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Facial Plastic Surgery by Dr. Thomas Hubbard

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Facelift

A facelift by Virginia Beach plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Hubbard provides renewal of the face, jawline and neck. Dr. Hubbard, who is double-board certified in facial cosmetic surgery and has been in private practice since 1993, possesses the in-depth knowledge and sophisticated skill necessary to correct all aspects of facial and neck aging: sagging, hollowing and wrinkling. At Hubbard Plastic Surgery's AAAHC-accredited surgical suite, Dr. Hubbard uses advanced techniques to transform aging facial features into a visage that embodies a refreshed, healthy, youthful and especially natural look.

Allow Dr. Hubbard to offer his expertise in developing a personal surgical plan that addresses your unique facial needs for exceptional results. Request a consultation online or call (757) 687-1900 to learn about your options.

About Facelift Surgery

Dr. Hubbard offers face lift in Virginia Beach as a solution for rejuvenating the cheeks, jawline, neck and even the corners of the mouth. Ideal candidates are those who desire natural-looking enhancement in these areas but require more extensive correction than non-surgical treatments can provide. During your consultation, Dr. Hubbard reviews each of your potential options with you to help you make the best decision.

Advantages of Surgical Methods

With so much information in the media about non-invasive and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation, it is important that patients are properly educated about their procedure options. Advanced methods of facial plastic surgery provide more significant improvements long term and an even more natural look than alternative non-surgical methods. It is true, a facelift typically lasts 8 to 10 years, but the benefits last a lifetime. If 1 of 2 identical twins had a facelift, the one that had surgery will still look better 20 years later.

Advanced Facelift Techniques

Contemporary facelift methods include a variety of surgical tools and techniques that extend beyond simply tightening the skin. Through the facelift procedure, Dr. Hubbard renews the appearance of the face using one or more of the following techniques:

  • Lifting
  • Sculpting
  • Shaping
  • Resurfacing

He also restores volume to carefully planned areas of the face to create a more youthful yet natural look. Modern facelift techniques and a more thorough understanding of these methods provide safer procedures and more predictable, natural-looking results.

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The Consultation

Dr. Hubbard encourages patients to bring photographs of themselves when they were in their 20s or 30s to assist in treatment planning. These photos can help him determine if features requiring correction are related to age or natural facial structure, such as a naturally small chin.

The variations in individual patient needs and anatomy demand that the surgeon possess comprehensive knowledge of conditions and surgical maneuvers. Dr. Hubbard evaluates these unique facial characteristics and creates a distinctive treatment plan to ensure success. Through a detailed consultation and thorough exam, Dr. Hubbard will educate the patient and create a proper surgical plan that the patient can feel confident about.

The Procedure

A facelift is usually performed under local anesthesia combined with sedation. This provides a more comfortable surgical experience. The sculpting or shaping usually involves 2 layers of tissue. This produces, by far, the most discreet scars and provides a more natural-looking and longer-lasting result.

After the Procedure

For the first 24 hours following the procedure, the patient will typically wear a dressing around the head (not the neck). Oral medication effectively manages the minimal discomfort felt after surgery. After 1 week, sutures are removed. Bruising and swelling generally decrease in about 2 weeks; some patients may experience some puffiness in the cheeks that persists longer. Swelling may also last longer if fat grafting was a part of the procedure. At about 1 week, we offer a complimentary makeup session at our skin enhancement center to conceal lingering discoloration.

Further Enhancement

Common enhancements for people who want to refresh a fatigued or saggy appearance around the eyes include eyelid surgery or brow lift. Other facial procedures like laser skin resurfacing can create smoother, softer skin while a chin implant can provide additional refinement of the jawline.

One of the greatest advances in facial cosmetic surgery in decades is fat grafting. This treatment is now performed with most facelifts as a more natural way to restore lost facial volume, a natural result of aging. The goal is never to create an overall puffiness but instead to fill very specific depressed sites. Restoring volume is key to achieving a more comprehensive rejuvenation.

To learn more about Dr. Hubbard's techniques and what patients can expect from this procedure, please view our facelift FAQ.

Dr. Hubbard's Qualifications and Experience

Safety is always the first priority at Hubbard Plastic Surgery. Dr. Hubbard and his professional medical team provide the latest in facial rejuvenation surgery. He possesses more than 20 years of experience in facelift and fat grafting procedures and vast experience with facial microfat grafting. He also holds board certification in both plastic surgery and otolaryngology (head and neck surgery).

Facelift procedures are performed in a state-of-the-art surgical facility with operating suites that are fully accredited through the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). This includes an armamentarium replete with highly advanced laser and video endoscopic equipment. Dr. Hubbard employs the latest safety measures and surgical techniques and produces exceptionally natural results.

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