Dallas Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Law
A facial plastic surgeon performs a variety of procedures to make changes to an individual’s face, ears and neck. At Law Plastic Surgery, one of Dallas’ top facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Huay-Zong Law, uses a variety of plastic surgery procedures and injectables to enhance an individual’s face. As an experienced, highly accomplished facial plastic surgeon in Dallas, Dr. Law also repairs congenital facial and cranial anomalies.
Why Would Someone Choose to Visit a Facial Plastic Surgeon in Dallas?
Irregular facial proportions and certain facial features can evoke a negative response from others. If an individual is already struggling due to his or her facial imperfections, these actions can further impact the person’s psychological state concerning appearance. Negative social reactions such as these can lower an individual’s self-esteem. Some people dealing with negative social responses become withdrawn and start to avoid interacting with others altogether. These individuals are good candidates for an initial consultation with Dr. Huay-Zong Law. Dr. Law is a highly experienced, compassionate and caring facial plastic surgeon dedicated to helping men, women and children born with facial anomalies attain the facial characteristics they desire.
People Who Seek the Assistance of a Facial Plastic Surgeon Stem from Two Categories
There are two main categories of people who choose to seek the help of a talented facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Huay-Zong Law. Those with irregularities stemming from congenital facial features (aka inherited facial features) and people who want to address the signs of aging.
Category One: Inherited Facial Features and Congenital Anomalies
Inherited facial features that an individual may want a facial plastic surgeon in Dallas to refine include:
- A lack of facial harmony due to unbalanced facial features (e.g., the individual believes that his or her nose is too large).
- Facial characteristics related to his or her ethnicity (e.g., Asian eyelids, a wide nose base).
Congenital Anomalies Are Present at Birth
Unless addressed by a facial plastic surgeon, a child with a congenital anomaly will have it indefinitely.
Congenital facial anomalies include:
- A cleft lip
- A cleft palate
- A cleft lip and palate (aka an orofacial cleft)
- Nasal abnormalities, which are frequently associated with an orofacial cleft
- Parry-Romberg Syndrome
- Hemifacial Microsomia
Addressing these kinds of congenital facial anomalies with the help of a facial plastic surgeon in Dallas as soon as possible is vital to preventing these facial characteristics from negatively affecting the early stages of a child’s development.
Congenital Facial Anomalies Can Adversely Affect a Child’s Life
When a child has congenital facial anomalies that prompt unwanted attention and reactions from others, the child’s self-esteem level may begin to fall. Once self-esteem decreases, the child’s self-confidence level usually begins to drop as well. A low self-confidence level can adversely affect numerous areas of a child’s life.
Low self-confidence can affect a child’s life by:
- Causing the child to doubt his or her academic and athletic abilities.
- Making the child hesitant to try new things.
- Causing the child to develop social anxiety, which leads to the child becoming withdrawn and rarely interacting socially.
- Making a child doubt his or her artistic, theatrical and music capabilities.
Needless to say, an injury to the face is devastating for a child of any age, typically resulting in the same negative outcomes in relation to self-esteem and confidence levels. For this reason, the parents of a child who suffered a facial injury that left behind permanent, unwanted facial characteristics should make their child an appointment with Dr. Huay-Zong Law. Dr. Law is a top facial plastic surgeon in Dallas. As an experienced plastic surgeon, he has the skill, artistic vision and compassionate demeanor to provide every patient with the attentive, high-quality care they deserve.
Category Two: Age-Acquired Facial Features
The natural aging process causes the development of many facial changes.
Some of these changes include:
- Sagging jowls on the lower face
- Unsightly bags underneath the eyes
- Hollowing underneath the eyes
- Crow’s feet at the outer corner of each eye
- Horizontal forehead lines
- Vertical lines between the eyebrows, just above the bridge of the nose (aka the 11’s)
- Hollow-looking temples
- Upper eyelids that droop
- Hollow cheeks
- Facial lines and wrinkles
- Loose skin on the neck
- Neck banding
These changes can occur due to volume loss, the effects of gravity, lifestyle choices (e.g., smoking cigarettes, spending time in the sun without protecting the skin) and exposure to free radicals.
Facial Cosmetic Surgery and Facial Plastic Surgery-Explained
Although many people use facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery interchangeably, these surgical disciplines are slightly different.
Facial cosmetic surgery focuses solely on improving the appearance of a patient’s face. This contrasts with facial plastic surgery in that it can include both cosmetic and reconstructive procedures. Reconstruction surgery focuses on addressing congenital anomalies, as well as irregularities resulting from facial trauma or surgical intervention to address some other issue (e.g., the removal of skin cancer, a mole or some other type of growth).
What Enhancements Can a Facial Plastic Surgeon in Dallas Make?
