As we age, looking in the mirror can be an unsettling experience if the image does not reflect the way we actually view ourselves. Sagging skin, increased laxity, muscle loss, falling facial fat, loss of contour, and the formation of wrinkles and laugh lines, all reflect the accumulated years of handling the daily challenges of life. These changes can begin very early for some and cause frustration and lack of confidence in personal and professional relationships. A facelift can turn back the clock 10 to 15 years if performed by a board certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Joshua Lampert. The final outcome is only as good as the surgeon performing the procedure.
World-Class Facelift Surgeon
When considering a facelift, many people fear they will lose the special and unique characteristics that define who they are. The face is the way people recognize and communicate with each other, so the end result should be a natural, younger, refreshed version of your current self. A successful facelift is a result of superb technical expertise combined with the surgeon’s artistic perception.
Miami facelift surgeon Dr. Joshua Lampert prides himself on taking time to fully communicate with his patients until he completely understands what they are striving to achieve. He is an artist as well as a highly-skilled surgeon who believes that the end result must be a work of art rather than just a procedure.
Dr. Lampert’s Approach – Natural Look, Always Personalized, Always Available
Each facelift is uniquely different. Dr. Lampert spends as much time as necessary to fully explain the procedures that he recommends so the patient is completely aware of the result that will be attained. He sees a small volume of patients, allowing him to focus on quality, fine detail, and in order to fully devote himself to getting an exquisite result for his patients. Dr. Lampert is always available to answer questions and handle any concerns that may come up. By maintaining a relationship with his patients long after surgery is over, he delivers among the best facelift Miami has available.
General Information for Facelift Patients
There are three areas that are addressed in a facelift and each individual will have issues unique to him or her.
A full facelift is intended to address:
- Sagging skin and relaxed facial muscles
- Loss of fullness in the cheeks and falling fat in the mid-face area
- The formation of jowls and the lines from the corners of the mouth to the chin called marionette lines
- Laxity in the skin and muscles of the neck creating a crepe-like loose skin surface
Facelifts are often performed along with a neck lift in order to rejuvenate the lower face. Other procedures can also be done to enhance a facelift such as eyelid surgery, Miami rhinoplasty, lip augmentation and a brow lift.
While these surgical procedures can’t stop the aging process, they can turn back the clock by visually re-creating a youthful and refreshed look, thus restoring self-confidence.
Before & Afters
All plastic surgeons should be judged on the aesthetic merits of their work. Review Dr. Lampert’s before and after gallery to see what he has accomplished.
When Should a Facelift be Considered?
Dr. Lampert takes a conservative approach when forming a surgical plan with his patients. There are other less invasive procedures that can be done to correct the early signs of aging, and if these will accomplish the patient’s goals, Dr. Lampert will recommend these procedures.
For example, loss of volume may cause sagging, which in turn affects the shape of the jawline. In less severe cases, cosmetic filler such as Juvéderm may be all that is needed to achieve balance and facial harmony. This simple treatment can postpone the need for a full facelift for several years and will achieve the refreshed and youthful look that patients desire.
When a facelift is the best option, Dr. Lampert will review the specific procedure and answer any questions that arise. All patients are different. Some patients will require a classical facelift, in which the deep tissue is repositioned and excess skin is removed. In the interest of delivering the best facelift Miami has to offer, Dr. Lampert is highly skilled concerning incision placement in order to hide scarring.
Fat grafting is often used to replace lost fullness in the apple of the cheeks and the mid-face region. This technique uses the patient’s fatty tissue from the stomach or other areas to replace lost fullness. As this is the patient’s own tissue, it is an excellent source to restore natural volume and a rejuvenated quality to the skin.
Liposuction or direct surgical excision of excess fatty deposits under the chin and around the jowls can be done to sculpt the jawline and define the neck. These fat deposits can create the impression of being overweight, whether or not the patient is at a healthy weight. Dr. Lampert artistically sculpts and surgically refines a more attractive neck and jawline through a variety of techniques.
There have been major advancements in facelift techniques over the past few years, and Dr. Lampert is well versed in the full array. Gone are the days of stretched, unnatural "wind swept" results from a classical facelift. The more modern techniques allow surgeons to reposition deep facial tissue, tighten underlying muscles and lift fat while creating very fine and well-hidden scars.
The improvements in surgical technique have significantly shortened the recovery time from a facelift. In years past, patients could expect to be kept in a hospital for up to a week, with many more weeks of recovery following the surgery. Today, surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure, with the patient recovering at home. Within a week or so, patients usually find they can resume most normal activities and return to work in 2 weeks. Scars tend to fade over the course of a year. While the full effects of a facelift will take many months to fully settle, patients will experience the pleasure of their fresh, energetic appearance.
Safety is a prime concern for Dr. Lampert. He works with certified anesthesiologists in the operating room at all times. All surgical procedures are performed either in a hospital or at a fully accredited ambulatory surgery center. Patients are carefully supervised in our recovery suite until they are ready to go home.
Caution When Seeking a Facelift Surgeon in Miami
The general public is usually not aware that any licensed medical doctor who's taken a weekend course in facelift techniques can legally perform various facelift procedures. Miami has a large population of celebrities, models, athletes, young active professionals and others who need to retain their youthful appearance. As a result, there are many creative finance plans and offers designed to attract business. Dr. Lampert cautions that there is a huge difference between a plastic surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and someone who has other forms of "certification."
As Dr. Lampert states, it is better to take the time to plan the correct surgical procedures for each patient and to ensure the result is perfect the first time. Dr. Lampert is very sensitive to the needs of those who put their care in his hands. To discover for yourself why he delivers among the best facelift Miami has available, book a consultation and prepare to experience world-class plastic surgery.