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Facial Plastic Surgery


Signs of aging typically appear first in the most obvious location – your face. With fine lines and wrinkles on display for the world to see, many people looking to restore a youthful appearance turn to procedures which minimize aging of the face. Located in Los Altos, Mittelman Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, is the go-to clinic for patients in and around San Jose, Palo Alto, and the surrounding communities of California, who desire facial plastic surgery to help them turn back the clock.


There are a number of procedures which fall under the umbrella of facial surgery. These procedures target the facial area or the neck, working to enhance one’s appearance. Facial surgery can be performed for cosmetic reasons, such as to restore a youthful appearance. Most facial procedures target one specific area; multiple procedures may be necessary to create the appearance you desire.


  • Restore a look of youth
  • Create a refreshed appearance
  • Tighten sagging skin and relaxed facial muscles
  • Restore one’s confidence in their appearance


Strong candidates for facial surgery are those who have facial issues which can be corrected by facial procedures. The best candidates go into surgery with a positive attitude, and realistic expectations of the results surgery may offer. Every surgical candidate’s reasons for undergoing such a procedure vary.


At Mittelman Plastic Surgery, board-certified facial plastic surgeon Harry Mittelman, MD, offers the following types of facial plastic surgery:


Blepharoplasty is commonly known as eyelid surgery. This procedure lasts one to three hours and is performed using either a combination of sedatives and local anesthesia, or the patient is put under general anesthesia. The procedure targets and removes excess fat and eyelid skin through small incisions in the upper and/or lower eyelid creases. A related procedure, transconjunctival blepharoplasty, is an option for patients who only wish to target fat deposits under the lower eyelids; this procedure is less invasive, as incisions are only made on the inner lower eyelid.

Brow Lift

A sagging brow line, worry lines and other signs of aging on the forehead can be corrected through a brow lift. A brow lift can provide patients with a youthful look instead of the tired, angry look which is given off by brow furrows and horizontal lines. The area above the eyes is lifted and smoothed, erasing aging lines.

Cheek Augmentation

The cheek and cheekbone regions of the face can be augmented and defined using malar and submalar augmentation procedures. Dr. Mittelman is a pioneer of facial implant surgery. The Mittelman Pre-Jowl Implants are the most popular implants of that type in the United States and are used worldwide.

Chin Implant

Mentoplasty, or chin augmentation, is a procedure which corrects a chin which has receded and gives the jaw line a new shape. Chin implants are inserted during the procedure to enhance the look of the jaw and to create a balanced facial appearance. Dr. Mittelman is a pioneer of facial implant surgery. The Mittelman Extended Chin Implants are the most popular implants of that type in the United States and are used worldwide.

Facial Liposuction

Facial fat deposits located on the neck, jaw area and cheeks can be removed through facial liposuction.


A facelift can turn back the effects of aging that have affected your face over time. A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is the third most sought after cosmetic surgery, thanks to the youthful look it can create. Look more youthful and put your best face forward always with a facelift.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is less invasive than a full facelift, involving fewer incisions. There are many types of mini facelift procedures, which may be performed together to create the desired look, including cheek tuck-ups, submentoplasty, a mini lift, neck lift, S-lift and other trademarked procedures.

Lip Augmentation

Lip augmentation creates fuller lips through the use of lip injections or lip implants.

Neck Lift

Platysmaplasty, or a neck lift, tightens neck skin and corrects sagging neck muscles. This procedure works to erase neck bands and saggy skin below the jaw, creating a defined and firm neck and jawline region.


Otoplasty, or ear surgery, is typically performed under general anesthesia and lasts two to three hours for younger children. Sedation and local anesthesia may be an option for older adolescents and adults undergoing the procedure. Commonly, incisions are made behind the ear, and the ear is reshaped by reforming, removing or repositioning ear cartilage. The ear may also be anchored via suture to create a new ear shape.


Rhinoplasty is a nose reshaping procedure and is one of the most sought after facial surgeries. The nose shape can be redefined by removing bumps, increasing or decreasing the size of the nose, reshaping the nose tip or bridge, reducing nostril width or correcting the angle of the nose. Nose surgery can balance facial harmony and provide a natural look.

Revision Rhinoplasty

Revision rhinoplasty, or secondary rhinoplasty, occurs when the same procedure is performed on a patient who has undergone the procedure in the past. A revision rhinoplasty may be performed to improve nasal function and nasal aesthetics in someone who has undergone rhinoplasty before.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Injectable fillers can be used to reshape the nose and improve symmetry without the need to undergo a surgical procedure.


Facial surgeries for cosmetic reasons are typically not covered by insurance. The coverage you receive will depend on your insurance plan and the reason you are having facial surgery performed.

At the time of consultation, Dr. Mittelman will evaluate your facial features and provide you with the options which apply to your scenario.


Generally, facial surgeries are considered elective by most insurance providers. Mittelman Plastic Surgery aims to provide our patients with many payment options to make surgery affordable for everyone. We accept checks, credit cards, and cash.

Harry Mittelman, MD, is recognized as a pioneer in facial plastic surgery. As a board-certified facial plastic surgeon, specializing in both surgical and non-surgical or non-invasive cosmetic surgery and plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Mittelman provides his patients with exceptional skills and results that last. For more information on facial surgery or to schedule a private consultation at Dr. Mittelman’s office, please contact us today.We serve the entire Southbay and Bay Area including Los Altos, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, Mountain View, San Mateo, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale and the surrounding areas.

Read Our Reviews

“I have been going to Dr. Mittelman for various procedures since 1999. He is personable, easy to talk to and absolutely sane about what to do and when. I appreciate his calm advice as much as i do his surgical skills, which are_the best_ A special note about the staff – they are considerate and…”

Hank B.

“I had my upper eyelids done by Dr. Mittelman. I was expecting improvement, but I think the results are fabulous. Dr. Mittelman and I talked a lot about what I was hoping to get out of the surgery and what he thought was possible. I had some wrinkles and heavy “hooding” that made me look…”

Mary S.

“Over the years I have had different procedures done by Dr. Mittelman. I prefer to have the smaller surgeries as I go along the way, they are less invasive and provide more natural results. Dr. Mittelman has delivered excellence in professionalism each and every single time. H is an excellent plastic surgeon, more like a…”

Jaqueline D.

“Dr. Mittelman, the master of administering BOTOX with fabulous results! His staff is super friendly and their office is extremely diligent in providing a safe, sterile, and clean environment, particularly during these unprecedented times – COVID-19”

KM from Monte Sereno

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