Facial Surgery - Questions and Answers Continued


 

Is straight Aloe Vera right from the plant a good application for the face after a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Aloe has being identified to have various healing properties. I would recommend ... READ MORE

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For sagging skin (mouth to chin), is the only remedy a facelift or will fillers work? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The technique needed for your facial rejuvenation depends on what needs to be ... READ MORE

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Facelift 11 weeks ago. Do I have an infection?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is difficult to assess the issue without... READ MORE

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Had facelift and ear looks like it's falling off? When drain was removed I felt like ear was being ripped off, was it? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your pictures, it seems that the... READ MORE

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Mid face lift, upper and lower eyelid lift four weeks ago, still swollen. And acne! Is acne a reaction to the surgery? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The swelling may be... READ MORE

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Am I having too much surgery at one time? Est 5 hrs. Dr. reccomends either oral sedative with a block or IV sedation. (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Too much surgery in a small time frame usually results in lack of detail attention.... READ MORE

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3D Lyft w/stem cells and PRP? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A 3D lift is just a marketing tool for NON board certified surgeons to charge... READ MORE

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Should I get fillers or a facelift? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every thing depends on what you want to achieve. filler will provide fullness... READ MORE

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I had a facelift 5 months ago. I have ended up with a double chin and no definite jawline.

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes... READ MORE

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I am a 55 year old woman, should I have a full facelift or would fillers give me the refreshed look I am seeking?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. everything depends on the level of correction that you want to achieve. Fillers... READ MORE

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I had a deep plane face and neck lift four months ago. (photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your neck may... READ MORE

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Is it possible to lower malar fat pads which have been raised too high?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. elevated cheeks... READ MORE

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I feel the scars on either side of my head are large and extreme, is this normal? How can I speed up the healing process? (photo)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is very early to determine the final... READ MORE

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Can I do a facelift with fillers or will I look older? I'm told I look young for my age (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. At your age non invasive procedures are preferred to regain the loss youthful... READ MORE

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On the 4th day post op, I noticed a small bump on my right cheek which is where one end of the device was. Will it go away?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The endotien is a material that takes... READ MORE

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Any and all advice appreciated, having a facelift, upper lids and brow lift in few months.

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Every cook has a different recipe to make the same soup. Based on the... READ MORE

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Cost of facelift unerring local anesthesia? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. A face lift under local anesthesia is a well accepted approach to facial... READ MORE

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When a facelift is performed, do surgeons just pull the skin or both the skin and muscles in the face?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You hit the nail on the head. You are completely right. A deeper tissue pull... READ MORE

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Do you recommend your patients to take Emend anti-nausea medication on the morning of facelift surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Emend is a latest generation of antiemetic. It is very effective and costly. If... READ MORE

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What is the difference between a lower face lift and a neck lift please?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Based on your description a neck lift is a needed portion of a procedure to... READ MORE

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Full face and neck lift and a chin implant (winged, inserted from underneath the chin). Will this improve?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The tightness is not only a result of the... READ MORE

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My skin is starting to sag around my jaw line, what can I do for long lasting, natural looking results? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You see very young. Depending on your age, different surgeons will recommend... READ MORE

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Would like a facelift at lower cost by a resident. Had a consult for a mini & she said I would be a perfect candidate (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Resident clinics is a good low cost alternative to very expensive cosmetic... READ MORE

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Reversing fat transfer to cheeks: can I get good results with face lift? (Photos)

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. You are very... READ MORE

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Where is scar located in upper facelift? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The only solution to your problem could be hair transplantation. once the scars... READ MORE

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Why do some facelifts appear "Joker-like" and show large salivary glands sticking out on the side of the neck?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The redundant salivary glands are secondary to the plication technique on patients... READ MORE

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I am 18 and I plan to do face lifting? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. your problem is due to muscle activity. Start with botox to see if that solves... READ MORE

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What can cause the lines all down the side of my face when I smile? And what can be done to improve it? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. An important component to determine what to do is based on the animation pattern... READ MORE

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Facelift 2 mos post op: Not sure which side is swollen, the right or the left?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling takes between 2 weeks to 6 months... READ MORE

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Should I do a combination of filler and Facelift? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your question is very well taken. I partially agree with you. however, there is more... READ MORE

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How many years can one look younger with a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your question is very well taken. I partially agree with you. however, there is... READ MORE

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Is it common to have painful jaw after Facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. It is very difficult to determine surgical techniques by picture assessment.... READ MORE

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Blood work normal before Facelift. How could this happen when alt was normal one week prior to surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Liver enzymes could be alter due to the intake of alcohol or trauma. At the end... READ MORE

Where can I get a minimal face lift just to get rid of jowls?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Minifacelift if the removal of excess skin to improve deeper tissue issues.... READ MORE

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Is there a reason for the swelling and why would it last so long?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling is a normal response of the body to... READ MORE

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Does a facelift change the size of nose?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. No, a facelift  should not affect the size of your nose.Finally, make sure ... READ MORE

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After mini lift revision my face looks worse. What can be done? It's been 3 months (Photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Unfortunately, you are suffering from the... READ MORE

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How long do I need to wait after facelift to get skin treatments like peels, microdermabrasion etc.?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The prefer to wait until there are signs of full healing specially at the areas... READ MORE

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In a facelift, how do surgeons ensure that they preserve the intertragal notch of the ear when making the post-tragal incision?

