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Dr. Doumit is an internationally recognized leader in facial surgery. He has authored few plastic surgery textbook chapters and articles on facial surgery. He has also been invited to give numerous lectures, panel lectures and teaching courses in the U.S. and Europe. He currently chairs a major facial surgery course in the US biannually
Dr. Doumit’s facelift are designed to produce a natural-appearing result without the tell-tale signs that patients have undergone any type of surgical procedure. Dr. Doumit’s facelift is a highly personalized procedure. It is designed for each patient according to his or her aging process, anatomy while keeping in mind the shortest recovery time possible, and a result that is long lasting.
I had a face lift surgery done by Dr, Doumit. It has been one year. Swelling and discomfort were minimal, and people tell me I look like I just came back from a very restful vacation. I am extremely happy. I feel that I look at least 10 years younger. I highly recommend Dr. Doumit for both his surgical skills and great bedside manner.
Facial aging involves skin texture changes, descent or thinning of facial fat and loss of facial bone volume. Dr. Doumit was one of the first surgeons to demonstrate facial bone loss with aging. All those changes will lead to a sagging skin and change in the form of the face. The main goal of the face-lift is to restore the facial shape to a contour that was exhibited during youth.
HOW IS A FACE LIFT PERFORMED?
TRADITIONAL FACELIFT (RHYTIDECTOMY)
With Dr. Doumit’s technique, facelift incisions are hidden. They begin in the temporal area above the ear into the hair, follows the contour of the ear and then behind the ear into the hairline. These incisions permit exposure of the deeper facial soft tissues. Descended facial fat will be repositioned to the position of youth. When some individuals have loss of fat in their face, Dr Doumit will add fat, which is taken from another part of the body.
Neck improvements are obtained through a small incision under the chin by suturing/tightening the sagging muscle of the neck (corset platysmaplasty). Some excess fat of the neck is occasionally removed. Those techniques allow accurate correction of the laxity noted in the aging neck. They provide a sculptured jawline and a long lasting result.
SHORT SCAR FACELIFT (MINI LIFT)
Short scar facelift is useful for some patients who have minimal skin sagging of the neck. The incision will follow the contour of the ear anteriorly and then curves around the earlobe and stops. Through this incision, the deep tissue of the mid face, cheek and jaw will be repositioned to the position of youth.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN RECOVERY?
Bruising, swelling and recovery time varies from patient to patient. General health, medications, as well as the type of the procedure required to deliver the desired results will influence the recovery time. Sutures are removed between seven and ten days postoperatively. Patients can apply makeup when their sutures are removed. In general, most patients are over most of their bruising / swelling 10 to 14 days after surgery. Many patients return to social activities, and/or work, 2 weeks after surgery and everyone returns to exercise 14 days post-op.
WHAT RESULTS CAN I EXPECT?
Most of our patients are able to return to work two weeks postoperatively, although the healing period can vary from patient to patient. Most patients may return to their exercise routine beginning 2 weeks postoperatively
How long a facelift will last? On average 10 years. However, once a patient had a facelift, they will look younger than nature planned for the remainder of their life
Patients frequently ask at what age should I have a facelift? A patient, regardless of age, should not have a facelift until they have seen changes in the face, that are a result of the aging process and that they wish to have corrected.
Before & After Photos
* 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.
IS A FACE LIFT SAFE?
All surgical procedures carry some risk. Possible risks of face lift procedures include: bleeding, unfavorable scarring, infection, poor wound healing with skin loss, facial nerve, facial asymmetry, numbness, fluid accumulation, pain, skin contour irregularities, skin discoloration, and swelling.
Occasionally, sutures may spontaneously surface through the skin, become visible or produce irritation that requires removal.
Unsatisfactory results are rare put possible. They include asymmetry, unsatisfactory surgical scar location, and unacceptable visible deformities at the ends of the incisions. Deep vein thrombosis. There is a possibility of revisional surgery.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A FACE LIFT UNDER SEDATION?
Mini Facelift: 5900$
Face & Neck Lift: 8 900$ (female) 9 900$ (male)
Neck Lift: 4 900$ (Platysmaplasty Corset: 1 000$ Additional)
Sub Mental Liposuccion: 3 000$
Facelift, Neck Lift, Bleph (2) 10 750$
Facelift, Neck Lift, Bleph (4) 12 500$
Facelift, Neck Lift, Forehead Lift, Bleph (2): 13 500$
Facelift, Neck Lift, Forehead Lift, Bleph (4): 15 000$
Fat Injection Face: 2000$ (Additional)
Laser or Peri oral Chemical Peel: 1 000$ (Additional)
Platysmaplasty Corset: 1 000$ (Additional)
PROMOTION: Patient will receive free session of IPL (Photorejuvenation therapy) with their Facelift.