Facial Procedures

Miami, Florida Face Procedures – Plastic Surgery

Today’s modern Facial Rejuvenation is much more than the traditional, skin only, face tightening procedure of the past. Now your facial rejuvenating procedures can be tailored specifically to your needs, whether it will be taking care of the loose skin, loss of volume, muscle laxity or structural changes of the face, or all of them. The skin can be tightened by removing it or improving the skin’s texture with laser or prescription peels or medications. The muscle and soft tissue weakness is best addressed by re-tightening them such as with a SMAS placation. The loss of volume can be corrected by Fat transfer or dermal fillers which can be done quickly and conveniently.

Dr Gallerani likes to ask prospective patients to bring photos of themselves when they were 10 to 20 years younger in order to see how their skin was as well as their facial volume and shape were in the past. Sometimes after seeing these photos, a patient who thought they needed a Face lift will discover that they just needed a Mid-face lift and or possibly Fat Transfer. Other times, a patient seeking a brow lift may only need a Blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and a small incision brow lift.

A modern Face lift can be a composite of many different procedures such as Mid-facelift, SMAS Plication, Neck-lift, Brow-lift, Blephroplasty Eyelid Surgery and Autologus Fat Transfer for youthful volume. These procedures can be performed together or separately.

As these advanced procedures continue to evolve Dr. Gallerani is able to give back a softer, more youthful appearance to the face, eyes and neck. His Facial Rejuvenation is a natural one and never looks pulled, windblown or tight. Dr. Gallerani’s Facial Rejuvenation techniques can be done under LOCAL (Dynamic face lift) or GENERAL Anesthesia depending on the medical condition and the wants and needs of the patient.

DYNAMIC FACE LIFT: Performed under Local Anesthesia.

At Medici Institute Dr. Alberto Gallerani performs his advanced “Dynamic Face lift” under local anesthesia with mild oral sedation (valium) and a nerve block. This procedure is carefully done while the patient is in a relaxed state and sitting up. The patient is awake and able to talk. This is a true Face lift and not a “skin only” procedure. This superior, advanced technique gives Dr. Gallerani an advantage of seeing the patients muscle movement in a natural state. There is less swelling, bruising and a very fast recovery with minimal time away from your normal activities. This is a great option for patients who prefer not having general anesthesia. The “Dynamic Face lift” also includes a series of Advanced Skin Care sessions with our Medical Aesthetician and Lymphatic Drainage Massages. The medical grade, facials before and after your procedure help with skin texture, firmness and hyper – pigmentation that the traditional Face lift does not address. The lymphatic drainage massages also aid in decreased swelling and increased circulation that gives a much quicker recovery and a more youthful, long lasting outcome.

Dr. Gallerani’s “Dynamic Face Lift” techniques are a combination of many years of superior surgical training and advanced procedures with outcomes that are consistently reliable and durable thus restoring a natural, refreshed appearance.

Whether, under local or general anesthesia, these composite Face lift procedures usually involve incisions in front of and behind the ear. The incisions may extend into the scalp at the base of the hairline behind the ear and are minimal and easily hidden. Once the incisions are made, various degrees of undermining of the skin are performed as well as SMAS Plication and tightening of the facial muscles. The modern Face lift procedure has changed from simple skin only lifting to more complex deeper plane, and lifting techniques.

Careful muscle tightening of the face and neck as well as liposuction of the neck and jowls may also be performed. The excess skin is either removed or repositioned. Dr. Gallerani’s results are a reversal of the effects of sun damage, hormones, age and gravity.
His techniques of muscle tightening and soft tissue repositioning will restore a more youthful contour to the face.

“DYNAMIC FACE LIFT” – general timeline

ϖ Initial Private Consultation – to discuss the procedure and see if you are a true candidate for Facial Rejuvenation. This initial consult will take approximately 1-2 hours a full facial exam and photos will be taken, all aspects of the procedure and recovery will discussed in detail as well as pricing.

ϖ Booking your surgery date

ϖ Second Private Consultation with photos of you in prior decades – such as in your 20’s, 30’s, 40’s etc. These are for facial structure and volume reference. Procedure planning. Detailed skin analysis with Dr. Gallerani and our medical Aesthetician which includes VISIA skin analysis.

ϖ Medical Skin care treatment. (1-2 treatments before your procedure date)

ϖ Facial Rejuvenation Day

ϖ Next Day Follow up in office or in home

ϖ Second – Fourth Day post op- in office hair washing and skin care

ϖ Continued skin care and lymphatic drainage massages as you recover

ϖ Weeks 2 – 3 Looking great and back to normal activities without heavy lifting