The face and neck are the most easily noticeable parts of our body. Whenever we meet someone new, we draw our first impressions on the curves and edges of the face before working ourselves down to their other features and personality. As much as it is beautiful to showcase the natural effects of graceful aging, the effects of sun damage, an unhealthy lifestyle, and genetic dispositions can sometimes make us appear older than we actually are.
Cosmetic procedures on the face and neck help alleviate signs of aging and restore the youthful appearance of the skin. The effects of these methods last semi-permanently, making them the more cost-effective route in dermatological beautification and upkeep.
There are many different kinds of treatments that can be done to enhance the appearance of your face and neck. Ranging from noninvasive to invasive methods, Dr. Jacob Sedgh offers the following cosmetic procedures:
A buccal fat removal procedure is done on people who wish to remove excess fatty tissue in their cheeks. By making two precise incisions in the mouth, the plastic surgeon is granted access to the buccal fat pads. The fatty structures are reduced or completely excised from the face depending on the patient’s request or the recommendation of the surgeon. After recovery, the operation should result in more defined cheek contours as well as fixed facial disproportions.
A cheek lift is a minimally invasive procedure that is aimed towards remedying noticeable nasolabial folds, sagging skin, and prominent lower eye sockets. To achieve this, a trained plastic surgeon cuts along the lower eyelid, temporal scalp, or in front of the ears to reposition fat and muscles. Upon closing the sutures, the skin is tightly stretched and made to fit the new dimensions of your face through excisions.
Facelifts (or rhytidectomy) reverse the signs of aging by redraping your skin to make it look as if it has regained its youthful elasticity. The kind of incisions that are required during the operation varies from case to case. A traditional facelift incision starts at the hairline of your temples and continues along the back of your ear. Limited incisions may also be done for less drastic modifications. People with deep folds, sagging skin, and age-induced distortions are the primary targets of this specific technique.
Facial implants are made to enhance or completely alter the physical structure of your face and are designed to merge well with your skin’s natural tissues. The location and size of surgical entry points will be determined by how much height or width you want to add and where you wish to add it. Facial implants are usually placed on the chin, jaw, and cheeks.
Liquid facelifts revive your skin nonsurgically using dermal fillers. Commonly used in conjunction with Botox, the injectables relax the tissues of your skin while simultaneously filling in fine lines and wrinkles. The formula is also suitable to restore volume, reduce sagging, and alleviate hollowness around the eyes.
Male cheek augmentation adds height and restructures flat-looking cheeks in males using strategically placed implants. It also enhances one’s facial shape and definition by bringing back lost volume after years of aging. The procedure involves making an opening inside the mouth to the buccal sulcus and inserting solid or soft tissue implants.
Just like women, men experience sagging skin on their face that can become extremely unflattering when left unmanaged. Male facelift surgery is a type of cosmetic procedure that is custom-tailored to rejuvenate the distinct edged features of a man’s face. By tightening the skin and repositioning fat and muscles, patients come out looking younger and more masculine.
A male neck lift improves the appearance of one’s neck region by removing drooping skin and clusters of fat. Also known as a neck suspension surgery, this cosmetic procedure involves making incisions behind both earlobes and at the crease of the neck below the chin. Along those points, the skin is tightened appropriately, accentuating the masculine contours of the jawline and reversing the effects of aging.
A mid-facelift restores fullness to the eyes and cheeks by elevating the malar fat pads. This is achieved through surgical openings made discreetly around the hairline and ear. After recovery, patients get to enjoy the benefits of a restored youthful appearance to the cheekbones as well as reduced fine lines and wrinkles.
A mini facelift is performed by making small incisions around the ears to address the signs of aging on the lower third of the face. Loose skin is then pulled towards these surgical points and redraped in a tight, yet natural-looking manner. The operation results in a revitalized look, restoring the natural definition of the jawline.
By cutting away excess skin and fat on the neck, a neck lift gets rid of irregular contours, unflattering creases, and turkey wattles. Traditional neck lift incisions are made on the hairline at the height of sideburns and end on the posterior section of the hair, while limited cuts only go along the ear. Muscles may also be repositioned and altered to give more enhancing effects depending on the objectives you set with your cosmetic surgeon.
Neck liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that removes excess submental fat, better known as the “double chin.” By suctioning out accumulated fat deposits, patients are afforded with a noticeably improved appearance, free from the consequences of aging and weight gain.
A revision facelift is done to correct or further enhance a previous facelift procedure that was done inadequately. It is typically trickier to perform as a cosmetic surgeon has to work around altered facial structures and scar tissues.
A revision neck lift aims to remedy an unsatisfactory or timeworn operation. This may involve not only lifting the skin of the neck as in traditional neck lifts but also restructuring the body part as a whole depending on the damage.
No matter what kind of procedure you want to be done, it is imperative that you schedule an initial consultation with your doctor. During that time, you are to express your objectives, divulge any underlying medical conditions, be subjected to physical examinations, and be briefed about the procedure.
Based on the kind of treatment you want to be done and on the discretion of your surgeon, incisions (if needed) are positioned at different locations and may vary on a case-to-case basis. Cuts are typically made along inconspicuous areas for a natural-looking effect after recovery.
It is normal to experience swelling and mild irritation after a face and neck procedure. As such, it is recommended to schedule your operation at a time when it is possible for you to be excused from strenuous activities for at least two weeks after going the procedure. Full recovery can span from a couple of weeks to a few months, depending on how drastic the surgery needed to be to achieve the desired look. Scars, on the other hand, can take up to a full year to completely fade.
Dr. Jacob Sedgh, M.D. is a facial surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – the gold standard in certification. With many years of experience, he custom-tailors each operation based on a patient’s request and executes the necessary steps to perfection. After decades of medical training and application at leading institutions all over the country, Dr. Sedgh’s expertise is now available for your satisfaction in Southern California.
“I seriously would like to thank Dr Sedgh. Such an honest caring person. My surgery time was not the perfect moment to do it I had a family loss four days before my sugery and he made everything so easy and comforting. My nose look natural and perfect I could breath so much better and I couldn’t be any more happy with the work he did. Once again thank you.”
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