Dr. Hochstein – Facelift Operation Live

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Facelift Operation Live By Dr. Leonard M. Hochstein. Follow Dora through her facelift surgery and recovery performed by Dr. Leonard M. Hochstein. Facioplasty (facelift) is an elective cosmetic surgical procedure that can remove excess skin as well as tighten the skin. This procedure can conceal age and restore your youthful appearance in a natural way.

Face lifts are designed to reduce the slackness in the tissues of the face; a face lift tightens or excises muscle, fat and skin, producing a more youthful, rested appearance. Generally speaking, face lift procedures only address the two-thirds of the face, although a surgery can combine both face lift and eyelid surgery or browlift.

For individuals interested in reducing sagging in the facial area, face lifts may be the best way to address the problem. For many patients, the key issues corrected by face lift surgery include sagging jowls, loose neck skin, and fat accumulation under the chin (double chin). Face lifts work in essentially the same manner, although there are some variations in face lift techniques, depending upon the specific individual facial constructions, and the intended outcome of the face lift surgery.

A good candidate for a facelift is someone in their late 30s or older, although age does not determine quality of a facelift procedure. The most important factor is skin elasticity, the skins ability to stretch and heal. * The incisions are made. The incisions are the sites that your skin will be stretched. They are usually found in the hairline, front of the ear and under the chin. There is a natural crease at the ear and face. This is typically where the incision is placed. The incision then continues around in front of the earlobe. At the top of the ear it curves back into the hairline. Some incisions extend into the temple hair above the ear and curves slightly forward. Incisions can also be made underneath the chin. * The skin is then lifted. The skin is carefully cut beneath the fat. The skin is gently pulled at the lip, cheek and midline of neck. This is where the tissue is separated delicately. The thin fascia (connective tissue of the face) is also pulled back to provide deeper support to the facial skin, especially around the jaw line. This is called a “Deep” facelift. * The tissue is then stitched behind the ear. Any fat is removed to give a sleek and clean look. * Some wrinkles may also be removed by gently smoothing the skin back toward the ears.

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