Dr. Markarian has advanced aesthetic plastic surgery training in delicate procedures ranging from facelifts to mini-facelifts to midface lifts to neck lifts. He uses his artistic talent and surgical skills to restore a more youthful and natural appearance, and recognizes the importance of minimizing incisions by utilizing the “short scar” and other minimally-invasive techniques.
The goals of a facelift (rhytidectomy) are to reduce fine lines and deep facial folds, to eliminate “jowling” and sagginess created by loose muscles or excess skin and fat, and to restore a sharper, firmer-looking jaw line and eliminate “neck wattles”.
Dr. Markarian will personalize your procedure – since facial sagging is a result of a variety of causes, each patient requires an individualized assessment and surgical plan. Dr. Markarian will perform a thorough examination of your facial tissues and discuss your facial enhancement goals with you personally to construct a customized plan for the specific facelift technique that offers the results you desire – whether it’s a traditional facelift, a mini-facelift, a midface lift, or a neck lift. Dr. Markarian will happily discuss the measures taken to minimize incisions and strive to ensure your results harmonize beautifully and naturally with your features.
Facelifts are performed under general anesthesia which means you will be asleep and feel nothing during surgery. The surgery itself will take several hours. With facelifts (and neck lifts), expect an overnight stay.