Facial surgical procedures have become increasingly popular, with advances in surgical technology leading to reduced recovery times, more natural results, and a wider range of procedural options.. Dr. Gabbay’s detailed medical evaluation will carefully determine the best approach to address your individual requirements based on a thorough evaluation of your goals and desired surgical results.
- 1 Options
- 2 Description
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- 3.1 Is there something I can do to look younger if I am not ready for facial surgery?
- 3.2 How do I know if I’m a candidate for facial plastic surgery?
- 3.3 What is the best age to have facial plastic surgery?
- 3.4 Do you need anesthesia for facial plastic surgery?
- 3.5 What kind of anesthesia is used for facial plastic surgery?
- 3.6 How long will it take for me to recover from facial plastic surgery?
- 3.7 Are facelift results permanent?
- 3.8 Can I have more than one facial procedure at the same time?
- 3.9 What are the benefits of a facelift procedure?
- 3.10 Are there significant risks associated with facelift surgery?
- 3.11 How long will my facial surgery take?
- 3.12 Can I have a facelift without surgery?
- 3.13 What happens during my consultation?
Gabbay Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of facial cosmetic procedures, including:
- Brow lift
- Chin Implant
- Ear Surgery
- Eyelid Surgery
- Lip Augmentation
- Necklift/ Neck Liposuction
- Facial Wasting
The face, more than any other physical feature, is the first thing people notice about an individual, and its appearance is a direct reflection of one’s personality and health. Due to the delicate nature of facial skin, this region is often the first area of the body to show the unwelcome signs of aging. Environmental factors, repetitive facial expressions, gravity, stress, sun exposure, trauma, and genetics all contribute to changes in facial appearance over time.
With age, facial skin loosens and sags, and folds sometimes appear under the chin and neck. Distinct jaw lines become jowls, and the glowing tone and texture of the skin may become pigmented and dull. All of these elements contribute to a facial appearance that many patients desire to change and improve. Dr. Joubin Gabbay, M.D. is committed to helping women and men enhance their natural facial aesthetics, and improve upon whichever facial elements patients find undesirable. Two prominent trends in modern American society are the ideas of: holding on to one’s youthful appearance, and using the latest technology to improve upon undesirable physical attributes. Because facial plastic surgery addresses both of these trends, it has become increasingly popular over the past decade.
From his state-of-the-art facility in Los Angeles, Dr. Gabbay offers a wide variety of advanced procedures to help you enhance your facial appearance. Facial cosmetic surgery requires an extremely high level of precision and technique, and Dr. Gabbay’s experience and skill make him the perfect choice to perform this type of procedure. Dr. Gabbay prides himself on staying up-to-date with the latest technological advances and innovations in the surgical field, which enables him to provide his patients with the safest operations, yielding the most optimal results. Dr. Gabbay recognizes that each patient has a unique facial appearance and unique goals for their surgical procedure, and his thorough attention to detail, combined with his skillful talent, yields consistently natural, beautiful results. Dr. Gabbay works with each patient to customize a treatment plan designed specifically for that individual’s needs and goals. He enables his patients to achieve the facial appearance they desire, and works tirelessly to ensure that the surgical results are as natural and subtle as possible.
As with all operations, there are risks associated with facial cosmetic surgery; however, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Gabbay takes all steps necessary to minimize any potential risks. Dr. Gabbay and his professional staff will stay in close contact with you throughout your recovery process to ensure it is as painless as possible.
Although many cosmetic procedures are elective and not covered by insurance, there are instances where your insurance may cover your operation., The team at Gabbay Plastic surgery will work with you and your health insurance company to get you the best coverage possible. Undergoing any cosmetic procedure is an important choice, and the team at Gabbay Plastic Surgery is here to help you make an informed, responsible decision. If there are elements in your facial appearance that you wish to enhance, or if you have questions about any surgical procedure, please contact Gabbay Plastic Surgery today, and allow Dr. Gabbay and his team to assist you in fulfilling all of your aesthetic goals. You may also click the link below to read a more in-depth description of the different facial surgery procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is there something I can do to look younger if I am not ready for facial surgery?
