Plastic Surgery Educational Topics
Facelifts and Breast Augmentation
I’m Dr. Rohit Jaiswal, MD- known as “Dr. J” to most of my patients and staff. I’m the newest plastic surgeon in the Lake Havasu City region and very excited to be here! I’d like to discuss two of the most popular procedures I perform - facelifts and breast augmentation.
A facelift surgery is done to reposition sagging skin and tissues of the face up to a more youthful, higher, and projecting position. Aging of the face happens because of loss of elasticity and quality of skin, sagging of facial tissues, and loss of volume of the fat and facial skeleton. Modern facelift techniques aim to reposition the facial tissues and restore lost volume, while also removing skin excess and re-draping remaining skin for a natural and youthful look.
The length of incision usually runs from the sideburn region along the top of the ear, then down in front of the ear, behind the ear and into or along the hairline on the backside. However, the length and position of the incision may change based on the patient’s individual anatomy. Typically, when the scar heals it is quite inconspicuous. Additional procedures such as neck lift and fat transfer to the face may also be done at the same time to enhance overall results. Recovery time may take up to 3-4 weeks. In the first few weeks most patients experience some degree of bruising and swelling. Bruising will disappear quicker than swelling- the facial swelling may last for months though will improve gradually over that time. Final results will not be seen for at least 6 months.
A breast augmentation surgery is a procedure done to enhance the size of breasts and may improve shape as well. An implant is placed into the breast in order to give the patient her desired volume and projection. The augmentation surgery may need to be combined with a breast lift, depending on the patient’s anatomy.
The incision usually is placed in the fold beneath the breast and, when healed, is well hidden. The entire procedure takes approximately one hour and recovery time is usually around 24 hours. On the same evening of surgery, patients are able to shop, eat at a restaurant, and move their arms up and down without significant pain. Patients may get back to work in as little as 1-2 days. Final results from surgery may not be seen for 5-6 months, or longer.
I invite you to come visit our practice at 1801 Mesquite Avenue. Consultations are complimentary. We look forward to meeting you!