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Cosmetic Surgery

Want to Improve Your Saggy Facial Skin? Opt For A Facelift Surgery

Facial cosmetic surgery has emerged as the gold standard treatment for people who are not happy with their aging look.

facelift surgery before after

* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.

The main goal of facial cosmetic surgery is to provide an attractive, youthful appearance by removing the aging effects:

1) Skin Sagging

2) Facial Fat Atrophy

3) Facial Bone Resorption.

Out of the various type of facial surgeries available, we will be discussing the traditional facelift surgery, also known as the Rhytidectomy.

What is a facelift surgery?

A facelift surgery is defined as correcting the aging process from the level of the eyes down to the collarbone. Hence, it rejuvenates the cheeks, midface, jawline and neck.  Face and neck lift eliminates the excess facial/neck skin, replenish the facial fat volume and reposition the facial muscles to its youthful position.

Method of operation:

The facelift surgery procedure starts with an incision that originates from the temporal area above the ear into the hair. Which then continues towards the outer line of the ear, then behind the ear into the hairline. The skin incision makes the deeper facial soft tissues accessible after which the skin and fatty tissues are relocated in a more youthful manner and the excess skin is removed.

After the removal of the excess skin, the primary muscles and fascia is stiffened with the help of sutures and then skin is tightened  for a natural look without wrinkles. After completion of the work, the cut is closed with stitches. For getting complete results of this surgery, other procedures also may be combined with this one, like lip lifting, eye brows lifting, chin implants, fat injection etc.

Consequence and period for recovery:

The outcome of whole of the facelift procedure is a fresh and younger looking face, which looks like the face of 10 years back. The recovery period would be of approximately 10-14 days (varies with person to person).  Bruises and swelling resolves  mostly within 10 to 14 days. Pain is usually minimal.

Complications:

Although the post-surgery complications are very infrequent but still you should be aware of them, they include:

  • Bruising, bleeding or hematoma
  • Broadened scar
  • Infection
  • Nerve injury
  • Hair loss (at the place of incision)
  • Numbness, pain or swelling
  • Uneven both sides
  • Slow wound healing with damage of skin

Dr. Doumit’s facelift are designed to produce a natural-appearing result:

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The results of this surgery are expected to last for a period of 10 years.

If you are searching for the best plastic/cosmetic surgeon, who can take help you and offer you the best possible care  in Canada ( Montreal, Ottawa,, Quebec, Gatineau) then you can for sure opt for Dr. Gaby Doumit, a very experienced and a world renown plastic surgeon.

The address of the website that features all the details related to Dr. Doumit is docteurchirurgieplastique.com. You will not only find all the information related to various types of cosmetic surgery but also before and after pictures and testimonials of the patients who had relied on Dr. Doumit. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Posted on October 27 2015

Tired to Look Older? The Mini Facelift Surgery Will Help you Look Younger

Aging impact and scares almost all of us. With aging, we look tired and less attractive. The advances in plastic surgery has helped our patients maintain a younger and natural look.

Mini Facelift Surgery

* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.

With the help of cosmetic facial surgery, you can get the face that resembles the look of years ago. The effects of increasing age can be erased and replaced with a youthful and attractive look.

What is a Mini facelift surgery?

Mini facelift surgery is performed when the skin, fat and muscles of the face and cheek sag. However, sagging must not be very severe or affect the neck a lot . Otherwise, a traditional face and neck lift will be indicated.

The Procedure:

The procedure of mini facelift surgery includes making of a short incision just along each ear, so that the deep tissues of the face can be accessed for alteration. The SMAS (muscle layer) is repositioned to a higher position on the face  with the help of the stitches. The skin is redraped and excess skin is removed to a young-looking appearance. The jaw line will be better defined. The mini facelift is minimally invasive when compared to the traditional facelift. It can be even performed under local anesthesia.

Results & recovery after the procedure:

Youthful and natural results without signs of surgery are to be expected. Jaw lines are better defined. Cheeks are better positioned and facial wrinkles are removed. Confidence will be infused in you. The recovery period after mini facelift is 7 to 10 days. Pain is minimal and well controlled with medication. Swelling and bruising are mostly gone within 10 days.

