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Facial Plastic Surgery Overview

Manassas | Leesburg | Middleburg Facial Cosmetic Plastic SurgeryA face lies at the core of a person’s beauty profile. Signs of aging can be identified first on the face, and if the face looks rejuvenated, a person will usually appear younger than their age. Dr. V, at the Virginia Institute of Surgical Arts, is a board certified facial plastic surgeon providing innovative facial aesthetic surgery procedures. Patients in Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, Warrenton, and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive state of the art facial surgery solutions at Dr. V’s office.

A facelift is the primary facial rejuvenation surgical procedure that can make a comprehensive difference to how old a person looks. Relatively minor procedures such as brow lift, eyelid lift, rhinoplasty, lip and chin augmentation may or may not be added with a facelift. In many cases, the surgeon will recommend a combination of facelift and neck lift to achieve more harmonious outcomes. If the patient needs just a minor facial enhancement, a mini facelift procedure may suffice. The surgeon will make the appropriate recommendations based on the patient’s facial anatomy, health condition, and their personal aesthetic goals.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is one of the popular plastic surgery procedures in the U.S. today. Advanced technologies and surgical techniques have made the procedure safer, more conservative, and more effective. The procedure involves surgical reduction of signs of aging from the face to restore a younger looking and more attractive face. The surgery involves removal or reposition of excess fats, tightening of underlying stretched facial muscles, and excision of loose facial skin.

Terrific Candidates

Adults who are unhappy with the conspicuous signs of aging on their face, and are keen to reduce loose facial skin and make the face appear smoother may consider facelift plastic surgery. Individuals within the age group of 30 to 60 may be ideal and fantastic candidates for this procedure. The ideal candidate will have some amount of elasticity in the facial skin so that the best possible results can be achieved.

On average, a full facelift surgery may successfully take five to 10 years off the face of the patient. Dr. V provides this surgery to patients located in and around Chantilly, Northern Virginia, Loudoun County, Fairfax, Prince William, Fauquier, Arlington, Middleburg, Leesburg, Manassas, and Warrenton.

Facelift Procedure

A facelift surgery is usually performed as an outpatient procedure. The surgeon may use general anesthesia or IV sedation, depending on the extent of surgery involved and other factors. The procedure begins with the plastic surgeon making an incision that starts in the temple area and goes along the hairline up to the ear. Through this discreetly placed incision, the surgeon will reduce excess skin, reposition or remove excess fat as needed, and tighten the weak underlying muscles and tissue.

The goal is to achieve a firmer and smoother facial contour. The procedure may be performed using traditional surgical techniques or endoscopic technique. Once the skin is re-draped smoothly over the face, the incisions will be closed with sutures or skin adhesive. The procedure is usually completed within two to three hours.

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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