The appearance of the first noticeable signs of aging on your face and neck can lead to feelings of self-consciousness. Luckily, Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants in Huntington, Long Island has the solution to your aging woes; facelift surgery. With careful improvements to your face, you will look and feel the way you did years ago.
What Is Facelift Surgery?
Our team is proud to offer a minimal incision rhytidectomy, also known as the MACS lift. This procedure softens the appearance of wrinkles and other visible signs of aging on the face and neck. A variety of factors may lead you to want a facelift. From gravity to the loss of facial fat to sun damage and stress, all these factors will contribute to telltale signs of aging.
Although the facelift procedure has been around for decades, we use only the latest proven techniques in order to ensure optimal results. Long Island Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Elliot Duboys, has extensive experience creating gorgeous, youthful-looking faces through our innovative facelift techniques.
Prior to having surgery, Dr. Duboys will complete a comprehensive evaluation, making sure that you are a good candidate for this procedure. Facelift surgery usually takes three to four hours. Dr. Duboys uses general anesthesia for the procedure to make sure you are comfortable during the entire time.
Am I A Candidate For A Facelift?
The ideal candidate is someone with realistic expectations. A relatively healthy individual who shows signs of facial aging, such as decent of the skin of the face with jowls. Redundant neck skin can be taken care of at the time of surgery that restores the normal contour of the neck.
The best outcome tends to be achieved in patients who have a strong, well-defined bony structure and skin that still retains some elasticity. During your consultation, Dr. Duboys will carefully examine your face including the skin and underlying structures, and discuss possibilities available to you. If you are experiencing these signs of aging, a facelift could improve your appearance:
- Deepening of nasolabial folds
- Facial sagging of the skin
- Jowls developing in the cheeks and jaw
- Loose skin and excess fat of the neck
What Procedures Are Combined With A Facelift?
If you are interested in having additional procedures, such as an eyelid lift or brow lift, you can have them completed simultaneously with your facelift. Dr. Duboys can help to create an entire facial rejuvenation plan that will have you looking years younger.
You will need to keep your bandages on for one to three days following the procedure. Although you may experience some slight bruising and swelling, we will guide you through the recovery process. Most patients are able to return to work within ten days. A minimal amount of discomfort is expected, but in the rare case you need more, medication will be prescribed to ease any discomfort you may experience.
- Dr. Duboys makes an incision along the hairline.
- We tighten muscles and remove fat from the neck and face.
- We pull the skin back and remove any excess skin.
Where Is Facelift Surgery Performed?
The facelift surgery is performed at our fully certified ambulatory care facility, or if the patient prefers then the surgery can be done at a local hospital.
Facelift Surgery Risks
All surgery involves risks with a low incidence. Asymmetry, bleeding, infection, and nerve involvement, are all relatively infrequent. Taking care of your incision sites and being careful during recovery can decrease the possibility of side effects.
What To Expect After Surgery
As with any surgery, your body or face needs time to recover from the changes made. Allow yourself time to recover and rest for a few days after surgery. The most common symptoms experienced after facelift surgery are:
- Minimal discomfort
Facelift Surgery Before and After
Proven Facelift Experts
Associated Plastic Surgeons & Consultants is the premier cosmetic surgery clinic on Long Island. Dr. Duboys performs all surgical procedures in a cutting-edge operating room that is approved by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities. You can trust that our staff of medical professionals is simply the best there is.
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While the facelift procedure is very personal and individualistic, you can expect an amazing outcome from our team. During the consultation, you should be prepared to discuss your expectations in detail and Dr. Duboys will answer any questions that you may have. He believes that you should look refreshed after your surgery and he discourages pulling people "tight" as many celebrities have had. In effect – "Cosmetic Surgery without the Plastic Look" is Elliot B. Duboys', MD credo!