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Facial rejuvenation Concepts: Facelift Delaware: Eye Lift Delaware

Facial rejuvenation is the term used for plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery procedures that make a person look younger. From simple things to bigger things, facial rejuvenation has many choices and options. From a facelift to an eye lift or to a facial peel, learning what options are available to you and understanding the difference is important and actually easy!

Patients located in Delaware, Pennsylvania or other states will find this educational writing very interesting. From a face lift, eye tuck, to other easier procedures, important concepts will be reviewed. Please see the facelift before and after photos on my page to see the results possible.

By building on your knowledge of facial rejuvenation, a plastic surgery patient can get the best treatment for themselves and maximize satisfaction. When we age and get older, changes occur that might make us unhappy with our appearance. Some people are actually “afraid to look in the mirror.” I advise people to learn their options, learn the facts and be happy with their facial rejuvenation. Don’t be afraid “to look in the mirror” anymore!!

Facial rejuvenation can be done with three basic levels of treatment. The first (Level 1) is the easiest and the third level (Level 3) is the biggest. Level 3 is plastic surgery operations- such as a facelift, mini facelift, eye lift or blepharoplasty procedure. Also included are forehead lifts, brow lifts, and neck lift surgery.

Not everyone wants “surgery” to achieve facial rejuvenation, so they might want to stay with Levels 1 or Level 2 treatments. But everyone needs to learn the differences between the levels. A platic surgery patient doesn’t want to get an easy procedure in level 1 and find it didn’t do what they wanted. We don’t want to be disappointed that it didn’t rejuvenate as much as would have been done in a level higher level such as with surgery.

Level 1 facial rejuvenation treatments are the easiest and the lowest level. Level 1 treatments are facials, micro dermabrasion, laser treatments, and peels. These treatments or cosmetic procedures are done to rejuvenate the face by helping with fine wrinkles, sun spots, age spots, veins, and the texture and the tone of the skin. These treatments are often very easy and pleasant to have done. They are often “spa like” with relaxation and a pampering atmosphere. Almost everyone will benefit from level 1 treatments. Risks are extremely low. However, they do not get rid of bags, jowls, and excess skin. If you have this, you need stronger facial rejuvenation and probably surgery.

Level 2 facial rejuvenation treatments are Botox, Dysport, and Facial Fillers. These treatments are still considered non-invasive, but they do require a needle for injection of the product. Major improvement of forehead, crows’ feet, and nasolabial folds can be achieved with these treatments. Botox and Dysport work on the forehead, crows’ feet, and glabellar (space above nose and between eyebrows) area. The results can be spectacular for many. Benefits last about 3 months, so it does have to be repeated.

Also in Level 2 treatments are Facial Fillers. These are products like Juvederm, Restylane, Radiesse, and Sculptra. They work for longer periods of time and are used on the folds around the mouth and in the lips. They are also extremely successful. Once again, like Level 1 treatments, these treatments aren’t the best for jowls, skin excess, or eyelid bags. Treatment Level 3 is best for this and is discussed next.

Level 3 facial rejuvenation treatments are surgical procedures to “nip and tuck.” This includes facelift surgery, mini facelift surgery, eye lid lift or blepharoplasty cosmetic surgery. Other operations are eye tuck, neck lift surgery, forehead surgery, or endoscopic brow lift operations. These operations tend to make major rejuvenation for a person making them often much younger in appearance.

Facelift surgery for example can take “decades” off a person’s appearance and be very long lasting. This can not be achieved with Level 1 or Level 2 treatments. These operations like mini facelift surgery or neck lift surgery can be performed on an outpatient basis with surprising little pain! Recovery is necessary for bruising and swelling to go away.

During consultations I will discuss the concepts and find out which Level treatment is best for you. Also, if surgery is needed, I will review facelift surgery in detail including cost, recovery, and risks. From neck lift surgery to an eye lift operation, I will help you learn the facts and be better informed. Don’t be “afraid to look in the mirror” anymore!!

