Facelifts in Smithtown, Long Island
The Gold Standard in Facial Rejuvenation in Suffolk county
Of all the facial rejuvenation procedures, facelift surgery offers the most comprehensive results because it addresses several common signs of aging that occur in the middle and lower facial areas. These concerns include sagging skin on the cheeks and chin, noticeable creases and wrinkles, jowls and sunken or hollow cheeks.
In the right hands, facelift surgery can turn back the clock on your facial appearance. Having completed years of advanced training in facial rejuvenation, Dr. Lloyd Landsman is the plastic surgeon Suffolk County & Nassau County patients trust for natural-looking and beautiful results. The doctor understands that the key to facelift surgery is to make carefully planned and expertly executed improvements to the face. This allows patients to look like a younger and more beautiful version of themselves.
Who Is a Candidate for Facelift?
Ideal candidates for facelift are individuals with one or more of the following signs of aging:
- Loose, excess skin on the face, cheek and neck areas
- Creases along the lower eyelids
- Creases along the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Displaced or fallen fat
- Loss of healthy skin tone
- Excess fat deposits underneath the chin and jawline
- Wrinkles and fine lines on the middle and lower facial areas
- Cords or bands on the neck
Dr. Landsman meets with each patient individually to get a good understanding of his or her aesthetic needs and concerns. He also thoroughly evaluates the patient’s facial structure. Depending on this information, Dr. Landsman may recommend performing facelift lift alone or in conjunction with other procedures such as brow lift, eyelid surgery or fat grafting. Or he may determine that the patient is better suited for Mini Face Lift, a less invasive alternative to the standard facelift procedure.
Facelift Procedure Details
Standard facelift is performed as an outpatient procedure, under general anesthesia. Dr. Landsman creates tiny incisions along the inside of the hairline and continuing down to the ears. The doctor will then remove excess fat and reposition the underlying tissue to create a more proportional appearance. Loose, hanging skin is excised while the remaining skin is carefully lifted for a smoother and tighter (though not overly tight) appearance. If necessary, Dr. Landsman will address the neckline by removing unwanted fat and skin.
About Mini Face Lift
A Mini Face Lift addresses signs of aging on the middle and lower facial areas as well as the upper neck but involves less downtime than traditional facelift. It is most appropriate for patients with mild to moderate skin laxity in the lower cheeks, jaw line and underneath the chin. The procedure is generally performed under light anesthesia and involves making fewer incisions than traditional facelift. During a Mini Face Lift, Dr. Landsman will remove excess skin and fat from the target areas and lift the skin.
Other Facial Rejuvenation Options
Patients who seek to rejuvenate the upper facial area in addition to the middle and lower parts, may benefit from brow lift. Brow lift treats sagging skin on the brow that often creates a concerned or frustrated appearance. The procedure also treats deeply set forehead wrinkles and creases, including “furrows.” Dr. Landsman is careful to lift the skin to a youthful and more natural position on the forehead to avoid an “overly pulled” or unnatural look. Brow lift can be combined with eyelid surgery to restore a well-rested and younger-looking appearance to the upper facial and eye area.
Dr. Landsman frequently recommends adding platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to facelift to improve the skin on a cellular level. PRP is the patient’s own blood product that contains a higher-than-normal concentration of platelets, or cells that help tissue to heal and stimulate the production of new collagen, elastin, blood vessels and cells. PRP injections are useful for minimizing wrinkles, scars and other blemishes and plumping dull, lackluster skin.
To prepare the PRP, Dr. Landsman takes a blood draw from the patient and processes it through a centrifuge to separate the platelets from the rest of the blood. Then, he injects the PRP into targeted areas of the face.
Schedule a Complimentary Facelift Consultation with Dr. Landsman
To find out if cheek or chin implants can rejuvenate your facial appearance, please schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Landsman. To contact his New York office, please call today.
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