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Facial Plastic Surgery

What is Buccal Fat Removal Surgery?

What is Buccal Fat Removal? Buccal fat removal surgery, also known as buccal fat pad reduction, is a procedure to remove excess fat from the cheeks. Since most resting faces do not have prominent cheekbones, many people opt to have buccal fat removal for a more elegant appearance. In this case, buccal-fat removal can be used to create a more chiseled look. Buccal fat removal can also be used to balance out a patient's face and create symmetry in the face. With buccal fat removal surgery, a small incision is made on the inside of the mouth to remove excess fat. After buccal fat removal, the face will...

Everything You Need to Know About Blepharoplasty Surgery

Sagging, hooded eyelids are one of the hallmarks of early aging. When you age, the muscles that support your eyelids weaken, and excess fat can gather both above and below. This can cause bags under your eyes, droopy upper eyelids, and sagging eyebrows. This can have many negative effects, like making you look tired or angry - or even impacting your vision. Blepharoplasty is one of the best options for rejuvenating your look, so here are just a few things to know about it and how it can help. Determining Whether Or Not Blepharoplasty Is Right For You The first step in your blepharoplasty process is meeting with a...

Types of Anesthesia Used For Plastic Surgery Procedures

Anesthesia refers to drugs or chemicals that put people in a controlled state that causes temporary sensation loss induced for medical reasons. The medications cause pain relief, muscle relaxation, pain prevention, amnesia, and unconsciousness. Anesthesia makes it easy and safe for doctors to perform invasive medical procedures and help patients recover faster. Anesthesiologists deliver anesthetics through injections, eye drops (for eye surgeries), or inhalation. While for most plastic surgeries general anesthesia is used, other anesthesia methods can be employed in non-invasive or minimally invasive procedures. Local Anesthesia Local anesthesia temporarily numbs a particular body area and is standard for minor medical procedures, such as tooth extraction. A local anesthetic prevents...

The Difference Between Upper Face, Mid Face, and Lower Face Lifts

If you’ve been considering a facelift, it’s likely you’ve started doing some research. It’s also likely that you’ve realized it’s not as easy as finding a facial plastic surgeon and scheduling a surgery date. In fact, there are actually a few different types of facelifts. That’s in part because the facelift is one of the most popular procedures performed each year, and techniques to rejuvenate the face and achieve more natural results than ever are constantly evolving. Here’s what to know about three of the most common types of facelifts and how they can help your cosmetic goals. What Are the Upper, Mid, and Lower Face? Facial plastic surgeons...

What to Know About Facial Liposuction

Facial liposuction, or Liposculpture, is a surgical treatment used to slim areas under the chin on the neck and jowls to improve profile appearance.  Patients may carry additional fat in this area due to heredity and facial structure. Read on to learn more about this effective option and how it can boost your confidence. What Is Facial Liposuction? Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a cannula and surgical vacuum to remove fatty tissue through a small incision. It can be performed on many different areas of the body where you might struggle to lose fat, including the neck and jowls. Facial liposuction can improve your profile appearance...

Should I Combine Facelift with Eyelid Surgery?

Both a facelift and eyelid surgery, (blepharoplasty) can take years off your face and leave you with a more youthful appearance. If you are considering one, or both, of these procedures it may be a good idea to consider undergoing both at the same time. This comes with many different benefits, and your plastic surgeon can help you create the ideal surgical plan to address your concerns. Here are some of the benefits of this combination procedure. A More Natural Look Cosmetic surgery can improve your look and greatly increase your self-confidence and self-esteem. Procedures are, however, limited in what they can do. A facelift can help improve the...

What is the difference between a facelift and a mini facelift?

Facelift surgery does not need to be a complicated procedure. If you are considering a facelift but are hesitant due to the length of recovery time involved, a "mini" might be right for you. Mini Facelifts make it possible to avoid much of the scarring that may be associated with the full facelift surgery and may more accurately align with your goals. When choosing a procedure, it is important to know the difference between a full and a mini facelift. An Ideal Candidate: The Mini Facelift The ideal age for a mini facelift is between 35 and 50 years old.  Environmental factors and heredity play a huge role in...

How to Take Care of Your Face After a Facelift

After your facelift procedure, you will want to take the best care of yourself after post-surgery. Here are some tips to think about after your surgery to assure you have the best results and feel and look your best afterward. Post Surgery Tips Minimize swelling and bruising. Some swelling and bruising is normal. These symptoms will peak during the first few days, but there are things you can do to minimize the swelling. Rest and sleep with your head elevated at a 45-90 degree angle. Use at least two pillows under your head or sit up in a chair and apply cool packs to your face to reduce swelling...

