From a smile to a nod, the face is the most valuable tool humans have to express themselves and is often the first thing noticed in any interaction. For this reason, having confidence in your facial structure can be essential to your happiness, self-esteem, and overall quality of life.

In recent years, those interested in improving their facial appearance have increasingly sought assistance from aesthetic plastic surgery. Research shows an estimated 1.4 million surgical and non-surgical facial procedures were performed in 2021 — a 40% increase from 2020.

If you’re looking to enhance the visual appearance of your facial structure, eliminate sagging skin, or remove excess fat, learn more about the aesthetic plastic surgery procedures offered at Halvorson Plastic Surgery in Asheville, North Carolina


A facelift is not one operation but a spectrum of procedures designed to treat excess skin, volume loss, and various other age-related issues that affect the face and neck. In many cases, facelift surgery is part of a comprehensive approach to anti-aging, which might include blepharoplasty, a brow lift, neck lift, fat grafting, or minimally invasive cosmetic surgery like injectables, laser treatments, and skin care.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” operation to treat facial aging. During your consultation at Halvorson Plastic Surgery in Asheville, Dr. Halvorson will learn about your concerns and goals and perform a physical examination. Together, you and Dr. Halvorson, will develop an individualized surgical plan that addresses your priorities, limits your scars, and meets your expectations.


Although you may feel that the skin laxity of your neck is your primary concern, tightening the neck is most commonly performed using a facelift procedure.

An isolated neck lift is typically reserved for patients with excess fat and/or bands formed by the separation of the neck muscles, without significant excess skin. In these cases, a small incision is placed under the chin to remove fat and tighten the neck muscles.


Brow lift surgery treats drooping eyebrows and upper eyelids, in addition to a high or low hairline. The most common techniques involve an incision at or behind the hairline or incisions above the eyebrows. After a careful examination, we will work together to decide which approach is best for you. We do not currently offer endoscopic brow lifts.


Loose skin in the upper eyelids and drooping “bags” underneath the eyes are signs of aging that can be corrected with blepharoplasty. This facial cosmetic procedure can help to make most patients appear more youthful and well-rested. It is not uncommon to perform blepharoplasty in conjunction with a facelift and/or brow lift.

Because every person has different facial anatomy, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Halvorson will adjust your surgical plan based on your unique goals and facial structure to avoid complications.


Prominent ears can be a source of embarrassment for some patients. Otoplasty is a procedure that places the ears into a more standard position, with scars hidden behind the ear. There are several aspects of ear anatomy that contribute to prominent ears, and a careful examination will determine which steps in the surgical procedure are required to optimally correct the underlying problem.


Torn earlobes or holes left by gauges can be easily corrected under local anesthesia at the Halvorson Plastic Surgery office. To make this as convenient as possible, we will often schedule this procedure without an initial consultation. If there are any extenuating circumstances, we invite patients to send in photos for Dr. Halvorson to review. Most patients are so happy with their results that they don’t come for a follow-up visit either, making this a single visit experience!


Halvorson Plastic Surgery performs most of the above-mentioned procedures at the Plastic Surgery Center of Asheville — the oldest and largest plastic surgery center in Western North Carolina. This facility is known for the safety and quality of its procedures and has been serving Asheville for more than 40 years.

If you’re searching for the “best neck lift surgeon near me” or support with other facial cosmetic surgery procedures, consider the training and credentials of Dr. Eric Halvorson.

We have two AAAASF-accredited operating rooms staffed by warm, friendly, and highly experienced professionals dedicated to assuring you have a positive experience. To ensure your safety and comfort, a board-certified MD anesthesiologist will be on-site at all times during your procedure.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Halvorson and learn more about your options for an Asheville neck lift or other facial cosmetic surgeries.