What is a Weekend Facelift?

What is a Weekend Facelift?

Mini Facelift

body 4A weekend facelift is a popular term to describe a partial or mini facelift surgery that is designed to address sagging skin and wrinkles on the lower third of the face. The procedure involves small, discreet incisions placed around the ears to restore chin definition and a youthful looking lower face through removal of excess tissue and tightening of the remaining tissue.

A weekend facelift should only be performed by a skilled plastic surgeon who will customize the procedure to accentuate the facial appearance and rejuvenate the lower face according to the unique needs of a patient. Board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) provides weekend facelift to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Stellar Candidates

Women and men who are looking for very subtle improvements to the face, while still addressing some of the prominent signs of facial aging such as poorly defined jaw line, may consider a weekend facelift.

Busy moms and working people who seek a less invasive procedure involving minimal risk of complications and shorter recovery period can benefit from a weekend facelift. Younger patients who want to delay the onset of facial aging or need a maintenance procedure may also be suitable candidates for a weekend facelift.

Advantages

Some of the key advantages of a weekend facelift include the following:

  • Minimal Risk of Side Effects: Bruising, swelling and tenderness in a weekend facelift is much lesser as compared to a traditional full facelift.
  • Minimal Scarring: Much smaller incisions are involved, which can be hidden within the natural facial contours and hairline.
  • Outpatient Procedure: A weekend facelift procedure can be completed in about two hours in most cases. The patient will be able to return home the same day.
  • Conservative Anesthesia: Local anesthesia is usually sufficient to perform a weekend facelift, which allows the patient to remain conscious throughout the surgery.
  • Reduced Downtime: The procedure is ideal for those who want a shorter and less painful recovery with minimal risk of post-operative complications.

Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for weekend facelift.

SMAS Lifting

SMAS lifting has almost come to be accepted as an essential part of a weekend facelift surgery because merely a skin lift cannot create substantive results. With a “mini” SMAS lift, tightening and refining of the immediate underlying muscular system and fat tissue is performed along with skin tightening. This enables the surgeon to produce results that are significant as well as more natural looking.

Recovery

While a “weekend facelift” is somewhat of a misnomer, many patients are able to recover within three to five days after the surgery. Swelling will take several weeks to subside completely, but the patients can return to work and resume their regular activities within the first week in most cases. Heavy lifting of weights and vigorous exercises should be avoided for at least two weeks.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

A Natural Looking Facelift

Natural Look

cosmetic surgery 62Facelift is an advanced anti-aging facial plastic surgery procedure that should only be performed by a surgeon with focused expertise in facial procedures. Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who is trained to perform procedures such as facelift. Dr. V can reduce the telltale signs of facial aging and restore a more youthful face.

Dr. V employs less invasive and innovative techniques to ensure that the results are natural looking. She provides facelift to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Candidacy

Any individual who is bothered by the appearance of sagging facial skin and conspicuous wrinkles and fine lines may consider facelift plastic surgery. The patient should ideally have some degree of skin elasticity to achieve sustainable results. The underlying facial bone structure should be strong enough to support and contribute to a successful outcome.

Facelift Techniques

To produce natural looking results with facelift, Dr. V will recommend an appropriate surgical technique according to the patient’s unique facial anatomy and their personal aesthetic goals. She receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas.

Endoscopic Facelift

An endoscopic facelift involves the use of a tiny camera that is inserted into the deeper layers of the skin. The surgeon is able to view the underlying facial structures on a monitor and perform targeted facelift in a less invasive manner with more natural looking results.

Cutaneous Facelift

This old facelift technique involves only surgical excision of loose facial skin. The surgeon will lift the skin gently, remove excess skin and suture it tightly at a raised position. No changes to the facial muscular structure are involved, which allows for the creation of more natural looking results.

SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift

SMAS technique is more popular today because the results are more substantive and yet natural looking. The surgeon will lift and tightening the underlying facial muscle structure apart from removing excess skin. Results are more natural and last for a longer time with an SMAS facelift.

Partial or Mini Facelift

Some patients may be looking for very subtle improvements to the face, or just a maintenance procedure to delay the onset of more obvious signs of facial aging. In such cases, the surgeon may recommend a partial or mini facelift procedure, which can be performed using local anesthesia. Recovery is faster, risks are minimal, and results are more natural looking with this procedure. What more can you ask for?

Liquid Facelift

Some patients may seek a facelift without surgery, while recognizing that the results will not be permanent with such a procedure. The surgeon may recommend a customized combination of Botox and facial filler injections.

FDA approved dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Sculptra, or Radiesse may be used in a targeted manner to achieve a subtle lift and minimize facial aging. Results can be more natural looking with this non-surgical approach when the procedure is performed by a professional.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

Facial Plastic Surgery in Fairfax, VA

Facial Plastic Surgery

FaceThe face is aesthetically the most prominent part of the body. A number of plastic surgery procedures are available today to address the signs of facial aging and correct other facial imperfections.

Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen (Dr. V) is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing state of the art procedures to patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding communities.

Facelift

Clinically known as rhytidectomy, facelift surgery is a tremendous and remarkable procedure designed to reduce facial sagging and minimize wrinkles and fine lines in the mid and lower part of the face. The procedure involves raising the soft tissue in the mid-face, tightening underlying weak facial muscles, and removing excess skin from the face. With a facelift, a more youthful looking facial appearance can be restored without making the overlying skin look stretched.

Neck Lift

Neck lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with a facelift to achieve more harmonious outcomes. It can make the neck and jaw line area more defined, while reducing neck creases and unsightly neck bands. The procedure involves surgical removal of excess fat, contouring of the skin and repositioning or tightening of underlying muscles in the neck.

Brow Lift

Furrowed or drooping brow can give a tired look to the face. The condition can be corrected with brow lift surgery, which is designed to reposition the weak muscle and tissue underneath the skin and lifting of the eyebrows. Dr. V receives patients from Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and nearby areas for brow lift and other procedures.

Cheek Lift

A mid-face lift, commonly called a cheek lift, involves repositioning of the malar fat pad onto the cheekbone. This allows the sagging skin in the cheek area to be lifted into a firmer position and restores the youthful fullness of the cheeks. In addition to rejuvenating the upper cheeks, the procedure also improves the appearance of the lower eyelids.

Chin Augmentation

Chin augmentation surgery is designed to make a recessive chin more prominent, improve definition of the jaw line and enhance the structure and balance of the face. The procedure typically involves placement of chin implants to re-build the chin. The surgeon will maintain a balance between the nose and chin, or may perform chin augmentation in conjunction with rhinoplasty for a more proportionate outcome.

Cheek Implants

Loss of cheek volume can occur with age or due to the unique cheek bone structure. The surgeon may recommend cheek implant surgery, which involves the placement of biocompatible implants to enhance the cheekbone projection, add volume to the cheeks, and augment the overall cheek structure.

Facial Fat Transfer

This is a popular procedure to add volume to depleted areas of the face. The surgeon will harvest spare fat from donor sites such as the abdomen, thighs or buttocks with the help of a tiny cannula. The harvested fat will be purified in a sterile centrifugal process, and transferred to the targeted areas of the face using an advanced micro-syringe. Precision at its finest.

For more infomation please contact Dr. V. Dr. Trang Thuy Vo-Nguyen, known to her patients as “Dr. V,” is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing the latest surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures in Northern Virginia, Leesburg, Loudoun, Fairfax, Warrenton, Fauquier, Arlington, Manassas, Middleburg, Prince William, and other areas. http://drvfacialplastics.com/contact-us/

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