Facial Cosmetic Surgery

The Timeless Lift

Safe. Affordable. Long-Lasting

Dr. Halliday has been a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon in the Syracuse and Finger Lakes area for over 25 years.  He has performed over 3000 face lift surgeries and has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy.  He has published articles and been involved in many presentations regarding the face, head and neck.  His concept is to restore the facial appearance so that the face reveals a non-operated look and looks natural.  The face lift involves the lifting of the cheek, jowl, and neck area, and sometimes this can be done under a local anesthesia or light sedation.  He takes great care in hiding the incisions around the ear, and just after a few weeks, you will no longer be able to see the appearance of any incisions.

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Cosmetic rhinoplasty is the reshaping of the nose to improve its aesthetic appearance. It can involve both reshaping of the bony dorsum of the nose or the nasal tip.  There are three basic ways a nose can be reshaped.

  1. There is an endo nasal approach where the incisions are completely inside the nose. 
  2. External rhinoplasty approach, where the incision is made on the mid-line columella of the nose where the skin in reflected back and there is direct exposure to the nasal tip and to the nasal dorsum.  This incision is also very well hidden and used mainly in more complex types of nose and tip reconstruction.
  3. A more popular approach is when the nose can be augmented with a filler or implant. This is used to build up the dorsum of the nose. This is commonly used in people who are of Asian decent, or low-profile noses, traumatic noses, or flat type of nose.


Cosmetic blepharoplasty is the most popular cosmetic eyelid procedure to remove excess skin of the upper eyelids.  This can be done most times in an office setting under a local anesthesia or light sedation.  Many times, if the excess skin is blocking your vision, your insurance may cover this for you. 

Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Improve the contour of the lower eyelids by tightening the skin, removing excess fat and or skin, or filling in depressions.  The depressions can be improved by using the persons own fat, or by using a hyaluronic filler. The lower eyelid skin can be also tightened surgically, with a laser, or plasma pen.

Brow Lift

There are times when the eyebrow has drooped and can be elevated.  Dr. Halliday prefers to use a lateral approach incision to elevate the lateral aspect of the brow and to avoid a surprised look.  There are other types of brow incisions, which include a direct incision on the brow.  The brow can also be lifted with the use of a Botox product.


Anterior neck z-plasty  is a short, simple operation, easily performed with the patient under local anesthesia, that entails an elliptic excision of excess skin and fat, closure of the platysma with a Z-plasty or other form of transverse tightening, Z-plasty to the skin prevent contracture and to further accentuate the angle of the neck, and an occasional transverse incision of a modest amount of redundant skin just above the thyroid cartilage.

Z-plasty is a versatile plastic surgery technique that is used to improve the functional and cosmetic appearance of scars.

Platysmaplasty, commonly referred to as a neck lift, is a form of cosmetic plastic surgery involving tightening and removing skin from the neck.

Because it doesn’t often follow a predictable pattern of aging, neck lift surgery must be tailored to each patient’s specific needs. Loss of collagen is a major contributor to facial aging, and the neck is certainly no exception. As the aging process progresses, collagen production declines and the skin becomes lax, sags, and looks wrinkled. With time, neck muscles also weaken causing a “turkey wattle” appearance. The thin skin of the neck is also especially vulnerable to creases and lines. Neck lifts tend to last 7-10 years and can be repeated in the future if necessary.


Liposuction, also known as lipoplasty, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess and stubborn fat from specific areas of the body. The procedure is typically used to contour the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and other areas where diet and exercise alone have not been successful.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

The most common procedure Dr. Halliday performs is skin resurfacing. This can be done using chemical peels, platelet rich plasma (PRP), or laser resurfacing.

Fillers and Injectables

We commonly use different types of fillers including Radiesse for deeper injections for areas like the cheekbones, jaw line and naso-labial folds, or Restylane and Juvéderm which are used to improve fine lines and fullness to areas like the lip.  Dr. Halliday has considerable experience with Sculptra.  Sculptra is used to stimulate the patient’s own collagen and can be used in areas such as the cheek, chin, peri-oral, temple, and jaw line areas.

Lip Lift

A simple yet beautiful lip lift can enhance the smile creating a significantly fuller look of the lips without having to get ongoing injections. This is an in-office procedure with local anesthesia. This procedure has a very small incision, healing well without scaring.


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