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by Sandia Skin + Face
Albuquerque, NM

Cosmetic Surgery is a unique discipline of medicine focused on enhancing appearance through surgical and medical techniques. One performs Cosmetic Surgery on all areas of the head, neck, and body. Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is Elective Surgery.

Plastic Surgery is a surgical specialty dedicated to reconstruct facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease. Plastic surgery is intended to correct dysfunctional areas of the body and is considered reconstructive.

The Cosmetic Surgery Procedures we offer:

EYELID LIFT BLEPHAROPLASTY: An Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery can refresh your appearance by reducing under-eye bags, lifting sagging lids, and sculpting your eye contours.

FACELIFT – NECK LIFT: We use Facelifts (Rhytidectomies) to remove sagging skin, minimize wrinkles, and tighten facial and neck muscles to restore a younger, more vigorous look.

BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL: Buccal Fat is the excess fat in the cheeks that is located between facial muscles. Buccal Fat removal procedures are often paired with facelifts.

BROW LIFT – FOREHEAD LIFT: A Brow Lift, also known as a Forehead Lift, is the best procedure available for eliminating the tired, serious, or angry appearance that comes from having low eyebrows and frown lines between your eyes. 

NECK LIPOSUCTION – CHIN LIPOSUCTION: If you’re bothered by a double chin, saggy neck, or a droopy jawline, Chin Liposuction and Neck Liposuction can dramatically improve your appearance by giving you tighter, slimmer, and more athletic facial features.

CHIN AUGMENTATION: “Genioplasty” is the medical term for Chin Augmentation surgery that alters the shape and size of a chin and improves contours of the chin, neck, and jawline.

MOLE REMOVAL: Moles are skin growths that range in color and size, and when they are located on your face, they are often unwanted. Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, we can easily and painlessly remove moles. 

COSMETIC SURGERY
PROCEDURES

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EYELID LIFT SURGERY

EYELID LIFT SURGERY

An Eyelid Lift (Blepharoplasty) cosmetic surgery can refresh your appearance by reducing under-eye bags, lifting sagging lids, and sculpting your eye contours.
EYELID LIFT SURGERY
FACELIFT SURGERY - NECK LIFT SURGERY

FACELIFT SURGERY – NECK LIFT SURGERY

We use Facelifts (Rhytidectomies) to remove sagging skin, minimize wrinkles, and tighten facial and neck muscles to restore a younger, more vigorous look.
FACELIFT SURGERY – NECK LIFT SURGERY
BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL

BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL SURGERY

Buccal Fat is the excess fat in the cheeks that is located between facial muscles. Buccal Fat removal procedures are often paired with facelifts.
BUCCAL FAT REMOVAL SURGERY
BROW LIFT - FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY

BROW LIFT – FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY

A Brow Lift, also known as a Forehead Lift, is the best procedure available for eliminating the tired, serious, or angry appearance that comes from having low eyebrows and frown lines between your eyes.
BROW LIFT – FOREHEAD LIFT SURGERY
NECK LIPOSUCTION - CHIN LIPOSUCTION

NECK LIPOSUCTION – CHIN LIPOSUCTION SURGERY

If you’re bothered by a double chin, saggy neck, or a droopy jawline, Chin Liposuction and Neck Liposuction can dramatically improve your appearance by giving you tighter, slimmer, and more athletic facial features.
NECK LIPOSUCTION – CHIN LIPOSUCTION SURGERY
CHIN AUGMENTATION

CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY

“Genioplasty” is the medical term for Chin Augmentation surgery that alters the shape and size of a chin and improves contours of the chin, neck, and jawline.
CHIN AUGMENTATION SURGERY
MOLE REMOVAL

MOLE REMOVAL SURGERY

Moles are skin growths that range in color and size, and when they are located on your face, they are often unwanted. Thanks to advancements in modern medicine, we can easily and painlessly remove moles.
MOLE REMOVAL SURGERY

COSMETIC SURGERY
FAQ

Cosmetic plastic surgery includes surgical and nonsurgical procedures that enhance and reshape structures of the body to improve appearance and confidence.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors, or disease. In general, reconstructive surgery is performed to improve function, but may also be completed to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is typically covered by most health insurance policies.

Most elective surgeries are performed on an outpatient basis, but if emergency hospitalization becomes necessary, you want to be sure that you can be admitted quickly for appropriate care.

The available options can only be discussed after having an evaluation with a plastic surgeon. In general, recovery time from a mini facelift is approximately two weeks.

  • Obesity
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
  • Drug use
  • Underlying health condition
  • Certain medications

Sometimes cosmetic surgery requires the removal of a lot of skin and tissue. This can lead to issues with wound healing or even tissue death. Other risks and complications include Infection.

Minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, including fillers, neurotoxins, and laser and energy device procedures are exceedingly safe and have essentially no risk of serious adverse events, reports a new study that analyzed more than 20,000 procedures around the country.

Body Lift. Because it is actually several procedures in one, the body lift is considered the riskiest for patients. This surgery involves lifting the belly, buttocks, thighs, and genitals at once in an effort to improve the overall shape of the body.

In general, plastic surgery revisions are not free. They are individualized for each case. The original surgeon will be the best bet to keep expenses down to fix things up.