At Law Plastic Surgery, Dr. Huay-Zong Law offers a variety of facial enhancement procedures.
Cosmetic Surgery Procedures at Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas
Eyelid Surgery (aka A Blepharoplasty)
Dr. Law is a facial plastic surgeon who performs upper and lower blepharoplasty procedures in Dallas. Patients may have an upper, a lower or a combination upper and lower blepharoplasty. A blepharoplasty is a procedure that Dr. Law uses to correct eyelids that droop.
Upper Eyelid Surgery
During an upper blepharoplasty, Dr. Law tightens the muscles and tissue within the upper eyelid. He also removes any excess skin and fat that is present. Patients who are having difficulty seeing because their eyelid droops down far enough to negatively affect their visual field should speak with their insurance company. Sometimes, insurance covers a portion of a patient’s upper eyelid surgery if the drooping eyelid negatively affects his or her peripheral vision.
Peripheral Vision, Explained
Sagging or drooping eyelids can negatively affect an individual’s peripheral vision (aka indirect vision). The peripheral vision is the vision that occurs outside the area of fixation and away from the center of an individual’s gaze. This commonly used phrase can help define what peripheral vision is, “I saw something out of the corner of my eye”.
When an individual has impaired peripheral vision, performing daily activities can be difficult. For example, driving a vehicle can be challenging because the individual cannot see out of the corners of his or her eyes.
Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Huay-Zong Law Performs Two Different Lower Blepharoplasty Procedures
1. How Dr. Law Addresses Excess Fat in the Lower Eyelid
If a lower eyelid needs excess fat removed as opposed to skin, Dr. Huay-Zong Law performs a transconjunctival blepharoplasty. During this procedure, Dr. Law creates an incision on the inside of the lower eyelid. This means that the patient will have no visible scarring. Lower eyelid surgery does not affect an individual’s vision; nonetheless, patients do look more youthful and refreshed after having a lower blepharoplasty in Dallas.
2. How Dr. Law Addresses a Lower Eyelid that Appears Hollow
When a lower eyelid appears hollow, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Huay-Zong Law can harvest the patient’s fat from another area and then place it beneath the eye. Another option is to strategically reposition fat that is already in the area to add volume beneath the eye. Dr. Law creates the incision for a lower blepharoplasty inside the lower eyelid. Therefore, the patient has no visible scars following surgery.
Asian Eyelid Surgery (aka An Asian Blepharoplasty)
Some individuals of Asian descent in the Dallas area would like to have eyes that look larger. To accomplish this, Asian men and women have a facial plastic surgeon perform an ethnic blepharoplasty (aka Asian eyelid surgery, Asian blepharoplasty). Dr. Law has experience performing ethnic blepharoplasties. His skill, artistic vision and attention to detail allow him to perform ethnic blepharoplasties while maintaining the unique eye characteristics that his patients of various ethnicities desire.
Dr. Law Uses the Open Method or the Suture Method During an Asian Blepharoplasty
The Open Asian Double Eyelid Surgery
Dr. Law uses the open surgical technique when an Asian patient has thick eyelid skin, excess skin on the eyelid or dense muscle.
Asian Double Eyelid Surgery in Dallas — The Suture Method
This method is less invasive than the open method; however, very few patients are good candidates for an ethnic blepharoplasty using the suture method. Typically, individuals who have thin eyelid skin are good candidates for the suture method.
Surgical Facial Rejuvenation Procedures
At Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas, facial plastic surgeon Dr. Huay-Zong Law performs a variety of facial rejuvenation procedures to help men and women achieve the youthful and refreshed facial characteristics they desire.
A Facelift (aka A Rhytidectomy)
With a facelift, Dr. Law addresses the signs of aging in the middle and lower areas of the face, as well as in the neck.
Depending on the patient’s specific needs, a facial plastic surgeon may remove fat, tighten facial muscles and trim off any excess skin.
During a facelift in Dallas, Dr. Huay-Zong Law can address:
- Sagging jowls
- Deep under-eye creases
- Sagging in the midface
- Nasolabial folds
- Fat and loose skin beneath the patient’s jaw and chin
- Sagging fat
A Traditional Facelift (aka a Full Facelift)
During a full facelift, Dr. Law rejuvenates the patient’s jowls, face and neck. The full facelift includes fat sculpting and redistribution, lifting and then repositioning the deeper tissues and facial muscles, removing excess skin and then re-draping the face.
A Limited-Incision Facelift
This facelift concentrates on improving the area around the patient’s mouth and eyes. Dr. Law improves the mouth area by addressing nasolabial folds.
A Rhinoplasty (aka Nose-Reshaping Surgery)
Nose-reshaping procedures are extremely popular, which is why the rhinoplasty procedure is at the top of the list. The rhinoplasty procedure is ranked as one of the plastic surgery procedures that is most frequently performed.
