For the best facelift results you want a surgeon experienced in the Gold Standard, “dual plane” facelift surgery. Standard facelift surgery only operates on the shallow facial tissues.
This can result in a multitude of side effects and consequences. For one, this causes too much stress on the facial tissue to stay taut. As a result, the force can ruin the integrity of the newly tightened skin, attenuating the long-lasting results of the surgery. Furthermore, placing a high amount of tension on the skin can cause unwanted aesthetic consequences like “joker” face, which causes the corners of the mouth to be pulled too tight, or the windblown effect, which results from too much tension on the upper face.
A skilled facelift surgeon will avoid all these side effects. For a skilled surgeon conducting a facelift surgery, the tension on the skin is the most important part. Using the dual plane technique the SMAS, superficial muscular aponeurotic system, supports over 60% of the weight of the skin, in turn relieving a lot of the tension that would have been on the shallow facial tissue.
If you are having trouble finding the right facelift surgeon, it is highly recommended that you look at the surgeons before and after photos following the procedure. An experienced surgeon will operate on the patient in a way that minimizes bleeding; therefore, minimizing the swelling around the affected area. Minimal swelling can be appreciated for several days following the procedure. This will reduce the operating time and significantly reduce your recovery time. In conclusion, the best facelift surgeon is one with experience.
At the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Mowlavi operates with over fifteen years of surgical experience! He uses a complete lift to eliminate the possibility of human error and skin recoil. Patients will notice a smooth complexion paired with a youthful aesthetic. If you are interested in a facelift please contact Dr. Mowlavi for your free consultation today!