As you may know, a traditional face lift procedure involves making long, deep incisions along the hairline that pull your facial skin tight, removing wrinkles, jowls, and other signs of aging. However, this often leaves behind large, noticeable scars that are only hidden by your hairline. For a long time, there was nothing plastic surgeons could do about these scars.
Thankfully, endoscopic surgery created a way to shrink incisions while preserving results. If you get an endoscopic face lift, not only can you regain a smooth and expressive face, but you can do so with minimal scarring and healing time. To schedule a free consultation, contact New Image Plastic Surgery Associates at 703-742-8004.
What is Endoscopic Face Lift Surgery?
An endoscope is a small flexible tube that can be inserted underneath your skin to help guide the surgery. Rather than making a large incision to pull your skin back, Dr. Gartside only needs to make the incisions wide enough to fit the tube.
The endoscopic face lift has several benefits:
- The incisions take less time to heal
- Scarring is minimized
- Recovery time is faster
- The surgery is more localized
- More options for incision locations
- Easier to modify hard-to-reach imperfections in face
This doesn’t mean that the procedure is the right option for everyone, however. If you want a highly transformative face lift, a traditional procedure may have a better chance of producing the results you want. Alternatively, nonsurgical options like dermal fillers may suffice if your facial lines are still relatively minor.
Endoscopic Face Lift Candidates
Before scheduling an endoscopic face lift procedure, you will need to meet with Dr. Gartside. She will tell you all your options, and help you decide whether endoscopic surgery is the right face lift option for you.
Candidates for endoscopic face lift surgery:
- Have moderate facial imperfections
- Have skin that remains supple
- Are somewhere in the range of 30-55
- Don’t have large amounts of sagging skin.
- Do not smoke, or are willing to quite
- Have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
While it can fix a variety of facial issues, endoscopic surgery works best when it is fixing smaller, localized issues that have a big overall effect on your face. Full face lift surgery may be more appropriate if you want to lift multiple parts of your face, or get rid of large amounts of sagging skin.
Get an Endoscopic Face Lift Consultation Today
If your face is starting to lose its expressiveness and settle into a semi-permanent frown, facial surgery can do a lot to change the way people react to you. Dr. Roberta Gartside has many years of experience performing face lifts in McLean, Reston, Fairfax, and throughout the Washington, D.C. area. To meet with her, view past examples of her work, and receive a free surgical consultation, contact her at 703-742-8004 or through this website.