“Baby Boomer” Makeover
Posted January 30, 2019
One combination of procedures that is growing in popularity is a facial rejuvenation combined with an exchange of implants.
Many women that now see signs of aging in their face are also wanting to address aged breast implants. Implants in the past had a flat, wide shape that did not enhance a woman’s figure as the newer style of implants seen today. Many of these women complain that their implants have become wider and have lost projection over the years making them appear top heavy or fuller figured. Upon consultation, the newer style of implants is presented and can be exchanged for the older version which would produce an improved aesthetic result.
The exchange of implants is a simple procedure that can be done at the same time as a facial rejuvenation procedure. The first signs of facial aging may be seen around the eyes with a constant “tired” look and/or excess skin under the chin or along the neck. Other signs that may be noticed are deepening of the skin folds around the mouth and jowling on the sides of the chin. Mild to moderate skin folds can be addressed with injectables but as aging progresses, surgical rejuvenation becomes the best option for correction.
A facelift procedure corrects the aging process to the lower half of the face, extending from the cheeks to the neck. Incisions are placed around the front and back of the lower half of the ears. These incisions provide access to the lower face and neck allowing the surgeon to tighten the laxity of the tissue as well as removing excess skin for a rejuvenated, rested appearance. Surgery is done in an outpatient setting and the recovery lasts approximately 2 weeks.
An upper or lower blepharoplasty or eyelid lift is used to correct the excess skin of both the upper and lower eyelids. It also corrects the bulging that many people have of their lower eyelids. The incisions are in the crease of the upper eye and below the eyelashes on the lower eye. Many times, an incision is made in the mucosa of the lower eyelid as well to remove the bulging fat. Eyelid surgery is done in an outpatient setting with approximately two weeks of downtime.
Should I do it all at once?
A combination procedure allows for more than one surgical procedure to be performed at the same time. This means the patient would have one surgery with one recovery period. Fees would be less in a combination procedure than with two separate procedures. A board-certified plastic surgeon would determine during your consultation assessment if a combination of procedures would be a viable option for you as the patient.
If you are interested in this or any other procedures at Bellissimo Plastic Surgery & Medi Spa, give us a call at (844) 496-6647 or schedule your complimentary consultation online.