Facelifts have come a long way since the surgery was first performed in the early 1900’s. Facelift techniques have improved due to experience and a better understanding of the underlying anatomy and characteristics of the face. The primary goal of facelift surgery is to reposition skin, tighten underlying muscle and reduce excessive fat. As we age, skin often becomes loose, cheeks hollow and fat and wrinkles develop on the neck. Many patients start noticing aging symptoms (fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, etc) in their late 30’s, so most facelift candidates are in the 45-70 year old age range. However, an older patient who is in good health may also be an ideal candidate. Since everyone ages differently, each surgical case is determined on a case by case basis. During your consultation, I will assess the current state of your skin and tissues and develop a plan of action that best addresses your needs.
If you would like to schedule a consultation to talk about this procedure, please contact Sistine Plastic Surgery.
Types of Facelifts
There is a great deal of marketing focused on promoting certain types of branded facelifts. Most of this marketing is quite misleading and glosses over important details of how the facelift is done and what facelift might be best for you. It’s important to research exactly what the surgery entails, how extensive it is and what techniques will be used. After years of formal education, training and surgical experience, I have developed an approach to facelift surgery that aims to deliver a very natural appearing and long-lasting result.
Not only was I very happy with my experience, I was thrilled beyond description! How fortunate am I that I landed an appointment with a true professional that excels at what he does? Not only was he prompt but Dr. Leong spent a great deal of time discussing my issues, concerns and goals.
Review from AngiesList.com
Your best assurance that your procedure will be smooth and without difficulties is to select a surgeon with extensive training and a good deal of experience with the facelift procedure. My practice is confined to facial plastic surgery and aging face/facelift surgery composes more than half of my surgical practice.
Patients are also concerned that they may not get a natural appearing result and that their result may not last as long as it could. I am very passionate that my patients should get a result that looks completely natural. As we say in my practice, “If it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good.” This is a key weakness of many of these lunchtime lifts that we all see advertised on infomercials and elsewhere. It is simply impossible to compress top quality facial plastic work into a couple of hours. Many patients that have these commercial lifts end up with a very pulled and unnatural look that is very hard to correct. Obtaining a result that is long lasting, as well as natural appearing, it completely dependent on the technical details of how the procedure is performed. I have trained with and learned from some of the finest facelift surgeons in the world. This, combined with my years of experience has allowed me to provide consistent high quality results for my patients.
It is important to note that facelift surgery does not address all signs of aging, such as wrinkles near the eyes or lines around the mouth. Facelift surgery can be performed in combination with other surgeries such as fat transfer, cheek/chin implants, facial liposuction, upper or lower eyelid lift, or browlift surgery.
There is a great deal of content about facelift surgery on the subpages of this site. I invite you to review the content and videos about facelift surgery. It will explain the specific philosophy and techniques I use to obtain natural appearing, long-lasting, and safe facelift results.
The results were more than I possibly could’ve hoped for. I had a facelift with Dr. Leong. The results were incredible. I have heard he is the best facelift surgeon in the region and I couldn’t agree more. I would recommend him to anyone.
Actual Review from RateMds.com