As people age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun and the stresses of daily life begin to take their toll on the face. Deep creases form between the nose and mouth; the jaw line grows slack and jowly; folds and fat deposits appear around the neck.
A face-lift is a surgical procedure performed to improve the most visible signs of aging by eliminating excess fat, tightening the muscles beneath the skin of the face and neck, and remove any sagging skin. Many times this procedure is performed in conjunction with eyelid or even forehead surgery.
There are many techniques performed around the world for restoration of the aged face. Every surgeon has his own philosophy and some state that "their technique" is the best. The truth is that no one technique is the best. Every patient is different and a modification in techniques is necessary for each and every patient. Slight differences in facial symmetry are normal and many times are unnoticed by the patient.
At the time of consultation, our doctors will ask you about your general medical history, specifically pertaining to any medical conditions that could cause problems during or after surgery, such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, blood clotting problems, or a tendency to form excessive scars.
If you are a smoker you will be asked to stop smoking well in advance of surgery. Smoking seriously constricts blood vessels and therefore decreases blood flow to a given area resulting in poor healing and skin loss.
Our eyes are the most important features on our face and their beauty can be greatly reduced by excess skin creases and eye bags. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) is a procedure to remove fat-usually along with excess skin and muscle from the upper and lower eyelids.
Eyelid surgery is considered an outpatient procedure which means you go home the same day. It can be performed under local or sedation anesthesia. The procedure usually takes an hour to perform.
There is usually some minimal bruising or swelling lasting up to one week. Make-up can be applied two weeks after the procedure.
Historically rhinoplasty(nose reshaping) is known as one of the most demanding of operations in aesthetic surgery. The goal of rhinoplasty is to create both an aesthetically pleasing nose, while at the same time improve breathing function if required.
The brow(forehead) lift is a procedure designed to elevate the brow to a more youthful position relative to the eyelids. Brow lifts may also soften the lines and wrinkles on the forehead. Since most people focus on the area of the eyes when interacting with you, it can by itself make your entire face appear younger. Since the advent of newer minimally invasive techniques for brow lifts, it has become a much more common procedure.