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Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy) 

body 8A facelift currently ranks among the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the US. The procedure is designed to provide a subtle lift and tighten sagging facial skin. The results can be very successful as long as the right candidate is chosen by a qualified and experienced surgeon. The surgeon will examine various parameters related to the patient’s fitness and goals to determine candidacy.

At the time of facelift consultation, the surgeon will also evaluate whether the candidate may require additional procedures such as facial liposuction, implants, brow lift, or neck lift surgery. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Amir Nasir provides facelift and various other innovative and advanced cosmetic procedures to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and surrounding communities.

Determining Candidacy

The following characteristics will be evaluated to determine whether a patient is a fabulous candidate for facelift plastic surgery:

Degree of Skin Laxity

Although most candidates will have some amount of sagging skin in the face, ideally they have still have a reasonable degree of elasticity remaining in the facial skin. Facelift procedure will involve tightening of underlying facial muscles and removal of loose skin. If the skin is reasonably elastic, the final outcome will be more natural looking as the facial skin is pulled taut.

Strength of Bone Structure

An appropriate candidate for facelift surgery will have a strong facial bone structure. This will serve as a sound foundation for a deeper facelift and help produce more defined results. If the facial features are not so distinct, the surgeon may recommend facial implants in addition to facelift surgery.

Realistic Expectations

Ideal candidates for facelift will know exactly what to expect and what not to expect from the surgery. They will develop reasonable expectations by reviewing facelift before and after photos. Such candidates typically achieve higher satisfaction levels in the end and are more appreciative of their enhanced facial appearance.

Health Status

Facelift surgery is a major procedure, which may require the patient to be under general anesthesia. The surgeon will review the patient’s health records and examine their current health status to determine their fitness level. Based on their condition, the facelift surgery plan can be customized to suit their needs.

Excess Fat in the Face or Neck

Facelift surgery is primarily aimed at removing excess skin and tightening underlying tissue and muscle to create a younger looking face. But if the patient has significant fatty tissue deposits in the face or neck, facial or neck liposuction may be required in addition to facelift.

Facelift for Men

Facelift is no longer a procedure only for the female candidate. Facelift surgeries for men have gone up by 44 percent since 2010 in the US. Astute and hard working cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and other neighborhoods across the landscape for facelift surgery.

Age Factor

Candidates seeking facelift surgery are typically between the ages of 40 and 70. But more than age, it is the candidate’s fitness level and amount of skin laxity that will be a deciding factor. According to ASPS, more people above the age of 50 now seek facelift surgery.

To learn more about plastic surgery procedures and non-invasive treatments performed by Dr. Nasir at Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut click here to contact us or call (203) 221-1919.

Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.

Facelift Surgery (Rhytidectomy)

RbjKFO3MyWffZNRNEdnVfB4l1hNugUfyKucYtX5Pt9kFrom an aesthetic perspective, face is the most prominent and visible part of the body. To correct the obvious signs of facial aging, women and men can choose facelift cosmetic surgery.

Several facelift surgery techniques are popular today, which can be used according to the unique facial anatomy and cosmetic goals of an individual. But the steps in the facelift procedure mostly remain unchanged, irrespective of the technique chosen.

Dr. Amir Nasir is a board certified plastic surgeon providing facelift and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. At the time of pre-operative consultation, Dr. Nasir will discuss various steps involved in the facelift procedure. This will improve the patient’s familiarity with the procedure and help them feel more confident about it. Dr. Nasir provides facelift to patients in New Haven, Westport, CT, and other locations and cities in this part of the state.

Anesthesia

The first step in facelift plastic surgery will be to place the patient under anesthesia. General anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation will be used as per the pre-determined surgical plan. In either case, the patient will be totally comfortable throughout the surgery.

For general anesthesia, an anesthesiologist or a registered nurse anesthetist will remain present in the surgery room to monitor the patient’s response. They are trained to anticipate any adverse reaction quickly in order to minimize the risk.

Incision Placement

After anesthesia, the incisions will be made by the surgeon in discreet locations as planned in advance. The goal in incision placement is to choose hidden locations so that subsequent scarring is minimally visible. The main incision is usually placed within the hairline above the temple to make the scar less conspicuous.

Natural facial creases are ideal locations for additional incisions in facelift. These locations heal well and hide the scars more naturally. In a traditional facelift, the incision usually starts from behind the hairline one side of the face, and then follows the hairline down to the ear to end in the lower scalp below the hair.

Tightening Skin and Muscles

The surgeon will gently lift the overlying facial skin through the incisions. The underlying fat tissue will be excised or redistributed appropriately, and excess skin will be removed. The surgeon will reposition the weak or sagging muscles to firm up the facial contours. When the surgery is over, the skin will be re-draped smoothly and tightly and re-attached with sutures or staples.

Immediately after the surgery, the incisions will be covered with a gauze bandage. The patient will be shifted to a monitoring area for a few hours to help them recover from the early effects of anesthesia and surgery. Accomplished cosmetic surgeon Dr. Nasir receives patients from New Haven, Westport, CT, and nearby areas for facelift surgery.

Additional Procedures

In some cases, facelift may be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as facial liposuction, fat transfer, cheek or chin implants, eyelid surgery, brow lift, neck lift, or rhinoplasty. The steps involved in the overall facelift surgery may have to be slightly adjusted according to the custom surgical plan in such cases.

To learn more about plastic surgery procedures and non-invasive treatments performed by Dr. Nasir at Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut click here to contact us or call (203) 221-1919.

Dr. Nasir is a Cosmetic Surgeon in Fairfield County serving the towns of Westport and Fairfield locally as well as surrounding communities. We also serve patients from all over Connecticut, regionally, including many from New York City, as as well as international patients.


Contact Us

Amir Nasir, MD, Plastic Surgeon
Lotus Cosmetic Surgery Connecticut
SlimStart Lipo Center
One Morningside Drive North, Building B
Westport, CT 06880
(203) 221-5809