Matthew D. Goodwin, M.D.
Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery
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Facial Cosmetic Surgery

They say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  That’s especially true
when those eyes belong to you, and we’re dedicated to helping you
renew that vision.

The art of facial rejuvenation and sculpting involves balancing a
combination of cosmetic procedures, such as skin tightening, laser
resurfacing, soft tissue repositioning and volume enhancement.

Through careful planning and an evaluation of your individual needs, our
surgeons can infuse your most visible features with the renewed look of
youthfulness and vitality.

We offer:
•        Eyelid lifts and forehead lifts help to open up the entire eye area,
making eyes appear more prominent, visible, and rested.
•        Facelifts help patients with neck and facial sagging achieve
significant improvement in the contours of the cheek, eyes, and mouth.
•        Nose surgery and facial implants are sought each year by
thousands of individuals who wish to change the shape or size of their
•        Facial Implants are for patients wishing to alter the contour of their
•        Dermal/Fascial Graft and AlloDerm add fullness to lips and smooth
out unwanted lines found in the area around the mouth.
•        Injectables such as Botox®, Juvéderm™, and Restylane can
smooth unwanted lines and restore a look of freshness and vitality to the
lips and face.

If you’re considering facial cosmetic surgery, Dr. Goodwin can
recommend a treatment plan that meets your goals and explain the
satisfying results you can expect.

Facelift and Necklift (Rhytidectomy)

Perhaps the most well-known of all cosmetic surgery procedures, facelifts
can dramatically turn back the hands of time and take years off of your
face. A man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag may be a
good candidate for facelift surgery.

A facelift achieves a younger, renewed appearance by removing excess
fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face
and neck.

A necklift is sometimes appropriate for those who have localized skin
laxity and sagging in the neck area and under the chin.

Surgical Overview
•        Length: 2-6 hours (depending on the extent of the facelift).
•        Anesthesia: Usually asleep.
•        In/outpatient: Outpatient or inpatient for one night
•        Side effects: Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness and
tenderness of skin.  Tight feeling, dry skin.
•        Risks: Hematoma is the most common risk, occurring in
approximately four percent of patients nationally. Also, seroma, scarring,
nerve injury (sensory and motor), alopecia, pigment changes, infection,
bleeding, poor healing, and asymmetry or change in hairline.
•        Recovery: Drains left in for 1 to 2 days.  Back to work: 10 to 14
days.  More strenuous activity: two weeks or more.  Bruising: two to
three weeks.  Must limit exposure to sun for several months.
•        Duration of results: Usually 5 to 10 years.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr.
Goodwin to discuss your options.

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)

A forehead lift or “brow lift” can bring a more youthful, refreshed look to
the area above the eyes.

The procedure minimizes forehead creases, drooping eyebrows, hooding
over eyes, and furrowed forehead and frown lines by removing excess
tissue, altering muscles, and tightening the forehead skin.

After removing excess skin and altering underlying muscles, the area is
sutured snugly in place and loose bandages are applied.
Some patients are candidates for the endoscopic approach where
incisions are made in the hair-bearing scalp and the brow is repositioned.

Surgical Overview
•        Length: 1-2 hours.
•        Anesthesia: General (asleep).
•        In/outpatient: Usually outpatient.
•        Side effects: Temporary swelling, numbness, headaches, bruising.  
Traditional method: Possible itching and hair loss.  Pain is minimal and
relieved with oral medications for the first day or two.  Bruising and
swelling subside in seven to 14 days.
•        Risks: Bleeding, infection, nerve injury.  Injury to facial nerve,
causing loss of motion, muscle weakness, or asymmetrical look.
•        Recovery: May leave drains in for 1-2 days.  Scars will fade
considerably over time and are hidden by the hair.  Return to work: one
week, sometimes sooner for endoscopic forehead lift.  More strenuous
activity: several weeks.  Full recovery from bruising: two to three weeks.  
Limit sun exposure for several months.
•        Duration of results: Results can last up to 15 years.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr.
Goodwin to discuss your options.

Eyelid Surgery

When eyelids droop or bulge, the face can appear fatigued and tired
despite adequate rest and good health.

