Excellent plastic surgery whispers; it doesn't scream. Particularly for facial plastic surgery, beautiful results must keep the natural character of your face and make you look like a younger, more attractive version of yourself.
You lead with your face, and your face is your identity. Having obvious signs of surgery-- such as tightly pulled skin, permanently surprised-looking eyes, and puffy cheeks-- is unattractive and disconcerting.
When I am performing facelift, necklift, and eyelift (blepharoplasty) surgery, these thoughts are always my main concerns. I use the most modern techniques available to keep my patients looking natural.
Here are some of my surgical approaches to achieve the natural look:
- Create scars that are hidden inside the ears, along pre-existing scars, or under the hairline
- Lift the substructure of the face (the deep plane SMAS) in a vertical vector to create a beautiful jawline and cheek
- Gently redrape the skin in a transverse vector to create a smoother, more youthful look, without making it look shiny or tightly pulled
- Use judicious fat grafting to fill hollows and areas of volume loss
Examples of my work are above and elsewhere on this page. If you think a facelift or necklift may be right for you, I suggest coming in for an in-person evaluation and consultation to explore your options further.