FACELIFT – SALAMEH PLASTIC SURGERY
In the last 10 years, face lifts have become an increasingly popular surgery as the desire to look younger has grown. Face lifts get rid of loose skin, wrinkles and deep lines. Face lifts can also treat severe facial skin sagging.
When you go into a consultation to see if a face lift is for you, your doctor will evaluate your family history, medical history, skin elasticity, bone structure, wrinkles, and the hairline. It is extremely important that you tell the doctor any medical problems you have and any medication you are or have been taking, as some drugs may have negative reactions to the procedure or to the medications used during and after a face lift procedure.
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There are several different variations of face lifts, differing by size, placement, and amount of incisions; procedure; and the results The Thread Lift, also called a Feather or Aptos Life, is the least invasive, using a thread to tighten the skin and performed in our fully accredited AAAASF certified surgical facility.
All face lifts have the same general steps. Most incisions are made in front of and behind the ear, placed where it will fall into the natural crease of the skin. On occasion, the incision will extend into the scalp. Face lifts for males will have the incisions fall into the natural bear lines.
During the actual facelift, the doctor will work with the deeper layers of the face. Usually the surgeon will separate the skin from the muscle, lift and/or trim what is needed, then re-drape the skin and suture it back in place.
Medication will be prescribed for the recovery period, as mild discomfort and moderate swelling of the eyelids and other facial areas may occur. After 2 weeks, the swelling will subside enough to allow some social activity, though usually with close, personal friends. The typical recovery period is 7 weeks; most surgeons will recommend a facelift to be done a minimum of 3 months before any major event.
Something to remember with a facelift is that no matter how skilled your surgeon is, nature and gravity will eventually take it’s effects again. Secondary facelift surgeries are not uncommon, as skin will sag again and the areas not targeted by the initial facelift may look more lax than the others.
If you live in or around our area, schedule a consultation with our surgeons to determine whether you are a good candidate for Bowling Green or Evansville/Newburgh face lift.
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Salameh Plastic Surgery Center is a plastic surgery center dedicated to effective, natural-looking results for every patient. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon and graduate of both Vanderbilt & Yale, Dr. Bernard Salameh combines both a passion for his field with innovative techniques to benefit his patients. With an integrative approach to every procedure, our plastic surgeons use modern plastic surgery best practices and years of experience to create customized treatment plans made to reach each patient’s goals while giving the most natural, anatomically proportional outcomes.
Dr. Salim (Sam) Saba is double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Saba trained at the top-rated plastic surgery programs at The University of California San Diego and The University of Texas Southwestern. He has previously honed his skills at several major hospitals in New York City, and he put his skills to charitable use working with a non-profit during his five-year tenure at the American University of Beirut. Dr. Saba’s approach to plastic surgery is deeply patient-centered; his philosophy can best be expressed by the statement he’s most known for: “I will regard and treat you in the operating room and thereafter, as I treat my family and closest friends.”