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Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

Preparing for Brow Lift Surgery

Brow Lift Surgery

blue eyesBrow lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to reverse the effects of aging and restore a more youthful contour to the brow by tightening the soft tissue. A thorough preparation prior to the surgery will help the patient attain predictable and sustainable results.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides brow lift to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and other cities and communities in this part of the country.

Arranging Medical Records

Once the candidacy of the patient has been determined for brow lift cosmetic surgery, the surgeon would like to review the patient’s past medical records. If the surgeon sees any concerns, they may discuss with the physician before proceeding with brow lift, or may modify the surgical plan to ensure total safety of the patient.

The patient should request their physician, specialist or hospital to send the previous medical records directly to the surgeon’s office for review at the time of consultation.

Diet and Exercise

Although brow lift is a relatively minor surgical procedure, but the patient should ideally focus on having a balanced diet as well as maintaining a regular exercise regimen as far as possible before the surgery.

A fit patient will be better prepared, both mentally and physically, to under anesthesia and surgery, and will also heal better. The patient may increase the intake of lean proteins in the diet in consultation with a nutrition expert for a certain period before and after the surgery.

Avoiding Smoking and Alcohol

The patient should clearly disclose to the surgeon at the time of initial consultation if they have a habit of smoking or drinking alcohol. The surgeon will instruct the patient to stop smoking at least a few weeks prior to the brow lift procedure.

Smoking can significantly increase the risk of complication and delay recovery. Alcohol consumption may have to be cut down, and should be totally avoided at least 48 hours before the surgery.

Adjusting Medication Schedule

If the patient is regularly taking aspirin or another blood thinning or anti-inflammatory drug, they will be required to stop using them for a specified period before the surgery. Certain herbal supplements, vitamins, or even prescription medications may have to be stopped for a while in consultation with the physician. The surgeon’s goal will be to minimize the risk of bleeding during and after the surgery.

Transportation and Aftercare

Brow lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure, and the patient should arrange in advance for someone responsible to drive them back home after the surgery. If necessary, they may also arrange for aftercare for a few days, particularly if they have little children to look after at home.

Other Preparatory Tips

  • Stay sufficiently hydrated before and after surgery
  • Fill all prescriptions prior to the surgery
  • Set up the recovery area at home ahead of time
  • Keep extra pillows to elevate the head
  • Prepare ice packs

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills CA, and nearby areas for brow lift.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

Neck Lift (Lower Rhytidectomy) Plastic Surgery Cost

How much does a neck lift cost?

BU1RKPyjmv38McuP4dK6CtPoTJwqVEMvDnbPcLOwGKMNeck lift surgery, clinically known as lower rhytidectomy, is a body contouring cosmetic surgery to restore a younger looking neck by firming up loose skin and muscles. Neck lift is generally performed as an elective cosmetic procedure, and the patients are required to pay out of pocket for it. Therefore, for many patients, cost becomes an important starting point.

At the time of pre-op consultation, a committed surgeon will explain various aspects of neck lift surgery, including its estimated costs. The first goal of the surgeon will be to help the patient make an informed decision. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides neck to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities.

Extent of Surgery

Neck lift surgery costs can differ between two patients due to a number of reasons. The extent of surgery required and the choice of surgical technique will make a difference to the costs.

Liposuction

If the skin laxity in the neck area is minimal, but the patient is bothered by the appearance of excess fat pockets in the neck area or below the chin, the surgeon may only recommend liposuction to sculpt the neck. This would be a relatively more affordable procedure compared to other neck lift cosmetic surgery techniques. Even in liposuction, the costs can depend on the amount of fat tissue to be removed.

Cervicoplasty

Excess skin in the neck area can be removed using this neck lift technique. Through discreetly placed incisions, the loose skin will be excised and remaining skin will be pulled taut over the neck. This procedure will usually cost a littler higher than liposuction. Some patients may require a combination of cervicoplasty and liposuction, which will affect your bank account more.

Platysmaplasty

Sometimes the underlying neck muscles may be weak or separated. This will require a surgical removal of a part of the platysma or the neck muscle to create a more refined and contoured neck. The procedure is usually performed together with cervicoplasty, which will create more comprehensive results. Platysmaplasty may cost higher than other neck lift techniques.

Neck lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with facelift to create more natural looking results. While the costs will go up in this case, the overall cost-effectiveness of a combined procedure is higher than when the two are performed individually. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other areas in this part of Southern California.

Key Cost Components

Some of the vital cost components in a procedure such as neck lift will include fee charged by the anesthesiologist, plastic surgeon’s fee, surgical venue expenses, and post-surgical costs such as compression garment, medical tests, prescription medications, and visits to the surgeon’s office. Each cost component can vary between two practices depending on several factors.

Financing

Depending on the patient’s requirements, they can choose to have the neck lift surgery financed through third party medical care financing firms, which offer specially designed loans for aesthetic surgery procedures. Sometimes the surgeon’s office may be able to assist in arranging the payment plan.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

What is a Neck Lift?

Neck Lift Plastic Surgery

body 8Lower rhytidectomy, popularly known as neck lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to enhance the neck appearance and mitigate the signs of aging. Sagging neck skin, unsightly neck bands, loose muscles in the neck, and excess fat deposits in the neck can be corrected with neck lift, which may sometimes be combined with neck liposuction.

Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian provides neck lift surgery to patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and surrounding communities that stretch across Southern California.

Aesthetic Benefits

A neck lift is a prominent procedure that can create a sculpted and slimmer neck appearance, and make a person look more youthful. In many cases, neck lift is combined with facelift surgery to create more significant and natural looking aesthetic results. In addition to tightening loose neck skin and sagging underlying muscles, neck lift can also improve a jowly appearance to reveal a more defined jaw line.

A neck lift can give an impression that the person has gone through a weight loss, and is looking slimmer. However, patients should be aware that neck lift is only a body contouring procedure, and they should have realistic expectations from it.

Suitable Candidates

The surgeon will carefully evaluate a patient’s candidacy for neck lift cosmetic surgery. The procedure is usually sought by people in the age group of 40 and above. Individuals with one or more of the following conditions will typically make good candidates for neck lift surgery:

  • Sun and wind exposure has led to skin damage in the neck region
  • An unsightly double chin appearance due to excess fat tissue deposits is bothering the patient
  • Sagging skin in the neck area is creating a turkey wattle neck
  • Jowls appear very pronounced due to the presence of excess fat and skin beneath the jaws
  • The neck is marked by significant wrinkles, fine lines, creases, and folds

Surgical Procedure

If the skin laxity in the neck area is minimal, but a double chin appearance is showing because of excess fatty tissue, the surgeon may only recommend neck liposuction. However, if the skin elasticity is poor in the neck area, the surgeon will perform neck lift to remove the loose skin and tightening underlying loose or separated muscles to give a subtle lift to the skin.

Only small incisions will be placed behind the ears and under the chin to minimize the visibility of subsequent scarring. Excess fat tissue may be eliminated using surgical excision or neck liposuction. If the neck muscles are slack, these may be repositioned and tightened using the same incisions. In some cases, the surgeon may remove a portion of the platysma muscle.

Once the neck tissue is lifted and tightened, the surgeon will re-drape the remaining skin over the neck and pull it smooth and taut. Loose skin will be excised and the incisions will be closed with sutures. Facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and nearby areas for neck lift surgery.

For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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