How to Get Ready for an Upcoming Facelift

Facelifts are widely known cosmetic surgery procedures. They've been performed on patients interested in anti-aging benefits for many decades. If you have an upcoming facelift procedure, you should put time into planning well and making sure you know how to prepare for the treatment. Doing so can help you get on track to a procedure that's safe, smooth, and convenient. Before the Surgery Six weeks You should start preparing for your facelift roughly six weeks prior to your treatment. Smokers should refrain from smoking during this time in addition to during the 6 weeks of recovery. Smoking can negatively influence circulation and be detrimental to the healing process. It is...

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What is the Best Age for A Facelift?

With so many people now living well into their nineties, finding ways to look as young as you feel goes without saying. Unfortunately, even with the healthiest of lifestyles, the natural aging process still happens. As we get older, one of the first places to show signs of aging is our faces. From hollowness under the eyes to premature jowl formation, your face can give the impression that you’re older than you feel. For this reason, many people consider their options for a facelift at some point. If you've been considering a facelift but aren't sure if now is the right time, then make sure to discuss your...

Which to Pick: Facelift vs Neck Lift

When looking at your facial plastic surgery options, it can be overwhelming looking at the various choices you face. Thankfully, with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Zuliani you’ll be guided to the best possible choice! Two of our most popular facial procedures are the facelift and neck lift, and to the untrained eye it can be difficult to figure out which one would benefit you most. Here’s a guide as to the benefits of each for you to review as you plan your consultation with Dr. Zuliani. What is a Facelift? Although the name implies this technique can rejuvenate the entire face, the facelift focuses mainly on the mid-face. This usually includes rejuvenating and...

Common Misconceptions About Facelifts

Plastic surgery patients have more options than ever before to beautify and lift their face. You can choose between injections, laser treatments, minimally invasive procedures or traditional facelift surgery. When it comes to surgery, you have the option of traditional, invasive procedures or less invasive surgeries with shorter downtimes. The number of options available has perhaps led to some misconceptions, myths and confusion about facelift surgery. If you’re considering a facelift and have some concern, speaking with a facial plastic surgeon beforehand will help you separate fact from fiction – read on for our answers to some of the most common misconceptions! Your Results Will Last Forever A facelift will help reverse...

Look Your Best With Our Minimally Invasive Facelift: the Z Lightning Lift™

In November we talked about the benefits of injectable fillers for your face and some of our preferred types, but at the end we mentioned some issues that just can't be solved by fillers.  Drooping & sagging of the mid-face, poor jawline contours, and skin laxity need a different approach.  In the past that might mean a traditional surgical facelift, however, today Dr. Zuliani has created a minimally invasive facelift that's achieving amazing results for women in their prime! The Z Lightning Lift: Our Exclusive Minimally Invasive Facelift Alternative Our exclusive minimally invasive facelift is the perfect way to lift, tighten, and tone your face to achieve a youthful...

A Mini Facelift for Big Results

You don’t have to wait until the signs of aging have become an accepted part of life. With a mini facelift, Dr. Zuliani can address the emerging evidence of maturity that has begun to make an appearance. The mini lift is perfect for younger patients who are starting to notice the effects of the aging process but aren’t quite ready for the full facelift, as well as those who have already undergone a full lift but just want a touch-up to refresh their appearance. While it might sound like a lesser procedure, make no mistake about it, there’s nothing mini about the results.

A Few Questions to Consider When Choosing the Right Facelift Surgeon

Deciding on whether facelift surgery is right for you is one thing, but finding the right surgeon to perform your facelift surgery is a whole other matter. Having confidence in your surgeon can give you peace of mind knowing that he or she has the skills, training, and vision to rejuvenate your appearance safely and with the most natural results. Here we’ll take a look at how to choose the right facelift surgeon and what questions you should be asking.

Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts!

Everything You Need to Know About Facelifts!

Dr. Zuliani knows that the facelift is a major surgical procedure that requires a lot of thinking and planning for each individual patient—and that it is not a decision to be made lightly. With an abundance of information out there, the decision to pursue facelift surgery can become even more confusing and overwhelming. That’s why we want to take the time to go over what to expect from your personalized facelift experience here at Zuliani Facial Aesthetics.