Dr. Malek believes in making you have a more youthful, natural appearance, one that would lead people to believe that you are aging beautifully, not that you have had plastic surgery. You want to choose one of the highest rated surgeons to perform your facelift Scottsdale has to offer. For this reason, Dr. Malek is the clear choice when picking a cosmetic surgeon.
Both men and women who wish to achieve a younger, fresher looking face can benefit from becoming Scottsdale facelift surgery patients. Face lifts can help reverse the common signs of aging such as wrinkles, creases, fine lines and sagging skin.
What is a Facelift?
A face lift, sometimes referred to as a Rhytidectomy, is used to reduce the excess skin on your face. You may be a candidate for this procedure if you have the appearance of jowls and deep creases between the base of the nose and the corners of the mouth. Other signs of needing this procedure are if you think you have a tired facial appearance, or if you believe you have developed facial and neck wrinkles.
The face lift procedure is a group of procedures designed to readjust the skin, fatty tissue and muscles of the face to create a smoother, tighter, more youthful appearance. This procedure will improve the skin around your eyes, on your forehead, and cheeks.
What does a Facelift entail?
During your consultation Dr. Malek will evaluate your anatomical features and outline a thoughtful plan to restore natural support and contours to your cheeks, jawline and neck. He utilizes a host of surgical interventions to address different patient’s needs, always choosing the least invasive yet most effective procedure to restore a rested and youthful appearance. Some non-invasive techniques could be utilized in some patients thereby decreasing expense and down-time. You will be able to thoroughly review all options with Dr. Malek and his staff.
Why Get a Facelift?
As the years pass, the skin begins to lose its natural collagen, the substance that provides elasticity and structure. Lines begin to appear around the eyes, from nose to mouth, and cheeks begin to sag. The firm, clean line of the jaw has sagging skin; the wrinkles and lines make the face appear old and tired.
Many people find these signs of age to be very distressing – and for good reason. An aging face appears less vital, less alive, and in many cases, less attractive or appealing, with a negative impact on feelings of self-confidence. Dr. Malek's main goal is to help patients overcome the signs of aging. With Dr. Malek's beautiful results and the extra care and attention he takes with every patient makes him one of the top destinations for a facelift in Phoenix.
Natural, Youthful & Fresh: Facelift Phoenix & Scottsdale
A facelift can restore the look of youth, eliminate lines and wrinkles, and restore a firm, youthful line to the jaw. It requires a skilled, artistic approach to achieve results that appear natural and youthful. Dr. Marc Malek has garnered a reputation for his artistry in facial plastic surgery, uses the most cutting-edge procedures and techniques, and is known for achieving impressive results. For this reason, Dr. Malek is known by many as a leader in the facelift Scottsdale field.
For a facelift that leaves you looking rested, refreshed, and shaves years off your facial appearance, you want a surgeon who has an eye for beauty, harmony, and balance, look no further than Dr. Marc Malek.
The Facelift Procedure
Each person has unique facial issues, and the treatment plan must be customized. No cookie cutter approach ever achieved stunning results. The first step is a full evaluation of your facial skin, tissue, and the quality and laxity of the muscles beneath the skin layer. Some patients may require only a “mini facelift” while others may need a standard facelift. Your custom facelift will typically involve the following steps:
- The patient is put under with general anesthetic.
- The facial skin is carefully separated from the connective tissue and muscle structure beneath.
- Deep facial tissue is repositioned for a firmer contour.
- Jowls are removed to create a firmer, slimmer foundation upon which to place the facial skin.
- Excess skin is removed.
- Remaining skin is replaced over the restored facial tissue, for a smoother, fresher appearance – without excess tightness.
Facelift Options in Scottsdale and Phoenix
When you have become accustomed to looking your best, the aging process can be difficult. As you age, your skin loses the ability to produce collagen and elastin the way it did in your youth, causing it to begin to sag and droop and deep lines and wrinkles to form. Due to greater exposure to the sun, your face is one of the first places to show the signs of aging. These signs detract from your once-youthful glow, often leaving your facial skin looking dull and lifeless.
Liposuction may be recommended to be used in conjunction with the face lift, as needed. In addition, a neck lift procedure is often opted for to finish the overall youthful restoration in the most natural-looking way.
