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Naples, FL Plastic Surgeons Describe Popular Add-On Procedures to Compliment a Facelift

The facelift has long been a go-to cosmetic procedure for people seeking facial rejuvenation that can make them look years younger. Significant medical advancements over the past decade have helped surgeons achieve even more natural-looking results. This has led the facelift to become the third most popular cosmetic procedure in the U.S. and one of the most sought after at southwest Florida’s Naples Plastic Surgery.

The standard facelift involves making changes to the lower portions of the face via discrete incisions made along the hairline in front of and behind the ears extending down towards the neck. The incisions allow your surgeon to remove or redistribute pockets of fat, tighten muscles, and trim and/or re-drape skin as needed. This all serves to decrease sagging skin, diminish facial lines and wrinkles, eliminate fat around the chin and jaw, and restore facial muscle tone.

Why Patients Seek Facelift Add-Ons

Because the procedure only corrects signs of aging in the lower facial region, some patients are faced with a contrast between the rejuvenated area and other portions of the face that continue to display signs of aging. For this reason, and because medical advances have made the procedures less stressful and with shorter downtimes, many patients are boosting their standard facelift with add-on procedures. Not only do such add-ons provide more overall facial rejuvenation, but also allow for a one-time recovery period rather than the two or more that would be needed for separately performed procedures.  

Popular Facelift Add-Ons at Naples Plastic Surgery

Many different procedures can complement a facelift and determining the right one(s) is largely dependent upon signs of aging on other areas of the face and how they might look with the rejuvenated lower facial area. Among the most popular add-ons are:

Brow Lift (Forehead Lift)—the brow lift complements the facelift by correcting age-related drooping eyebrows and easing the appearance of horizontal lines and furrows on the forehead.

Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty)—this surgery addresses sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelid areas and helps reduce the look of constant fatigue that some people experience as they age. Blepharoplasty also helps diminish the appearance of under-the-eye bags and can correct drooping eyelids (ptosis).

Fat Grafting and Facial Implants—your surgeon can enhance the contours of your face with specialized implants in the cheek, chin, or jaw and/or can adjust facial contours by transferring fat cells from another part of the body into the face via syringe.

Minimally Invasive Procedures—many patients also opt to add minimally invasive procedures—such as cosmetic injectables, dermal fillers, and/or laser facial treatment—to enhance the aesthetic success of their facelift. However, these aren’t so much “add-ons” as they are supplemental, because surgeons typically like to perform them after the facelift surgery heals.

Recovering from Multiple Procedures

As previously mentioned, recovery time will be the same for add-on procedures as it is for the facelift in general. The healing time is a one-time process and, because the facelift represents the most extensive surgery, recovery timing will essentially be the same two weeks before a return to social activities and four to six weeks for a complete reduction in swelling. That said, the add-on procedures do cause additional soreness and discomfort in the other areas treated, but this will subside. 

Learn More at Naples Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about how a facelift and any add-ons might help you restore the youthful look of your face, Dr. Paul M. Gardner, Dr. Leo M. Baccaro or Dr. Jason Crespo would be happy to speak to you in a one-on-one consultation. With an excellent reputation in the Southwest Florida area for delivering optimal plastic surgery results, Contact Naples Plastic Surgery today at 239.566.2611.

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At Naples Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic services are designed to contour and enhance your body to help you achieve the body image that you desire. Known for offering among the best facial plastic surgery in Naples, our board-certified surgeons are known as much for their artistry as they are for their surgical skills. We understand that your image is the key to feeling great, so we will provide you with the most reliable advice and services to help make you look and feel your best.

The surgical team at Naples Plastic Surgery has the training and experience necessary to help you pursue your own individual cosmetic goals down to the very last detail, all in a warm, comfortable, and private environment.

Dr. Paul Gardner, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. As one of the leading plastic surgeons in Naples, FL, Dr. Gardner has more than 25 years of experience performing facial procedures including composite facelift, mini facelift, brow lift and skin cancer removal procedures. He also possesses expertise in breast augmentations, tummy tucks, and labiaplasty.

Dr. Leopoldo M. Baccaro, MD received extensive training at the prestigious Houston Methodist Hospital in the Texas Medical Center, where he worked with some of the most well-renowned practitioners in the art of cosmetic surgery. With honors and awards throughout medical school and his residency, Dr. Baccaro earned a stellar reputation for high quality surgical care with both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures.

Dr. Mark Walsh, MD, FACS is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida. Dr. Walsh participated in the prestigious plastic surgery training program at Duke University. He has also served as an invited reviewer and has provided expert commentaries for multiple surgical journals, including the highly regarded Aesthetic Surgery Journal.

Dr. Andrew M. Bonett, MD specializes in both reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery, with specific interests in reconstruction after breast and skin cancers, including Mohs reconstruction. His experience also includes reconstruction following traumatic injuries, body contouring, and general cosmetic plastic surgery procedures.

The plastic surgery process at Naples Plastic Surgery begins with a one-on-one, confidential consultation in which your surgeon conducts an examination to determine which procedures are likely to produce the most robust aesthetic improvements. This includes a comprehensive discussion with you to identify the benefits, risks and costs associated with each procedure. It may be possible to combine a number of surgical procedures into a single surgery if you desire and if your medical condition permits it.

As with any medical procedure, there is no guarantee that a desired outcome will be achieved. There are a number of health risks associated with even minor medical procedures. If you have any health issues or concerns, please feel free to discuss them any time with your surgeon at our Naples’ plastic surgery center.
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