Face Lift

Face Lift Plastic Surgery in the Philippines

Face lift operation, or Rhytidectomy, is intended to restore a youthful appearance by tightening and smoothing sagging skin and the leading wrinkles of the face, neck, and jaw line. Along with the removal of any excessive skin, the muscles helping to maintain the improvement of the contours of the face and neck and secured, of the facial skin and neck are elevated. The aim is a natural, rejuvenated appearance, as opposed to a drawn, overly-tight, unnatural look.

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For those discerning patients who expect U.S. standard medical care and facilities when they travel abroad, Beverly Hills Medical Group has opened a premier outpatient medical facility in Manila Philippines.  This facility, with its roots clearly imbedded in the U.S., is U.S. managed and operated and is Asia’s only U.S. based Medical Center.  Now with over 3 decades of experience with patients that travel abroad for surgery.  Beverly Hills Medical Group has provided Outpatient Medical Services in Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Cosmetic Laser and Dermatology Procedures, Dental (General & Cosmetic), Gynecology Surgery, Podiatry, Orthopedic, and Urology.

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Sure, you might be skeptical when you are talking about Philippine Doctors who might not be qualified or not have the necessary training.  But at BHMG, the medical staffs are U.S. and internationally trained Surgeons. Additionally, most of these same medical practitioners have graduate medical training in America, Singapore, Japan, Australia, or Europe. The over 100 medical practitioners at BHMG are experienced and board certified within their specialties making them among the most competent doctors on the planet. 

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Face Lift Plastic Surgery at Beverly Hills Medical Group

                                        

Am I A Candidate?

You may be a good candidate for a Face lift if you have the any of the following conditions:

• A “jowly” appearance of the jaw line, with loss of definition and contour of the border of the jaw • A deep line (naso-labial fold) that runs from the corner of your nose to the corner of your mouth • A tired appearance of the face, because of laxity of the skin near the cheekbones • Loose skin, wrinkles, or excess fatty tissue in the neck, with loss of contour (“Turkey-gobbler” neck)

Ideal candidates are men or women, ages 40 to 80, in good physical health. To get a preview of how you might look after a Face lift, find a relatively large hand-held mirror. Holding the mirror about 18 inches above your face, lie down on your bed and look up at yourself. You should see an improvement of the jowls, sagging neck skin, and deep naso-labial creases between the nose and the corner of the mouth.

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Your Consultation

Our Board Certified Surgeon will discuss with you how your face can look and what you can expect from surgery. Many other factors (for example, the quality of the skin, the presence of bags or excess skin of the eyelid, sagging brows, etc.) influence our overall impression of the visible signs of aging of the face. For this reason, additional procedures, such as Brow Lift, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), or Skin Resurfacing may be necessary in order to achieve a balanced, harmonious result that restores the youthful appearance of the entire face, as opposed to only a part of it, leaving other tell-tale signs of facial aging behind. 

Realistic expectations and goals for the surgery are important. After successful Face lift surgery, you should look “better” as opposed to “different”. BHMG’s objective is to create a natural and more youthful appearance that is pleasing to you, accentuating your positive attributes, while diminishing the negatives. A digital photography computer morphing system may be used to preview for you the anticipated results of the planned procedure(s). “Before and After” photographs from some of BHMG’s previous patients will reveal what the surgery can accomplish in actual patients we have treated.

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Options and Alternatives to Face Lift Surgery

BHMG may discuss additional procedures that can be performed as an alternative to Face lift surgery, if you are uncertain whether a Face lift is right for you. Younger patients, and those without deep lines around the nose and mouth, may benefit from a combination of Skin Care, Botox Treatments, or Injectable Fillers such as Collagen, to soften the early signs of aging. If the problem area is isolated to the forehead and eyelids, a Brow Lift and/or Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) may be the answer, with Face lift being held in reserve. For patients with severely sun-damaged skin, a Skin Resurfacing procedure (chemical peel or laser) may be a viable alternative to achieve your goals.

BHMG has extensive experience with all of the available treatment options for the signs of facial aging. During your consultation, BHMG will take the time with you to discuss and explain all of the relevant options, to address your areas of concern, and to suggest the procedure or combination of procedures that will give you the result you desire.