A Combination Rhinoplasty and Endoscopic Sinus Surgery
To help relieve the symptoms of patients who are suffering with chronic sinusitis, while performing the patient’s rhinoplasty, Dr. Law can also perform endoscopic sinus surgery.
A Combination Nose-Reshaping Surgery and Septoplasty in Dallas
If a patient has a deviated septum, Dr. Law can perform a septoplasty during the patient’s rhinoplasty procedure.
Surgical benefits of these combination procedures:
When a facial plastic surgeon performs a septoplasty or endoscopic sinus surgery, the rhinoplasty enhances the patient’s nose and the other two procedures improve the patient’s ability to breathe through his or her nasal passages.
An Asian Rhinoplasty (aka an Asian Nose-Reshaping Procedure)
Ethnicity frequently plays a significant role in an individual’s facial features. To assist those who would like to alter certain aspects of these inherited features, Dr. Huay-Zong Law offers nonsurgical treatments and surgical procedures. He dedicates himself to providing each patient with the facial features they desire. One of these procedures is Asian nose-reshaping surgery (aka an Asian rhinoplasty).
Some of the most common features of the Asian nose that Dr. Law addresses include:
- A fat, round or bulging nasal tip (aka a bulbous nasal tip)
- A hanging nasal tip
- A weak nasal bridge
- Small, weak cartilages
- Thick nasal bones that are underdeveloped
- Wide nostrils (i.e., a wide alar base)
- Thick nasal skin resulting from excess subcutaneous soft tissue
- A sharp angle between the upper lip and the nasal tip (i.e., the nasolabial angle)
- A low radix
Understanding the Limitations of Facial Plastic Surgery
Although facial plastic surgery can greatly improve an individual’s self-esteem, it cannot fix every one of life’s problems. Furthermore, plastic surgery procedures are to enhance an individual’s own unique characteristics, not to make him or her look like someone else.
Nonsurgical Options Plastic Surgeons Use for Addressing Facial Lines and Wrinkles
Restylane Injectable Gel
Restylane gel is an injectable facial filler that Dr. Law uses to reduce the signs of aging.
With Restylane, Dr. Huay-Zong Law addresses:
- The lines that run from each side of the nose to the corresponding corners of the mouth. These lines are called the nasolabial folds.
- The short, vertical lines that develop above the bridge of the nose and between the eyebrows. These lines may be referred to as glabellar lines, 11’s or frown lines.
BOTOX Cosmetic stops the muscle contractions responsible for creating certain facial features. BOTOX Cosmetic accomplishes this by blocking the nerve impulses that signal the muscle to contract.
The signs of aging that Dr. Law addresses with BOTOX Cosmetic include:
- Frown lines (mouth)
- Skin bands (neck)
- Crow’s feet (on the outside of each eye)
- Glabellar lines (aka forehead furrows, 11’s)
Ear molding is a nonsurgical procedure that does not require any injections. Instead, Dr. Law carefully reshapes the infant’s ear while it is still pliable.
Some of the ear deformities that Dr. Huay-Zong Law addresses with this molding procedure include:
- Prominent ears
- Constricted ears
- Stahl’s ear
Dr. Huay-Zong Law Also Performs Plastic Surgery Procedures to Enhance Different Parts of the Body
Body Procedures available at Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas include:
Dr. Law performs breast augmentation procedures to increase the size of a patient’s breasts. He offers both silicone and saline breast implants.
Fat Transfer Breast Augmentations
This breast augmentation procedure is for patients who only want a slight increase in their breast size (up to one cup). During this procedure, Dr. Huay-Zong Law harvests fat from somewhere on the patient’s body that has excess fat (e.g., thigh, hip, abdomen). After processing the fat, he uses it to increase the size of the patient’s breasts.
Breast Explant Surgery (aka Breast Implant Removal)
Dr. Huay-Zong Law performs breast explant procedures for patients who no longer want to have breast implants or would like to exchange their current implants for a newer model.
Breast Reconstruction Surgery
Women who have undergone breast biopsies or those who have had a mastectomy may be good candidates for breast reconstruction surgery in Dallas.
Some women with naturally large breasts would like to have smaller breasts. At Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Dr. Huay-Zong Law helps these women by performing breast reduction procedures.
Gynecomastia Surgery (aka Male Breast Reduction)
While performing a male breast reduction, Dr. Law removes excess fat and tissue in the male breast. Once the surgery is complete, the patient has a flatter, manlier looking chest.
Using liposuction, Dr. Huay-Zong Law can remove excess fat and contour the patient’s body.
Tummy Tucks (aka Abdominoplasties)
During an abdominoplasty, Dr. Law helps flatten the patient’s abdominal area by removing excess fat, tightening the abdominal muscle and removing any extra skin.