Eyelid surgery, or Blepharoplasty, can correct sagging upper eyelids and
puffy bags below the eyes through the removal of excess fat, skin and

Sometimes the sagging in the upper eyelids is so significant that it can
obstruct an individual’s vision.  In these situations, the upper
Blepharoplasty may be covered by health insurance.

Surgical Overview
•        Length: 60-90 minutes.
•        Anesthesia: Local anesthetic or general (asleep).
•        In/outpatient: Usually outpatient.
•        Side effects: Temporary discomfort, tightness of lids, swelling and
bruising.  Temporary dryness, burning and itching of eyes.  Excessive
tearing and sensitivity to light for first few weeks.
•        Risks: Temporary blurred or double vision, infection, bleeding,
swelling at the corners of the eyelids, dry eyes, and formation of
whiteheads.  Slight asymmetry in healing or scarring.  Difficulty in closing
eyes completely (rarely permanent).  Pulling down of the lower lids (may
require further surgery).  Blindness (extremely rare).  Patients must have
controlled blood pressure and be off aspirin-containing products for two
weeks prior to surgery.
•        Recovery: No reading or watching television for two to three days.  
Stitches removed in the first week.  Back to work: seven to ten days.  No
contact lenses: two weeks or more. Strenuous activities, alcohol: about
three weeks. Bruising and swelling gone: several weeks.
•        Duration of results: Several years.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr.
Goodwin to discuss your options.

Nose Surgery (Rhinoplasty)

Nose surgery is sought each year by thousands of individuals who wish to
change the shape or size of their nose.

Besides improving appearance, nose surgery (or Rhinoplasty) can also
correct birth defects or breathing problems and can have a tremendous
impact on self-esteem.

Reshaping the nose may involve reducing or increasing the size, removing
a hump, changing the shape of the tip or bridge, narrowing nostril span, or
changing the angle between the nose and upper lip.

Incisions are often made inside the nostrils or base of the nose, allowing
the cartilage and bone to be sculpted into the desired form.

If patients have breathing problems and it is determined that they have a
condition within the nose that can be corrected, such as deviated nasal
septum, this portion of the surgery (septoplasty) may be covered by
health insurance.

Surgical Overview
•        Length: 1-2 hours or more.
•        Anesthesia: General (asleep).
•        In/outpatient: Usually outpatient, although complex procedures may
require a short overnight stay.
•        Side effects: Temporary swelling: bruising around eyes and nose:
headaches. Some bleeding and stiffness.
•        Risks: Infection. Color changes and surface irregularity.  
Incomplete improvement, requiring additional surgery.
•        Recovery: Most patients spend the first 24 hours in bed with their
head elevated on a pillow.  Swelling and bruising around the eyes are
common for the first few days but can be reduced with cold compresses.  
Within one or two weeks, all dressings. splint and sutures are removed
•        Duration of results: Permanent.

If you’re considering plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with Dr.
Goodwin to discuss your options.

Facial Implants

Ear Reshaping

Non-Surgical Rejuvenation
Matthew D. Goodwin, M.D.
Plastic Reconstructive & Cosmetic Surgery
1411 N. Flagler Dr., Suite 5000
Victor Farris Building
West Palm Beach, FL  33401
United States
phone: 561-655-6622
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Facelift /Necklift
Eyelid Lift / Blepharoplasty
Facial Implants
Ear Reshaping
Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

Breast Augmentation / Implants
Breast Lift / Mastopexy
Breast Augmentation with Lift
Breast Reduction
Male Breast Reduction /
Breast Reconstruction
Nipple Reconstruction

Tummy Tuck / Abdominoplasty
Liposuction / Fat Injection
Arm Lift / Brachiplasty
Thigh Lift / Butt Lift
Mommy Makeover
Contouring After Weight Loss
Laser Assisted Lipolysis /
Non-Surgical Rejuvenation

Injectable Fillers
Restylane / Perlane
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Chemical Peels
  Breast Reconstruction  

Implants / Tissue Expanders
Latissimus Dorsi Flap
Nipple and Areola
Other Reconstruction

Skin Cancer and Benign Lesions /
Mohs Reconstruction
Face Trauma
Hand Trauma
Lower Extremity Reconstruction
Wound Care and Flap Surgery
Scars and Keloids
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