There is an increased demand for cosmetic facelift surgeries. The overwhelming success of the facelift operations is making more people want to go for the procedure to improve the look and impression of their skin. Just like women, the number of men seeking facelift procedures has significantly increased in the past few years.
The facelift procedure at Gotham Plastic Surgery is an outpatient based medical facility located in New York City, US.
WHY HAVE A FACELIFT PROCEDURE?
The success of facelift at Gotham Plastic Surgery has overwhelmed many people who want to retain a youthful facial appearance. A well-done facelift improves the appearance of a person while helping them regain confidence. People feel more confident about their appearance without wrinkles and loose skin on their face. For this reason, a facelift brings back the smooth and good looking appearance that helps aging people look vibrant and attractive.
Although having imperfections on the skin is something many people can live with, maintaining a peace of mind and satisfaction with aging symptoms written all over your face is hard to withstand. This is why people seek facelift procedures to bring a satisfied mind and long-lasting peace of mind.
For people in careers that demand frequent public appearances, having a facelift will help you maintain a strong and impressive relation with your clients. News anchor, lecturers, politicians, attorneys, receptionists, and reporters who are experiencing skin imperfections like pimples, wrinkles and localized fat that arise in the neck may bring an unpleasant impression to their audience with such signs on their face. A facelift will ensure they maintain a good outlook needed in their careers.
The first step during a facelift procedure involves general anesthesia. This is usually done by an intravenous injection. Additionally, other procedures may be also performed that may improve the facelift results. Drs. Miller and Steinbrech may recommend adding facial implants or doing fat transfer to contour facial structure through soft tissue augmentation. Resurfacing techniques may also be done to enhance the tone and texture of the skin. All of this will be discussed during your initial consultation with the surgeons so the procedure will give you the results you desire.
The facelift procedure itself takes between two to three hours once the general anesthetics have been administered.
There are several choices of the incision to take depending on the amount of change you want to have on the skin. The choices are traditional facelift and limited incision facelift.
A traditional facelift involves redistribution of fat starting from the face, jowls, and neck. The underlying tissues are repositioned while the skin is redraped over the uplifted contours. The incision starts from hairline at the temples through the ear to end at the lower scalp. Excess skin is trimmed away to improve the firmness of the face.
Limited incision involves correcting loose skin on the neck, sagging jowls and accumulated fat. The limited incision starts at the earlobe and ends in the lower scalp.
The incision lines are closed without tension and gently to ensure the skin is not pulled tight. Absorbable and nonabsorbable sutures are usually used and can stay in for up to seven days post –operatively. The incision lines are then hidden under the hairline after the skin has healed.
There is bandaged by placing a support garment around the head and under the chin. A layer of cotton wool underneath helps control the amount of swelling and bruising.
A facelift is a painless procedure, although patients may experience tightness in the chewing muscles. Patients could experience some swelling and bruise on the face that may feel uncomfortable. Tension and tightness on the areas of neck and face will be experienced although not all the time. After the procedures, patients should sleep with their heads elevated for at least two weeks. This is to ensure the swelling has been alleviated. If you had a mouth incision, Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech may restrict your diet for the benefit of the outcome.
ABOUT GOTHAM PLASTIC SURGERY & DR. PHILIP MILLER
Dr. Philip Miller is one of the co-founders of Gotham Plastic Surgery and one of the most lauded and respected plastic surgeons in New York state. Dr. Miller is one of only a handful of physicians to hold double board certifications in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery). He has been awarded the honor of being named one of the Best Doctors in America and a Top Doctor in New York for multiple consecutive years.
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ARE YOU A CANDIDATE?
Everyone experiencing facial imperfections is eligible to have a facelift procedure. The cosmetic facelift procedure is not limited to the age of the patient, although patients with a non-serious health issues are preferred. Candidates of a facelift are expected to be healthy with positive and realistic feelings towards the facelift outcome. They should be able to understand that facelift does not correct all the imperfections in the skin, but rather a procedure to improve the appearance. The procedure is not meant to eliminate every skin imperfections, but done to reduce the aging symptoms. The candidates should not be smokers.
How long will the procedure last?
The time taken to complete a facelift procedure depends on the type of facelift and the degree of change being implemented. The surgical process takes two to three hours only. Mini facelifts take about two hours while a standard facelift takes about three hours.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After waking up the recovery room, you may feel cold and nauseated. It is normal to feel a little bit emotional after the procedure. Do not alcohol that contain aspirin or bend over to pick heavy objects unless Dr. Miller and Dr. Steinbrech allow you to. Do not use facial flushing masks and related products. You should expect to have a renovated with skin smooth face and firm look.
Are there risks?
Gotham Plastic Surgery New York performs facelift in the most convenient way possible. However, there are risks that come with facelift procedures like skin loss and wound healing. Temporary hair loss at the incision, numbness, facial nerve injury and fluid accumulation are the risks involved with the facelift.
How soon can I resume work?
Normally, patients take two works after the facelift before resuming with their normal work. It is advisable that patients avoid taking a facelift procedure when they have an important event ahead like a wedding.