Plastic Surgery Blog by Dr. David Broadway
Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
You’ve scheduled a number of consultations with Denver board certified plastic surgeons to better understand your upcoming Facelift surgery, and the only thing you have really learned is that you are more confused now then you were before you began your research. The options for facial rejuvenation can seem endless, and the prices can range from $5000-$15,000. What do you really need to understand to ensure you get one of the best facelifts in Denver?
Dr. Broadway’s facelifts will typically take around 4-5 hours for a female patient, and longer for a male. During the procedure Dr. Broadway uses the SMAS technique to help give a more dramatic, longer lasting result. SMAS stands for Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System. This allows the surgeon to tighten more than just the superficial skin, providing a “deeper” lift than what you would see with the LifeStyle Lift procedure.
Patients always question how long their facelift result will last, and this varies based on their age, genetics, environmental damage, smoking, and overall health. As we age our tissue softens and becomes more lax, and it’s more difficult to anchor sutures to softer tissue, so age plays a big role in the facelift longevity. Environmental stress and/or smoking will also play a significant role in weakening the tissue, and the overall result.
Dr. Broadway will typically always add fat transfer to the face in conjunction with the facelift procedure to provide a fuller, more youthful appearance. Fat transfer to the face can help to soften fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, plump up the cheeks, and fill in the temporal brow indentation. This helps to eliminate the need for repeat dermal filler injections, and the patients own tissue is being used helping to eliminate infection or possible rejection.
Dr. Broadway has built his 20+ year reputation by offering his patients natural facelift results. He is one of few that likes to include the fat transfer option to enhance the result, offering patients some of the best facelift results in Denver.