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Facial Plastic Surgery

Facial Plastic Surgery - Serving Greater Chicago & Northwest Indiana

Dr. Michael Malczewski of Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery of Northwest Indiana is considered to be one of the finest cosmetic surgeons in the area. He has introduced many new and innovative techniques to the area, and spends several weeks each year at continuing medical education courses to learn the newest techniques and to enhance his skills. Patients from all over Northwest Indiana and Chicago come to Dr. Malczewski to receive facelift, blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery), and forehead lift (brow lift). View our before and after pictures to see why so many nurses, doctors, and their spouses choose Dr. Malczewski. Chicago residents come to our practice for outstanding care, excellent results, and state-of-the-art plastic surgery at an affordable price.

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)

Dr. Malczewski has performed numerous facelift procedures, including the classic facelift, neck lift, short scar facelift, endoscopic, and minimal incision facelift. Chicago and Northwest Indiana patients know Dr. Malczewski for the natural-looking results and minimal short scar facelifts he provides. The facelift procedure can predictably remove unwanted sagging skin and wrinkles and tighten the underlying muscles to give a natural long-lasting result. Facelift can easily make Chicago and Indiana patients look 10 to 15 years younger. During your consultation, we will discuss the facelift procedure in detail. You can also view our numerous before and after photos to see just how dramatically you can improve your appearance with a facelift. Chicago and Indiana patients are thrilled with their results!

The facelift procedure is performed at Lake Park Surgicare near Chicago, Munster, Valparaiso, and Schererville, adjacent to our office. The average price for a full facelift can range depending on the extent of the facelift procedure. Mini-facelifts are slightly less expensive but not all patients are candidates. The facelift fee includes the surgeon's charge, anesthesia, and surgery center charges.

Please contact our cosmetic surgeons in Merrillville/Hobart today to schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons regarding facelift.

Forehead / Brow Lift

A forehead lift, or brow lift, is a revolutionary procedure designed to dramatically improve the tired appearance of the upper facial region and forehead. As gravity lowers your eyebrows, it affects the entire forehead and eyelid region. The heavy, overhanging skin around the upper eyelids and eyebrow region can be eliminated with a brow lift. Chicago and Northwest Indiana patients will see wrinkle reduction and softened features around and between the eyes following a forehead lift.

Our surgeons are experts at the endoscopic, minimal incision brow lift. Chicago and Indiana patients are often impressed to know that Dr. Malczewski was among the first to perform the procedure in this area. The endoscopic brow lift procedure uses a tiny camera and special instruments through tiny hairline scalp incisions to elevate the brows and forehead. The results of a forehead lift for our Chicago and Indiana patients are predictable, and the results are often exceptional. For interested patients, Dr. Malczewski can show the dramatic improvement a brow lift can provide by showing before and after photos of patients who have undergone a forehead lift. Chicago and Indiana patients usually experience little discomfort after the surgery, because our surgeons make only the tiniest of incisions. Many patients from Munster, Valparaiso, and Schererville have had brow lifts.

The brow lift procedure is performed under general anesthesia or deep sedation and takes about 1 and a half hours.

If you have been considering a brow lift or forehead lift near Chicago, please contact our practice in Northwest Indiana today.

Eyelid Surgery / Blepharoplasty

Many patients come to us with questions about eyelid surgery. Chicago and Northwest Indiana patients are often troubled by bulging fat and excess eyelid skin. These problems can make patients look older or more tired than they actually feel. Fortunately, these aesthetic problems can be minimized by a relatively simple cosmetic procedure. Eyelid surgery, also known as blepharoplasty, can dramatically enhance your appearance and, in some cases, even improve your vision. For patients considering blepharoplasty near Chicago, our practice in Northwest Indiana provides exceptional results at a fraction of the cost of many Chicago cosmetic surgeons.

Eyelid surgery is a procedure designed to remove or reposition unwanted fat and sagging skin around the eyes. Dr. Michael Malczewski is an expert at minimal incision techniques such as the transconjunctival procedure that places the incision within the inner eyelid, so there is no external scar. During blepharoplasty, Chicago patients can have several aesthetic changes made to provide for dramatic results. For example, during blepharoplasty, fat from the lids can be removed or repositioned to fill in hollow areas around the eyes. The eyelids can also be tightened during eyelid surgery and repositioned to give you a more youthful appearance.

Blepharoplasty is a fairly simple procedure with minimal downtime but dramatic results. The procedure can be performed with local anesthesia, sedation, or general anesthesia.

Contact our plastic surgery practice today if you are considering blepharoplasty near Chicago or in Northwest Indiana.

Otoplasty

Ear surgery, or otoplasty, is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head or to reduce the size of large ears. Ear surgery usually takes about two to three hours, although complicated procedures may take longer. The technique will depend on the problem.

With one of the more common techniques, Dr. Malczewski will make a small incision in the back of the ear to expose the ear cartilage. He will then sculpt the cartilage and bend it back toward the head. Non-removable stitches may be used to help maintain the new shape. Occasionally, Dr. Malczewski will remove a larger piece of cartilage to provide a more natural-looking fold when the surgery is complete.

Another technique involves a similar incision in the back of the ear. Skin is removed and stitches are used to fold the cartilage back on itself to reshape the ear without removing cartilage.

If you are located in Northwest, Indiana, and you are interested to learn more about your options with Ear Surgery (Otoplasty), please call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Malczewski.