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Facelift, Neck Lift, Upper Blepharoplasty and Laser Resurfacing (Facelift Vancouver)

Facelift Vancouver Before and After - Dr. Andrew Denton

Before & After – Facelift in Vancouver*

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Before & After Facelift and Skin Resurfacing in Vancouver*

THE CONCERN:

     The client was concerned with the skin laxity that was developing in the face, along the jawline, on the upper eyelids and in the neck.  Also of concern were the lines developing on the upper lip.

THE SOLUTION:

        An extended SMAS facelift was performed which places tension on the layer of tissue under the skin.  This allows excellent tightening and rejuvenation of the face while maintaining a natural appearance.  When muscular banding of the neck is present such as in this case, a submentoplasty (neck lift or platysmaplasty) may be necessary.  This procedure involves sewing the muscular bands together through an incision placed discretely under the chin.    Wrinkles of the upper and lower lip will not be improved by a facelift.  I employ a carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to treat this area.  The down time is greater than with the less invasive fractionated lasers but the results are far superior.  In a case such as this, when a patient has some surgical downtime,  the CO2 laser in my opinion is the treatment of choice.  Finally, excess skin, muscle and fat on the upper eyelids was removed during an upper eyelid lift.

New Vitamin/Supplement Protocol – Before and After Facelift

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Before & After Facelift*. A remarkable photo of a patient only one week following an extended SMAS facelift. The patient had followed a newly recommended vitamin and supplement regimen beginning two weeks before her surgery and designed to speed the post operative healing process.

NEW PREOPERATIVE/POSTOPERATIVE VITAMIN AND SUPPLEMENT REGIMEN:

We have instituted a pre and postoperative supplement and vitamin protocol which begins two weeks prior to a patients planned surgical date and continues for two weeks after their surgery.  To date, the protocol has been used by patients undergoing facelift, rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty and facial liposuction procedures with excellent results.