The number of people seeking cosmetic enhancements has increased in the U.S. in recent years, and facelifts continue to be one of the most requested procedures. This is because a facelift, when performed by a skilled plastic surgeon such as New York’s Dr. Thomas Loeb, can restore the natural balance of skin, muscle and bone structure to your face, creating a youthful, rejuvenated look, and turning the clock back up to 10 years. For those who want to combat wrinkles and sagging skin on the face, multiple surgical options are available.
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a procedure that corrects problems that arise from years of sun exposure, stress, and the natural aging process. This procedure is appropriate for cosmetic issues for the lower half of the face. A facelift may be right for you if you would like to eliminate excess skin and fat below the chin, lift sagging, eliminate creases, and restore muscle tone.
Dr. Loeb generally performs facelifts while the patient is under local anesthesia, sometimes with light sedation. During the procedure, your soft tissues will be repositioned and any excess skin will be eliminated. A facelift typically takes about two to three hours. Most patients return to work within 10-14 days. The result is a smoother, sleeker, younger face.
An eyelid surgery, also called an eye lift or blepharoplasty, can correct multiple flaws around the eye area. Over the years, a person’s upper and lower eyelids begin to sag, sometimes making you look older than you are, or more excessively fatigued. A blepharoplasty will correct this, and it can also eliminate excess fat and skin in the area, as well as eradicate puffiness of the eyes.
For an eyelift, you may choose whether to receive general anesthesia or a local anesthetic. The procedure typically takes about 45 to 90 minutes. The recovery time is about a week, after which you may return to your regular activities. Strenuous activities may be resumed in about two to three weeks.
In addition to facelifts and eye lifts, other options for facial enhancement include lip augmentation. This procedure adds volume to the lips, to give them a more defined, noticeable, and sensual look. It can also correct issues such as fine lines on the lips, damage to the lips, or asymmetrical lips. Your new look may be achieved with the use of injectable fillers or lip implants, which will be decided on during your private consultation with Dr. Loeb based on the condition of your skin and your desired results.
Other cosmetic procedures that provide replenishment to the face include facial liposuction, which removes fatty deposits to re-shape the contours of the face. Facial liposuction may be performed in conjunction with skin removal or reduction. You may also wish to ask your cosmetic surgeon about rhinoplasty to reshape the nose, or augmentations of the cheeks or chin to improve the facial contours.
If you are considering having cosmetic surgery on your face, it’s absolutely essential to work with a highly skilled plastic surgeon that you can trust. Dr. Loeb has an international reputation for his unsurpassed artistry, and has been named one of the top 10 cosmetic eye surgeons in the world. To learn more about getting lip augmentation or a facelift in NYC, please call Dr. Loeb’s Fifth Avenue office at 212-327-3700 to schedule a private consultation.