Neck Lifts & Facelifts
Multiple factors play a role in how we look as we age. The subcutaneous fat volume in the face decreases in thickness causing the skin to look less radiant, wrinkled and hang. Excess sun exposure will cause a breakdown of elastin and collagen in the skin, making it sag even more. Loss of bone density, a receding chin, or poor orthodontia also cause the lower face and neck to look saggy.
Whatever the cause or combination of causes, a lower face and neck lift will help address this by removing the excess skin and re-suspending the facial muscles that have fallen. This produces in a younger looking you. Improving lower face, chin, neck and jawline contour, this procedure is performed in the office with a radio-frequency scalpel, local anesthesia, and mild sedation.
Incision lines are very carefully hidden in the hairline, around the ear, and behind the ear in the hair to make them less visible, especially for patients who have shorter hairstyles or like to wear their hair up. As with all surgeries, there is some bruising and swelling post-operatively so plan for a week or two to recover from a primary lift and about a week to 10 days before going back to work after a demi/partial lift.
Are you concerned that your eyes are looking tired, puffy or old? Maybe you don’t like the way your eye makeup seems to disappear under your lids or the folds of extra skin? Perhaps an eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty is in your future. This procedure will remove excess skin, fat and/or muscle in the upper and lower eyelid area.
Performed in the office by Dr. Zimmerman with CO2 Laser, local anesthesia, and a little oral sedation, this procedure has a very rejuvenating effect and long-lasting results.
Any incisional eyelid surgery will leave some visible scar. With upper blepharoplasty, the scars are hidden in your eyelid crease, as much as possible, so that when you open your eye they are mostly hidden. With lower blepharoplasty, we use a trans-conjunctival approach to access the fat that needs to be contoured or removed (meaning the incision is placed, with the CO2 laser, through the inside/pink membrane of your lower eyelid) so there is no visible scar. You may have some bruising and swelling for a week or so after the procedure, and no heavy lifting for 2 weeks, so plan on some time off from work.
Brow & Forehead Lifts
People may think that they need their upper eyelids done, but all that extra upper lid skin is really due to the fallen brow/forehead complex. To correct this, the forehead/brow needs to be lifted and/or re-inflated to where it used to be. Forehead and brow lifts have been done for decades and many techniques are available to accomplish this procedure.
The most acceptable cosmetic result is generally one that has smaller/fewer visible scars. This can be done with several minor incisions hidden in the superior and temporal hairline where sutures can be placed to support the brow tissue similar to an endoscopic surgery, but without the cost of the equipment. Any extra tissue is removed and the incisions are hidden.
You can also reposition the hairline more forward while removing excess skin, with the scar hidden behind the hairline. In the past, a full coronal cut across the top of the head to pull up all the excess forehead skin was offered. This technique sometimes raised the hairline to an unnatural height and resulted in numbness, so it is no longer the preferred surgery for this problem.
If you are interested in a long-lasting procedure to rejuvenate your appearance and reduce the visible signs of age, the surgical facial procedures offered at Las Vegas Laser & Lipo may be right for you! Contact our office today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Zimmerman. We look forward to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals!