Face Procedures Manhattan
As people age, gravity, sun exposure, and stresses of every day life are seen in the face. Typically this is seen in the laugh lines, less jawline definition and jowls. Extreme cases lose the appearance of the chin. Early on, fillers can stave off the a facelift, but if you wish to really correct the loose, saggy skin, a facelift offers an excellent solution to turn back the clock. You will be surprised how quickly you can return to normal activity. The MACS-lift (Minimal Access Cranial Suspension Lift), described by a Belgian surgeon, is fast becoming one of the more popular facelift done today. It lifts the skin, neck, jowl and cheek (mid-face) through a small incision, that stops at the bottom of the earlobe. There is no cut behind the ear so subsequently no scarring behind the ear. The skin in minimally lifted, so recovery is generally less painful and with less swelling than with more extensive lifts. The thicker tissue under the skin is moved up with a suture loop that is secured to deeper tissue to prevent falling. Since it does not lift or undermine deeper tissue it less likely results in nerve damage. The MACS-lift is performed with local and twilight anesthesia. It takes 2-3 hours to perform. Most patients go home comfortably afterwards. The lift generally lasts for 10 years, depending on the elasticity of your skin. The ideal candidate is a younger patient with a saggy mid-face. People with marked sagging neck skin may require additional excision of that skin.
Otoplasty, or ear surgery is usually done to set prominent ears back closer to the head. Surgery can be done as early as age 4, but can just as easily be performed on adults under local anesthesia. Parents should be alert to a child’s feeling about protruding ears. Teasing can be cruel.
Eye lifts (or blepharoplasties) removes or repositions excess eye lid skin, muscle, and fat, as necessary. This surgery correct drooping upper eye lid skin and puffy bags below the eyes to make you look more rested. If there is excessive upper lid skin and weak muscles this surgery can also help to improve your vision. Most people look younger and more rested following this procedure.
Some people only want just a neck lift, NOT a face lift. For the neck, Dr. Sharon Giese performs either, liposuction, suture-suspension, slings, or z-plasty neck lifts.
Chin implants are used to create a more aesthetic balance to the facial features. The chin and nose directly effect each other and one can cause the other too look disproportionate. A chin implant also helps to define the jaw line to create a more clear distinction between the chin and the neck. Often a chin implant may be performed in conjunction with other facial procedures such as liposuction of the neck. Chin implants can increase facial harmony and boost self-confidence in people with a weak chin.
Matrix IR Laser Wrinkle Reduction is a highly advanced facial procedure which uses laser and radiofrequency energy to heat up the deeper layers of the skin while protecting the surface skin. This form of heating signals the collagen to remodel and form new collagen cells which help in the reduction of the nasolabial folds, marionette lines, crow’s feet, forehead lines, perioral wrinkles, and scars.
In today’s market, there are so many options out there that offer ways to achieve that younger, more vibrant look. Face lifts are also one of the most popular procedures that people like you undergo every day. However, for some, surgical procedures are just simply not right for them. This is where Dr. Sharon Giese employs her signature Natural Face Lift to give you the look that you want, without surgery.
This short procedure, performed by the talented and highly regarded Dr. Giese, removes the fat pads inside the cheeks through a small incision inside the mouth. Typical results are subtle and give a sharper contour of the lower cheek. Generally the recovery process is quick and painless, and the patient will look like they have had oral surgery. Final results will become apparent after 4-6 weeks as residual swelling disappears.
The nasolabial folds, commonly known as “smile lines” or “laugh lines.