Endoscopic Composite Facelift – Naples & Fort Myers, Florida
An Artistic Approach to Facial Rejuvenation:
“The medical art is a sacred trust.”- Hippocrates
Dr. Mark Prysi is a leading Naples facelift surgeon who is nationally known for his achievements and advances in Facial Rejuvenation surgery. Dr. Prysi’s goal is to produce superior results for his patients using his innovations and personal surgical artistry.
Hailed as a visionary, Dr. Mark Prysi, a Naples Facelift specialist, has developed the Endoscopic Composite Facelift which combines an endoscopic mid-facelift and vertical neck lift for the first time, allowing for natural vertical facial rejuvenation. It restores facial contours back to their original position of youth, preserving a person’s individuality. “My goal is always the same…to create a beautiful look that appears completely natural with no tell-tale signs.”
The Endoscopic Mid-Facelift is one of the greatest technical evolutions in facial surgery. The most satisfying aspect of these techniques is dramatic facial rejuvenation, and preservation of the patient’s original youthful identity, obtained by complete repositioning of the soft tissues back to the original youthful position. The Endoscopic Composite Facelift has allowed the results obtained in the middle facial region to be naturally harmonized with that of the lower third of the face and neck.
A Preeminent Facelift Surgeon
Initially, facelift surgery treated only the skin. Advances in the procedure allowed for treating the deeper layer (SMAS) as well. Finally, there is a total approach – the Endoscopic Composite Facelift, which also treats the sub-muscular (deep) layer. The procedure allows the surgeon to treat areas that have traditionally been difficult: the central 1/3 or oval of the face, including the frown lines between the eyes, the brows, the folds adjacent to the nose and the lines around the mouth.
Skin is only a covering for the deep elements of the face, including the fat and muscle that project the aging changes. The endoscopic composite facelift elevates all levels including skin, fat and muscle. Most of the aging process pulls tissues in a downward direction A direct uplift is needed, which is not possible in traditional lifts. Dr. Prysi performs facelift surgery for patients all over Southwest Florida, with many of them traveling from outside the Naples and Fort Myers area.
The ART of enhancing your beauty.
Facial imbalance occurs frequently after standard facelifts. The skin is tighter, but the central face is untouched giving an “operated stretched look”. This is overcome with the Endoscopic Composite Facelift because it gives equal elevation of the cheeks, muscle, fat and skin restoring them to your natural position. The problem is that the public knows nothing about the ability of the Endoscopic Composite Facelift to correct unnatural-looking results because 99 percent of cosmetic surgeons are still using conventional techniques such as multiplanar or SMAS facelifts.
Standard facial rejuvenation techniques require that the skin hold up the other tissue and then it quickly relapses within six to ten months. The Endoscopic Composite Facelift gives longer lasting cosmetic results than traditional procedures. In the hands of an expert, the Endoscopic Composite Facelift can, on average, double the years of rejuvenation achieved through traditional lifts.
“I consider each facial rejuvenation a unique artistic privilege.”
– Mark F. Prysi, M. D. F.A.C.S.
What is an Endoscopic Composite Facelift?
An endoscopic composite facelift offers a less invasive option to treat sagging skin in many areas of the face and neck. Compared to a regular lift, this type of facelift has many benefits when it comes to issues with the center of the face. Endoscopic composite facelifts are offered in the Naples, FL area for those who have moderate sag, folds, or wrinkles in the face.
Who is an Endoscopic Composite Facelift Candidate?
Endoscopic Face Lift candidates are those who are experiencing sagging in their cheeks, lines around their nose, and a downturned appearance to their lips. Patients in their 30s, 40s, or 50s who still have supple skin often see the best results. It is important for a patient to have realistic expectations when it comes to the outcome of their surgical procedure. A consultation with Dr. Prysi can help to determine if this procedure can benefit you.
The Endoscopic Composite Facelift Procedure
The two procedures in this composite cosmetic surgery are an endoscopic facelift and a neck lift. The combined approach delivers the results of two facelift surgeries at once, lessening the amount of recovery time required. An endoscopic composite facelift is performed under general anesthesia and takes several hours.
During an endoscopic facelift, three or more small incisions less than an inch long are made in discrete areas, such as above the hairline or behind the ear. Dr. Prysi then inserts a thin device equipped with a small camera (an endoscope) through the incision. This allows him to monitor the procedure on a screen as he works. Surgical instruments will then be used to remove excess fatty tissue and reshape the facial muscles, addressing sagging or drooping of the face.
For a neck lift, an incision is made underneath the chin, through which Dr. Prysi can remove excess skin and fat and tighten muscles. The incision or incisions are then closed with sutures and may be wrapped in surgical dressing.
Endoscopic Composite Facelift Recovery and Results
Dr. Prysi’s instructions may vary among facelift patients, but typically require about a week of downtime before going out in public again. After the surgery, you will experience swelling and bruising, especially around the incision sites, which will fade with time. Any pain or discomfort can be treated with over-the-counter pain medicine, or as prescribed by Dr. Prysi. Scars left by the incisions will be well hidden in the natural contours of your face, or within your hairline.
You will notice preliminary results immediately, although it can take up to several months before your tissues settle completely into place and full results of the face and neck lift are revealed. The results of an endoscopic composite facelift can last up to 10 years.
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Procedures: Endoscopic Composite Facelift, Sciton Laser Resurfacing on the eyes and mouth.
The Facelift Procedure in Naples
If you are ready to schedule a facelift consultation with Dr. Prysi to see if it is right for you, contact our Naples office today by calling 239.449.6489.
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