Age, genetics, and sometimes pronounced weight loss may lead to facial volume loss and sagging of the facial tissues. This results in deepening of smile lines (or nasolabial folds) and jowls, creating the appearance of an aged and drooping face. Dr. Fishman performs surgical face and neck lifting to rejuvenate the facial features, reposition drooping facial structures, and get rid of excess skin.
Dr. Fishman performs cheek and facelifting in the operating room, usually under general anesthesia. She carefully hides the facelift incisions in the natural creases between the face and ears, and uses these incisions to reposition the facial muscles and soft tissues, subsequently removing excess skin. Dr. Fishman frequently combines facelifting surgery with neck lifting, eyelid lifts, neck liposuction, skin resurfacing, and other procedures. Call the team at Aviva Plastic Surgerytoday to learn more.
Dr. Fishman’s experience and artistic vision allow her to approach every individual’s face with a unique understanding of anatomy, function, appearance, and the marriage between these so important in facial surgery. Every person is unique, and every face is unique as well.
This depends on the complexity of the case and the need for associated procedures. Dr. Fishman usually completes face lifting surgeries in 2-3 hours, with more complex cases requiring 4 hours.
All incisions leave scars, and scars do not disappear (though they flatten and lose their initial redness with time). Dr. Fishman carefully hides her incisions for face lifting surgery in the natural creases between the face and ear, in hair-bearing skin, and in the natural crease under the chin. These scars are difficult to notice once healed.
Most patients complain of a sore or a bruised sensation after facial surgery, and frequently report muscle tightness within the cheek or chewing muscles. These symptoms resolve over several days – weeks after surgery. Strong oral pain medication is frequently employed for the first 1-4 days after surgery, and cold compresses are helpful to ease discomfort.
Dr. Fishman performs revision facelifting both for her own patients and those having undergone surgery elsewhere. Revision facelifting, or surgery to correct or improve the results of previous facial surgery, requires great surgical skill and extensive experience; Dr. Fishman is a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgeon trained in Ear, Nose, and Throat–Head and Neck Surgery, and her experience allows her to take on some of the most challenging revision cases.
Insurance companies typically do not cover cosmetic or aesthetic surgeries; our practice offers financing for these procedures. Please inquire about financing after your consult with Dr. Fishman.
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