A recent study by the Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a medical journal by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, has discovered that people who have undergone a facelift rate themselves as looking twelve years younger or more after having the procedure performed. [Read more...]
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The facelift also known as rhytidectomy can not prevent the aging process. However, it can help set back the aging clock by improving the visible signs of aging through the removal of excess skin, fat, tightening of the muscles, and repositioning the skin of the face and neck. A facelift can be performed alone, or in comination with other surgical procedures such as eyelid surgery, forehead lift, or a rhinoplasty.
If a person is considering a facelift, understanding the basic principles of the procedure can help them understand how it is performed, and the types of results they can expect to receive.
There are currently several different facelift procedures, including:
Total Facelift – Superficial Musculoaponeurotic Technique (SMAS). This technique focuses on the connective tissue or the superficial musculoaponeurotic structre of the face. The connective tissue is tightened with the outer surface of the skin becoming smoother and more youthful looking. It also has the benefit of not making the face look like it has been surgically tightened. It is also effective at getting rid of the deep creases around the nose and mouth or nasal labial folds.
Subperiosteal Facelift - Is known as giving patients the most lasting results. This technique tightens the deepest facial tissue and is done with an endoscope. However, this technique is also known for causing more facial bruising, swelling and a longer recovery time.
Deep Plane Facelift – This technique is the least invasive. It primarily adjusts the entire face and neck by lifting the facial tissue, skin and the underlying fat. This technique is performed quite frequently with exceptional results. However, the recovery time for this procedure can be quite long as well.
Mid Facelift – This technique is also referred to as the cheek lift because the procedure is focused primarily on the cheek areas, right below the eyes. This type of facelift is best for problem areas around the nasal labial folds and fat deposits that droop in the cheek area.
Thread Lift – This is one of the newest techniques and is known by a lot of different names, however, it’s long term effectiveness as a qualified procedure has yet to be determined. This procedure requires the surgeon to use barbed threads which are passed through the dermal layers of the skin and then cinched up near the ear. The tension of the barbed surgical threads then keep the facial tissue in place. Typically the results provide a smooth facial appearance.
Over the years plastic surgery technology has evolved tremendously to help someone look and feel younger.
Many of these new technologies are less invasive and require less recovery time than before.
Here’s a look at a couple of the more popular anti-aging surgical techniques.
Endoscopic Brow Lift
A brow lift is commonly requested to remove or improve the creases that stretch across the forehead and between the eyebrows – normally referred to as frown lines. This procedure utilizes fiber-optic technology allowing the surgeon to perform this surgery without the need for large incisions. An endoscope helps eliminate bruising, scarring, infection and eases in recovery post-operatively.
- Over time the brow may change as a result of aging
- Lifting the brow may remove excessive skin and fullness from the upper eyelids
- It may also improve the symmetry of the eyebrows
- Change the overall shape of the eyebrows
- Helps remove wrinkles from off the brow
Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)
Eyelid surgery is becoming one of the most requested surgeries today. This procedure removes the loose skin (baggy eyes) that obscures the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
There are several surgical techniques for eyelid lifts:
Transcutaneous Eyelid Blepharoplasty – uses incision that goes through the crease of the upper eyelid skin. Removing the excessive skin, muscle and fat will help give the eyes a more pleasing result.
Transconjunctival Eyelid Blepharoplasty – uses an incision in the inside of the eyelid where the fatty tissue is then removed. No skin incision is made with the technique so consequently if there is excessive eyelid skin this would not be the best blepharoplasty of choice.
Transcutaneous Lower Eyelid Fat Lipolysis technique – lipolysis has gained popularity in recent years by injecting fat dissolving materials or inserting a electrolyzed specialized needle through the skin into the pocket of fat – dissolving it.
A facelift surgery is a procedure where a person receives the most visible surgical results. Loose facial and neck skin are stretched or removed to produce a new youthful appearance.
For additional information about any of these procedures both Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park would be happy to consult with you.
Recent studies have shown the age percentages of people having facelifts are the following:
- 1% for patients under the age of 35
- 29% for patients between the ages of 35 through 50
- 53% for patients between the ages of 51 through 64
- 17% for patients 65 and older
There are things to consider before you have a facelift procedure.
It is important to know that people with good skin elasticity usually have better results than those that don’t. While the natural tendency is for people to lose their skin elasticity as they age, there are many factors that can contribute to it’s acceleration, including; smoking, drinking excessively and extreme exposures to the natural elements like sun and wind over the course of one’s life.
It is also important that a person who desires to have a facelift is in good health. This will ensure they heal faster and have an easier time during their recovery.
A facelift can help you return to a more youthful appearance and it can also help you improve your self-confidence.
The draw back is that a facelift patient should have realistic expectations about their surgical outcomes before they undergo any surgery.
At Face & Body Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park can help you make an informed decision on whether a facelift would be best for you. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have over 30 years combined experience with the latest facelift procedures and have perfected the Natural Uplift - facelift. You can view many of their results by clicking on the following thumbnail.
Recently an article in New York Magazine called a more natural-looking rejuvenation a new beauty aesthetic and dubbed it the “new new face.” Facial skin pulled tight over the skull is over. Replacing it with a more plumper, softer face is what’s hot now. This is not unlike a stylish older sofa that looks almost new if only you keep the cushions fluffed.
Using a combination of new techniques and technologies, patients can have a newly restored face that takes years off the aging process. With the combination of facial fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse and in combination with Botox injections and non-surgical laser treatments a patient can expect to receive exceptional results.
To lean more about these procedures contact Dr. Robert Sorosky and Dr. Edward Park today at the Face & Body Cosmetic Surgery Center. They are conveniently located in the heart of the Inland Empire in Upland, California.
Patients seeking to look younger in the Inland Empire without the stigma of a complete facelift have shown a great interest in this unique procedure. Dr. Sorosky has performed over 2000 facelifts. Slight variations of his technique over the past several years allows for a shorter recovery, less visible scars, and an overall more natural appearance. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park have added a new upward dimensional vertical lift utilizing modern suture materials. This innovative technique coined THE NATURAL UPLIFT results in a more youthful face and cheeks with significant improvement in sagging neck tissues. Their unique method results in less swelling and much quicker recovery time. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park feel this procedure is superior to other advertised techniques, as it is less invasive and has long-lasting results. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact us today.
People who live in the warm sunny Southern California area are more aware of their bodies as a result of wearing less clothes and exposing more. The Face and Body cosmetic surgery center is known throughout the Inland Empire as being the best at making you look your best. It is rare to find the latest advances in cosmetic plastic surgery in one place and with the experienced staff to back it up. Any cosmetic plastic surgeon can give you a new look, however, Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are expert surgeons and are committed to the complete well-being of your makeover.
This cosmetic surgery video, of real patient experiences, is a testament to the care and results received through the skill of Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park.
Over time the effects of aging takes it toll on our appearance. Sagging skin is most apparent on our faces as a result of diminishing facial fat and the loosening of skin. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park are experts in performing Facelifts in the Inland Empire. Dr. Sorosky has personally performed hundreds of facelifts in the Inland Empire with exceptional results. Dr. Sorosky and Dr. Park can help you decide on what an Inland Empire facelift can do for you. Please feel free to contact Dr. Sorosky or Dr. Park for your Inland Empire facelift consultation today at (909) 981-8985.