When you hear the term “injectables,” you may think of dermal fillers and Botox. Well, it’s time to expand your thinking because now there is an injectable option that can do even more. Much more. A thread lift can lift, tighten, firm, and smooth your skin, producing more visible, longer-lasting results.
The Combo Lift is an innovative facial treatment that is designed to address some of the most common aging concerns. As the years pass, gravity slowly starts to take a toll on your skin by pulling it down. The Combo Lift restores the youthful appearance of your face by simply lifting it back up and restoring the volume of your face with fillers. Like the name suggests, the Combo Lift is basically a combined facial lifting: during this cosmetic procedure, the face is lifted up and at the same time, the surgeon adds extra volume to certain parts of the face (such as the cheeks) to make it look fuller and younger.
A facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure to rejuvenate the lower third of the face and sometimes neck The three most common types of facelift procedures are:
- the mini-lift
- the MACS facelift
- the traditional facelift
All surgical procedures, no matter how small, carry some degree of risk. Although very rare, the risks associated with a facelift can include:
- An unsatisfactory result
- Bleeding and/or infection
- Hematoma, and
- Nerve damage
While the likelihood of experiencing complications typically diminishes during the post-operative healing process, it is important for surgical patients to familiarize themselves with possible risks and consult an experienced surgeon to minimize them. Let's take a look at some of the more common risks.
We all see it when we look into the mirror. The way our eyes look as they stare back at us year after year. Those little lines begin to creep up and the skin starts to sag a little. Perhaps the dark shadows under your eyes bug you the most. What are you going to do about it? Well, you have several options, depending on the type and severity of your issue.
Cosmetic surgery has evolved tremendously over the last couple of decades. Earlier, the products available at the disposal of cosmetic surgeons could not guarantee 100% patient safety and also often under-performed. Maybe that was because this form of surgery was not considered a part of mainstream medicine and there was lack of research and funds.
Although some view plastic surgery as dramatic, unrealistic, and vain, others—like Dr. Raval supports cosmetic surgeries as moderate, natural, and healthy procedures for patients with the right expectations. In a recent column, Huffington Post writer, Kristen Houghton supported Dr. Raval’s professional view in a natural aesthetic, saying she doesn’t “want to make a drastic change; I just want to look fresh and healthy.” Ms. Houghton, like many of Dr. Raval’s patients, have learned that not only are natural, healthy-looking procedures available with the right surgeon, but also that each procedure is as unique as the patient. Knowing that your facelift, eyelid lift, or other surgical treatment is uniquely your own allows you to see the myth of the “dramatic, unrealistic, and vain surgery.” Through individual consultation and deep expertise, Dr. Raval supports surgery only as a positive option for his patients’ appearance, health, and self-image. Ms. Houghton is a good example of the patient with realistic expectations.
The whole point of getting a facelift is to look different, right? Still you, but more youthful. Refreshed. More vibrant. Healthier looking. A facelift does alter your face, at least to some degree. So could those improvements have an unintended downside? What if your phone no longer recognizes you?
At Raval Facial Aesthetics and ENT, our philosophy is “less is more.” With today’s advanced medical knowledge and techniques, Dr. Jeffrey Raval, MD, MBA, FACS can make smaller changes that achieve big results in keeping your face looking vibrant and youthful. However, sometimes he has to go deeper to achieve the best possible results. That’s where a deep plane facelift comes in.
The Food and Drug Administration recently approved a product called Restylane Lyft that can help patients look younger, increase volume, and lift sagging skin. The procedure has been called a five-minute facelift because of the amazing, immediate results.