Maffi Face Surgery FAQs
Answers to common face surgery questions
Answers to common face surgery questions
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How is a Facelift performed?
Prior to surgery, all of our facial aesthetic surgery patients will meet with one of our licensed medical aestheticians to prepare the skin for surgery. Patients will then be seen on a regular basis postoperatively for skin care treatments. Patients will also be provided with a full line of medical-grade skin care products and a tailored skin care regimen to help maximize the results.
A highly skilled and trusted facelift surgeon, Dr. Maffi performs facelift surgery in his fully accredited outpatient surgical center under light general anesthesia which is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist specializing in plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Maffi begins the surgery by creating inconspicuous incisions inside the hairline and around the curvature of the ear. He then uses a range of advanced techniques to remove unwanted fat and tighten and reshape the underlying facial muscles and structures. The facial skin is recontoured to deliver a dramatic improvement. Specific surgical techniques are determined prior to surgery, depending on each patient’s skin condition, facial anatomy and severity of aging. Call Maffi Surgery Clinic today to learn more or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Maffi 480.505.6430.
Who is a good candidate for a Facelift surgery?
The best candidates for facelift surgery are men and women whose face and neck have begun to sag, but whose skin still has some elasticity and whose bone structure is strong and well-defined. Prospective facelift patients must also be in good general health. Most plastic surgery patients undergo facelift surgery in their 50s and 60s; however, it is not unusual for healthy individuals in their 70s and 80s to attain outstanding results. Interested in a personal consultation? Contact Maffi Surgery Clinic at 480.505.6430.
What is the recovery time for a Facelift?
Facelift surgery recovery greatly varies from one patient to another depending on the type of facelift performed and the surgical technique used. In general, immediately following facelift surgery, most patients experience numbness, swelling and bruising.
Patients are provided with a complete vitamin and supplement program to encourage improved healing and optimal results. Most facelift surgery patients are able to return to work and daily activities within 3-4 weeks and fully recover within 6-8 weeks. Private casitas are available at the surgical facility where patients may choose to recover. All patients are carefully monitored by Dr. Maffi and his staff during recovery. Although strenuous activity is not recommended, a daily walk and light movement will help with proper blood circulation and healing. Dr. Maffi and his staff always provide with specific aftercare instructions to ensure that you experience a safe and smooth facelift surgery recovery. Contact Maffi Surgery Clinic at 480.505.6430 to learn more information or to schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Maffi.
How is Rhinoplasty performed?
Before surgery, all our facial plastic surgery patients will meet with one of our licensed medical skin care specialists to prepare the skin for surgery, and will be seen on a regular basis postoperatively. Patients will also be provided with a full line of medical-grade skin care products to help maximize the results.
Rhinoplasty surgery is a very intricate procedure and requires the skills of a well-trained facial surgeon who is adept at various surgical techniques. Dr. Maffi, who has received plastic surgery training from the renowned Mayo Clinic, is a highly qualified rhinoplasty surgeon. He performs the procedure under light general anesthesia, typically at his fully accredited outpatient surgery center. Anesthesia is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist who specializes in plastic surgery procedures.
Although many techniques exist, nose surgery is generally performed via the closed or open surgical approach. Closed rhinoplasty is used to make subtle cosmetic changes to the nose using special surgical tools and small incisions on the inside of the nose. Open rhinoplasty, on the other hand, involves small incisions just under the nostrils, which allow Dr. Maffi to manipulate the underlying nasal structures for more in-depth reshaping. Open rhinoplasty is the preferred technique as it enables Dr. Maffi to perform the surgery with maximum accuracy. Contact Maffi Surgery Clinic at 480.505.6430 to learn more information or to schedule your personal consultation today!
Who is a good candidate for Rhinoplasty surgery?
The best rhinoplasty candidates fall into one of two categories: individuals who are in good general health and are unhappy with the appearance of their nose. Realistic expectations of what this procedure can accomplish are extremely important and will be discussed in great detail prior to surgery. Dr. Maffi does not perform nose surgery on teenagers until they are fully developed (around the age of 15 for girls and 17 for boys). Call 480.505.6430 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Maffi.
What’s the recovery time for Rhinoplasty?
Immediately after rhinoplasty surgery, patients will wake up with a splint and some packing in their nose, which are removed within 5-7 days after surgery. During the first few days, some bruising, swelling and soreness is common and any discomfort is treated with pain medication.
Patients are provided with a complete vitamin and supplement program to encourage healing and optimal results. Private casitas are available at the surgical facility in which patients may choose to recover. Most patients are able to return to work and other activities within 7-10 days. Within 4-6 weeks, most of the swelling and bruising will have subsided, and over the next 12-18 months the shape of the nose will continue to improve. To ensure maximum comfort and success, all nose surgery patients are provided with detailed aftercare instructions and are regularly monitored by Dr. Maffi. Contact Surgery Clinic to schedule your personal consultation 480.505.6430.