Facial Plastic Surgery, a Facelift is all about plastic surgery of the face, including facelifts, forehead lifts,nose refinement, lip enhancement, chin procedures, neck lifts, “eye jobs,” and any other procedure performed in and around the face. About 40 percent of my practice is plastic surgery of the face. People often infer from the amount of photos on my website that I perform mostly breast work – I have an endless supply of before and after photos for breast procedures. Don’t let the volume of before and after photos deceive you; most of my patients who benefit from facial plastic surgery prefer not to have their faces on my website.
The new “revolution” in facial plastic surgery is “surgery done right!” This simply refers to results that appear beautiful, natural, and lasting. However, you can only expect these results when your surgeon is experienced and has a knack for selecting procedures that work best in the individual patient. Your surgeon must have that “gift” for producing results that look harmonious, non-operated, and age appropriate.
By combining surgery with non-surgical alternatives such as fillers, Botox and acid peels, facial plastic surgery outcomes have essentially been revolutionized. Re-suspending loose tissues, plumping hollow areas of the face, and softening deep wrinkles all work synergistically to provide for the most natural and youthful outcome. It’s actually possible to look beautiful without looking artificial or “operated.” Keep them guessing—“Did he/she have plastic surgery?”
There are many ways to achieve natural, beautiful results when it comes to facial rejuvenation. Your surgeon first has to choose the right procedure(s), and then perform the procedure(s) very well. Surgical experience cannot be underestimated. For instance, not all face lifts are the same. Less can be less for some, and more can be more for others. Sometimes a combination of simple procedures focused on the problem area(s) is all that is needed for a beautiful outcome that avoids the telltale signs of plastic surgery.
Further details of facial procedures are addressed elsewhere on my website. Below, I have broken the face down into specific areas and I discuss the typical aging changes and the most common rejuvenation alternatives.
Given all the available options, it becomes quite apparent that the best outcomes are derived from proper and appropriate selection of procedures that provide for the most natural, desirable outcomes. Although we would all hope that non-surgical methods achieve the same goals, this is simply not a reality. Non-surgical treatments can buy you some time, and enhance the young and beautiful, but for the rest of us, the heavy lifting comes with plastic surgery.