Your facial features are integral to your beauty, giving you a look that is yours and no one else’s. Non-western patients interested in appearing younger, firmer, and smoother while remaining true to their cultural identity may opt for an ethnic facelift, which corrects facial sagging and wrinkles while preserving ethnic characteristics. At ARC Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best ethnic facelift Miami has to offer.
When it comes to ethnic facelifts Miami patients turn to Dr. Jeremy White at ARC Plastic Surgery. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon in one of the most culturally diverse metropolises in the United States, Dr. White believes even the most subtle differences in facial anatomy should be respected and preserved during facelift surgery. He can help you unveil a younger-looking face, whether you are Asian, Latino, or African American.
An ethnic facelift revitalizes an aging face while paying homage to a person’s ancestral features. Dr. White prefers the SMAS facelift, which targets the underlying facial musculature, fascia, and fat pads while tightening and smoothing the skin. SMAS facelifts with or without fat grafting are an excellent way to resolve midface sagging, hollowing of the cheeks, smile lines, sagging jowls, and jawline and neck laxity. During ethnic rhytidectomy, Dr. White adapts his surgical technique to patients hailing from multicultural backgrounds as they often have physical characteristics that can make the face age differently.
Since skin quality remains relatively good in many Asians, Asian facelift surgery focuses more on adjusting the subcutaneous tissues rather than removing excess skin. Asian patients also tend to have larger buccal fat pads, giving the face a rounder appearance. While facial fat may help a patient look younger, the trouble begins when the fat pads in the face shift and sag with age. During an Asian facelift Miami plastic surgeon Dr. White carefully repositions the fat deposits and tightens the SMAS to restore a youthful appearance.
Facelifts for those of African descent require specialized techniques. Medical research reveals these patients are typically less concerned about wrinkles and fine lines, but rather facial sagging caused by shifts in the soft tissues underlying the skin. Hyperpigmentation (dark spots) is another issue those with darker skin tones often want to solve. When appropriate, Dr. Jeremy White may suggest pairing an ethnic facelift with pigmentation-correcting skin rejuvenation procedures such as VI Peels.
Many Latino patients have thicker skin which can develop pronounced creases and folds with age. Uplifting thicker skin may require a slightly more aggressive approach to ensure a firm, taut outcome while at the same time avoiding an unnaturally tight result.
While the surgical techniques are similar, an ethnic facelift places a special emphasis on anatomical characteristics that set persons of diverse ethnic backgrounds apart. Subtle differences in the facial components can vary depending on a person’s ethnic makeup. An ethnic facelift honors these differences by modifying the surgical technique to each patient.
Patients with dark, tan, or olive skin tones may be prone to hypertrophic or keloid scarring. Dr. Jeremy White takes extra time to plan the facelift incisions to ensure the scars are hidden.
Dr. White treats every Miami ethnic facelift patient as an individual with respect to their personal attributes. The key to a great outcome is tailoring the surgery to your unique facial traits so you end up with a result that rings true to you. Addressing facial sagging, hollow cheeks, slack jowls, wrinkles, platysma bands, neck sagging, and a double chin can help a person regain confidence and look several years younger.
Anyone aged 50 or older may be a candidate. Some may be eligible for the surgery in their 40s, depending on the extent of facial aging. To qualify for the surgery, you should be a non-smoker, not currently pregnant or nursing, and be in good general health. This procedure is for patients with wrinkles and facial sagging on the cheeks, jawline, and upper neck. Issues solved include a double chin, jowls, nasolabial folds, volume loss in the cheeks, and vertical lines around the chin.
Dr. White is an attentive listener who deeply cares about your aesthetic concerns. He will develop a custom treatment plan especially for you. Your pre-operative instructions may include quitting nicotine, altering your current medications, and temporarily avoiding herbal supplements. Some of our Miami ethnic facelift patients may need to complete lab tests before being cleared for surgery.
Dr. White’s approach to facelifting can dramatically rejuvenate an aging face by making discreet incisions and tightening the SMAS. He may also add volume to the cheeks if needed. After adjusting the underlying tissues, he gently re-drapes the skin without pulling too tightly. His method helps prevent the windblown look that often resulted from other facelift techniques. Your operation will typically require general anesthesia or local anesthetic with sedation. The surgery usually lasts around four hours.
Your face will be bandaged. There can be discomfort, swelling, and bruising immediately afterward. Dr White gives special medications in surgery and pays extra attention to minimize bleeding during the operation so that your recovery is as smooth and quick as possible. Plan to take up to two weeks off work to recover. Assuming you want to keep your procedure a secret, you may want to avoid social events for at least two weeks. Dr. White may ask you to avoid exercise and heavy lifting for the first two weeks or more. Please take all medications as prescribed and follow your aftercare instructions closely. Your ethnic facelift results can last a decade or longer with proper maintenance. Once healed, daily application of sunblock will help to keep wrinkles and sagging skin at bay.
Dr. Jeremy White is considered a top Miami facelift surgeon. He is double board-certified and boasts a track record of natural-looking outcomes. Dr. White performs ethnic facelifts with unparalleled attention to detail, bringing forth a freshly rejuvenated appearance without compromising on the features that set you apart. Additionally, he takes time to cauterize each blood vessel individually, uses medicine under the skin to shrink the blood vessels temporarily, and applies TXA (tranexamic acid) to minimize bruising and bleeding, allowing his patients to enjoy a speedier recovery.
The best Miami ethnic facelift surgeons know that your heritage plays a starring role in your presentation, and it deserves to shine regardless of your age. Call ARC Plastic Surgery at (305) 501-2000 or book online to learn more. Dr. Jeremy White serves Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Aventura, Boca Raton, and surrounding areas.
While facelifts are one of the most popular elective surgical procedures, only a select few surgeons specialize in ethnic facelifts.
As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. White makes a concerted effort to minimize risks such as prominent scarring, infection, seroma, nerve damage, excessive bleeding, and facial asymmetry.
The results often last a decade or more. Be sure to practice sun safety and stick to a daily skincare regimen. Chemical peels, dermal fillers, and FaceTite may help your ethnic facelift results last longer.
Most patients are aged 50 or older. You may be eligible for a facelift at a younger age if you show advanced signs of aging.
The cost of ethnic facelifts varies greatly as it is a customized procedure. The national average cost of rhytidectomy is approximately $12,450. These prices can vary based on surgeon location and complexity of your procedure. Financing may be available.
If you’re considering plastic surgery in Miami, Aventura or Fort Lauderdale, choosing the right plastic surgeon could not be more important. Dr. Jeremy White is the recipient of many honors and awards, including the 2021 Doctor’s Choice Award Miami, the 2016 RealSelf Top 500, and the prestigious Castle Connolly Top Doctors Award Winner since 2017. We invite you to have a consultation about the procedure you need. Schedule your consultation today.
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