Facial Rejuvenation Archives - Suffolk Plastic Surgeons

Eyelid Surgery or a Facelift: Which Comes First

A frequent question we hear during a patient consultation is “Should I have eyelid surgery or a facelift first?” There really is no answer that suits all patients. Most base their decision on which area of facial aging they are concerned with at the moment.

What is Blepharoplasty?

The eyelids are often one of the first to show signs of aging and damage, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. People can appear older or more fatigued due to eyelids that droop or bulge. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that removes tissue, muscle and sometimes excess fat, improving the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids. Patients may choose to have the procedure on upper eyelids, lower eyelids or both.

If you have loose, sagging skin or puffy bags around your eyes, this procedure can help reduce these unwanted effects and leave the eyes looking young and fresh for a long time. While surgery cannot prevent your eyes from aging any further, most patients are satisfied with their results in the long-term and do not seek additional procedures.

What is a Facelift?

Facelifts, technically known as rhytidectomy (literally, “removal of wrinkles”), counteract signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look.

Facelifts are most effective for patients who want to correct:

  • Midface sagging
  • Deep creases under the eyes
  • Deep creases between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds)
  • Jowls due to loss of muscle tone
  • Sagging areas of fat
  • Loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw

Should I have Blepharoplasty first?

A blepharoplasty of the upper eyelids will have a dramatic impact and recovery will be easier and fairly simple. Also, the results will impact the appearance of your brow and the area to the side of your eyelids. This may impact the technical details of your facelift, so it is better that this procedure be completed before the facelift. If you choose to do the facelift first, one of our surgeons can take these details into consideration.

Can I Have a Blepharoplasty and Facelift Together?

Not all surgeons or patients think having combined procedures is a good idea. However, we can give you recommendations based on decades of expertise in performing eyelid surgery, facelift surgery and neck lift procedures. During your consultation, we will make an assessment of your skin, health and surgery objectives. Both procedures can be done together for suitable candidates.

Whether to have eyelid surgery or a facelift first or even both at the same time, really depends on the patient’s lifestyle, facial-aging, skin laxity and our assessment and recommendations. Plastic surgery is not a one-size fits all scenario and every patient has different concerns and choices.

All surgery involves risks and recovery time; find out more by arranging a consultation with our facial rejuvenation surgeons at Suffolk Plastic Surgeons P.C. Call us now at 631-364-0333!

Prepping Your Skin for Summer

Summer is almost here, and that means so are long hot summer days. Now is the time to prep your skin! Too much sun and heat ages us, can cause wrinkles, can cause dryness, and so much more. Here are some facials our spa offers that can help us prevent this! 

European Facial: A thorough cleansing, exfoliation, followed by a relaxing décolleté massage and mask specific to your skin type and needs. 

Deep Pore Cleansing Facial: This facial consists of a deep pore cleansing, exfoliation as well as focus on needed extractions. Finished with a treatment mask specific to your skin type. 

Spa Bellemeade Signature Facial: This unique facial treatment features our Spa Bellemeade’s Signature Green Tea products designed for all skin types. Energizes and captures the restorative powers of green tea. It purifies and eliminates impurities as well as absorbs excess sebum leaving your skin fresh, clean and moisturized. A wonderful green tea warm paraffin moisturizing treatment is also applied to the hands which will complete this experience.

Coffee Berry Facial: Coffeeberry Extract is the key ingredient used throughout the treatment. This treatment works to repair and protect mature, wrinkles, dark spots and redness. This will provide you with a youthful look. Coffeeberry extract will help build collagen and plump and firm the skin along with Vitamin E nourishes stressed skin while licorice extract calms redness and aloe extract soothes irritation. Peptides are also used to help reduce fine lines and wrinkles for a more youthful look. 

If you are interested in learning more about our Spa’s facials, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.

How does Microdermabrasion work?

Microdermabrasion is a spa procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the skin by treating sun damage, scarring, wrinkles and other unwanted skin problems. It may be combined with other procedures such as chemical peels or laser treatment.

During the procedure, your doctor will use a handheld device to transmit tiny crystal particles across the targeted area of aged or damaged skin to scrape away the surface layer. This skin is then suctioned away with a vacuum tool so that the fresh, healthy underlying skin remains. This spa procedure leaves you with fresh, younger-looking skin and a renewed appearance!

The procedure is performed in your doctor’s office and does not require any anesthesia to be used. There is no downtime associated with this procedure, and patients can return to work or other regular activities immediately after. You may experience mild redness for about an hour after the procedure, but this usually goes away on its own. Most patients can achieve noticeable results after a series of five to ten treatment sessions spaced one to two weeks apart.

If you are interested in learning more about microdermabrasion and what it entails, or would like to hear about other options we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.

Choosing the right facial rejuvenation procedure

 

Have you lost confidence in your appearance as you aged? Do you look in the mirror and wish your younger self was looking back at you? Well we might not be able to turn back time, we can help counteract signs of aging! In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces and necks. A facelift can help address these stresses, and have you looking 10-15 years younger!

Facelifts counteract signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look. They are most effective for patients who want to correct midface sagging, deep creases under the eyes and between the nose and mouth, and loose skin and fat under the chin and jaw.

If you are interested in learning more about facelifts and what they entail, or would like to hear about more options that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.

Choosing the right facial rejuvenation procedure

When you look in the mirror, are you constantly staring into the eyes of a tired, defeated looking you? Well our doctors can help you in choosing a facial rejuvenation procedure that may give you a naturally beautiful energized appearance that is true to who you are! Here are three procedures that you may want to consider:

BROWLIFTS: Browlifts can revitalize drooping or lined foreheads, helping you look less angry, sad or tired. They involve the removal or alteration of the muscles above the eyes to smooth lines and raise the eyebrows for a more youthful appearance. While browlifts are typically performed on patients aged 40-60 to counteract the effects of aging, anyone with lined or inelastic skin on the forehead are eligible. 

EYELID SURGERY: Factors such as aging, sun damage, smoking, stretching and obesity can cause the eyelids to droop and sag. This area is often one of the first to show signs of damage, as the skin of the eyelid is thinner than the rest of the face. Eyelids that droop or bulge can cause people to appear much older or more fatigued than they actually are. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, is a procedure that improves the appearance of the upper and lower eyelids by tightening muscles and tissue or removing excess fat and skin. This procedure can be performed on men and women alike and offers a younger, more refreshed look that reflects across the whole face.

EAR SURGERY: Individuals who feel self-conscious about their ears and want to improve their appearance may be good candidates for otoplasty. It is a cosmetic procedure to improve the appearance of a person’s ears. Although otoplasty does not affect hearing, it can provide great psychological benefits to anyone who has been teased about the size or shape of their ears, has had a serious ear injury, or simply wants to be more attractive. Otoplasty is most commonly performed to set unusually prominent ears back closer to the head, called ear pinning or to reduce the size of abnormally large ears. 

If you are interested in any of the above  facial rejuvenation procedures, or would like to hear about more options that we offer, please feel free to reach out to us on social media or give us a call 631-364-0333.

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