BOARD-CERTIFIED
PLASTIC
SURGERY

Face and Neck

A facelift restores a clean rested appearance by re-draping facial soft tissue that has shifted due to natural age-related changes from the effect of gravity and facial muscle activity over time. There is a full spectrum of facelifts to consider depending on the extensiveness of surgery required to deliver a natural look. These approaches range from upper limited-scar or mini-facelifts to full facelifts including the neck soft tissue. The ideal facelift restores a more youthful, rested appearance in a subtle manner. Once the facial soft tissue is re-suspended to yield revitalized contours, the incisions, which are hidden in the natural folds of the ears and face, are closed.

One of the unique aspects of my technique is the utilization of your own fat, taken from the abdomen or inner thigh region, to smooth and fill wrinkled or depressed areas of the face. This is called fat grafting and is an adjunct to facial aesthetic surgery used by some of the most highly recognized plastic surgeons in the country, Dr. Timothy Marten, Dr. Sherrel Aston, and Dr. Rod Rhorich. In my training, I was able to perform routine fat grafting for facial as well as breast surgery. I have also published (in peer reviewed literature) a systematic review of fat grafting used for breast surgery.

The facelift is often done in conjunction with brow repositioning and periorbital rejuvenation or eyelid surgery. Occasionally, cheek or chin implants are used to restore facial volume. If indicated, full facial rejuvenation may involve a face and neck lift with fat grafting, brow repositioning with removal of excess eyelid skin, and skin resurfacing with a light TCA chemical peel.

Dr. Rosing recommends two weeks of rest before resuming normal activities.

 

Images above show results of a Short-Scar facial rejuvination procedure.  Before and two weeks after the procedure.