Give Yourself A Lift with a Fresh and Delightful Face
Stress, age, and prolonged exposure to sunlight can lead to wrinkled and creased skin on the face, neck, and/or forehead as well as fat deposits and folds around the jaws and jowls. Appearance counts and when you appear angry, tired and much older than you actually are, you may seem unapproachable. While a facelift can’t stop the aging process, board-certified New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Zubowski can help you achieve a more youthful, natural looking facelift.
Dr. Zubowski said to me, ‘The skin on your face, the fat placement on your face is still very good, but your neck is not going to snap back because of your age and it lost elasticity,’ so right then and there, I said, ‘Okay, let’s do a facelift.’”
– Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Caroline Manzo
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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. Zubowski then repositions the remaining underlying tissue and skin and secures them with sutures in an upward direction to give your face a more youthful, yet natural-looking appearance. Dr. Zubowski numbers several different facelift approaches in his armormentorium from a mini-facelift, a liquid facelift, a laser facelift, and an ultrasound facelift to a SMAS facelift. Each provides a natural face lift outcome. What follows are brief descriptions of the various facelift procedures that Dr. Zubowski offers at the Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus NJ.
A SMAS facelift is the time-tested facelift that 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, a double chin. SMAS adds volume to the face to reverse the look of facial aging for a natural face lift look. SMAS corrects jowls, hollow cheeks, and nasolabial folds all very effectively. Patients in their 50’s or more mature folks are usually good prospects for a SMAS. The procedure can take several hours and recovery is expected after one to two weeks.
A mini-facelift is typically for someone with minimal neck laxity. It is a viable option for patients in their early 40’s or older who want a less invasive treatment. A mini-face lift focuses on the jowl area and some skin tightening. A mini-face lift is a minor procedure that reduces slight 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.
A laser facelift is non invasive cosmetic treatment and targets facial fine lines and wrinkles. The primary work of a laser face lift involves focusing heat which passes through the skin and into the underlying facial tissue to shrink the collagen that exists behind the skin. Typically, about a week out from treatment, you will see a significant difference. Laser face lift side effects are usually only a threat if you do not follow set instructions such as staying out of direct sunlight post-procedure.
Liquid facelift minimizes or erases lines while also lifting and filling 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 few 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 is a natural look.
An ultrasound facelift (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 you can go about your day after a single 30-60 minute in-office procedure. Skin lifting is seen gradually over the next two to three months post-treatment as the skin continues to make new collagen. Ultherapy 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 can combine a facelift with other procedures, such as: lip augmentation, eyelid surgery, chin implant, fat grafting, brow lift, neck lift and/or rhinoplasty, all performed at his Robert Zubowski MD Center for Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Paramus, New Jersey.
During my very first consultation I realized how knowledgeable, caring, meticulously detailed, impeccable, and professional Dr. Zubowski was. He and his elite team will bring out your inner goddess the minute you walk in his beautiful office.