Congenital Facial Anomalies and Syndromes that Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Law Addresses
Cleft Lip Repair
A baby born with a cleft lip has an opening or a split in his or her upper lip. Dr. Huay-Zong Law typically performs cleft lip repair at some point between the ages of 3 to 6 months.
There are two types of cleft lip anomalies:
1. A Unilateral Cleft Lip
A unilateral cleft lip may be present on the left or on the right side of the upper lip. This opening may also extend into the nose.
2. A Bilateral Cleft Lip
A bilateral cleft lip is present on the left and the right side of the upper lip. This anomaly may consist of a deep split extending into both of the infant’s nostrils, which can make the nose appear shorter and wider than normal.
A Cleft Rhinoplasty
If an infant has an orofacial cleft (i.e., a cleft lip and palate), it is likely that nasal deformities are also present. To address this issue, Dr. Law performs cleft nasal reconstruction surgery (aka a cleft rhinoplasty). He performs this procedure once the child is between the ages of 3 to 6 months.
Cleft Palate Repair
This anomaly is characterized by open tissues in the roof of the mouth. This opening may be in the hard or the soft palate. Many times, a cleft palate and cleft lip occur simultaneously. Dr. Law performs cleft palate surgery at some point between 9 and 12 months.
After clefts, Hemifacial Microsomia (aka Craniofacial Microsomia or first and second brachial arch syndrome) is the most common congenital anomaly. The severity of the condition determines treatment. Dr. Law performs surgery for children who are severely affected.
Parry-Romberg Syndrome (aka Romberg’s Disease)
Parry-Romberg syndrome is characterized by a deterioration of one side of the face (usually the left). However, on rare occasions, this syndrome affects both sides of the face. This syndrome affects females more frequently than males. Parry-Romberg syndrome usually becomes evident at some point between the ages of 10 and 13. The facial atrophy continues to progress from two to 20 years. Once progression stops, a facial plastic surgeon can restore the natural shape of the individual’s eye and face.
This birth defect is depicted by one or more cranial sutures (i.e., the joints between the skull bones) closing immaturely while the individual’s brain is still growing. As the other areas of the skull continue growing, the shape of the skull begins looking abnormal. The severity of the defect determines whether the brain can develop correctly. A facial plastic surgeon can relieve the pressure on the cranial nerves and brain with surgical intervention. Besides relieving pressure, after surgery, the appearance of the patient’s head is more symmetrical.
Exceptional Facial Transformations at Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas
Whether an individual wants to have facial rejuvenation procedures to appear more youthful or would like to address an undesirable facial characteristic, Dr. Huay-Zong Law can help. Dr. Law is an experienced, highly skilled facial plastic surgeon in Dallas who helps men and women attain the facial features they desire.
Dr. Huay-Zong Law accomplishes these exceptional facial transformations using cutting-edge surgical techniques with state-of-the-art plastic surgery equipment. He also uses injectable fillers like Restylane to reduce the visibility of the signs of aging. He also injects BOTOX Cosmetic into targeted areas to minimize the lines and wrinkles that repeated muscle contractions create.
Each Patient Receives Personalized Treatment
Despite the reason an individual visits Law Plastic Surgery, every patient receives high quality, customized care. Each patient at Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas receives a custom-designed plastic surgery procedure plan.
A Meeting with Top Dallas Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Huay-Zong Law
The initial step for someone who is considering a nonsurgical facial rejuvenation treatment or facial plastic surgery is making an appointment with Dr. Huay-Zong Law.
During this consultation, Dr. Law asks about the patient’s reason for considering facial plastic surgery or a nonsurgical rejuvenation procedure. He needs to know which issues the patient wants to address.
Once Dr. Law knows what the patient is looking to accomplish, he can determine which procedures the patient needs to meet his or her goals. In addition, he discusses the benefits and possible complications associated with the procedures Dr. Law recommends.
Maintaining Open Communication with the Plastic Surgeon is Vital
Openly communicating with Dr. Law is essential to receiving the desired results. With open communication, Dr. Huay-Zong Law can visualize the results a patient is looking to achieve. Only an experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. Law can visualize what a patient desires, which is why it is so important to choose an experienced plastic surgeon to perform facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation procedures.
At Law Plastic Surgery in Dallas, Dr. Huay-Zong Law helps people attain the facial features they desire. Dr. Law’s exceptional plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetic treatment records make him a top facial plastic surgeon in the Dallas area. To learn more about how you can turn back the hands of time through facial rejuvenation or address an unwanted facial feature, contact Law Plastic Surgery at (972) 331-1900 today. Dr. Law’s office is in Dallas at 7777 Forest Lane, C-528.