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Facial Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL

Dr. Arthur Handal is an extremely gifted surgeon and has the skill and experience to provide outstanding results when it comes to any cosmetic procedure, but his passion and expertise are never more evident than when he performs facial plastic surgery. From his Boca Raton surgery center, he enjoys an international clientele and an impeccable reputation as the "Facelift Surgeon".

Are you thinking about getting facial plastic surgery in Boca Raton?

Facial plastic surgery is a great way to improve your appearance and reverse the effects of time, stress, andaging. It is minimally invasive, and many people have enjoyed the improved self-confidence that comes with a more youthful appearance.

It's important that you are fully educated on what this procedure entails. When you know what to expect, it can make the procedure much easier for you and your surgeon.

In this post, you will learn what you need to know about the procedure.

What Is Facial Plastic Surgery?

Facial plastic surgery is a procedure that reduces facial wrinkles and other signs of aging to enhance your overall appearance. The procedure focuses mainly on the face and jaw and involves lifting and tightening your face muscles. This renews your facial structure and improves the way your face appears. The surgeon may also remove excess fat and skin that might cause an aged look.

After the procedure is complete, you will look naturally younger. An experienced surgeon can perform this procedure in a way that leaves little scarring. Here at Handal Plastic Surgery, we use procedures and tools that are minimally invasive. When facial plastic surgery is done the right way, you will experience only slight discomfort.

When you see your surgeon, he can make recommendations on the type of procedures you should consider. An experienced surgeon can give you a better picture of the procedures and techniques that will give you the results you desire.

There are several different types of procedures:

  • Facial Scar Revision
  • Forehead Lifts
  • Replacement Laser Surgery
  • Otoplasty (ear surgery)
  • Skin resurfacing
  • Botox treatment.

Facial plastic surgery can leave you feeling rejuvenated, with a higher sense of confidence in your appearance. When you undergo facial plastic surgery, there are some important factors you should expect:

There's Preparation Involved:

When you're receiving facial plastic surgery treatment, you will need to be prepared. While the preparation isn't too extensive, you will want to make sure that you take the appropriate steps to make the transition smoother.

Here's what you will need:

  • Handheld mirror to look at the back of your head when applying ointments and medications.
  • Peroxide to prevent infection.
  • Q-Tips to apply peroxide and other medications.
  • Hot water bag.
  • Soft soaps for your face.

Your surgeon will also give you a list of other items you will need to make sure your recovery goes smoothly.

Get Your Hair Done Before the Procedure

This is something that many patients forget! If you're going to get a new hairstyle along with your new face, make sure you take care of this beforehand.

After the procedure is completed, you won't be able to do anything to your hair for six weeks. Also, you might lose a small amount of hair due to the procedure. Of course, the hair will grow back, but you still want to make sure that you take care of this before getting the procedure done.

The Procedure

You should also know about the procedure itself. Depending on the type of facial plastic surgery you need, the procedure will be different. The procedure used will be determined by the location of the incisions that need to be made.

Here are some of the techniques that might be used:

  • Traditional: The surgeon will make incisions in your hairline. There may also be an incision made under your chin. This will improve your neck's appearance.
  • Limited Incision: The surgeon will make incisions in your hairline that go down to the front of your ears. There may also be incisions in your lower eyelids.
  • Neck Lift: The surgeon will make some incisions in front of your earlobes. The incisions will go behind your ears to your lower scalp.

The surgeon will form and redistribute fat from your face or neck and apply them to your underlying tissues. The surgeon might use suction to remove any excess fat.

You Need Time To Recover

When you receive facial plastic surgery, there will be recovery time. You will want to arrange for someone to drive you home after the procedure.

You will need to have time to rest while you recover. During the first 24 hours after the procedure, you may feel nauseous. There will also be some slight discomfort. You may also have a sore throat for 24 hours after the procedure. Lozenges and throat spray can help alleviate these symptoms.

When the medication wears off, it's normal to feel some pain and discomfort. Your face will feel tender. It's best to try to eat something before using the medications prescribed by your surgeon. This will help you avoid nausea.

If you begin feeling nauseous when you're undergoing anesthesia, make sure you let the nurse know. They will give you medications that will eliminate nausea.

Tingling & Numbness

It's common to feel tingling and numbness after your procedure. This is because some of your facial nerves were cut during the procedure. If this happens, there's no need to worry. This is a normal part of the process. Also, these nerves will regenerate over time.

It's possible that you will experience tingling or numbness for up to a year after the procedure. Over time, the tingling will subside and you will regain full feeling in your face.

Facial Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton

Facial plastic surgery is a procedure that can greatly enhance your life. It eliminates the wrinkles and scars that most people sustain over their lifetime. It's a great way to improve your self-confidence.

At Handal Plastic Surgery in Boca Raton, we specialize in giving our patients the best experience possible. We work hard to surpass the expectations of our patients. If you're thinking about facial plastic surgery, contact us today for your free consultation.