Consider Skin Condition Before Age When Contemplating Facelifts

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Anyone contemplating a facelift generally has numerous questions about the specific procedure and how it will work with their facial structure and skin type. While there are various rejuvenating facial procedures, a range of individual characteristics determines in part the effectiveness and outcomes of each. And while the age of the patient plays a role, age itself should not be the determining factor about making the decision about when to have a facelift.

With a stellar reputation and years of delivering artistic excellence in facelift surgery, Gardner Plastic Surgery has refined the procedures for all ages. Our doctors have gained an acute insight into how each procedure works with various facial structures and skin types, and works closely with each patient to determine and meet their aesthetic goals. Patient age will be an issue raised during the initial consultation in his Naples, Florida-based practice, but skin condition will be the primary consideration in tailoring the procedure.

Types of Facelifts Offered by Gardner Plastic Surgery

In general, there are three types of facelifts:

  • Upper Facelift
  • Mid Facelift
  • Lower Facelift.

A full facelift, as commonly known and offered by both Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro; is a combination of the mid and lower facelift procedures. This covers everything between the eyes and chin, it helps improve cheek fullness, nasolabial folds, jowls, neck contour, and platysmal bands.

The lower facelift is also referred to as a mini facelift and covers everything between the corners of your mouth to the chin. This option improves jowls, neck contour, and platysmal bands. The upper facelift is also known as a brow lift and offered as a separate procedure. Sometimes, it is performed in conjunction with a facelift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery.)

The Question of Age Versus Skin Condition

Everyone ages differently, possesses different skin traits and types, and has experienced varied impacts on their skin over the years, caused by such things as the amount of sun exposure, diet, and smoking.

That said, age can play a role on skin elasticity, which in turn helps dictate the overall facelift results and their subsequent longevity. Thus, most women in their mid-forties to early fifties generally have skin elasticity most conducive to generating optimal results. Of course, some women in their sixties and seventies, who have maintained their health and fitness, also have skin that can yield excellent facelift results. While most men don’t seek out information about facelifts until they reach their fifties and sixties, skin elasticities are similar and generate similar age-related results.

Instead of focusing on age, though, our doctors recommend considering the condition of the skin and signs of aging when contemplating a facelift. Focus on:

  • Wrinkles underneath the eyes and crow’s feet
  • Deep lines at the corners of the mouth and around the nose
  • Jowl formation and the loss of jawline definition
  • Overall sagging and loose skin
  • Excess fat deposits in the neck

It is less likely that women and men under the age of 40 will need a facelift. Those starting to worry about signs of aging may want to first consider non-surgical facial rejuvenation techniques as offered by dermal fillers, injectable treatments and other minimally invasive procedures.

Gardner Plastic Surgery is renowned for its surgical skill and artistry with all facelift procedures, Both of our physicians, Dr. Gardner and Dr. Baccaro, are adept at determining which will best serve the skin condition and facial profile of our patients. We work closely with all patients to tailor results that will help recover their youthful-looking appearance and enhance their inner vitality. If you would like to learn more about cosmetic surgery in sunny Southwest Florida, and what our facility may be able to do for you, contact Gardner Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611 to schedule your initial consultation!

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Male Plastic Surgery – Neck Lift

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You spend hours each week working out to maintain your physique and practicing good dental hygiene to keep your smile bright, but the one thing you can’t control or hide is the natural sign of aging which occurs around your face and neck. With age the skin and muscles around our neck and jaw start to loosen and sag leaving behind loose skin and folds that may leave you feeling self-conscious. Many men find that common symptoms such as loose skin, double chin, and sagging jowls keep them from looking as young as they feel, but there is a solution.

Neck lift surgery is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed on men. By tightening the skin and muscles around your neck, a neck lift can rejuvenate the contours of your neck making your jawline more prominent. Neck lift surgery can be performed by itself, but your plastic surgeon may recommend that this procedure be done alongside a mini-facelift, facelift or liposuction for best results. If you’ve experienced a loss of definition, a loose “turkey wattle” appearance, or vertical bands in your chin or neck region then a neck lift may be the procedure that can turn back the hands of time.

