Tampa residents certainly understand the toll that climate can have on their skin.  Heat, humidity and the intense sun that drew us to Tampa in the first place can, unfortunately, speed up the aging process and cause us to look older than we want to.  Facelifts are a permanent way to reverse the wrinkles and bring back radiance and youth, but many Tampa facelift patients want more.  They want the best overall results in the shortest amount of time.  The good news is that facelifts can be combined with other procedures, like laser treatments, to create an even more dramatic and long-lasting solution to aging skin.

Tampa facelift options

Tampa facelift patients have options. The facelift procedure itself has gone through revolutionary changes in recent years.  Many cosmetic surgeons still perform the traditional surgery, so that is certainly an option.  tampa-face-lift-laserHowever, Tampa facelifts no longer have to be highly invasive and traumatic on patients.  The Simplicity Facelift, designed and perfected at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery, is a much less invasive procedure that produces truly spectacular results.  The Simplicity Facelift requires fewer incisions and much less downtime, yet it still effectively reverses the aging process by tightening facial muscles and loose skin, eliminating wrinkles and re-contouring the face.  The procedure results in significantly less bruising and swelling.  It also eliminates the need for bulky bandages and dressings and allows patients to recover more quickly.  Because this revolutionary procedure is so much easier on Tampa facelift patients, it allows them to safely combine their facelift with other procedures with minimal risk.

Will a Tampa Facelift improve skin tone?

Tampa facelifts are a permanent solution to wrinkles and sagging skin.  Unfortunately they cannot improve skin tone and are not designed to eliminate blemishes and discoloration from the face.  Blemishes can be caused by a variety of factors.  Some of us still carry the scars of teenage acne.  Past sun damage can cause dark spots that make us self-conscious. Skin lesions, redness, scars and other imperfections can also detract from the radiant skin we had in our youth.  Laser resurfacing is one of the most effective ways of reducing these types of imperfections, and the combination of this procedure to a Tampa facelift can produce an overall youthful restoration of the face.

While the Tampa Facelift tightens the face and eliminates wrinkles, laser treatment improves the outer surface of the skin.  Laser resurfacing uses a laser to remove the top layer of the skin, or epidermis, as well as the deeper layers.  The Erbium YAG laser used by Dr. Dominic Castellano is a very versatile and precise tool that allows the surgeon to target blemishes or treat the entire face, restoring clarity to the skin.  The Erbium laser is absorbed more effectively than other types of lasers yet produces less heat so it reduces the recovery time, redness and risk while producing beautiful, predictable results. An added advantage to laser resurfacing is that it actually promotes the growth of collagen as the skin heals.  This means that it prevents future wrinkles from forming.
Laser resurfacing beautifully compliments the Tampa facelift procedure.

Is it safe to combine Laser Resurfacing with a Tampa facelift?

Studies have shown that laser resurfacing can be safely and effectively combined with a facelift procedure as long as they are performed by a qualified cosmetic surgeon, like Dr. Dominic Castellano.  Advanced facelift techniques, like the Simplicity facelift, allow the procedures to be done concurrently with only a minimal extension of downtime and no significant increase in risk.  Tampa facelift patients have an advantage because they can recover from both procedures at the same time, allowing them to get back to their active lifestyles quickly. There are significant cost benefits to patients when they combine the procedures as well, because they don’t have to double the facility charges, anesthesia charges or lose extra time at work.  It is very important, however, to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon before making the decision to have these, or any, cosmetic procedure.  Your personal health history as well as your current health and habits, like smoking, can affect the risk involved in combining these procedures.  A qualified surgeon can evaluate your risks and health as well as your desired results and recommend the right procedures for you.

Dr. Dominic Castellano is a double board certified cosmetic surgeon.  His medical staff at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery are highly trained and expert at assisting you throughout the process.  You will feel relaxed and cared for from the moment you step through the doors.  If you would like more information on Tampa facelift, laser resurfacing or a combination of both, contact Elite Facial Plastic Surgery today for a complimentary consultation. Call (813)975-3223 to schedule your visit or visit our website at www.EliteTampa.com for more information.

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