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Facelift Surgeon Loudoun County, Northern Virginia | Fairfax | MiddleburgFacelift Surgery is an invasive plastic surgery procedure which reduces certain signs of facial aging. It is also known as rhytidectomy and involves tightening of the muscles to create desired facial contours and structure. It is an expensive treatment which is not covered by any medical insurance, yet some private financing options are available.

Ideal candidates

Patients who undergo such procedure are usually between the age of 40 and 70. Their goals are to minimize the signs of aging which are developing or have developed. Candidates are required to keep realistic expectations from the treatment and not look at it as a fairy-tale mirror to bring back youth. The treatment only helps to rejuvenate the appearance of the face by removing excess of fat and by tightening of muscles.

Types of facelift surgery

Ideal candidates are tested for some of their traits such as nature of the skin, bone structure, general health and appearance. The surgery is available for people of all ages in both men and women. The type of facelift surgery and method adopted largely depends on individual’s criteria.

Full facelift

Full Facelift is useful for those people who are aged above 60 or 70 who have developed several signs of aging such as sagging, creases under the eyes and excess fat in certain spots. It is performed with a longer incision for reaching larger area for treatment. It is an all-inclusive treatment with maximum difference before and after.

Mid facelift

It is used to gently lift up and tighten the areas in the upper face. Deeper incisions are used to perform the treatment and certain fat removal or implant procedures are used to refine the contours.

Mini facelift

It is used on smaller areas and to provide subtle effects. It is thus known by the name ‘Weekend Facelift’ in Cosmetic Surgery. Incisions are relatively smaller and are used for removal of excess fats and tightening the tissues. It is usually performed on forehead to reduce wrinkles.

Lower facelift

It is a procedure specially designed for eliminating sagging, folds and jowls. The procedure and incision depth are similar to Mini Facelift but this procedure is aimed for lower parts of face.

Threading is another type of Facelift which is used as ‘Quick Fix’ in less extreme cases. Many techniques are available; Endoscopic and Cutaneous Facelift are very common. Side effects are rare. Directions must be followed prior to and post treatment.

Surgeons who perform this treatment make a close observation of the patient’s existing conditions. He will then determine what type of Facelift surgery to perform and provide the patient with additional options. Once the patient is convinced with the treatment plan, the surgery will be performed using appropriate methods.

The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts located in Chantilly of Fairfax County, Northern Virginia is home to expert cosmetic surgeons who have produced successful treatments for many Americans. Dr Trang Vo-Nguyen is one of our Board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. The services we provide also benefits people of the surrounding Loudoun County, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton.

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.

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