The time between your consultation and your surgery date (1 to 10 weeks) Again, a highly rated plastic surgeon is likely to be booked for weeks or even months ahead. If you consult with several plastic surgeons, resist any temptation to choose whoever is available more quickly.

  • Do Not eat or drink anything after midnight prior to the morning of your surgery
  • Do Not wear makeup, lotions or perfume to surgery
  • Do Not wear fingernail polish to surgery
  • Do Not plan to drive yourself to or from the procedure
  • Do Not wear jewelry
  • Do Not bring valuables
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Check surgeons’ qualifications
  • Evaluate the facility
  • Consider the timing
  • Save for the expense
  • Don’t minimize risk
  • Be patient with recovery
  • Consider nonsurgical options
  • Enhanced Self Confidence. Individuals who choose to undergo plastic surgery often experience a renewed sense of confidence following their procedure.
  • Enhanced Quality of Life
  • Increased Energy
  • Increased Happiness

Because treated areas function properly but lack aesthetic appeal, cosmetic surgery is elective. Plastic surgery is defined as a surgical specialty dedicated to the reconstruction of facial and body defects due to birth disorders, trauma, burns, and disease.

In facelift surgery, your facial muscles are toned and tightened to give it the look you like. So it is expected to feel a sensation of tightness in your facial area and neck for weeks. Thus this process involves much discomfort rather than pain. So to recover, you only have to take meds for three to four days

A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association found that while facial plastic surgery reverses about three years of visual aging, it doesn’t make you prettier. Remember, “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”

We recommend that you can have caffeine up to two days before surgery. It is best to stop drinking caffeine two days before surgery in order to avoid headaches that you may have when you stop drinking it.

  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications
  • Stop smoking
  • Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding

SANDIA SKIN + FACE
PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

  • 5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value Dr. Tonya Tuggle is a true professional and such a nice person. I highly recommend her and Sandia Skin.

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    September 13, 2021

    5 star review  I recently relocated from CA. I was nervous to find a new place for lip fillers after going to the same person for several years. Tonya was absolutely amazing! She is extremely knowledgeable and instantly made me feel comfortable. Tonya exceeded my expectations. I’ve received so many compliments from friends and family. The entire staff were friendly and professional. I will definitely become a loyal client. Thank you Tonya and team!!!

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    May 4, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality Easy to book online. Seamless appointment and did not feel rushed. Tonya explained thoroughly and made sure i had the best results for botox and minimizing my frown line. Highly recommend!

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    September 20, 2021
  • 5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality Tonya really takes the time to listen to your concerns and is very accommodating. Results were fast and I love them. I highly recommend them.

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    April 4, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value First time getting Botox, I was very nervous. They ARE super friendly. They explained everything to me also answered all of my questions. Tonya is the BEST!!! she is so friendly and professional. I totally recommend this place to get Botox. THE BEST IN ABQ

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    July 4, 2021

    5 star review  Tonya is amazing!! She made me feel so comfortable and really listened to my concerns about my skin. She really cares and knows what she is doing. I wouldn’t go anywhere else!! I was concerned my first appointment but I just had my third and I can say it’s so worth it!!! Botox has been an incredible experience and I’m so happy to have tried it, I’m so much happier with my appearance and it looks incredibly natural. I’ve included before and after photos, neither photo is filtered or edited, you can see how makeup would collect in my forehead, and how the after it’s smooth and looks so lovely. It doesn’t feel weird or like I can’t move my muscles at all, it feels super natural. One of my biggest concerns was that I wouldn’t be able to emote with Botox but that’s just not true at all. I feel so confident and that is thanks to Tonya!

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    September 13, 2021
  • 5 star review  How amazing! I can’t believe what Tonya has done for me! She took excellent care of me! My first time ever for Botox and Lip Filler. I’m 58 feeling like 30 again! Everyone deserves this! I will be back! My crows are gone. My lipstick goes on smooth with no bleeds. You are totally amazing Tonya! Thank you again ! Tonya was so professional and went over everything in detail with me! Totally amazing place! Treat yourself! We all deserve to look great and feel great! ❤️

    thumb Paula Winters
    April 4, 2021

    5 star review  The office staff is super accommodating and helpful, and Dr. Tuggle and Tonya Tuggle are both wonderful at what they do. I have had multiple procedures/treatments here over the years and highly recommend them. I never feel uncomfortable or judged, which is huge when deciding on cosmetic procedures. I also never felt pressured into anything and always felt informed about all of my decisions. They have great seasonal specials on fillers, etc!

    thumb Amanda Hosbach
    May 4, 2021

    5 star review  Positive: Cleanliness ,  Professionalism ,  Punctuality ,  Quality ,  Value Getting botox at Sandia Skin & Face was the best decision I've ever made. No more lines on my forehead 🙂

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    September 4, 2021

SANDIA SKIN + FACE
PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

SCHEDULE APPOINTMENT

Registered Nurse Practitioner Tonya Tuggle is Albuquerque’s choice for those who want to keep their youthful appearance and healthy glow. Tonya is passionate about educating patients on preventative skin care and providing non-surgical maintenance for graceful aging. We can’t wait to meet you!

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