Please call the office for a complimentary consultation. Please also check out the facelift before and after pictures.

General Concepts about Facelift Surgery and Facial Rejuvenation

An important point to understand and to help us see the “Real-Reality” is to be able to get past the misinformation and false advertising that we are so constantly bombarded by in the media. It’s hard to pick up a magazine or watch television without being exposed to this misinformation. The new facelift cream that’s going to make us look 20 years younger was just discovered by Dr.” X.” It’s been proven to work through a scientific discovery. If a doctor says it is so, it must work, right? No! Absolutely not! The cream may very well not work as described. How about the new cellulite cream or the new facelift procedure that was just developed or “invented?” “Don’t they work?” “I saw it on TV.” “It was highlighted on a television show.” “I’ve heard respected Hollywood personalities have done it.” “It must work, right?” The first part of the education process and one of the first concepts that we must learn is that the great majority of these new inventions or procedures in cosmetic surgery do not work as described. Someone or some company is trying to make money, and it’s your money. They are misrepresenting the facts to take advantage of you. Have you ever heard of the expression, “there’s a sucker born every minute?” We all can be suckers if we’re not careful. The misinformation is typically presented as fact. The misinformation is typically based on “scientific evidence” or “discovery.” One of the first key concepts we must learn is the following, you can not believe everything you read in print. You cannot believe everything you hear on TV. It is not complex. You have heard this advice before. When you see advertisements related to cosmetic surgery, you should be very skeptical. Beware of the “used-car” sales pitch. Just like the proverbial used-car salesman, who tells you that the old car he is selling is great and will last for years. Maybe you should not believe him. You might be skeptical, because you realize he wants to make a buck on you. But many people are misled by the advertising and the television shows discussing the newest cosmetic surgery creams that they claim, “really work.” We must filter through this misinformation. If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. If it sounds hard to believe, it probably is.

Here is an overall guiding concept. Most of the time the best cosmetic results, cosmetic rejuvenation, or facial rejuvenation require an investment of time, energy, money, and recovery. Simple, easy things, such as creams or small office procedures, never give the results of big surgical procedures. Simple, easy cosmetic things tend to give small or minimal improvement. Cosmetic operations and surgery, with the expected longer recovery and downtime, give the rejuvenation or cosmetic improvement that is typically desired. It is not hard to understand this. Small and easy cosmetic procedures tend to give a small degree of improvement. These easy cosmetic procedures usually have minimal downtime and quick recovery. Bigger, more elaborate, and harder cosmetic operations or procedures tend to give more substantial cosmetic improvement. These bigger procedures, however, always require significant downtime and recovery. It is this principal concept that is frequently broken by false and misleading advertising. The claims are often the simple cream that will give you a facelift. The claims are often for the easy operation or procedure that will give you a facelift, with no downtime and no typical facelift recovery. You can not get a facelift without surgery. Although we may wish it were true, it just does not work this way. It is hard to pick up a magazine or other news outlet without being exposed to potentially wrong or misleading information about cosmetic surgery. Once we understand this misinformation, we can avoid being misled by false or inaccurate advertising. We can understand the truth more clearly. Once we are not misled by the “smoke and mirrors” of television shows, or the Internet, we can understand completely how real surgery has realistic results and realistic expectations. It is through this type of understanding that we will be able to see clearly the “Real-Reality” of cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Saunders is a board certified plastic surgeon who practices exclusively cosmetic surgery. Delaware cosmetic surgery, West Chester cosmetic surgery, and Media cosmetic surgery patients are encouraged to come in for a complimentary consultation and to check out Dr. Saunders’ deluxe state licensed surgical center.
If you are interested in facelift surgery, facelift cost, facelift recovery, or any aspects of facial rejuvenation please call for a complimentary consultation. Please also see the facelift before and after photos on our web site!