Specializing in Face
A person’s face is their foundation and should be treated with the utmost expertise and respect. Every detail matters when it comes to your face. From skin quality, to facial volume, to the foundational anatomy of the face, our process will identify and quantify the factors contributing to the aging facial process, and offer the latest in multiplanar rejuvenation. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we don’t sell you a facelift procedure , or a “tube of filler”. Rather, we offer our patients a comprehensive philosophy of care that’s based upon a deep understanding of patient care, skin quality, and facial aesthetics. Our goal is to define your best possible facial cosmetic outcome and pilot you there in the safest possible fashion. We use a multidisciplinary approach in all facets of facial cosmetic care including complete skin care, evaluation of surgical and non-surgical therapy, laser treatments, and the potential need for nutritional and medical intervention.
OCEAN DRIVE® Facelift
Our most sought after procedure at Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery is the OCEAN DRIVE® limited incision facelift. After years of experience, Dr. Alan Durkin, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, has developed a proprietary limited incision facelift called, the OCEAN DRIVE® Facelift. Dr. Durkin’s limited incision facelift technique is designed to provide the best possible result to the midface, lower face, and neck without the use of large, prominent incisions.
Dermal Fillers & Liquid Facelift
Adding volume to areas of the face that show the earliest signs of aging refreshes your appearance without down time. If you want smoother-looking skin without undergoing an invasive cosmetic procedure, Ocean Drive offers a range of the latest dermal facial fillers including JUVÉDERM®, RADIESSE®, Sculptra®, and Restylane®.
The appearance of the nose is the most impactful individual factor in overall facial aesthetics. Its central location, coupled with its inherent curvy elegance, makes nasal aesthetics a critical component of facial appearance. Because of this, cosmetic alteration of the nose, known as “Rhinoplasty”, is one of our more common facial procedures. Alteration of nasal shape and structure is a technically challenging procedure, requiring a complete understanding of nasal anatomy, nasal physiology, and a comprehensive understanding of facial artistry and aesthetics. Without question, Rhinoplasty offers some of the most transformational results available in facial aesthetic surgery.
Noninvasive Cosmetic Procedures for Face
Noninvasive cosmetic procedures can help to even out your skin tone, increase cell turnover, promote cell growth, remove unsightly brown spots and spider veins, remove unwanted hair growth, and stimulate collagen production to help your skin retain its softness and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Common procedures include light-based treatments to remove sunspots (e.g., Intense Pulsed Light, or IPL®), microdermabrasion, light chemical skin peels, microneedling, injectables, and ultrasound technology. Our noninvasive cosmetic procedures also include injectable dermal fillers that can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, and improve the appearance of wrinkles.
Ultherapy Skin Tightening
Ultherapy- Skin Tightening
Looking for a lift for sagging skin on your neck, chin or brow? Ultherapy may be just the solution! Ultherapy is a non-surgical lifting procedure for the face and neck that uses tried-and-true ultrasound technology to stimulate collagen production deep within your skin, providing a lift from the inside out. In less than an hour – and without any downtime – you’ll be well on your way to tighter, better-fitting skin. And now, Ultherapy is also the only non-invasive treatment specifically FDA-cleared to improve lines and wrinkles on the chest. So, dare to bare your décolletage once again!
The chin is in! Kybella injections are a new way to treat submental fullness (aka… double chin). It isn’t a surgery, but rather a type of injectable treatment that can effectively eliminate those unwanted fat cells for a smoother, thinner under the chin look. We perform this FDA-approved treatment in our offices.
Facial Fat Grafting
Facial Fat Grafting
Look no further than dermal fillers or fat grafting as a solution for volume loss in your face. The goal here is to restore volume to the face without changing the natural contours or proprotions of your face. To achieve this end, we evaluate your facial aesthetics individually, and develop a volumization plan based upon the areas of volume loss. For example, certain fillers work better in the eyelids than in the cheeks. Fat grafting is a more cost effective solution for large volume loss. These issues and more are taken into account during your personalized complimentary consultation.
Ocean Drive® MedSpa
Ocean Drive MedSpa offers advanced medical skincare in a spa environment. We offer a comprehensive menu of facials, medical grade peels, and nonsurgical anti aging treatments such as Ultherapy, Broad Band Light, Laser Skin Rejuvenation, Microneedling, Collagen Induction Treatments, ELEMIS BIOTEC facials, BOTOX, Kybella, and dermal facial fillers. For your body we have a proprietary wet room to indulge your senses. Combine our luxurious body scrubs and wraps with massage therapy for the ultimate spa experience.
