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Follow Joan as
she undergoes a Rhytidectomy or face lift surgery under local
anesthesia. Joan’s face lift procedure included a platysmaplasty,
placing smas into the smile or marionette lines, the removal of
buccal fat and an upper blepharoplasty.
plastic surgery is a result of good rapport between patient and
surgeon. Trust, based on realistic expectations and exacting medical
expertise, develops in the consulting stages before surgery is
performed. At Spalding Plastic Surgery Dr. Paul Nassif will answer
specific questions about your specific needs.
Rhytidectomy or face lift procedure Dr. Paul Nassif begins the
incision in the area of the temple hair, just above and in front of
the ear, and then continues around the lobe, circling the ear before
returning to the point of origin in the scalp. The skin is raised
outward before Dr. Paul Nassif repositions and tightens the
underlying muscle and connective tissue. Some fat may be removed, as
well as excess skin. For men, the incision is aligned to accommodate
the natural beard lines. In all cases, the incision is placed where
it will fall in a natural crease of the skin for camouflage.
Joan also had a platysmaplasty or neck lift performed while under
local anesthesia. Joan did not like how the muscle bands in her neck
(platysma muscle) were becoming more and more apparent. She was
noticing how pronounced they were when her neck was turned in
different positions (before and after photos). A platysmaplasty or
neck lift was performed to provide a nice, smooth contour to her
neck. The only incision was under the chin.
The SMAS layer was
bluntly elevated and incised horizontally below the zygomatic arch
for 5-6 cm and vertically inferior to this cut along the dissection
plane in the preauricular region along the posterior border of the
platysma. SMAS was harvested along the vertical component of the
dissection to be used for grafting into the nasolabial folds.
Joan also had her buccal fat pads removed during this procedure
with Dr. Paul Nassif. The lower dissection was connected to the
neck dissection. The buccal fat was prolapsed and identified. A
hemostat was used to gently enter into the capsule of the fat pad.
The fat pad was teased out and the base was cauterized. 1.5 cc of
buccal fat was obtained.
Finally Joan had performed an upper
blepharoplasty, in upper eyelid surgery, doctor Paul Nassif first
marks the individual lines and creases of the lids in order to keep
the scars as invisible as possible along these natural folds. The
incision is made, and excess fat, muscle, and loose skin are
removed. Fine sutures are used to close the incisions, thereby
minimizing the visibility of any scar.
A few days earlier from
this procedure Joan also had some fat harvested from her stomach via
liposuction and transferred to her lower cheek and lateral temporal
Due to this procedure being performed under local
anesthesia Joan was able to walk away from the surgery with no
anesthesia hangover (a feeing commonly related to being under
general anesthesia for long periods of time).
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Surgery and Dermatology
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Hills, Ca. 90212
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