Lift & Refine for a More Youthful Look

Your face is obviously an important aspect of your appearance and personality, but unfortunately, that’s exactly where the signs of aging first become apparent. The effects of aging, sun damage, pollution, and general stress can take their toll on your face and neckline.

Before & After » SEE Patient results in our gallery

What can a facelift correct?

  • Facial creases
  • Wrinkles
  • Sagging skin
  • Fat deposits under the jaw line
  • Heavy jowls

How a facelift works

A facelift can turn back the clock and considerably reduce undesirable changes by removing excess skin, tightening the underlying muscles and re-draping the skin around the neck and face. Surgical incisions are placed behind the hairline or in areas that follow the natural contour of your skin. The procedure can be performed under local anesthesia with sedation in most cases.

Dr. Samaha’s approach to facelifts

Dr. Samaha successfully provides his patients with a less “surgical” and more natural look by using a variety of advanced surgical methods, including short scar techniques when appropriate. Under the right circumstances, a ‘mini-lift’ may achieve the desired result by combining short-scar techniques with less invasive methods to lift the tissues and tighten the muscles. Facelift surgery will not change the shape of your nose, eyes or forehead, but it can be combined with other procedures. If there is a need to repair skin damage, laser skin resurfacing can often be performed simultaneously, resulting in a more complete rejuvenation.

Dr. Samaha also personalizes the procedure to suit each patient’s anatomy and goals, so that he can reduce the signs of aging in the mid and lower face while preserving a natural appearance for each individual. For men, Dr. Samaha adjusts his facelift plan in order to preserve a masculine appearance.

To see real results of a facelift at Boston Plastic Surgery, see our before and after gallery.

Fat Grafting

Often used in conjunction with a facelift, fat grafting can help to fill in hollow areas and “re-volumize” the face for a more youthful appearance. During the procedure, fat cells are harvested from your own body, purified, and gently grafted. Commonly used to treat the lips, grooves between lips and cheek, sunken areas around the eyes, and hollowed cheeks, fat grafting can be a successful, long-lasting option for soft tissue augmentation.

Completing the look with related procedures

A facelift can be done alone or in conjunction with another procedure such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, laser skin resurfacing, chin augmentation or nose reshaping. If the problem areas are limited to the neck, an isolated neck lift may be recommended.

  • Would you like to learn more about how facial plastic surgery can renew your appearance?
  • Do you need more information about the risks or costs involved?

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Samaha of Boston Plastic Surgery and your questions will be addressed.

Am I a good candidate for cosmetic surgery?

Speaking with a board certified plastic surgeon is the only way to determine if a procedure is right for you, but there are some general criteria that must be met for cosmetic surgery to be performed safely and successfully.

  • I am in overall good health.
  • I do not have any underlying conditions that will impact healing.
  • I am a non-smoker or willing to quit at least a month before surgery.
  • I have reasonable expectations about my results.

If these statements do not apply to you, you may not be a good candidate for cosmetic surgery.