Adjunctive procedure to a mini facelift

Mini face lift enhance the cheeks, define the jawline and it improves the nasolabial fold. The neck is improved but not to the same degree as in a traditional facelift. However, the eyebrows and forehead are not enhanced by a mini facelift. Many patients planning to undergo the mini facelift surgery combines this procedure with other facelift surgeries such as lip lift, fat injection,  browlift, blepharoplasty, laser resurfacing or dermal fillers etc. to have the maximum benefit at one go.

Why choose a mini facelift?

If you want to look younger, refreshed with minimal recovery time, a mini face lift is right for you. A Mini facelift will last you around 10 years. As Contrary to the fillers, which are required on a yearly basis and will not give the same enhancement.

Mini Facelift Surgery by Dr. Gaby Doumit:

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If you are planning to undergo any types of cosmetic surgery in Canada (Montreal, Quebec, Gatineau and Ottawa) or in the United States (Cleveland), Dr. Gaby Doumit will provide you the best possible results. May it be a mini factlift or a traditional facelift surgery; no one can perform it better than Dr Gaby Doumit.

For having thorough info about the procedures and numerous types of cosmetic surgeries, please visit our website docteurchirurgieplastique.com. We are looking forward to seeing you.

Posted on October 19 2015

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery – Facial Skin Care Treatments

Facelift are designed to produce a natural-appearing result without the tell-tale signs that patients have undergone any type of surgical procedure.

Facial Rejuvenation Surgery - Facial Skin Care Treatments

* Disclaimer: Those pictures represent real patients operated by Dr. Doumit. However, Patients results undergoing plastic surgery can vary from one to the other depending on multiple factors.

Every day, we see the effects of aging in the mirror: sunken cheeks, deepening lines around the mouth, sagging jowls and neck skin. You can not stop the aging process, but you can choose to have a younger-looking face. Everyday, men and women make the choice to erase these signs of aging by facial rejuvenation surgery.

Many nonsurgical and surgical options are available to erase the signs of aging. However, only facelift can provide truly satisfying results. Laser resurfacing, Hyaluronic acid injections, or chemical peels can sometimes delay the need for a facelift. However, when excess skin needs to be removed, fat sculpted, and muscles repositioned, a facelift is the only option.

Each facelift performed by Dr. Doumit is tailored to the patient’s face, whether to smooth forehead wrinkles, correct sagging eyebrows; crow’s feet or deep lines in the cheeks; enhance cheekbones; remove jowls; or restore neck firmness (fatty deposits, reduced muscle tone and excess skin).

Every sign of aging is treatable during a facelift, whether it involves fat, muscle or skin. Local or general anesthetic may be used, at the patient’s discretion. Incisions are hidden in the natural folds around and behind the ear, or above the hairline, leaving virtually no visible scars. In fact, work performed under the skin is often the most effective and delivers long-lasting results.

Exaggerated tightening is avoided, and the result is quite natural. You will look well rested and refreshed. In the case of chin folds, a small incision is made in the natural fold under the chin. The two edges of the neck muscle (platysma) causing the folds are attached together. Wrinkles around the lips respond very well to dermabrasion or chemical peel, which can be done at the same time as a facelift. Finally, eyelid surgery is also usually performed during a facelift, and brow lifts may also be recommended.

Most of the swelling and bruising disappears in two weeks, which is when patients generally return to work. Tissue softness and skin sensitivity will return after a few months.The risks of surgery are quite small in the hands of Dr. Doumit, a certified and experienced plastic surgeon.

Although facial rejuvenation turns back the clock several years, no one can stop the aging process. The facelift will last about ten years. Even one facelift can take years off your face, forever giving you a younger appearance.

Dr. Doumit is ready to speak with you and offer you his expert advice.

Posted on September 17 2015

Top Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Treatments for Men

Cosmetic surgery is frequently thought as being an option for women only. This is definitely not the case. Men have areas of their face and body they would like to improve. Dr. Gaby Doumit, for cosmetic surgery, offers multiple esthetic treatments that can help his male patients get the look they want. Cosmetic surgery is not a “women only” option – cosmetic surgery for man want to be happy with their physique too!

Top Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Treatments for Men

Face Lift

Aging results in a droopy look secondary to descent of facial fat, muscle and skin. Aging also leads also to loss of facial bone volume, which further accentuate the sagging of the skin and change in the form of the face. To most, our face is the most important part of our identity. But when it doesn’t reflect our personality the way we wish it would, it has the ability to take a toll on our confidence and social life. The main goal of the face lift is to restore the facial shape to a contour that was exhibited during youth. Good candidate for a facelift include men between the ages of 40 to 70’s, in good overall health with extra skin on their face and neck. It is also important that you have realistic expectations and a good mindset.

