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 youthful position, preserving each patient’s individuality without the signs of aging. “My goal is always the same…to create a beautiful look that appears completely natural with no tell-tale signs.”
“I had a complimentary consultation and knew confidently that he was the surgeon I would go forward with....no other consultations necessary. [...] I am so thankful for the artistry and care Dr. Prysi demonstrates. I love the way I look....the compliments I receive and the confidence I feel.”
“The best cosmetic/plastic surgeons have an artistic eye. Dr. Prysi has this gift. I was thrilled with my results–no startled deer in the headlight look, no drawn to the side mouth. The outcome more than met my expectations. The office staff is welcoming, professional, and competent, and the surgery was performed without complications. If you are searching for a doctor who will help you achieve your “best” look, consult with Dr. Prysi before going elsewhere.”
“I can tell you my experience with Dr. Prysi has been overwhelmingly positive. I truly feel that having had an endoscopic face lift over ten years ago has brought me much satisfaction in the way I feel about myself. The entire staff is exceptionally friendly and is always there for you whenever you need your questions answered. ”
The medical art is a sacred trust.”- Hippocrates
Hailed as a visionary, Dr. Mark Prysi, a Naples facelift specialist, has developed his own unique endoscopic composite facelift which combines an endoscopic mid-facelift and vertical neck lift, allowing for natural vertical facial rejuvenation. It restores facial contours back to their original youthful position, preserving each patient’s individuality without the signs of facial aging. “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 techniques for facial surgery when compared to other facial rejuvenation procedures. The most satisfying aspect of these techniques over a traditional facelift surgery is the dramatic, youth-restoring result that is possible, whilst also maintaining the patient’s original natural beauty. The endoscopic facelift procedure obtains these results by repositioning the soft tissues of the face back to their 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.
Initially, facial plastic surgery treated only the skin of the face, tightening the overlying dermis without addressing any of the underlying muscles or tissues. Advances in this cosmetic procedure allow for treating the deeper layers of muscles and tissue (SMAS), leading to longer-lasting and better-looking results. The endoscopic composite facelift offers a facelift surgery with a total approach, which treats the sub-muscular (deep) layer as well as the overlying skin. 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 structural 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 the underlying muscle. Most of the aging process pulls tissues in a downward direction, meaning a direct uplift is needed, as opposed to simply stretching the skin to the sides, which is the protocol for most 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.
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 this technique gives equal elevation of the cheeks, muscle, fat, and skin, restoring them to your natural position.
I consider each facial rejuvenation a unique artistic privilege.”
– MARK F. PRYSI, M. D. F.A.C.S.
Standard facial rejuvenation techniques require that the skin hold up the other tissue, which means it quickly relapses within six to ten months after surgery. 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 facelifts.
However, the ability to create a great-looking and natural facial rejuvenation goes beyond experience and surgical skill into the intangibles of artistry and artistic vision. The biggest difference in plastic surgeons is not their technical skill but artistic judgment- Dr. Prysi has this unique innate artistic ability. Dr. Prysi’s revolutionary facelift technique provides the most natural appearing results. For more information on the endoscopic composite facelift, please call our office. Also, you can view multiple results in our Endoscopic Composite Facelift gallery.
An endoscopic composite facelift offers a minimally invasive procedure to treat loose skin in many areas of the face and neck. Compared to a mini facelift or even a regular lift, this type of facelift has many benefits when it comes to concerns with the center of the face. Endoscopic composite facelifts are offered in the Naples, FL area for those who have moderate sagging skin, folds, or wrinkles in the face.
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 facelift consultation with Dr. Prysi can help to determine if this procedure can benefit you.
Check out this video to see Dr. Prysi on Fox News 4 to explain the Endoscopic Composite Facelift procedure. Two of our patients, husband and wife, both underwent a facelift and achieved outstanding results!
The two procedures in the endoscopic composite facelift surgery are an endoscopic midface lift and a vertical 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 in a certified surgery center 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 behind 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 midface.
For a neck lift, incisions are hidden inside the front of the ear and on the back of the ear, through which Dr. Prysi can remove excess skin and fat and tighten muscles. The facelift incisions are then closed with dissolvable sutures and may be wrapped in a surgical dressing.
Dr. Prysi’s instructions may vary among facelift patients but the healing process typically requires 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. Facelift results of an endoscopic composite facelift can last up to 10 years for most patients.
See the above video for an animated explanation of the Endoscopic Composite Facelift.
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If you are ready to schedule a Naples facelift consultation with Dr. Prysi to see if it is right for you, contact our office today by calling 239.449.6489.
Artist. Surgeon. Innovator.
Mark F. Prysi, MD, FACS
Every facial surgery is a piece of art.
Dr. Mark Prysi is a nationally recognized, board-certified Plastic Surgeon, and expert in facelift procedures in Naples, FL. He is an internationally renowned expert in plastic surgery who has been consistently recognized as one of the “Best Plastic Surgeons in Southwest Florida” and one of the “Best Doctors in America.” He is the former Chief of Plastic surgery at Naples Day Surgery and past chairman of the Department of Plastic Surgery at Naples Community Hospital. Dr. Prysi’s innate surgical skills and artistic aesthetic judgment combined with over 25 years of experience makes all the difference.