Facial Rejuvenation

Facelift/Neck Lift

What is Facial Rejuvenation, and why should I consider it?

Heredity and the environmental elements we are exposed to on a daily basis play crucial roles in how our skin ages. These elements include exposure to sun, smoke, pollution, alcohol, and of course stress, which can all lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and especially around the eyes. Over time, the skin on our face may also begin to lose elasticity and volume which leads to drooping or sagging, resulting in an aged appearance. As many spend time looking for the fountain of youth to stop or at least slow the aging process, it may be time to consider an alternative method for facial rejuvenation.

Description

Facelift also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure involves tightening of the underlying face muscles and a removal and redraping of excess skin. Typically, facelift incisions begin at the hairline and extend in front of the ear, following a natural line, and continue on behind the earlobe to the lower area of the scalp. Before the procedure, many people are concerned about incisions but, if they are planned carefully and expertly executed, they should be almost invisible. The most important factor in the outcome of a facelift is less about the incision, and more concerned with what has been done underneath the skin. Long-lasting improvements can be achieved by some repositioning of these deeper layers of skin (the SMAS layer). Another procedure that is often combined with a facelift is the Neck Lift. Whether your neck is affected by age, your genes, the pull of gravity, neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) may be an option. Dr. Maggi removes removes excess sagging skin under the jawline and on the neck. The platysma muscle of the neck can also be adjusted and tightened if it has begun to separate and sag. If you only have excess fat under your chin, chin liposuction alone may be enough to enhance the appearance of your neck.

Recovery

When your facelift is completed, a bandage will be gently placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure. Pain is typically not an issue with this procedure. A thin tube may be necessary to drain any excess blood or fluid that can collect under the skin. Most patients get back to work and their regular activities in about a week or two weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity must be limited for at least 2 weeks. Sun exposure must be limited for several months. Sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat are recommended for at least 6 to 8 months.

Brow & Eyelid Lift

What is Facial Rejuvenation, and why should I consider it?

Heredity and the environmental elements we are exposed to on a daily basis play crucial roles in how our skin ages. These elements include exposure to sun, smoke, pollution, alcohol, and of course stress, which can all lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and especially around the eyes. Over time, the skin on our face may also begin to lose elasticity and volume which leads to drooping or sagging, resulting in an aged appearance. As many spend time looking for the fountain of youth to stop or at least slow the aging process, it may be time to consider an alternative method for facial rejuvenation.

Description

Facelift also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure involves tightening of the underlying face muscles and a removal and redraping of excess skin. Typically, facelift incisions begin at the hairline and extend in front of the ear, following a natural line, and continue on behind the earlobe to the lower area of the scalp. Before the procedure, many people are concerned about incisions but, if they are planned carefully and expertly executed, they should be almost invisible. The most important factor in the outcome of a facelift is less about the incision, and more concerned with what has been done underneath the skin. Long-lasting improvements can be achieved by some repositioning of these deeper layers of skin (the SMAS layer). Another procedure that is often combined with a facelift is the Neck Lift. Whether your neck is affected by age, your genes, the pull of gravity, neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) may be an option. Dr. Maggi removes removes excess sagging skin under the jawline and on the neck. The platysma muscle of the neck can also be adjusted and tightened if it has begun to separate and sag. If you only have excess fat under your chin, chin liposuction alone may be enough to enhance the appearance of your neck.

Recovery

When your facelift is completed, a bandage will be gently placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure. Pain is typically not an issue with this procedure. A thin tube may be necessary to drain any excess blood or fluid that can collect under the skin. Most patients get back to work and their regular activities in about a week or two weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity must be limited for at least 2 weeks. Sun exposure must be limited for several months. Sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat are recommended for at least 6 to 8 months.

Nose Reshaping – Cosmetic Rhinoplasty

Description

Rhinoplasty is one of the five most popular plastic surgery procedures performed in the United States. The surgery is a longed-for cosmetic solution for those who are dissatisfied with the size and/or shape of their nose. Since the nose is one of the most prominent facial features, changing its shape and size can significantly improve the balance in the face, bring harmony to the features and overall, have a great impact on the patient’s appearance and self-image. Nose reshaping is an outpatient procedure that usually lasts about 2 to 3 hours. Rhinoplasty can be performed in either of two methods: open or closed. Open rhinoplasty requires an incision across the columella (lower part of the septum which divides the nostrils), which gives the surgeon direct access to the nasal tissue to be reshaped. With a closed rhinoplasty, all of the incisions are made within the nostrils. A” tip rhinoplasty” may help to correct droopiness at the tip of the nose into a more youthful “perky” position. Dr. Maggi, who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery, will decide the best treatment option for you based on your individual situation and your desired results. Some patients know how they want their nose to look, but other rhinoplasty patients just know they don’t like their nose, and just want someone to help them. We understand this and will take the time to work with you to help you have a happy result.

RECOVERY

We normally do not see much discomfort after a rhinoplasty and medication is prescribed. You can expect to have bruising and swelling as well as a stuffed feeling for the first few days. For the first week after your surgery you should sleep with your upper body elevated to help minimize swelling and bruising. It can also ward off postoperative bleeding. A nasal splint is worn for several days up to two weeks after surgery depending on whether a bone fracture was performed. Saline spray is recommended for your comfort for about two weeks. You may be asked to follow up in the office weekly if internal work was performed to clean the inside to ensure unobstructed breathing.