Do I need to undergo a neck lift at the same time as my facelift?
While a neck lift can be performed independently from a facelift, the two procedures done in tandem guarantee a rejuvenated appearance that is seamless and natural. Undergoing both procedures simultaneously may also have benefits in terms of reducing scarring and minimizing recovery time. It may be more cost effective to undergo a facelift and neck lift at the same time as well. Dr. Doshi will use the best approach for your specific needs, and will never perform operations he does not wholeheartedly believe to be in your best interest
Is scarring a major issue with facelift surgery?
Scarring will depend naturally on the placement of your incisions. Dr. Doshi has an artistic eye for beauty and will do everything possible to place the incisions in areas where they are the most inconspicuous, such as within the creases of the ears. Additionally, Dr. Doshi’s surgical techniques are state of the art. He uses special instruments to ensure scars are virtually unnoticeable after surgery.
Is age a consideration when undergoing a facelift?
Aging is different for each person, and each facelift is customized, so your candidacy for the procedure must be assessed on an individual basis by Dr. Doshi. Age is only a factor in that you must be physically healthy enough to undergo a major surgical operation. Dr. Doshi will perform the surgery on anyone who he really feels can benefit
How can I best prepare for my facelift?
Since you will be under general anesthesia during your procedure, it’s important that you have someone available to drive you home. You should also enlist someone to assist you in the first week of recovery with household chores and childcare as well as other tasks, as you should focus on resting and recuperating. At least 2 weeks before your facelift, you will need to quit smoking and drinking, as well as certain medications outlined by the doctor.
Why do some facelift patients appear like a “deer in the headlights”?
A facelift is an intricate and complex procedure that should only be attempted by an experienced surgeon who understands the technical steps involved with creating natural-looking results. If a surgeon only tightens the top layer of skin, for instance, without addressing the underlying muscle groups and fat volume, the result may appear forced and “pulled”. Dr. Doshi goes to great lengths to achieve organic-looking outcomes that are undetectable, but that enhance your beauty and youthful appearance.