Types of Facelifts
Restore the Glow of Youth
Thankfully, you don’t have to live with a facial skin that doesn’t reflect your inner vibrance. A facelift, also referred to as a rhytidectomy, can dramatically reverse the visible signs of aging by smoothing facial skin, and lifting your features to a more youthful position – that looks like you. A facelift can restore volume and fullness, remove deep lines and wrinkles, and restore the contours of your neck and jawline. There are many options for men and women. It is helpful to know the options for the various facelift procedures, so you can make an informed decision about which option is best suited for your needs.
A mini facelift in Phoenix focuses on tightening the skin around the jawline, removing unsightly jowls and smoothing the skin of the lower face in the process. During this procedure, an incision is made around the ears, and the skin and underlying muscles are pulled upward and out in order to restore the contours of the lower face. Excess tissue will be removed, and the incision will be closed with sutures.
A mid facelift concentrates its restoration on the skin of the mid face just beneath the eyes from the cheekbones to the jawline. It uses incisions similar to those of a mini facelift and skin is pulled in an outward motion, smoothing the nasolabial folds or laugh lines. During a mid facelift, fat may be redistributed around the mid face to restore fullness to the cheeks and bring back fresh, youthful contours of your face.
A brow lift, or forehead lift, smooths the skin of the upper face while rejuvenating the appearance of your eyes. With a brow lift, incisions are made at your hairline. The skin and muscles of the upper face will then be smoothed and tightened, creating a subtle, well-rested, refreshed look.
If you have more extensive needs in facial rejuvenation, a full facelift combines the effect of all of the above procedures. This redefines the youthful contours of your face, giving it rested, natural look. Deep lines and wrinkles will be smoothed, while excess skin and tissue are removed.
If you are interested in discussing your options for a Facelift, Dr. Marc Malek would be happy to meet with you and discuss your personal goals for facial rejuvenation.
We require all patients who have a facelift to stay one night at the Surgery Recovery Center. You will go home with your head and neck wrapped in dressings, which are usually removed a few days after the surgery. There is minimal discomfort with this procedure which is controlled with pain medications. Aesthetically, your recovery will be longer than your discomfort. The discomfort usually lasts 2-3 days.
Your surgical results are evident in 2-3 weeks with bruising and swelling disappearing by the third week. After the third week, in most cases, you will be fully recovered and be able to get back to normal life. The results of your facelift in Phoenix will shed years off of your appearance and last for nearly a decade before any major surgery should be done again.
Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19
All of us at the practice are wishing you safety and peace during these turbulent times. We will all get through it I assure you. I would like to personally encourage each of you to be extremely limited in any activities outside your own home. Please keep your personal contacts to less than 3-5 people if at all possible. We will beat this if we take this very seriously and are compliant with extreme social distancing especially NOW and through the next 2-3 weeks.
I care deeply about the well being of all of you who are currently under my care. We are still open but only seeing those who have had very recent procedures. This has not been more than a handful of patients this past week. We have staggered appointments to only one patient in the office at a time with direct access from the car to the exam room. I have also limited staffing and visit each patient with masks and gloves. This is for your protection as I am rendering it as close to a no-contact office visit as possible. The office is repeatedly cleansed between patients and follow up appointments are made by phone.
We are also in a hold on all MD Beauty Spa appointments with our dedicated team of nurse injectors and aestheticians. We will keep you posted as developments unfold as to the timing of the resumption of appointments.
We so appreciate everyone’s patients and understanding for we are all in this together and I will continue to be dedicated to every single one of you with meticulous medical care and extreme caution as it pertains to minimizing your contact with anyone that is not necessary. If your surgery was more than 3 weeks ago we are doing virtual follow up appointments so please call if you have questions.
If you are scheduled to have surgery in the next 4-6 weeks we will be in a temporary hold but expect to be able to make up procedures promptly as I will be adding operatory days on Mondays and Thursdays in the first 2-3 weeks so that we get caught up.
I will be contacting you individually.
As for new patients requesting consultations, they will be done virtually from the safety of your own home. We can review requested photos of the area of concern and have a very thorough consultation via phone until such time we can see you for your in-office examination and evaluation of treatment options. We are quite proficient at virtual consultations and perform them very effectively since 15% -20% of our patients have traveled from out of town, out of state or internationally to be under my care.
Blessings to each of you and to your families.
With care and dedication,
Marc Malek MD
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