The Remarkable Duo Procedure: Facelift With Fat Grafting

Dr. Paul Durand completed a fellowship in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery at the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, considered the top program in the nation for cosmetic surgery. Since then, Dr. Durand has gained extensive recognition in both plastic and reconstructive surgery and has presented and published on numerous topics, including invitations to lecture and perform live surgical demonstrations in Latin America and Asia. Haute Beauty expert Dr. Durand of Careaga Plastic Surgery explains how a combined #Facelift with #fatgrafting recreates a more youthful, lifted, and contoured look.

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Haute Beauty: What is a facelift?

Aging, sun damage, and environmental factors all leave their marks on our faces in the way of wrinkles, deep creases, sagging cheeks, jowls, and loose neck skin. This loss of definition can affect the way you see yourself, which in turn affects the way you present yourself to others in professional and social situations. Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, targets noticeable aging on the lower and middle sections of the face.

HB: Who is a good candidate for this duo procedure?

Ideal candidates for facelift surgery experience moderate to severe signs of facial and neck aging. These signs include deep facial creases, jowls, sagging cheeks, and neck banding. Candidates should be in good general health and have realistic expectations of their results. To ensure quality and safety during the procedure, candidates should not smoke six weeks before and after the surgery.

HB: How long does it take to recover?

While this is an outpatient procedure, you should have someone drive you home and stay with you for the first night. You may experience tightness, numbness, swelling, and bruising in the first few days after surgery. Bandages, coverings, and cold compresses will help minimize any swelling, and oral antibiotics can remedy any discomfort. Keeping your head elevated will also help minimize swelling and promote healing.

HB: What are the benefits of fat grafting during a facelift procedure?

When it comes to #facialrejuvenation surgeries, lifting is not the only thing to consider; you may want more fullness and contour to the face. Nowadays, many plastic surgeons use fat grafting as part of their facelift surgery to improve the results and achieve a more youthful look for their patients.

As is the regular process with a fat transfer, the fat will be removed with #liposuction and injected into your face. This will produce a natural look with little risk of rejection or infection. Usually, the fat is injected between the nose and lips, between the chin and lips, under the eyes, cheeks, and sagging jaws.

If you want to improve your facial volume and contours, this is an excellent option for you! Contact Careaga Plastic Surgery at 305-910-2847 to book a consultation with Dr. Durand!