As we age, the effects of gravity, exposure to the sun, and the stresses of daily life can be seen in our faces. We also begin to lose volume, (fat, muscle, etc.) in our faces mid-life, especially in our 40’s. Hormonal changes can also play a part in our appearance. We all know the signs; deep creases can begin to form between the nose and corners of the mouth, the jawline grows slack and jowly, folds and fat deposits and loosening skin begin to appear around the neck, and a sunken appearance begins to develop over all.
A Facelift, (technically known as rhytidectomy) can’t stop this aging process. But it can however return a brighter, more youthful appearance. Dr. Obi’s advanced facelift techniques dramatically improve and or eliminate the most visible signs of aging with specialized techniques for removing excess skin, and tightening underlying tissues and minimizing muscle bands in the neck.
Facelift patients often also present a loss of soft tissue volume. When this is the case, Dr. Obi most often performs a Stem Cell Enriched fat transfer that restores volume as a natural filler. Facelift patients often combine additional procedures and enjoy considerable savings on anesthesia and operating room fees. Related procedures such as Brow Lift Surgery, (The LJO Browlift or Entotine), and Eyelid Surgery, or “Blepharoplasty” can be performed at the same time and lead to a more complete facial rejuvenation.
These are but a few of the advanced techniques and technology introduced by Dr. Obi and are one of the reasons he was published in the first textbook ever written on the use of stem cells in anesthetic procedures. (Springer Publications 2014).
Follow these links to learn more about how Dr. Obi’s much less invasive, more natural facelift procedures could benefit you:
Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, (PRP)
The LJO Brow Lift
“LESS IS MORE” reflects the aesthetic sensibility of Dr. Obi’s artistry and is reflected in the results enjoyed by each of his facelift patients. Optimal results are accomplished with most patients after their first procedure. Touch-ups and refinements are sometimes called for in patients of advanced aging and are also included.
If you’re considering a face lift, the following facelift surgery information can answer some common questions such as: When facelift surgery can help, how facelift surgery is performed, and the results that can typically be expected after a facelift. If you would like to schedule a free facelift consultation, Dr. Obi will personally meet with you and answer any questions you might have about your personal circumstances and goals.
The best candidate for a facelift is a man or woman whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. However, with lasers, new grafting techniques and implants, more corrective surgery is possible in most patients.
Most face lift patients are between the age of 35 and 65, but facelifts can be performed successfully on people in their seventies or eighties as well. A facelift can make you look younger and fresher, and it may enhance your self confidence in the process. But it can’t give you a totally different look, nor can it restore the health and vitality of your youth. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with Dr. Obi.