At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alan Durkin, our Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, does not offer interventions or procedures, we offer you philosophy of care. Our philosophy is dependent on defining the strengths and weaknesses of your face and the strengths and weaknesses of the aging process. We discuss these observations openly and freely with you. Our goal of every intervention is to maximize the strengths of your face and minimize its weaknesses. By evaluating these issues individually and as a whole we routinely achieve a superior, natural result regardless of treatment modality through a thoughtful multidisciplinary and personalized approach. We empower you with the knowledge to make informed decisions, and together, we decide on the best nonsurgical or surgical pathway towards your best facelift, plastic surgery procedure or non-surgical aesthetic result.
Broad Band Light (BBL)
One of our most popular photofacials is administered by intense pulsed light (IPL). This novel technology allows us to treat and remove a multitude of skin discolorations, sun spots, and small blood vessels without significant down time. Intense Pulsed Light uses bright, powerful light rays to treat the superficial skin. At Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery, we invested in an advanced type of IPL system called Broadband Light. Broadband Light is the newest and most advanced light based therapy. Helping you to look your most beautiful.
Fractional laser treatments treat microscopic columns of skin. The treated areas of the skin are surrounded by untreated areas. The result is visible improvement without much bleeding or scabbing. Optimal outcomes are seen when you obtain a series of fractional laser treatments. Proper skincare that includes wearing sun protection and sunscreen are necessary to protect and maintain your results.
Ablative Laser Resurfacing
Ablative lasers produce significant results in resurfacing skin to diminish wrinkles, acne scars and other surface irregularities through removal of upper layers of the skin. They dramatically improve overall skin tone and texture, easily turning back the hands of time and reducing the extent of sun damage, rough texture and even some acne scars.
Treatment with our ablative laser is performed by Dr. Alan Durkin, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Ablative laser facial resurfacing requires anesthesia and pain management. Ablative laser treatment will result in more downtime than our other laser skin resurfacing options such as, fractional laser and BBL. However, you will also experience more dramatic results with just one ablative laser procedure whereas, BBL and fractional treatments work best in a series of treatments.
BOTOX & Xeomin
You use the muscles of your face to show your emotions, from laughter to concern. But each time you smile, frown, or furrow your brows, your skin folds in the same places – around the eyes and mouth, and between the eyebrows. Over time, these folds become wrinkles and fine lines that can make you look older, sad, angry, or tired, even when your face is at rest. BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments work to prevent and decrease these lines, leaving you looking younger and more refreshed.
Your lips define your facial appearance and soft, voluptuous lips are associated with youth and sensuality. For years, women have desired to have fuller lips and they have invested a considerable amount of time and money in purchasing and applying cosmetics in order to make their lips look larger. Patients who feel their lips are too thin or are underdeveloped often turn to lip augmentation as a means to improve how their lips look. Lip injections are a nonsurgical alternative to lip implants and fat transfer. Lip injections with fillers cannot only provide a more pleasing shape; it can also help reduce the amount of fine wrinkling around the borders of your lips.
Neck rejuvenation is one of our most common requests. A sagging neckline is a clear indicator of advanced age. Conversely, a tight, shapely neckline is an obvious sign of vitality, fertility, and youth. There are a number of different approaches that we have to achieve neck rejuvenation. Different approaches for neck rejuvenation are available depending on the specific problem you are trying to resolve with an aging neck. Some people experience a sagging or turkey neck while others develop a more fat appearing neck. Others get rings around their neck.
We believe that Plastic Surgery is not a commodity, or a procedure. Rather, Plastic Surgery is an experience. This experience begins at our initial cosmetic consultation. Ocean Drive Plastic Surgery is designed to provide an elegant, comfortable and friendly venue to discuss the intimate and important personal issues that our patients present with. We recognize that the decision to consult with a plastic surgeon is a difficult one. It is a strong person travelling on “the road less travelled” that is willing to say “I do not like this about myself, and I want to do something about it.” The privilege of joining you on this journey is not lost on us, and we work very hard to make this process as comfortable as possible for you. We know that the process of plastic surgery is just as important as your outcome.
Advanced Facial Aesthetics
The first step in facelift surgery is acceptance that everyone has a truly unique face. Once this concept is accepted, Dr. Durkin begins your process by specifically identifying what comprises the inherent strengths and weaknesses of a your face. Everyone is born with natural strengths in their personal facial aesthetics. Some people have perfect brow position, others are born with a perfect, aquiline nose. There are things about our faces that work, and things that do not work. We dedicate time to analyzing and discussing the inherent strengths and weaknesses of your facial appearance during our plastic surgery consultation.