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The Procedure

 Face lifts are performed in an outpatient surgical center. In order to maximize your comfort and safety, BHMG prefers to perform Face lifts under a light general anesthesia. Using this method, your vital signs will be continuously monitored and controlled, you will feel no pain or anxiety, and you will not move accidentally during this delicate procedure, maximizing our precision.

Incisions are placed in inconspicuous locations precisely at or inside the hairline at the temple, in front of the ear, then around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending at the scalp area or along the hairline at the nape of the neck. The skin is undermined and lifted, revealing the underlying supporting tissues. These supporting layers are elevated and tightened, in order to maintain the long-term results of the Face lift. Slack, excess skin is removed in precise amounts, since it is important to avoid excessive tension on the skin. If necessary, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck, through a small separate incision below the chin. Incisions are closed with very fine sutures.  The procedure takes approximately 3-4 hours depending on whether any other procedures are performed at the same time.

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Recovery

 BHMG generally requires his patients to spend the first one or two nights following surgery at a local aftercare retreat, where your progress can be monitored by specially-trained nursing staff. Our office will make the necessary arrangements for you during your pre-operative visit. Initially you may have a large, soft dressing wrapped around your head. You will have small surgical drains to prevent fluid accumulation beneath the facial skin. These will be removed in approximately 24 hours. BHMG will personally monitor your progress on a daily basis for the first few days after surgery. Patients are generally allowed to shower with assistance and to have their hair shampooed within the first 48 hours after Face lift surgery. Stitches around the ears or eyelids will be removed in a few days. The scalp sutures will be removed in 7-10 days.

The length of your recuperation period will vary, depending upon several factors. It may take one to two weeks for the swelling or bruising to subside. Minor discoloration can be concealed with make-up after a few days, or once the skin has completely healed, if a skin resurfacing procedure is done in combination with your Face Lift. It may take three to four weeks before you feel comfortable about resuming social activities. The incisions will fade quickly, and are usually inconspicuous. We recommend that you avoid the sun for several weeks after surgery, especially if you have had a resurfacing procedure.

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Risks

Complications following Face lift are infrequent and usually minor. However, individual patient variables in anatomy, general health, and healing characteristics may influence the risk of complications. These include bleeding, infection (rare), poor healing or loss of skin, facial nerve injury (usually temporary), discoloration of the skin, numbness, asymmetry, and scarring. The risk of bleeding is somewhat greater in men, or if you take aspirin or blood thinners within 2 weeks of the surgery. The risk of wound complications increases in diabetics, persons with a history of radiation, autoimmune and collagen disease as well as in smokers.

In the weeks following surgery, it is normal for the facial skin and area around the ear to be somewhat numb. There may also be some temporary discoloration as healing begins, which may take a few months to disappear. Rarely, the facial nerve is bruised during surgery, resulting in temporary weakness of the muscles of facial expression. However, permanent damage to the facial nerve is exceedingly rare.  By carefully following BHMG’s pre- and post-operative instructions, you will minimize potential problems.

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Your New Look

After the initial healing phase, most patients return to work and social activities with a renewed vigor and self-esteem. Family, friends, and colleagues who may not be aware of your surgery may notice that you look somehow fresher, more rested and relaxed, without being able to determine exactly why or how. Since the healing process is gradual, you may notice continuing improvement of your appearance for up to 6 months. The longevity of the results will depend upon several factors, including your genetic background, habits (sun exposure, smoking, alcohol use), and pre-existing skin quality. BHMG will continue to monitor your progress and work with you to arrange a program of healthy lifestyle, skin care, and periodic maintenance procedures to enhance the longevity of your result, and to keep you looking your best.

Most patients who have had Face lifts are pleased with their new, more youthful appearance. By minimizing many of the most visible signs of aging while accentuating your best attributes, a Face lift can help you look as good as you feel.

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Frequently-Asked Questions

Q: Will a Face Lift correct signs of sun damage?

 A: Generally, no. A Face Lift will improve skin laxity which is a function of ageing and hereditary or environmental factors. However, the fine wrinkles caused by sun damage usually require other types of treatments, such as Chemical Peel, Laser Resurfacing, or Dermabrasion.

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Q: Will I lose sensation in my face after a Face lift?

A: Sensation in the areas of skin which are undermined during a face lift is usually temporary, and full normal sensation returns within a few weeks. Men should be extra careful when shaving during this early post-operative period, to avoid nicks and cuts, and all patients must avoid the use of hot compresses.

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