TALLAHASSEE, August 26, 2015 — Could 70 really be the new 50? For many, retirement is coming sooner and for others, reaching the age of 70 signals an opportunity to turn back the clock through plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery was once considered for the young but today, the “on golden pond” generation is jumping into plastic surgery and achieving dramatic results.
If you are bothered by the signs of aging on your face, it may be time to discuss facelift options with board-certified plastic surgeon Ben J. Kirbo, M.D. Dr. Kirbo has achieved stunning results for patients throughout the Southeast.
The procedure is used to impact sagging in the midface, loss of muscle tone that results in jowls, loose skin or fatty deposits under the chin and jaw or deep creases below eyelids or near the nose or mouth.
A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. A facelift can restore a more youthful appearance to the neck and jowl region by removing major wrinkles and sagging skin. It also helps to improve a tired facial appearance by smoothing the skin and reestablishing defined contours along the neck and jawline. It often is done in combination with other procedures like a browlift and/or eyelid surgery to create an overall youthful result.
Facelift surgery is done using general anesthesia and may take four to six hours. Sutures are typically removed in seven to 14 days after surgery but often it can take two to three weeks before most patients feel socially presentable. Results can be long lasting.
For others, Southeastern Plastic Surgery offers a variety of skin peels depending on individual needs that range from superficial peels to medium peels or deeper peels, which are often used to penetrate several layers of skin to treat severe lines and wrinkles.
A chemical solution is applied to the skin that is allowed to penetrate the skin. Over the next several to 14 days, the skin peels off. The superficial peel typically requires only slight discomfort and minimum peeling. The medium peel may take a few days longer to recover. The deeper peel has the longest recovery and the skin can remain red for three weeks and sometimes up to two months.
Dr. Laurence Rosenberg, board-certified plastic surgeon, has achieved considerable success with deeper peels when a phenol peel is applied. The phenol peel is very good for treating deep wrinkles, lines and long-term sun damage.
“While this phenol peel is more invasive, we have achieved dramatic results for our patients,” says Dr. Rosenberg. “A single deep peel can eliminate wrinkles and lines and may even tighten the skin.”
The chemical peel can be used for a variety of situations and can be highly effective in treating skin damage and the signs of aging.
To learn more about the options available to help you achieve a younger appearance, visit www.se-plasticsurgery.com or Facebook and call Southeastern Plastic Surgery at 850-219-2000 today to schedule a consultation.