Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC -  - Dermatologist

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

Dermatologists & Plastic Surgeons located in Fairfax, VA

Facelift Specialist
When Dr. Reza Mirali performs a facelift, he combines expertise in plastic surgery with brilliant aesthetic skills to produce beautiful and natural results. Whether you’re concerned about wrinkles, sagging skin, or pockets of fat, call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates in Fairfax, Virginia to learn how a face lift can improve your appearance.

Facelift Q & A

Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates LLC

What happens to facial features and skin as we age?

As you get older, fat that was once distributed in a thin, protective layer under facial skin begins to lose volume, accumulate in pockets, and drop downward. Skin tends to become dry and loose. It also loses collagen and elastin, the two proteins that keep it strong and supple, so it thins out.

Age-related changes are just one cause of wrinkles. Common facial expressions pull on the same set of muscles, creasing skin and leading to deep wrinkles like those around the mouth and on the forehead. Unprotected sun exposure and cigarette smoking cause skin damage that leads to wrinkles.

What is facelift surgery and how does it help?

Facelift surgery improves facial features by tightening muscles, removing excess fat, and lifting and firming skin. A facelift doesn’t affect the shape of your eyelids, eyebrows, nose, or chin. However, Dr. Mirali can also do the following surgeries at the same time as a facelift:

  • Brow lift: Sometimes called a forehead lift, this surgery raises sagging eyebrows, placing them in a youthful position, improves frown lines, and reduces wrinkles across the forehead.
  • Eyelid rejuvenation: Also called blepharoplasty, this is a surgical procedure on the upper and/or lower eyelids that removes fatty deposits in the eyelids, eliminates drooping eyelids, and removes sagging skin.

When patients were surveyed 12.6 years after facelift surgery, nearly 69 percent were still happy with the results, saying that they looked 10 years younger than their chronological age. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Mirali performs facelifts that can achieve the same effect.

What can you expect at Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates?

A successful facelift begins before surgery. At your first consultation, you’ll talk with Dr. Mirali about your expectations and learn about the surgery, recovery time, and ongoing care. He’ll review your complete medical history and conduct a thorough examination to be sure you don’t have any health conditions that might affect healing after surgery.

The surgical procedure depends on the type of facelift you choose — a full facelift, skin only, a mid-facelift, or a limited lift to deal with jowls and neck. In all types of facelift surgery, the incision lines are concealed in the hairline or in places that aren’t visible, like around the ear. If you’re considering a facelift, we’re here to answer your questions. Call Plastic Surgery and Dermatology Associates to schedule a consultation.


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