It is essential to do your homework if you’re considering a facelift, because medical knowledge and techniques are constantly evolving. After all, if you’re going to have surgery, you want the latest (and greatest). Facelifts have come a long, long way since the days of tight, unnatural looking results.
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.
Who would have imagined a generation ago (or even more recently) that you could enjoy a significant “lift” in facial appearance without ever undergoing surgery? Boy, how times have changed . . . and, boy, are we glad! While there are still times when a bit of surgery is just what the doctor ordered, far less invasive alternatives such as a liquid facelift can be surprisingly (and subtly) effective.
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.
Most of the time, you’re looking for plastic surgery if you want to look younger and more attractive, but the findings of a recent study suggest that you can make even more unexpected improvements through plastic surgery.
Patients and surgeons contribute valuable time, effort, and, of course, money to a rejuvenating facelift procedure. A facelift procedure can come in many forms when they are personalized to fit your unique needs. This post gives you an estimate for the different forms of facelift procedures.
Surgical procedures like a facelift have great results with the risk of rare complications, including:
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:
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.