While one plastic surgery procedure is good, recent success with innovative facial rejuvenation techniques proves that aesthetic synergy can be produced when cosmetic procedures are combined. Plastic surgeons have discovered that a combination of a facelift, mid-face volumization and laser resurfacing can be safely performed in tandem to achieve dramatic anti-aging results. Recent studies allay concerns of plastic surgeons regarding the risk of complications when performing simultaneous procedures, and assure patients looking to combine procedures of the safety and efficacy of the process.
A facelift is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens sagging skin while eliminating many facial creases. The procedure is particularly effective for the lower face and neck, where sagging skin can create the look of “jowling” and significant wrinkling. However, some patients may experience an unnatural tightening in the mid-face area after this procedure, due to volume loss that can result in a flattened look.
Mid-face volumization (restoring lost volume), particularly in the cheek, can restore some of the youthful volume lost during the aging process. Volumization of the mid-face can be achieved with fillers like Voluma or with fat transfer. By combining volumization with a facelift procedure, we can often achieve a more natural, youthful appearance to the entire facial contour.
Laser resurfacing is a cosmetic procedure that removes the outer layer of skin, producing softer, smoother skin once the outer layer regenerates. The procedure also effectively minimizes the appearance of fine lines, sun damage and age spots. The procedure can be tailored to specific concerns, with lighter treatments resulting in shorter recovery periods.
When all three procedures are performed simultaneously, the patient enjoys significant anti-aging results and a refreshed appearance. Results may last for a number of years, making this a good investment of time and money for patients looking for an efficient way to address a number of skin concerns at one time. To learn more about these procedures, contact Dr. Andrews or his staff at Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery: 319-800-6877.