Surgery (Cervicoplasty)

Over time and with age or weight loss or gain, women and men can develop what many refer to as a “turkey neck” or “turkey waddle”. They can become very self-conscious about the appearance or the lack of definition of their neck. Neck Lift Surgery provides a solution to people searching to improve the appearance of the neck and under the jaw line. Neck Lift Surgery is designed to reduce the loose, sagging skin of the neck and “jowl” or jaw line. However, it does not rejuvenate the facial area. Neck Lift Surgery can be performed alone, or in combination with other procedures such as a Face Lift or chin augmentation. Combined, these procedures can provide a complete facial rejuvenation.

Brow Lift Surgery (Forehead Lift Surgery)

Your face is the one area you cannot hide the effects of aging. You may feel perfectly rested and content only to have people tell you that you look tired or worried. Deep furrows or sagging eyebrows can make you look tired, old, sad or angry even when you don’t feel any of those. If you want to regain that youthful appearance or “look as good as you feel,” Brow Lift Surgery  may be right for you. Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Isidoros Moraitis, commonly combines a forehead or brow lift with other procedures, such as Facelift Surgery or Eyelid Surgery to enhance your youthful, refreshed, and natural appearance.


If you are considering surgery to refinish your facial skin, Dermabrasion Surgery in Palm Harbor may be right for you. Dermabrasion “refinishes” the skin’s top layers through a method of controlled surgical scraping. Dr. Moraitis performs this procedure on Facial Rejuvenation patients to soften and smooth surface irregularities. Dermabrasion can be performed on small areas of skin or on the entire face using surgical instruments to remove the affected skin layers. Dr. Moraitis commonly performs Dermabrasion on his Palm Harbor and Clearwater patients to improve the look of acne scarring, scarring as a result of an accident or previous surgery, or to smooth out deep facial lines and wrinkles.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)

Our eyes are said to be the windows to our soul. Their appearance can greatly effect how people see you. Women and men with excess skin and/or fat of the upper or lower eyelids are often told they look “tired” or “angry” when they feel happy and well rested. Their outer appearance does not reflect how the feel inside. Eyelid Surgery, or Blepharoplasty Surgery in Palm Harbor, is a surgical procedure to remove the excess skin and fat around the eyes, rejuvenating your look and eliminating that tired and angry appearance of the aging eye. Eyelid Surgery can also address functional deficits such as impaired vision caused by drooping upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty can be done alone, or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a facelift or brow lift.

Asian Eyelid Surgery (Double Eyelid Surgery)

While Asian Upper Eyelid Surgery can add an upper eyelid crease to Asian eyes, it does not erase evidence of your ethnic or racial heritage.

Women and men of Asian decent are unique in that their facial shape, the eyes, nose and overall sizes tend to be different from Caucasians. Approximately 50 percent of all Asians are born with the “Single eyelid” or “single fold” type, meaning without an upper eyelid crease, while the rest are born with an upper lid crease. The latter type is traditionally called the “double eyelid” type. For the last fifty years, upper eyelid surgery ranks as the most frequently performed aesthetic plastic surgery in Asia and among Asians living in America.

Ear Surgery (Otoplasty)

Ear Surgery, also known as Ear Pinning Surgery or Otoplasty Surgery, is a common procedure performed on both adults and children with protruding ears. Prominent or protruding ears can have an effect on one’s self-confidence for both men and women and even children. While female patients are able to hide their prominent ears by styling their hair in a certain fashion, men find it more difficult to hide. Ear Surgery for correction of prominent ears can be performed on children as young as 5 or 6 when their ears have fully developed.

Cleft Earlobes (caused by wear or tear from earrings)

The repair of torn earlobes or reduction of earlobe size can be performed under local anesthesia as an in-office procedure with little to no down-time. For more information on this procedure or for cost of Earlobe Repair , please call or contact Dr. Moraitis or his staff at his Plastic Surgery center in Palm Harbor today.

For more information about Facial Surgery options or to schedule a cosmetic consultation with our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Palm Harbor and Clearwater, please call or contact Dr. Moraitis or his staff at his Plastic Surgery center today.