The quick answer is based on recreating the original feature. the technique is based on thinning the skin as much as possible to achieve better... READ MORE

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Antibiotics after facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. There are not standardized management of antibiotics for facelift. In theory, it i... READ MORE

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Scar removal after Facelift. Any suggestions? (photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. revision of the scar is possible. however, if there is significant tension of the... READ MORE

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My left side of my face paralyzed. Had an upper eyelift & weightsI Want to do a Facelift, is there something I can do? (photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues from your trauma and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The lack of function is ... READ MORE

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Am I a candidate for face lift? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. a facelift at young age is not recommended. Non invasive procedures are preferred... READ MORE

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What is the best skin tightened or Facelift method for a 20 year old girl?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Without pictures is difficult to be specific about your features. a facelift is not a... READ MORE

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I've had a facelift but there is very loose skin under my eyes and into my crows feet. What can be done?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Lower eyelid surgery may remove the excess skin that resulted from lifting your... READ MORE

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Facelift and chin implant or augmentation in one surgery?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes it is a doable procedure in a reasonable timely fashion. Finally, make ... READ MORE

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DRY or apply VASELINE to scabs on tragus after Facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. My preference is to use a thin layer of... READ MORE

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Will I be able to take a 20-hour flight from the US overseas 7 weeks after a Facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Yes. You should be recovered already. make... READ MORE

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This photo is after 3 weeks hifu face lifting . Let me know what is tis reaction & what should we do now ? (photos)

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I am uncertain on the side effect that you... READ MORE

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Will lift up a face or will lift toward both sides during a Facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Your comments are right on target. The answer is both. the deeper planes will ... READ MORE

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How long does mid-facelift last & is it normal to feel cheeks falling off my bones?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Swelling and... READ MORE

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Why is half my face droopy? (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. I have to agree with my other colleagues coments. I understand that you are ... READ MORE

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What kind of facial surgery gets rid of wrinkles on the nose bridge and surrounding area. (photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Frowning lines are the result of 2 muscles bringing tissues towards the middle... READ MORE

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Dizziness after a facelift 10 months ago?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The symptoms that you describe are not likely to be related to your face lift.... READ MORE

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What procedure would you recommend for light sagging in the lower face for someone in their early 30s? (Photos)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. The changes that you experience are just the beginning of the aging process.... READ MORE

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After my surgery, I realized my doctor & I weren't in the same page about the surgery! What are my options?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern. Results after surgery take time. Significant swelling is expected after face... READ MORE

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Sutures or staples behind the ear? Does it really matter?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Either technique is adequate for closure. the important component for best scars is... READ MORE

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What is currently the best, most effective procedure to correct marionette lines and nasolabial folds? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.In your case the marionette lines are the result of cheek volume loss, in addition to... READ MORE

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Facelift expectations - was I expecting too much?

I am sorry that you are having issues about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Swelling usually takes... READ MORE

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Can a mid facelift help the jaw line?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The mid facelift is design to address the cheek area. The jowls are addressed with a... READ MORE

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Facelift and masseter muscle?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.Masseter reduction is a very bloody and dangerous procedure. Botox, will favor muscle... READ MORE

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How long after a upper bleph, temporal brow lift and Deep FX would I have to wait to have a face lift and neck lift?

Thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern.The surgery will depend on your healing process. Despite not seeing the huge scars,... READ MORE

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How do Plastic Surgeons differentiate between parotid leak and seroma?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

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Arnica and bromelaine?

Thanks for sharing your question. The answer is that YES both supplements truly improve the swelling. GNC has many alternatives. I prefer... READ MORE

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Is blue suture poking through skin fixable? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree... READ MORE

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Sleeping position after facelift?

Congratulations on your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Your surgeon... READ MORE

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Facelift, necklift, both, chin implant, or fillers? (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. Also wonder if you had loss some weight... READ MORE

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Face lift for sagging face? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your appearance. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. When talking about... READ MORE

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Fillers or facelift? I'm 49 years old, always wear sunscreen, and want to look more youthful (Photo)

Thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. It seems to me that you have lost... READ MORE

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Why do many women have smaller eyes after a facelift?

Congratulations on your upcoming procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your assessment. The... READ MORE

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What is your opinion on fat grafting during a facelift?

Thanks for sharing your question. Fat grafting has become the panacea of face lifting. Being able to recover the lost volume is an appealing tool... READ MORE

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5 weeks post surgery, should I be worried about the way my facelift scars are healing? (Photo)

I am sorry that you are having issues with your procedure and thanks for sharing your question and photos. I can appreciate your concern and agree... READ MORE

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Had a face lift and was left with a hairline only about 2" wide at base of neck with bad scarring. Any suggestions?

I am sorry that you are having concerns about your procedure and thanks for sharing your question. I can appreciate your concern and agree with your... READ MORE

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Can anyone tell me if they had experience with residence doctors in universities ?

Thanks for your great question.The risks of surgery performed by last year residents with monitoring by their professors, shouldn't be different than... READ MORE

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Facelift or fillers? (photo)

Thanks for the question and photo.To answer your question:The excess skin is unlikely to go away without removal (yes facelift is your option). There... READ MORE

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