35 years old looking for facial surgeon that specializes in Facelifts. Any suggestions?
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I would be more than happy to meet with you to discuss your concerns and what you would like to achieve. I can provide you with a link to a facelift surgery I have performed which will give you an idea of what to expect during surgery. You may also feel free to call my office to schedule a consultation.
Dr. Philip Solomon
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35 years old looking for facial surgeon that specializes in facelifts.
Marionette lines and jowls can often be corrected nicely with dermal fillers. However, a face lift that can correct laxity may be your best option. I recommend that you seek a board certified plastic surgeon. I wish you the best of luck.
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Check websites or surgical portfolios in the office for before and after photographs. Read patient testimonials. I have several facelift patients that are always willing to meet with potential patients about their experience too. Make sure that you have a connection with your surgeon and you are both on the same wavelength in terms of your desires and what can be realistically achieved. You need to feel a sense of comfort and trust with the office staff and the surgeon because you will be spending a lot of time with them in the period following your surgery. Lastly, inquire about where the surgery is performed and make sure that an anesthesiologist or CRNA will be monitoring your airway for the entire procedure. I wish you well!
Facelift technique results in a younger and natural, but not “done," look. The surgery is done in a deeper plane which results in a full-thickness skin and subcutaneous tissue flap, which is redraped and elevated vertically over a repositioned SMAS layer. This avoids the "windswept" effect of pulling back too severely only the top layers of soft tissue.
In addition to expertise in rhytidectomy or facelift surgery, this operation uses techniques from experience in craniofacial surgery. It can be performed alone, in combination with a facelift, or during the placement of midface implants.
It is often more important to find the right surgeon than decide for yourself the right surgical technique. If you like the results of facelifts done by a certain surgeon, regardless of his or her technique, then you are on the road to obtaining the results you want.
You have asked for an experienced facial plastic surgeon. ie. a surgeon who EXCLUSIVELY - perhaps capitalisation is contagious :) operates on the face.
A great facelift surgeon is a great facelift surgeon no matter whether their background training is in general plastic surgery, ENT, or Maxillofacial surgery.
More importantly, how many do they do a year (too few (less than 80 imo) and they won't have the consistency to appreciate the subtle nuances and art of this type of surgery, too many ( >200 imo) and they are either dog tired if doing it properly or aren't taking the time required to get as perfect result as possible.
Facelifting surgery is more art than science. A face that looks right on the table is a matter of aesthetic taste and has to fit the person it is attached to!
Ask to see lots of prior examples. Read reviews. Ask to meet previous patients if possible. Ask about patients that haven't been happy. If a surgeon can't show you at least 10 facelifts performed in the last year that match your age, weight, and ethnicity then keep looking. Go with your gut - it will usually be right.
Best of Luck
A. Dean Jabs M.D. Ph.D. FACSBoard Certified Plastic Surgeon
6430 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda MD 20817
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