The Why and How of a Neck Lift

Your skin is resilient but as you age the rate of new skin cells being produced slows down and collagen and elastin become weaker. Age can be a factor in loose sagging skin but environmental factors and/or weight loss can also contribute. The South Florida lifestyle can be tough on your skin with yearlong outdoor activities and exposure to the harsh sun.  Weight loss can lead to loose skin and folds under your chin and around your neck. Excess fat stretches the skin and leaves it slightly less elastic once the weight is lost. This prevents your skin from “snapping” back into place leaving those folds under the chin that we all dread. If the skin under your chin is sagging or droopy a neck lift can aid you in regaining that youthful feeling by helping to remove those problem areas around your neck and jaw.

A neck lift is a surgical procedure and a sedative is used with local anesthetic, so immediate recovery is quicker. Incisions are made around the ears with a smaller incision under the chin. While excess skin and fat are being removed the neck muscles are tightened for longer lasting results. Liposuction and a facelift may also be performed based on your aesthetic goals.

If you were looking for a non-surgical resolve to fix your double chin, you can ask your plastic surgeon if you are a candidate for Kybella®. Kybella® is FDA approved to treat and improve the appearance of a double chin due to fat.

Neck Lift Recovery

After your procedure a dressing and compression garment are used to increase your comfort and recovery. Two weeks following a neck lift procedure most patients are able to partake in regular social activities again and experience a full recovery only four to six weeks after their procedure. Incisions for neck lifts are discreetly placed around your ear and jaw line, so the only thing anyone will be noticing after your procedure and recovery are your great results. Though neck lifts can work wonders around your neck, it is still important to take care of your body so make sure that you get plenty of rest following your procedure.

Neck Lift in Naples, Florida

Dr. Paul Gardner of Gardner plastic Surgery, located in Naples, Florida, meets with each patient to discuss their aesthetic goals and to create a unique plan of action that will produce the best results for each individual. Discover a new you, come and see what makes us one of the finest plastic surgery centers in Naples, FL. To learn more, please schedule a consultation with us today. 239.566.2611

Why Should I Consider a Mini Face Lift?

There are plenty of options available for those who want to undergo a plastic surgery procedure, and a very popular option is the face lift. The regular face lift entails surgery to remove unwanted wrinkles by removing excess tissue in the face, therefore tightening the skin of the face. This results in a more lifted and tightened structure of the face, giving a younger impression.

The regular face lift is an option to consider when more work is wanted or needed to be done on the face, and that is why Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida Mini Faceliftoffers an alternative to those who don’t want or need the full face lift but still want to treat minor to moderate signs of aging: The mini face lift. The mini face lift is perfect for both men and women who want to undergo a rejuvenating experience with less time involved, so that the busiest of people can achieve their desired appearance.

The mini face lift addresses wrinkles and drooping skin on the lower third of the face, involving minor incisions made around the ears. By removing excess tissue and tightening the remaining skin, certain zones of the face, especially the chin, look more defined than before the surgery.

The mini face lift is a viable solution for someone seeking to alleviate signs that come along with aging. The time of the surgery ranges from one to two hours, and needs approximately one week of recovery time. This surgery can be great for a natural-looking finish without the lengthy amount time needed for the full face lift. After a full face lift, most people can return to their usual activities after two or three weeks. Patients enjoy the mini option, saying that they have not felt as though they have had any work done on their face.

The professional medical staff at Gardner Plastic Surgery in Naples, Florida can help you achieve a natural-looking facial transformation without the longer recovery time a traditional face lift entails.

For more information on the full and mini face lift procedures and many others, visit https://www.gardnerplasticsurgery.com or call Gardner Plastic Surgery at 239-566-2611.