Many people time their facial plastic surgery or cosmetic treatment for a big event, including holiday gatherings where you haven’t seen certain family members in a while and want to look your best. The correct face procedure or non-surgical treatment depends on your cosmetic goals, the extent of facial aging and the timeline to the big day.
Dr. Arnold Breitbart is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Long Island and Manhattan who offers various facial plastic surgeries and injectables to restore a more youthful appearance in the face and neck.
Facelift addresses loose skin, sagging tissues and wrinkles. The procedure removes excess skin and tightens the tissues and muscles. Fat pockets in the face tend to shrink and sink lower with age, and Dr. Breitbart may reposition fat deposits for a youthful facial contour. People in their 40s and 50s may benefit from a mini-facelift or limited facelift, but older patients often require a traditional facelift. Recovery takes one to two weeks.
LaserLift is a minimally invasive laser procedure for signs of aging and skin laxity in the face and neck. The Precision Tx™ laser works to address loose skin and jowling with laser energy and may be combined with neck liposuction for the best face and neck contour. LaserLift offers a quick recovery in one to two days.
Drooping upper eyelids, under-eye bags and puffiness make people appear tired and older than their given age. Blepharoplasty removes excess eyelid skin and redistributes fat pockets for an energized and awake appearance. Patients typically return to normal activities and work within a week, and much of the swelling is gone after two weeks.
The neck skin, tissues and muscles may show wear and tear before the face with wrinkling neck skin, “turkey waddle,” muscle bands and jowling. Neck lift redefines the neck area and removes fat with liposuction. Dr. Breitbart strengthens the neck muscles and removes excess skin, and recovery takes around one week from neck lift.
Brow lift and eyelid surgery are often combined for further facial rejuvenation. The brow lift procedure raises sagging skin to improve skin laxity and smoothen wrinkles across the forehead and between the eyebrows. Dr. Breitbart uses several brow lift techniques to tighten and elevate the brows for a well-rested appearance that no longer appears angry or tired. Brow lift patients typically return to work five to seven days after their procedure.
Botox and Fillers
Injectables may be a good fit if you want to improve your appearance for a quick-approaching social or work event over the holiday season. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane and Juvederm, offer instant results that last up to a year or longer, depending on the treated area, and Botox results take a few days to settle and last three to four months. Botox and fillers are a great way to touch up your looks before a big get-together.
If you’re interested in facial rejuvenation to look your best for the holiday season, contact Dr. Breitbart in Manhasset and New York, New York. Call our board-certified plastic surgeon at (516) 365-3511 or fill out our online contact form.