The FaceTime Facelift: The New Face of Cosmetic Surgery

As discussed in previous blogs, anti-aging facial procedures have significantly increased in response to the competitive job market and a struggling economy. However, recent research has shown video chat technology as another influence on patients seeking facial plastic surgery. The term “FaceTime facelift” has been coined in reference to procedures that target the chin and lower facial areas. With various video applications such as FaceTime, Skype®, and Google hangouts, more people have been increasingly concerned about their appearance because most computer and Smartphone devices are situated at a lower angle, creating a view that reveals wrinkles, sagging skin, and the appearance of a double chin. Dr. Fernando Burstein offers various facial rejuvenation treatments to help patients who are unhappy with their appearances, on or off screen.

double chin surgery atlanta gaAccording to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there has been a 71 percent increase in the number of chin procedures in 2011. Genioplasty, or surgery of the chin, is performed to augment or reduce the size of the chin and achieve a more proportional, slimmer facial appearance. Over time, skin loses elasticity and creates a “turkey waddle” appearance. Patients with smaller chins choose genioplasty to reposition or improve the contour of their chin. Instead of using “chinplants,” Dr. Burstein employs a more natural technique that utilizes the patient’s own tissue and bone to reduce the risk of post-surgery complications.

In addition to genioplasty, patients can opt for neck lift or facelift surgery to tighten loose skin and remove excess fat. Facelift surgery provides a full, comprehensive facial rejuvenation.  Patients wanting to target areas such as the forehead or cheeks may be more suitable candidates for partial facelifts such as a brow lift, upper, lower, or mid facelift.

Dr. Burstein also offers minimally invasive treatments for patients not yet ready for a surgical procedure. Chemical peels and laser skin resurfacing may be used following surgery to even skin tone, but they can also be used for patients looking to revitalize skin. These treatments can improve acne, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, and scars while encouraging cell production for younger, undamaged skin. To help produce or maintain a more youthful look without surgery, Ultherapy® uses ultrasound technology to tighten loose skin and stimulate collagen production.

For more information on these anti-aging procedures or if you are interested in other facial rejuvenation options, contact us to schedule a consultation today. Be sure to also connect with Dr. Burstein on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest facial plastic surgery news.