Eyelid Lift

Nothing tells the world “I am old and tired” more than bags around the eye and drooping upper eyelids. The fix for this is an operation called blepharoplasty for the upper and / or lower eyelids. This cosmetic eyelid surgery operation, often done under local anesthesia, will give you a refreshed, more youthful and rested appearance.

Rhinoplasty

The nose is the central piece of the face. It is the first thing peoples see in the face. Cosmetic nose surgery is one of the most commonly performed cosmetic facial procedures. It corrects nasal imperfections, improves nasal balance, enhances facial harmony and improves breathing. The downtime and recovery for rhinoplasty is not as long and arduous as many expect. The splint is removed after one week. By this time, the patient can return to school or work. The swelling will have gone tremendously by the second week. It make take up to a year for the swelling to completely go away, although 90% of it is gone be three months after surgery.

Male Chest Reduction (Gynecomastia)

Men want a muscular, sculpted appearance to their chests. Gynecomastia, commonly referred to as “man boobs”, is the increase of the gland tissue of the male breast, with associated excess fat. It occurs most common in adolescent boys but often disappears with puberty. However, it often persists beyond puberty requiring a surgical procedure to remove the excess tissue. A male chest reduction surgery removes excess unwanted breast and fat tissue. Hence, it decreases the breasts’ overall size, flattens and reduces the size of over-projecting areola.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

Fluctuations in weight, genetics and age can all result in a less-than-ideal contour of the abdomen. The male abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) removes excess skin and fat tissue while simultaneously tightening weakened abdominal muscles to create a firm, defined and a masculine profile. Results are immediately apparent after abdominoplasty and continue to improve over the following weeks of recovery.

Liposuction

Trying to eliminate excess fat in undesired areas (neck, tummy, flanks, thighs) by diet and exercise can be occasionally frustrating. Liposuction is a safe procedure that allows removing stubborn fat to enhance your body’s contours and shape. Liposuction can typically be easily combined with other surgical treatments such as face-lift, arm lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), thigh lift and male chest reduction surgery.

Dr. Gaby Doumit has the talent and experience to offer state of the art plastic surgical solutions for men.

Contact us today to book your surgical consultation!

Posted on June 26 2015

IS COSMETIC SURGERY RIGHT FOR YOU?

Choosing best cosmetic surgery is a personal decision that should be made in consultation with your plastic surgeon. It is essential to have all the necessary information in hand before making such a decision.

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ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR PLASTIC SURGERY?

To determine whether you are a good candidate for cosmetic surgery, your surgeon will consider several factors, including:

  • Your general health,
  • Your medical and surgical history,
  • The reasons why you want to undergo the procedure.

In addition, you must have realistic expectations of the results of the intervention.

IS IT ESSENTIAL TO CHOOSE A PLASTIC SURGEON FOR COSMETIC SURGERY?

It is important to remember that the most successful results can only be achieved by a plastic surgeon that is specially trained and experienced in the field of cosmetic surgery. Most provinces do not limit doctors to call themselves “cosmetic surgeons“, even if they have never received formal training in the field. Therefore, it is extremely important to find a certified plastic surgeon to ensure that their skills and qualifications have been verified and approved.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES TO COSMETIC SURGERY?

It is always best to consider other alternatives to cosmetic surgery if the desired results can be obtained. An alternative to liposuction is exercise and diet. If you can reduce excess body weight with exercise, it would be better to adopt this method instead of liposuction.

In addition, It is essential to keep a young and healthy skin by applying a daily moisturizer with a minimum of SPF 15 to protect your skin from damage caused by the sun’s rays that cause wrinkles prematurely. It is also very important to drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to maintain hydration of the skin. Also, avoid smoking as this habit will cause premature wrinkles.

WHY CHOOSE US?

Dr. Doumit is known as a master surgeon for cosmetic surgery procedures and innovator who use state-of-the-art plastic and cosmetic surgery techniques to care for his patients in a compassionate fashion. Dr. Doumit received special training for plastic and cosmetic surgery of the face and body at the world famous HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL.

Posted on June 16 2015

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