Facial Plastic Surgery Questions and Answers: Part 1

Question: Do I need to pay 500k for a facelift?
Answer: There are many excellent facial plastic surgeons, who perform natural appearing facelifts without spending 500 K. Study your prospective surgeon’s before and after facelift photo gallery, which should be extensive with natural appearing results. Closely study the after photos for detection of the incisions along with.

Question: Best procedure to fix lower face, neck, and the drooping of left eye?
Answer: There are several issues going on with your face, based on these limited photographs. You still have residual fat deposits in the neck, jowls, elevated temporal/ sideburn hairlines, and Pixi earlobes bilaterally. A lower face and neck lift procedure properly performed could address repairing all of these issues which would help not only rejuvenate your face, but remove the issues that are shown on your photographs.

Question: What kind of doctor to see for a facelift: a plastic surgeon or facial plastic surgeon?
Answer: Both plastic surgeons and facial plastic surgeons perform face lifting procedures. Make sure your surgeon is board certified. More importantly, study your prospective surgeon’s before and after facelift photo Gallery, and make sure that the photo gallery is extensive with many examples of the results that he/ she has performed. In our practice, a lower face and neck lift accomplishes tightening loose facial and neck skin, tightening loose facial and neck muscles, and removing fat deposits in the neck along with a platysma plasty, and lifting the jowls to give it a very natural rejuvenation appearance.

Question: Facelift, lip lift, neck lift – ballpark pricing?
Answer: A full set of facial and neck photographs from all angles are required to make a determination about how best to proceed. For many before and after examples, and our current price list for these procedures, please see the link below.

Question: Planning on having facelift/neck lift/blepharoplasty. Does this pin need to come out first? 
Answer: If you’re undergoing general anesthesia for any other procedures, you should probably wait at least one month between the two general anesthetic’s. It’s probably best to have that pin removed from your foot so it does not get dislodged while you’re asleep under anesthesia and being moved around in the recovery room.

Question: Loose skin in lower face 12 mos after deep plane facelift. What are my options to correct this? 
Answer: You have a very natural look after your facelift however, you do have additional laxity in the neck, which would require a revision face neck lift procedure. Very important not to look too stretched, pulled, or wind tunneled. A facelift does not address the mid-face.

Question: Use of staples for lifestyle lift?
Answer: It’s probably best that you interview at least three different, experienced facelift surgeons, and study their before, and after facelift photo gallery. Especially look for the detectability of the incisions in the after photos.

Question: Can I attend a major social event 3 months after deep plane facelift, fat graft, upper/lower eyelid surgery, endo brow lift? 
Answer: In our practice, you should be ready to attend a social event at three weeks after 3 major surgeries, not three months. Study your prospective surgeon’s before and after photo gallery for all the procedures you’re interested in and make sure that there’s lots of example photographs that look very natural.

Question: How much pain is involved in “awake sedation” for a facelift?
Answer: In our practice,a facelift takes anywhere from 2 1/2 to to 3 hours, and it’s very difficult to keep patients comfortably sedated for that period of time. In addition you’ll also have conscious awareness the surgery itself and injections throughout the entire face and neck to get it numb to perform the procedure. In our practice we place patients under general anesthesia for this procedure monitored by a board certified physician anesthesiologist patient safety and comfort.

Question: Can I get a neck lift without doing a mini facelift?
Answer: In our practice,A necklift is only done on patients less than 45 years of age and accomplishes removal of fat deposits above and below the platysma muscle in addition to platysmal plasty. When patients are over 50 years of age, the Skin tone usually needs to be tightened therefore a lower face and neck lift procedure.

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