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For some patients, facial care products, injectables and fillers are not sufficient to make the kind of changes needed to reverse the signs of aging. A surgical facelift in the hands of a gifted plastic surgeon can accomplish more dramatic, long-lasting goals while also preserving spontaneity and individuality. Dr. Leong is excited to discuss your options for replenishing self-confidence and quality of life with a strategic Morgantown WV facelift.

What is a facelift?

Facelift surgery is without rival when it comes to addressing sagging, drooping jowls and marked facial folds and wrinkles. Facelift surgery is among the most common procedures performed by Dr. Leong, and it is often well combined with a neck lift, blepharoplasty or a brow lift. Dr. Leong will also sometimes combine a facelift with non-surgical fillers or facial fat transfer to address not only sagging, but volume loss as well.

During a facelift, incisions are hidden within the hairline or at the temples. Dr. Leong will carefully tighten the underlying SMAS facial muscles to revive the facial structure, while removing excess fat and skin. In some cases, he may use facial implants to help fortify an ailing bone structure.

What are the advantages of facelift surgery?

  • Minimal scarring
  • Natural-looking outcome
  • Dramatic, life-changing results
  • A more youthful, energized appearance
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Cost-effective procedure

Who makes a good facelift candidate?

If you are tired of looking older than you feel and you have exhausted non-surgical methods of age-reversal, a facelift may be just the right treatment for your aesthetic goals. Typical Morgantown WV facelift candidates are anywhere from 40 to 60 years old, although patients younger and older often undergo surgery provided they are healthy and realistic in their expectations. Clients will need to be smoke-free with normal blood pressure before they are cleared for surgery.

What can I expect from my recovery?

Recovery from facelift surgery will vary from patient to patient based on the extent of the surgery. Most experience some swelling, tenderness and bruising that lasts around 10-14 days. It is suggested that you rest with your head elevated. Within about 2 weeks, you will be able to return to work wearing makeup to conceal any discoloration. At around 6 weeks you will be able to exercise and participate in all regular activities.

Why choose Dr. Leong in Morgantown WV?

The decision to pursue facial plastic surgery is a weighty one, as this is the most delicate, complex and visible of cosmetic procedures. Dr. Leong has dedicated his Morgantown WV practice exclusively to the refinement and enhancement of the face and neck, positioning him as among the greatest resources for those seeking elegant, natural results.

After graduating from the prestigious Yale University School of Medicine, Dr. Leong pursued a fellowship in otolaryngology, the study of head, face and neck surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, among the most lauded training programs in the field. He then went on to complete an additional fellowship in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Oregon Health Sciences University.

In addition to Dr. Leong’s training and performance record, he is known for his compassionate, caring demeanor, and for listening carefully and deeply to clients’ wishes, then delivering exactly what they discussed. This integrity and honesty has helped earn Dr. Leong the trust of thousands of patients in and outside Morgantown WV.

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