FACELIFT NEW JERSEY PLASTIC SURGERY
PARAMUS LOCATION IN BERGEN COUNTY, NJ
A facelift can help you turn back the hands of time and look ten to twelve years younger.
Stress, age, and prolonged exposure to sunlight can all lead to wrinkled and creased skin on the face, neck, or forehead, as well as fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. This can make you appear angry, tired and much older than you actually are. While a facelift can’t stop the aging process, top New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski or Dr. Brad Gandolfi can help you achieve a more youthful, rested look for those seeking a natural looking facelift.
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A facelift usually consists of incisions that are made along the hairline, and extend around the ears to the lower scalp. The skin is lifted away from the fat and muscle underneath it, and excess fat is carefully removed. Dr. Zubowsk or Dr. Gandolfii then repositions the remaining underlying tissue and skin and secures them with sutures in an upward direction to give your face a youthful yet natural-looking appearance. Dr. Zubowski and Dr. Gandolfi offer facelifts from a mini facelift, a liquid facelift, a laser facelift, an ultrasound facelift to an SMAS facelift, always providing a natural face lift outcome. Here are brief descriptions for the various types of facelifts that Dr. Zubowski and Dr. Gandolfi offer in the Paramus NJ Center for Plastic Surgery and Reconstructive Surgery.
- SMAS Facelift
A SMAS facelift is the time tested facelift which lifts the deeper layer of the lower two-thirds of the face. As facial skin ages, there is gradual loss of elasticity in the SMAS membrane. Gravity produces sagging of the cheek skin along the jaw bone creating those fleshy jowls and often double chin. An SMAS adds volume to the face to reverse the look of facial aging for a natural face lift look. SMAS corrects jowls, hollow cheeks, nasolabial folds very effectively. Individuals in their 50s or more mature are usually good prospects for an SMAS facelift. The procedure can take several hours and recovery is expected after 1 to 2 weeks.
- Mini Face Lift
A mini-facelift is typically for someone with minimal neck laxity, a good option for patients that are in their early forties or older looking for a less invasive treatment. It focuses on the jowl area and some skin tightening. Mini face lift is a minor procedure that reduces minor sagging around the cheeks, jawline and neck. Surgery normally takes about an hour and half under local anesthesia. Recovery time is usually about one week.
- Laser Face Lift
A laser face lift is non invasive cosmetic treatment and targets facial fine lines and wrinkles. The primary working of a laser face lift is that it focuses heat that passes through the skin and into the underlying facial tissue in order to shrink the collagen that exist behind the skin. Typically, in about a week from treatment, one will a see significant difference. Laser face lift side effects are usually only a threat if you do not follow instructions that are set such as staying out of direct sunlight post procedure.
- Liquid Facelift
Liquid facelift minimizes or erases lines while also can lift and fill out sagging skin by using a combination of injectable fillers and/or muscle immobilizing products such as Botox. A liquid facelift is not permanent and must be repeated every few months with shorter acting products, or every couple of years with more long-lasting products. Typically, a liquid facelift takes between 15 to 30 minutes and may cause some swelling and bruising at the injection sites for a day or so. The outcome of all liquid facelifts performed by Dr. Zubowski and Dr. Gandolfi is a natural look.
- Ultrasound Facelift
An ultrasound facelift, also known as Ultherapy is a new type of non-surgical, non invasive procedure for the face, neck and chest that uses ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing to lift, tone and tighten loose skin. With an ultrasound facelift or Ultherapy, one can go about their day after a single 30-60 minute in-office procedure. Skin lifting is seen gradually over 2-3 months after treatment as the skin continues to make new collagen. It offers a no-downtime approach to help lift and tighten skin around the jawline, eyes and the so-called “wattle” under the chin without needles, cutting, scarring or an obvious “pulled” look.
For patients interested in a comprehensive facial rejuvenation, Dr. Zubowski and Dr. Gandolfi can combine a facelift with other procedures like: lip augmentation, eyelid surgery, chin implant, fat grafting, brow lift, neck lift and/or rhinoplasty, all performed at his Paramus New Jersey center for plastic surgery and reconstructive surgery.