Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Short Scar Facelift
It's not your mother face lift
The traditional face lift required scars into the forehead hair and into the hairline behind the ear. Some patients would look "over done" and have a pulled appearance. The introduction of modern equipment and specialized sutures has limited the scar for the modern face lift. The benefits of a shorter scar include not changing the hairline and leaving a natural appearance to the ears. The disadvantage of the short scar is that a heavy neck is not totally corrected and a more traditional face lift may be better suited for patients with heavier necks. The sort scar face lift surgery is done under a twilight anesthesia similar to a colonoscopy and recovery is rapid. The surgery usually last a few hours and patients are home and alert by dinner.
Most patients have minimal discomfort and use pain medication for a few days while some patients do not require any pain medication at all. The majority of patients return to work in a week or so with very minor bruising and swelling. All surgeries have potential risks and complications but the shorter operating time and smaller incision limits these potential problems.
Most patients want to look refreshed and rested not plastic or pulled too tight. If this is the appearance that you are looking for then possibly the short scar face lift is for you. Call for an appointment
Ralph M Rosato, MD is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He trained at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland Ohio, He is past president of the Florida Society of Plastic Surgeons, and the Indian River County Medical Society. He is a member of both national and international plastic surgery societies.
Dr. Rosato introduced the short scar face lift to his practice in 2006. He presented his work in the summer 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation Plastic Surgery alumni meeting in Cleveland Ohio.
The Rosato Plastic Surgery Center ( http://www.rosatoplasticsurgery.com ) is a state licensed ambulatory surgery center, devoted solely to plastic surgery. It was established in 1998 and has a perfect record of compliance. Anesthesia is provided by board certified anesthesia. The staff is very knowledgeable and experienced. Learn more about facial surgery at http://www.rosatoplasticsurgery.com/facial.html