Often patients who have bariatric surgery are dismayed to find that the rapid weight loss has left sagging, loose skin on their face and neck. Fortunately, Dr. Boggess at Youthful Reflections is very experienced in correcting the loose, unattractive facial skin that is often a result of an otherwise positive experience.
At our office, we typically recommend several facial cosmetic surgeries to restore a vibrant look to our client’s face. One of them is a Level III Reflection Lift. The procedure addresses moderate to severe sagging in the jowls and neck with associated laxity or banding of the platysma muscle in the front of the neck. It involves a SMAS facelift in combination with tightening of the platysma muscle in the midline of the neck and liposculpting of the face and neck, as needed. Most patients feel confident and without visible signs of surgery within 1-2 weeks. It is typically recommended that patients allow at least 3-4 weeks for recovery prior to any major event such as a wedding, reunion, or public speaking engagement or performance.
Another common post-bariatric procedure is the brow lift. This surgery elevates the brow to a more youthful position, resulting in reduction in forehead wrinkles and upper eyelid hooding, and restoration of the natural arch of the brow, thus enhancing the appearance of the eyes. The procedure can be done several ways, including endoscopic brow lift, pretrichial brow lift, lateral brow lift, coronal brow lift, and mid-forehead brow lift. Each procedure has specific indications, advantages, and disadvantages that will be discussed with you during your consultation with Dr. Boggess.
Blepharoplasty removes sagging skin from the eyelids that make a person look tired, cross or older than they are. When the surgery is performed on the upper eyelid, the doctor makes the incision along the natural lid creases. This hides the appearance of scars. The surgeon then removes fat and loose skin and tightens the muscles around the eyelids. Some patients also have a browpexy, which raises their eyebrows and gives them an alert, bright-eyed appearance.
Prospective patients will meet with Dr. Boggess before any of these procedures to make sure they are good candidates. This usually means they’re in good mental and physical health and are non-smokers. From there, a plan will be created to provide a personalized approach to achieve your desired outcome.
Are you a post-bariatric patient? Act today to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn more about your options for facial rejuvenation.