A facelift, technically known as rhytidectomy, is the most effective facial cosmetic procedure for eliminating wrinkles and sagging skin. During this surgery, facial plastic surgeons tighten loose muscles and tissue while removing fat deposits and trimming excess skin to give you a fresher and more youthful appearance.
A traditional deep plane facelift can erase up to ten years off your face, although it requires significant downtime and recovery.
A cosmetic eyelid lift (also called blepharoplasty) creates a more refreshed appearance and may help reduce the signs of aging around the eyes. It can reduce the puffiness of lower lids, remove excess skin, and tighten muscles. It can also improve sight in people whose sagging upper eyelids interfere with vision.
Surgeon like Dr. Joel Aronowitz uses local anesthesia and sedation to keep you comfortable during the procedure, which usually takes about two hours. The process can be performed in the surgeon’s office-based surgical suite, a hospital, or an outpatient surgery center.
If you have lower lid puffiness, the surgeon will make an incision within one of the natural creases to access fat deposits and muscles to trim excess tissue. Depending on your goals, the surgeon may also perform a lower-lid surgery called canthopexy or canthoplasty to anchor the outer corner of the eye and prevent further drooping.
A Neck Lift improves sagging skin in the neck and jawline that can cause jowls or a double chin. Excess fat, muscles, and skin are tightened during the procedure to give your face a firmer appearance. The surgeon uses small incisions hidden behind the ears and along the hairline to work with the deep structural tissues of the neck and lower face.
During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon, Joel Aronowitz MD, will consider the natural aging process, skin elasticity, and weight fluctuations. They will explain the neck lift technique(s) that best fit your needs and goals.
To prepare for your neck lift, avoid taking aspirin and other blood-thinning medications several days before surgery. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home and help you during recovery.
Rhytidectomy, facelift surgery, or rhinoplasty addresses sagging facial skin and fat to restore a youthful appearance. The procedure can help reduce wrinkles, jowls, and a double chin. A rhytidectomy can be performed alone or with other surgical procedures, such as neck and brow lifts.
During this cosmetic surgery, a surgeon will create an incision in the hairline near your temples or within natural beard lines if you are a man. Surgical techniques will accommodate the unique characteristics of your facial skin to ensure a seamless result.
You may be a good candidate for this cosmetic treatment if you have loose facial skin and fat and are healthy. However, it would help if you understood that a facelift won’t stop the natural aging process, so it is essential to maintain healthy habits, including sun protection and a disciplined skin care program.
The breasts lose elasticity and firmness over time, especially after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations. A surgical procedure known as mastopexy can raise and reshape the breasts, restoring a youthful appearance.
While anti-aging treatments can minimize the effects of aging, they don’t address lax skin or sagging tissue. Plastic surgery techniques such as skin tightening and fat grafting can help reduce the visible signs of aging, restoring a youthful look.
Before mastopexy surgery, patients may need pre-surgery blood tests and discontinue certain medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements. Patients should also avoid heavy lifting, which can interfere with healing. Breast asymmetry is common after surgery but will improve with time.
Women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts can benefit from breast augmentation. This is one of America’s most popular cosmetic surgery procedures, consistently producing high patient satisfaction ratings.
This surgery involves placing silicone breast implants in a pocket above or below the chest muscle. The implant is either saline or structured, which differ in their inner structure and texture.
Many plastic surgeons use a submuscular technique to place breast implants beneath the breast muscle, which results in a more natural-looking, shapely bust. Some surgeons also use dual-plane breast implants, which move with muscle contraction.
Some patients choose to pair breast augmentation with a lift, which can enhance the size of the breasts and correct the location of the nipple for a more youthful look.