Face and Neck
Facial rejuvenating procedures are among the most popular plastic surgery procedures for a good reason – when done well, they can turn back the clock and help people look years younger. Dr. Mascaró has extensive experience providing patients with natural-looking facelifts and revision facelifts to correct a previous unsatisfactory result.
Dr. Mascaró is one of only a few surgeons in the region offering a high-lateral extended plane SMAS facelift for his patients. This way, Dr. Mascaró is able to address the cheeks and jowls, but also the neck, jawline, and even the skin and muscle around the temples. This prevents a “young cheeks and neck - old eyes and brows” look which often happens when surgeons do not address any aging above the cheeks. This technique has been proven to provide natural, long-lasting results and remains a beneficial option for patients requiring a revision facelift. That being said, he is also trained in a variety of deep plane facelifts as well as different SMAS facelift techniques and uses these to customize a procedure that is the most appropriate choice for each patient. While an isolated necklift is a good option for many patients, particularly men, Dr. Mascaró’s goal during your consultation is to help you understand whether a necklift or a combined cheek -necklift procedure is the most appropriate choice for you. If the aging of your neck is caused solely by excess fat and you are a younger patient with good skin elasticity, neck liposuction may be sufficient to provide the result you want.
A facelift involves more than just tightening the skin. For this reason, it is important to choose an expert surgeon for your procedure. To address the volume loss associated with aging, Dr. Mascaró will talk to you during your consultation about different options such as fat grafting (for a more permanent rejuvenation of the entire face) or different types of fillers (when localized volume is necessary). Dr. Mascaró firmly believes in the newer tenants of rejuvenating surgery which dictate that not only is there a loss of tissue elasticity in the aging process but also volume loss – not addressing one or the other can lead to “overdone” looks as surgeons try to make up for deficiencies in volume by “over-pulling”, or deficiencies in tissue elasticity by “over-filling”.
What are some of the Benefits?
- Improve the contour of the face, including the jowls and jawline
- Smoothen deep wrinkle
- Eliminate a “turkey neck”
- Improve loose skin and vertical bands in the neck, restoring a youthful appearance
- Correct the effects of an unsatisfactory facelift and improve previous scarring
Dr. Mascaró is trained and experienced in several other variations of SMAS-based and deep plane facelifts, including limited incision facelift techniques. As a result, he can tailor the procedure to the specific needs of each patient. Manipulating these deeper layers provides support to the areas that have aged over the years and keeps tension off of the skin, which avoids the over-pulled look. This allows the skin to re-drape in a natural way without changing the shape of the mouth or the eyes.
Dr. Mascaró’s goal during your consultation is to listen to your concerns and provide his recommendations for your surgery. He will tell you which customized technique he would like to use to provide you with the best result.