Facial Procedures

Mini Face Lift, Brow Lift and More in San Jose

Furrowed brows communicate worry, tension, anger, and above all, age. Eyelid surgery may not be enough to improve the appearance of the face. Dr. Sastry performs facial plastic surgery procedures such as brow lift and mini face lift to give his San Jose area patients an overall aesthetically pleasing appearance. These surgeries can be performed individually or in conjunction with other procedures to give patients the look they’ve always wanted.

  • Brow lift
  • Mini face lift
  • Laser skin resurfacing
  • Microdermabrasion

Brow Lift

The most common cause of a worried or “permanently angry” look is a forehead that has developed creases, droopiness, and wrinkles over time. A brow lift, performed by San Jose surgeon Dr. Ragh Sastry can lift the brows and give a more open look to the eyes.

Dr. Sastry uses small incisions behind the hairline and precise tools called endoscopes to perform each brow lift with minimal scarring and healing time. During the procedure, muscles are repositioned to relieve frown lines and reduce furrowing. Sutures may be placed in the tissue beneath the skin to help muscles hold their new positions.

After brow lift patients leave Dr. Sastry’s San Jose facility, they are encouraged to stay home from work for about a week. Showering and shampooing may be resumed a couple of days after the procedure, and most visible signs of surgery are usually gone within three weeks.

A brow lift, performed at the San Jose Center for Eye Care & Cosmetic Surgery, can be combined with other procedures including eyelid surgery, mini face lift, and laser skin resurfacing.

Mini Face Lift

As we age, there is generalized descent of skin and the underlying soft tissues. This is evident in the mid face or cheeks. A mid face lift, also called a cheek lift or a mini face lift, restores the cheeks to a higher level, eases the folds around the nose and mouth and gives the face a well rested look. Like the brow lift, a mini face lift can be combined with other procedures offered at our San Jose facility. In fact, the mini face lift is often combined with eyelid surgery, especially when the patient has large bags removed from under the eyes.

Most lifts are done as an outpatient procedure requiring local anesthesia. Recovery usually takes from two to three weeks, with return to work within ten to fourteen days. As the swelling and bruising subsides, the improvement becomes more apparent. To learn more about the mini face lift offered by San Jose surgeon Ragh Sastry,
contact the Center for Eye Care & Cosmetic Surgery today.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Damage from sun exposure is most apparent on the face. It shows as lines, wrinkles, dark and light spots, dull texture and in extreme cases, as skin cancer.

In the past, cosmetic surgeons used harsh chemical peels to remove the signs of aging and sun damage. Now we have the advanced CO2 and Erbium lasers in our armamentarium.

Dr. Sastry uses the combination of the CO2 and Erbium lasers to remove wrinkles and textural unevenness in the skin. As a result there is less redness and healing occurs more rapidly.


Patients with minimal wrinkles and sun damage can opt to undergo microdermabrasion. It is so gentle that people undergo treatment on their lunch break and return directly to work. Dr. Sastry uses a crystal free microdermabrasion instrument that gently removes dead skin cells, allowing younger skin cells to come up to the surface and giving the face a refreshed look. As an additional benefit, the patient does not have to worry about tiny crystals getting into the eyes. Unlike a salon or a spa, Dr. Sastry eliminates the chance of infection by performing the procedure in a sterile environment with sterilized instruments. This procedure is easy to tolerate and easy on your pocket book.

The only way to find out if you are a candidate for a mini face lift or brow lift is to
contact the San Jose or Morgan Hill office of Dr. Ragh Sastry. During your consultation, he can answer your questions and find out more about your goals and medical background. Then he will help you plan a custom facial rejuvenation plan that works best for you.