SOURCE: Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

August 10, 2016 07:01 ET

Richmond Plastic Surgeons Optimize Facelift Results With Advanced Techniques

For Patients Seeking to Restore a Youthful Facial Appearance, Drs. Neil J. Zemmel and Steven J. Montante Offer Guidance on How to Safely Achieve Their Aesthetic Goals

RICHMOND, VA--(Marketwired - Aug 10, 2016) - In addition to offering a variety of plastic surgery procedures for the breast and body, Drs. Neil J. Zemmel and Steven J. Montante offer their advanced expertise in facial plastic surgery to help patients reverse unwanted side effects of facial aging. According to the Richmond plastic surgeons, a number of facial changes occur over time, such as a loss of skin elasticity and a reduction in facial fat and volume. At Richmond Aesthetic Surgery, the plastic surgeons custom-tailor facelift procedures to meet the unique goals of each patient and reverse their concerns of facial aging.

Drs. Zemmel and Montante highlight: "A facelift is designed to replenish lost volume while simultaneously smoothing the skin for a more youthful appearance." One popular technique they use to achieve these results is the MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) lift, which can tighten the underlying facial muscles and eliminate excess skin with limited incisions and a faster recovery time compared to traditional facelifts. In addition, many of their patients choose to combine a facelift with a procedure such as a neck lift, a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or facial fat grafting.

The plastic surgeons say that a facelift with facial fat grafting is ideal "for patients who want to replenish lost facial volume and attain the 'apple' shape of the cheek often associated with youth." This additional procedure can aesthetically redistribute the patient's own body fat for more balanced and proportionate facial features, say Drs. Zemmel and Montante, with the added benefit of eliminating excess fat from another area of the body. Some of their patients also choose to use facial fat grafting as an effective method of lip augmentation.

After determining the candidacy of their patients for facelift surgery, Drs. Zemmel and Montante carefully review pre-operative instructions to help minimize any complications and reduce recovery time. For example, the surgeons recommend avoiding any medication or herbal supplement that may increase the risk of bleeding during surgery, including aspirin, blood thinners, anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), gingko biloba, and vitamin E. Finally, patients who smoke are strongly advised to stop the habit at least one month before surgery. In addition to explaining these care instructions, Drs. Zemmel and Montante utilize state-of-the-art facelift techniques and their advanced knowledge of facial aesthetics to help patients achieve beautiful, long-lasting results.

About Richmond Aesthetic Surgery

Richmond Aesthetic Surgery offers a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face, breast, and body. The practice is operated by board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. Neil J. Zemmel and Dr. Steven J. Montante, both of whom are highly experienced in a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. The team is committed to utilizing the latest technological advances and surgical techniques to provide safe and effective procedures. The surgeons are available for interview upon request.

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  • Richmond Aesthetic Surgery
    611 Watkins Centre Parkway, Suite 350
    Midlothian, VA 23114
    (804) 464-3801

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