Your appearance is important to you. If you’ve made the decision to have facial plastic surgery, you need to select a surgeon who is an accomplished and respected artist in the field. At Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery, our founder, Dr. Keith Marcus, is Board Certified in both Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Throughout his career, Dr. Marcus has focused on enhancing the facial appearance, and has earned a reputation as being one of the top facial plastic surgeons in the Long Beach area. If you feel you are in need of a rhinoplasty (nose job) or facelift, contact our Long Beach office for an initial consultation.
Rhinoplasty in Long Beach
Your nose is one of most defining characteristics on your face. Unfortunately, many people are unhappy with the noses they were born with. Some patients feel that aging has altered the appearance of the nose. In some cases, an injury may have impacted its look or function. Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, can greatly improve a person’s appearance, self-esteem or resolve breathing issues.
A consultation with Dr. Marcus will evaluate your condition to determine whether a Long Beach rhinoplasty is the best procedure for you. When you and the doctor make a joint decision to proceed, photographs of your face will be used to determine the most attractive shape, size, and placement. The doctor will explain how nasal structures (such as bone and cartilage) can be surgically sculpted to reshape your nose. The word “rhinoplasty” literally means “shaping the nose.” In the procedure, incisions are made so that our surgeon can remove, add to, or rearrange bone and cartilage in the nose to create a newly-shaped underlying structure. Tissues are then draped over this structure and incisions are closed. Then, a splint is applied to the outside of the nose to help it retain the new shape while healing.
A successful facial plastic surgery involves having realistic expectations about the outcome. This starts with excellent rapport between doctor and patient. Dr. Marcus has performed many, many rhinoplasty procedures, and always sets aside enough time to completely answer every question and concern. Based on your vision about how you want your face and nose to appear, a custom treatment plan will be created to improve the aesthetics of your nose and bring balance and harmony to your unique facial structure. Your age, skin type, and ethnic background are all considered when planning a rhinoplasty procedure. Before making a decision about a rhinoplasty in Long Beach, Dr. Marcus can discuss any additional surgeries (such as a facelift) you may want performed in conjunction with rhinoplasty.
Benefits of a Rhinoplasty
There are multiple benefits of a rhinoplasty surgery. These include:
- It can reestablish facial symmetry by addressing a bulbous tip or crooked nose
- The nostrils can be reshaped to look more aesthetically appealing
- It can correct a deviated nose septum and related problems
- It can reduce the nose bridge
- It can improve the breathing process
Am I a Candidate for Rhinoplasty?
This question can be addressed at your initial consultation with Dr. Marcus. The rhinoplasty procedure is an extremely personal and customized procedure with multiple benefits. Good candidates for a rhinoplasty are those who
- Have experienced full facial growth
- Are physically fit and enjoy good overall health
- Have realistic expectations from the procedure and a positive attitude towards the resulting improvements
- Don’t engage in smoking
How Do I Prepare for the Surgery?The preparation for a rhinoplasty surgery may entail the following steps:
- Go for a laboratory exam
- Quit smoking
- Make adjustments to your existing medications or take specific medications prescribed by your surgeon
- Stop the intake of anti-inflammatory drugs and aspirin (they could cause additional bleeding)
At the initial consultation, Dr. Marcus will also highlight the steps in the rhinoplasty procedure. This will give you a good understanding of what actually happens during the surgery. He may also discuss the various techniques used for executing the rhinoplasty procedure e.g. closed rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty and so on.
Rhinoplasty typically involves a recovery period of several weeks. It is vital for patients to follow the specific recovery instructions provided by Dr. Marcus in order to ensure quick and effective healing and satisfying aesthetic results. The first two days after the surgery will require good amount of rest.
Although the initial swelling fades away within a couple of weeks, it could take about 12 months for the new nasal shape to become fully refined. During the recovery period, patients usually notice slow and consistent changes in their nose structure and this finally leads to more permanent results.
Most patients report returning to work after about 2 weeks following the surgery. But this decision should be taken in consultation with your doctor since it is dependent on your individual progress as noted in the follow-up appointments. Even when you return to work, it is crucial to continue monitoring your activity levels and ensure that the tender nose tissue is protected.
Contact us at the Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery center in Long Beach to book your initial rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Marcus.
