Turn Back the Clock with Facelift
One of the most effective ways to minimize premature signs of aging is facelift surgery. An expertly performed facelift can turn back the clock nearly a decade while preserving the unique beauty of the face. The key to a great facelift is choosing an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon to perform the operation. Dr. Onelio Garcia Jr. is a renowned plastic surgeon that has helped thousands of men and women look younger and more attractive with facelift surgery. Modern techniques and technology have enhanced the precision of the procedure for truly customized results.
Enhance Your Unique Beauty
Facelift should not change your fundamental appearance dramatically — it only improves upon it by minimizing bothersome signs of aging. Facelift can address the following:
- Sagging in the mid-face region
- Displaced fat
- Loose skin on the lower face and neck
- Deep creases underneath the lower eyelids
- Deep creases that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth
Every facelift treatment plan is different, based on the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Garcia’s approach to your facelift will depend on your specific areas of concern and what you hope to achieve through surgery.
Facelift is generally performed on an outpatient basis under anesthesia. The operation takes place at Dr. Garcia’s fully accredited surgery center. This state of the art surgical facility was designed specifically to provide the upmost in privacy and safety for the cosmetic surgery patient.
In traditional facelift, Dr. Garcia begins surgery by making an incision in the hairline, starting at the temples and curving down around the border of the ear. The placement of the incisions is carefully considered to properly conceal the post-operative scars. Through the incisions, Dr. Garcia redistributes fat and repositions the tissues and muscles to improve and rejuvenate the facial contours. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is re-draped more tightly over the face. He may make an additional incision underneath the chin to focus on removing the excess fat in the neck.
After surgery, the face may be swollen, bruised and sore. These side effects subside over a few days time. Mild to moderate pain can be expected but typically controlled with oral medication. Strenuous activity including bending, lifting and exercise should be avoided for the first few weeks of recovery. Dr. Garcia advises when it is safe to resume work, exercise, socializing and other normal activities after facelift surgery.
Immediate improvements can be seen after surgery, with the results continuing to improve with time. Scarring fades significantly until the scars are barely visible. Facelift doesn’t stop the aging process but it turns back the clock significantly.
Mini facelift is a variation of facelift. It is shorter and performed through smaller incisions than traditional facelift. The subcutaneous fat, tissue and muscles are repositioned and tightened as needed to create a more attractive facial contour. Excess skin is removed and the remaining skin is re-draped over the face. Mini facelifts have become a common facial rejuvenation procedure in younger patients looking to improve their appearance with less downtime and less invasive surgery.
Your Facelift Consultation:
Dr. Garcia uses “state of the art” TouchMD technology during the consultation process. This unique tool allows the patient to review the consultation with Dr. Garcia while reviewing high-definition patient photos of the surgical areas being considered. The smart screen allows for makings and comments to be placed on the photos for illustration purposes. At the end of the consultation the patient receives their private password giving them access to their personal electronic Touch MD file. This allows the patient to review their consultation from the privacy of their home computer. Frequently educational videos (from our library of over 200 procedural videos), are uploaded to the patient’s file to further educate the patient on the procedure that they are considering.
Talk to Dr. Garcia about Facelift Surgery
Dr. Garcia can determine whether you are a suitable candidate for facelift or mini facelift during a one-on-one consultation at his practice. Call us at 305-448-8900 today to schedule an appointment with the doctor.