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Did You Lose Facial Fat?

Facial fat loss can dramatically alter your appearance. The loss of fat pads in the face, which provide youthful plumpness, can lead to sagging skin, deepened nasolabial folds, deeper looking wrinkles, and a hollowed appearance under the eyes and cheeks. These changes can make individuals look older than they feel.

Tired-Looking Face

Facelift as a Solution

Facelift surgery, particularly techniques focussing on deep structural adjustments like the popular deep plane facelift, can offer a comprehensive solution. Dr. Rizk addresses the underlying tissues, repositioning them to restore youthful contours. He tightens the skin and creates fuller cheeks.

  • Increased Skin Laxity: After significant weight loss, patients often experience increased skin laxity, not just in the body but also in the face. Resulting in pronounced sagging of facial skin, requiring more extensive correction during facelift surgery.
  • Volume Loss: Massive weight loss can lead to a loss of facial volume, particularly in the cheeks, around the eyes, and the lips. This volume loss can make the face appear aged and tired. In cases like these, facelift surgery may need to be combined with volume restoration techniques, such as fat grafting, to achieve a more youthful and balanced appearance.
  • Altered Facial Contours: Rizk must carefully plan the facelift procedure to enhance the patient’s natural facial contours while addressing areas of concern.
  • Scarring and Healing: Weight loss may cause differences in skin texture and elasticity, which can affect scarring and healing from facelift surgery. Dr. Rizk employs meticulous techniques to minimize scarring and promote effective healing.
  • Customized Surgical Approach: Given the unique challenges presented by massive weight loss, facelift surgery requires a highly customized approach. Dr. Rizk considers the extent of skin laxity, volume loss, and individual patient goals to tailor the procedure accordingly.
  • Psychological Impact: Rizk addresses patients’ concerns and expectations thoroughly, ensuring they are mentally prepared for the outcomes of facelift surgery.

The Role of Tissue Glue in Facelift Surgery

Tissue glue promotes faster healing and reduces the need for drains. Thus, patients can enjoy a smoother post-operative experience with minimal downtime. It also significantly reduces signs of scarring.

Why Choose Dr. Rizk?

Dr. Rizk’s expertise, personalized care, and innovative use of tissue glue make him a leader in facelift surgery for patients who have experienced facial fat loss. His commitment to achieving natural-looking results that harmonize with each patient’s unique features sets him apart. Discover how you can achieve a rejuvenated facial profile that reflects your inner vitality after weight loss. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rizk at his Manhattan office.

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Dr. Rizk featured in Town & Country Magazine as one of the masters of the subtle lift and tweak that will turn back time

Voted by peers to New York Magazine's 2013 Top Doctors

Voted by peers to New York Magazine’s 2013 Top Doctors

Latest Advances in Facelift/Necklift Surgery in Plastic Surgery Practice Magazine (Dec'08)

New Advances in Facelifting Techniques by Dr. Sam Rizk

Sam Rizk, MD

By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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