Facelift in Long Beach
As we age, our skin begins to loosen or sag and the facial muscles are no longer as taut. Many people are unhappy with the appearance of aging skin, and the wrinkles, creases, or lines that have appeared with the passage of years. Thankfully, it is possible to turn back time and restore a more youthful appearance with a facelift in Long Beach. Facelifts are among the most popular cosmetic surgeries performed in America today. A facelift is an excellent way to enhance your facial features and look as fresh and young as you feel. In recent years, the facelift procedure has advanced to the point where your surgeon can give you a beautiful, natural-looking result. Surgeons can now address facial muscles and contouring to restore a healthier, more youthful appearance.
A facelift can help correct the changes time has made to your face. In the procedure, facial skin is pulled toward the scalp. This tightens your facial appearance and reduces the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Facial muscles are also reconfigured to help reduce the dreaded “frozen” look that was once common following a facelift. By focusing on the sub-muscular area beneath the skin – like around the cheek bones or neck – your surgeon can leave you with a much fresher look to your face, and give you a facial enhancement that lasts far longer.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Marcus will examine your facial structure and determine what changes your Long Beach facelift will include. Options your doctor may consider include enhancements to your jawline, liposuction to remove unwanted fat deposits, and other facial contouring procedures in a customized, personalized treatment plan.
SMAS Facelift Long Beach
Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS) is the layer of tissue that covers, surrounds and attaches to the deeper tissues and structures of the face and neck, including the entire cheek area and platysma.
SMAS weighs more than skin and drags it downward. During the procedure, Dr. Marcus actually lifts the underlying muscle and tissue to avoid stretching the skin over the face. Incisions are made along the hairline to minimize scarring and noticeability.
The Mini Facelift
‘Ageing gracefully’ is not a natural phenomenon for many people. This is why advanced facial cosmetic procedures such as the mini facelift are becoming increasingly popular all over the world. At Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Marcus has performed multiple mini facelift surgeries and helped patients restore their self-confidence with a younger looking face.
The mini facelift procedure is a highly demanded cosmetic surgery and addresses ageing concerns such as sagging skin and wrinkles quite effectively. It gives more definition to your chin by eliminating the extra tissue and skillfully tightening the leftover tissue.
Mini Facelift or Traditional Facelift?
Many people wonder whether they need a mini facelift or a traditional/full facelift? This question can be answered at your initial consultation with Dr. Marcus. The two procedures i.e. full facelift and mini facelift, are quite similar. The primary difference lies in the length of the incisions made during the surgery. Shorter incisions are required for a mini facelift as compared to a full facelift. Hence, the recovery period and costs are also less and the results too, are less dramatic.
For those who showcase signs of early ageing, a mini facelift could be a useful procedure to consider. However, if you have prominent jowls and pronounced neck sagging, then a neck lift or traditional facelift might offer better results.
To put it simply, a mini facelift procedure may be ideal for those who want results that are more noticeable and long-lasting than standard facial fillers, but simultaneously want a less invasive treatment entailing minimal downtime. A mini facelift will help refresh your look without the need for a comprehensive recovery period.
Here’s a summary of the key benefits of a mini facelift procedure include:
- Negligible scarring: The incisions of a mini facelift are easily hidden within the natural hairline and facial contours
- Minimum side-effects: The mini facelift procedure causes less bruising, tenderness and swelling as compared to a full facelift surgery
- Quick procedure: Also referred to as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure, the mini facelift can typically be completed within a couple of hours
Preparation, Costs and Results
In order to boost the recovery and healing process, it is vital to follow the pre-operative preparatory instructions provided by Dr. Marcus. These may include quitting smoking for a month before the surgery and stopping certain drugs/medications. A mini facelift usually requires the administration of local anesthesia. Hence, you’re free to return home the same day after your surgery (arrange for someone to drive you home).
Most patients can enjoy the benefits of a mini facelift for up to 5 or 10 years, depending on their genetic ageing process. But over a period of time, even treated tissues will begin to age. The good news is that you can opt for various non-surgical (minimally invasive) methods such as Botox or fillers for maintain your mini facelift results.
The cost of a mini facelift may begin from $6,500. You will be given a detailed cost estimate during the initial consultation. This will include the surgeon’s fee, surgery room/facility fees, anesthesia and other associated expenses.
If you are considering facial plastic surgery, call Dr. Marcus today. His Long Beach practice is dedicated to providing clients with personalized care, and impressive, natural-looking results. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.
Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery
1815 Via El Prado #102
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Marcus Facial Plastic Surgery
1000 N Sepulveda Blvd #220
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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