Dr. Gabbay understands that some patients do not feel they are ready for surgery, though many would still like to improve their appearance with less downtime. If this sounds like you, Dr. Gabbay also offers temporary facial improvement procedures such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, injectable fillers, and laser aesthetic procedures to name a few.
How do I know if I’m a candidate for facial plastic surgery?
In general, most physically healthy adults are good candidates for facial plastic surgery. Chances for a successful outcome are better if you have realistic expectations and a well-defined reason for wanting surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Gabbay will examine, and evaluate your area(s) of concern, and answer any questions you have about facial plastic surgery. He will use the information you provide, to determine the best cosmetic procedure(s) for you, so that your expectations will be met.
What is the best age to have facial plastic surgery?
The best age for facial plastic surgery correlates to each specific procedure and the personal goals of each patient. In general, there are no age requirements although most cosmetic surgery is often reserved for adults.
Do you need anesthesia for facial plastic surgery?
Yes, almost every facial plastic surgery requires some form of anesthesia.
What kind of anesthesia is used for facial plastic surgery?
Depending on the type of procedure you have, your overall health, your personal preference, and Dr. Gabbay’s recommendation, you may receive either local anesthesia (also known as “twilight sleep” which is local anesthesia combined with IV sedation) or general anesthesia. The type of anesthesia used during your surgery will be discussed in detail with an anesthesiologist, as part of your routine pre-surgical process, and he/she will be able to answer any questions or concerns you may have at that time.
How long will it take for me to recover from facial plastic surgery?
The recovery period depends upon the procedure performed, and it varies based on a patient’s individual healing capacity. While some procedures allow the patient to resume their normal routine within a couple of days, some procedures may take a week or longer for complete recovery.
Are facelift results permanent?
The process of facial aging and the effects of gravity will continue after your facelift operation. Although the longevity of results varies from patient to patient, there may come a time later in life where another facelift is necessary. During your consultation, Dr. Gabbay will give you an estimate of how long you can expect the benefits of your surgery to last, although, there are no absolute guarantees.
Can I have more than one facial procedure at the same time?
Multiple procedures are performed at Dr. Gabbay’s discretion, and he understands that having multiple procedures performed at the same time is less expensive and time consuming, than having them performed individually. The benefit of multiple procedures allows you to take advantage of undergoing your surgery, and recovery, at one time and this will be evaluated during your consultation.
What are the benefits of a facelift procedure?
A facelift is designed to tighten the loose skin of your face and neck. It will result in a fresher and more youthful facial contour, however; it does not address crow’s feet or the lines on your forehead and around your mouth.
Are there significant risks associated with facelift surgery?
There are risks with any type of surgery and Dr. Gabbay is committed to doing everything possible to decrease any complications. Although minimal, the side effects associated with facelift surgery include bleeding, infection, scarring, and injury to underlying facial nerves.
How long will my facial surgery take?
The length of your facial surgery depends on the type of surgery you are having, and factors such as your facial anatomy and condition. Minor surgical procedures can take less than two hours, while more involved procedures take longer, and this will be discussed when you meet with Dr. Gabbay. During your consultation, he will provide you with an estimate of how long you will be in surgery and the post-surgery recovery time you will spend under Gabbay Plastic Surgery’s care.
Can I have a facelift without surgery?
A facelift by definition is a surgical procedure whereby the skin of the face is disconnected from the underlying tissue and tightened. Other techniques that use the word facelift in their definition usually refers to injectables, and the use of these fillers provide temporary results.
What happens during my consultation?
Consultations at Gabbay Plastic Surgery typically last one hour. During your appointment you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and goals with Dr. Gabbay. He will evaluate you for the procedure(s) you are considering as well as inform you about all of the associated benefits, and risks with surgery. If applicable, computer imaging may also be used to help you determine if your expectations are attainable, and a treatment plan will be customized specifically for you.