Richmond Plastic Surgeon Optimizes Facelift Results with Advanced Techniques

Drs. Zemmel and Montante Optimize Facelift Results

For patients seeking to restore a youthful facial appearance, Dr. Neil J. Zemmel offers guidance on how to safely achieve their aesthetic goals.

Richmond, VA – In addition to offering a variety of plastic surgery procedures for the breast and body, Drs. Neil J. Zemmel offers his advanced expertise in facial plastic surgery to help patients reverse unwanted side effects of facial aging. According to the Richmond plastic surgeon, 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 Dr. Zemmel custom-tailors facelift procedures to meet the unique goals of each patient and reverse their concerns of facial aging.

Dr. Zemmel highlights: “A facelift is designed to replenish lost volume while simultaneously smoothing the skin for a more youthful appearance.” One popular technique he uses 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 his patients choose to combine a facelift with a procedure such as a neck lift, a brow lift, blepharoplasty, or facial fat grafting.

The plastic surgeon says 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, says Dr. Zemmel, with the added benefit of eliminating excess fat from another area of the body. Some of his patients also choose to use facial fat grafting as an effective method of lip augmentation.

After determining the candidacy of his patients for facelift surgery, Dr. Zemmel carefully reviews pre-operative instructions to help minimize any complications and reduce recovery time. For example, the surgeon recommends 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, Dr. Zemmel utilizes state-of-the-art facelift techniques and his 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 surgeon Dr. Neil J. Zemmel,who is  highly experienced in a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures. Dr. Zemmel is committed to utilizing the latest technological advances and surgical techniques to provide safe and effective procedures. The surgeon is available for interview upon request.

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Richmond Aesthetic Surgery
11934 W Broad Street, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 464-3801

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(858) 200-0044

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