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Recent TV commercials by Dr. Niamtu on Facelifts / Necklifts

TV commercial where Dr. Niamtu talks about removing decades of aging with Facelifts / Necklifts

If I am plus sized do I need to lose weight before having a facelift?

This is a frequently asked question and the answer is frequently no! Dr. Niamtu routinely sees plus sized patients that were told by other surgeons that they needed to lose 50-80 lbs. before having  a facelift. As long as patients are in good health, many patients who are overweight can successfully have facelift surgery without losing […]

Do I need bandages or drains with a facelift?

After performing almost 1,000 facelift procedures, Dr. Niamtu has been able to eliminate bandages and drains from all facelift operations. The only bandage Dr. Niamtu uses with facelift surgery is a light “collar” that fits loosely around the neck which is only required for the first night after surgery.  In addition, Dr. Niamtu does not […]

The Importance of a Caregiver after Cosmetic Facial Surgery

The decision to have cosmetic surgery is a big one and involves much planning on the part of the surgeon’s office and patient life. It is not a decision to rush into and experience has shown that patients that rush into surgery without the proper planning and details have more problems than patients that think out and prepare […]

Facelift Recovery

Like any surgical procedure all patients heal differently.  Most patients require at least 2 weeks of recovery after a bigger lift. Some patients heal faster and some take a few more days. The patient below is shown throughout her healing process after facelift and laser to lower eyelids and facial scars and is featured in […]

What is the SMAS?

SMAS stands for superficial musculoaponeurotic system and represents the deeper tissues in the face. It is a well recognized fact that the SMAS must be tightened to achieve a tight, natural and long lasting facelift. Some surgeons do not routinely treat the SMAS tissues when performing facelift surgery. These types of lifts simply do not […]

Facelift: Platysmaplasty and Submentoplasty

Virtually all but the smallest facelifts require a procedure called platysmaplasty or submentoplasty.  This step is omitted by many surgeons as it is more technically difficult and takes more time. If you are considering having a facelift make sure to ask you surgeon if he or she will be addressing the midline platysma muscles and […]

Dr. Niamtu Performing Facelift Incisions

The video below shows Dr. Niamtu making actual facelift incisions with Radiowave Surgery and also using a scalpel.  Some patients desire to see actual surgical procedures, while it makes other patients uneasy, so only view the video below if actual surgical footage does not bother you. Although there are many types of facelifts, Dr. Niamtu performs a […]

How do you know you have the right facelift surgeon?

Like most things in life, there is no clear cut answer for this question, but doing some homework can pay off in the long run.  There are several misleading myths that confuse patients.  Myth number one is “only have a board certified plastic surgeon do your surgery”.  Obviously, your surgeon should be board certified, but […]

Apples and Oranges: Not all Facelifts are Equal

My favorite surgical procedure is facelift and I am one of the busiest facelift surgeons in the state, as I will do about 90 face and neck lifts a year. The average plastic surgeon performs less than 10 facelifts per year (1). The reason I enjoy performing facelifts is that it is truly the ultimate […]