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Surgical & Non-Surgical Facelift & Neck Lift Procedure
Dr. Nguyen, a facelift specialist in Beverly Hills, favors the “deep plane” technique also referred to as a “SMAS Lift” or “Composite Lift”. Unlike procedures that simply address sagging skin, the deep plane facelift repositions the underlying tissue called the “SMAS layer.” Pulling this layer taut allows the redraped skin to sit naturally in its new position. It also alleviates tension on the incision lines which allows for better healing. Before the wound is closed, a fibrin glue is sprayed beneath the skin. This technique greatly minimizes bruising and swelling, reduces the risk of hematoma (bleeding under the skin,) and alleviates the need for drainage tubes.* When choosing a Facial Plastic Surgeon, patients should seek out a Board Certified facelift specialist who is well trained in this advanced surgical technique. The overall effect is a more natural refreshed appearance than having simply tightened the skin.
Skin tightening treatments for the neck and face has been getting more and more popular lately, because they are very effective for improving the skin laxity as well as improving the skin quality. Dr. Nguyen, a surgeon in Beverly Hills, prefers the “deep plane” approach, generally known as “SMAS Lift” as an ideal skin tightening procedure for the face. The reason for that is, unlike other procedure that only put a solution on skin aging, a deep plane facelift works in a way where the inherent tissue called SMAS is repositioned.
How It Works
The SMAS layer is pulled to the point that it enables the redraped skin to sit directly to its original position. Through this procedure, it also lessens the stress on the incisions, that faster healing recovery can be enjoyed
Also, prior to the wound being shut, the specialist sprays fibrin glue beneath the epidermis. This ingenious strategy lessens the threat of swelling and bruising within the area. There’s no need to worry about suffering from hematoma if you undergo this procedure. Drainage tubes are not necessary for this process either.
The surgeon would have to raise the skin from the cheeks, temples, and neck as well. These would be lifted and repositioned together with the underlying connective tissue.
There are instances where a neck lift (APBS) is also ideal. This procedure needs a tiny incision to be created under the skin– usually where there’s a natural crease. Then, the muscle underneath the lower jaw is spread apart, to tighten the area. During neck lift surgery, the muscles are coiled and the unneeded fat and skin are taken out. Basically, those who would want to restore their jawline, and create a more youthful glow should consider neck lift and facelift, because these procedures goes hand in hand.
In case that the patient’s neck is not sagging at all, then it’s possible to perform a neck lift procedure on its own, and achieve superb outcome. Platysma bands could be used and tightened. Also, the good thing about this is that it only calls for a small incision under the chin. However, if the skin is a bit loose, then a combination of the two procedures would be the best option.
When to Consider This Procedure
– Those who are suffering from loose skin, are perfect candidates of skin tightening.
– Those who would like to enhance the quality of their skin without having the need to undergo invasive procedures.
– Those with a residual skin condition after undergoing an operative procedure.
Who Are the Good Candidates for Surgical; Non-Surgical Face; Neck Procedure
There are a lot of reasons why some women are interested in undergoing skin tightening procedure. Loose skin on the neck, arms, and abdomen are definitely unsightly, and so, they would want to correct this as soon as possible. If you’re suffering from the same problem, then it would be very ideal to consider trying this non-surgical method of skin tightening.
What Are Your Options
There are a lot of approaches in regard with facelift surgery. Wherein, a licensed plastic surgeon would recommend an approach based on your facial characteristics, such as the shape of your face, and what you want to achieve. As for the placement and length of incisions, this would depend on the facelift technique suitable for you. The specialist might consider you as a candidate for a “short scar” facelift procedure where a short incision would be made in the area around the ear.
What Would the Facelift Incision Scars Be Like?
It doesn’t matter what type of facelift procedure you would undergo. You will be having incisions around the ear.
Traditional Facelift: For this treatment, the surgeon would make incisions in the hairline at the temples, going down and around the front of the ears and hidden. It’s hidden in the natural creases behind the ears.
Limited-Incision Facelift: The surgeon would make short incisions in the hairline. This usually starts at the temples, going down and around the front of the ears.
Neck Lift: The surgeon would make incisions that would start in from of the ear lobes and this would continue behind the ears in the lower scalp. In some cases, there’s an incision underneath the chin.
When it comes to procedures right this, it’s very advisable to choose a surgeon based on training, quality, and experience. Don’t always focus on the cost.
— Stacy K.
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About Dr. Nguyen
Davis B. Nguyen M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), Summa Cum Laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in General Surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in General Surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.
Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
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