Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Dr. Simoni on the Basics of Rhytidectomy (Face Lift)

The outward appearance of aging facial skin may convey a tiredness that runs counter to the actual vitality experienced by an individual. For this reason, many individuals seek facelifts to help them recapture that external youthful vigor. 

A rhytidectomy, more commonly known as a face lift, is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of problem areas such as loose neck skin, drooping jowls, or sagging facial skin. In general terms, the surgery involves removing excess fat, tightening the facial muscles, and pulling the facial skin upwards. 

The procedure is most often performed on people over age 40, when normal aging, exposure to sunlight, stress, and negative lifestyle habits such as smoking begin to affect the appearance of the face. Face lifts are most successful when the skin still retains elasticity and the facial bone structure is well-defined. 

Traditional face lifts require three to five hours, and most are performed under Major anesthesia.  Recent plastic surgery advances create natural looking results with a shorter recovery period.  Dr Simoni invented a one-hour procedure that does not require major anesthesia. This facelift is has been known as the Simoni Lift, or “the facelift of the future.” Dr Simoni conduct a preoperative analysis for each patient prior to surgery to evaluate various factors and plan the minior full facelift procedures.

 At the time of the procedure, Dr Simoni administer a local anesthesia, and remove excess fat and skin from the face and neck area through incisions that reposition and support skin, fat, and muscles. Patients will need a recovery period of reduced activity for up to a week following the procedure. There should be minimal discomfort, and numbness should disappear within a month. Visible bumps and redness will fade over time. The revolutionary Simoni Face Lift has all the advantage of traditional face lift except that it is done without the need for any major anesthesia.  Simoni Lift lasts for years.

Side effects of Facelifts, which may include swelling, bruising, tenderness, stiffness, and numbness, are generally temporary and relatively minor, usually subsiding in two to three weeks. Pain is minimal and easily controlled with medication. More serious side effects, such as facial nerve damage, infection, or excessive scarring, are quite unusual. 

Dr. Payman Simoni, solo practitioner at Simoni Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, designed the Simoni Lift, a one-hour, minimally invasive procedure that improves the appearance of the face without need for general anesthesia.