Categories for Facial Plastics

Cervical Liposuction

Cervical liposuction is clinically one of the most-rewarding procedures in aesthetic surgery. With a short, low-risk, and relatively inexpensive procedure, the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and performing surgeon Dr. Congdon assist patients in achieving a dramatic change in their appearance. The procedure is not time-consuming or highly invasive and it yields lasting results in the form of fat reduction and involves a relatively short recovery time. With cervical liposuction, you can achieve the defined look you want.

Forehead Lift

A person’s age is often reflected in his or her face, with such changes often being most prominent in the brow and forehead of the face beginning in your thirties. These aging signs take the forms of wrinkle and frown lines, looser skin, and more-pronounced eyebrows, and are just some of the reasons people may want to pursue forehead lift surgery. Dr. Congdon understands all the reasons why patients wish to minimize the visible effects of aging and offers an endoscopic forehead lift procedure to create a smoother overall facial appearance.

Midface Lift

People with dark circles under the eyes or folds in front of their cheeks may be the perfect candidates for a midface lift procedure, which addresses signs of aging in the areas near the cheeks and eyelids. During a midface lift, the fat section located in the cheek is raised to provide a more full, taut appearance to the mid-section of the face and help the patient to appear younger. Dr. Congdon and the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery can help you achieve a look that is natural and refreshed through our endoscopic midface lift procedure.

Lip Augmentation

You can have a fuller, more-sensuous mouth with lip augmentation. Through this cosmetic procedure, a filler composed of hyaluronic acid is injected into your lips and in the area around your mouth to provide more shape, structure and volume. This produces a longer-lasting, less-noticeable lip augmentation that involves less bruising and a reduced risk of allergic reactions as compared to other approaches to augmentation. A lip augmentation procedure from the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Dr. David J. Congdon can help patients experience a greater sense of confidence and draw attention to their smiles.

Ear Surgery

The need to cosmetically reshape a person’s ears through an ear surgery procedure, known as otoplasty, can arise from several factors, including ear protrusion and size abnormalities (such as overly large ear lobes, lop ear ((where the ear is angled forward while the tip folds downward), and ears with missing components, known as shell ear). Prior to cosmetic ear surgery, you will discuss with your facial plastic surgeon the reason you are pursuing the procedure, as well as your goals for the surgery, potential complications and the likely recovery time frame. Insurance coverage is also an important consideration for this surgery, as it may depend upon whether the surgery is addressing a functional ear issue (such as a hearing impairment or deformity) rather than solely for cosmetic reasons. The procedure can be performed in several different ways, however the ability to reconstruct an ear requires thorough comprehension of the structure. Dr. David J. Congdon of the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery has extensive experience with ear surgery and significant knowledge of the ear’s underlying structure, and he uses innovative techniques to provide ear reconstructions that are cosmetically appealing. Ear surgery is generally an outpatient procedure that requires some lifestyle adjustments immediately following surgery and that otherwise heals within a few weeks.

Chin and Cheek Implants

Patients undergo chin and cheek implant surgeries in order to redefine and enhance certain facial features such as their cheeks or jaw lines, often for cosmetic reasons or sometimes due to a facial reconstruction need arising from a prior surgery. Prior to the surgery (whether the patient is receiving implants for the chin, cheek, or both), all patients will meet with their plastic surgeons to discuss realistic expectations for the procedure and which facial areas they are seeking to enhance and their reasons for doing so. Prominent cheek bones and a strong chin provide balance and definition, and Dr. Congdon of the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is committed to helping define and enhance your self-confidence through chin and cheek implant surgeries. Both surgeries are outpatient procedures that require a generally shorter recovery time frame, after which normal activities can be resumed.

Nasal Surgery

Nasal surgery, or rhinoplasty, is commonly performed for several reasons, including to correct breathing issues, address trauma or birth-induced disfigurement, or for cosmetic reasons. Recreating the human nose is possibly one of the most difficult challenges facing reconstructive surgeons, and Dr. David J. Congdon of the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery understands it is one of the most important structures on the body for facial identity and appearance. Choosing to undergo nasal surgery is an important process, as is deciding on the structure and shape of your new nose. Dr. Congdon will discuss your goals for the surgery as well as facial areas to be enhanced and surgical risks, recovery and costs. Once rhinoplasty surgery is complete, patients often recover over a multi-week period, after which they are able to return to normal activities without prominent indicators that they underwent nasal surgery.

Eyelid Rejuvenation

Eyelid rejuvenation, known as blepharoplasty, seeks to improve the patient’s eyes by eliminating excess skin around the eyes and creating a more distinct appearance in the eyelid area. The procedure to address lower eyelid issues involves reducing appearances of puffiness and additional skin, including wrinkles that may exist. Blepharoplasty offers smoother, more-natural skin around the patient’s eyes and a noticeable and remarkable improvement in your overall appearance. Dr. Congdon of the Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery is a sculptor whose goal is to rejuvenate your face to give you natural-looking results.


As we get older, the skin and muscles associated with our face and neck tend to wrinkle and sag, creating a more aged appearance. While a surgical facelift procedure cannot stop aging, reverse sun damage to skin, or remove all facial wrinkles, it allows patients to achieve a more youthful look. The Cedar Valley Center for Facial Plastic Surgery and Dr. David J. Congdon offer a specialized facelift procedure to help you improve the look of your face and neck—and your confidence.