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Facial Procedures

Dr. John M. Sarbak views facial plastic surgery as a process because it often involves multiple steps leading up to and including surgery. It also continues with proper post-surgical care. There are many factors that contribute to facial aging. These include sun exposure, dietary intake, activity level, and genetic predispositions. The goal of facial rejuvenation is to help turn back the effects of time.

For optimal results long-term, Dr. Sarbak and his staff will help formulate skin care regimens, dietary alterations, and exercise recommendations for patients to follow prior to surgery.

The surgical portion of this process involves a family of procedures that includes: Brow lift, Blepharoplasty (Eyelid Surgery), Cheeklift, FaceLift, and Platysma-plasty (neck tightening).

In addition to making patients look better, Dr. Sarbak aims to create youthful, natural-looking results. Unfortunately, many of today’s popular techniques can bring about results that make you look like you have had surgery. Some tell-tale signs include hollow upper and lower eyelids, skin pulled tightly across the cheeks, and earlobes that lose their dangle (pixie ears). To avoid an unnatural look, Dr. Sarbak pays strict attention to detail. He favors techniques that reposition rather than remove tissue. In certain cases, there may even be a need for additional tissue (such as fat grafts) or fillers (Sculptra®, Juvederm® or Restylane®). Skin resurfacing techniques such as laser, dermabrasion, and/ or chemical peels often provide the finishing touch. The end goal is to bring about a more rested and refreshed appearance rather than a tight, over-pulled look.

When considering a facelift, you must remeber that you have to wear your face for the rest of your life and surgical decisions based solely on price might not work out so well in the long run. Your face is the first thing that people see. You carry it around with you for your entire lifetime. It represents you forever.

Dr. Sarbak urges you to consider the “forever factor” when deciding upon any facial surgery and particularly when choosing your surgeon. Surgical changes to your face can be long lasting or permanent. Realize there are many different ways of performing facial surgery and many surgeons performing “plastic” surgery procedures. Training and experience and vary widely from surgeon to surgeon and it is important to be aware of the differences. There are many boards not part of the ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) that are worded to sound official. Dr. Sarbak encourages you to check your physician’s board certification at www.abms.org. Board certified plastic surgeons require at least five years of plastic surgery-oriented training after medical school.

Facial Procedures

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“I chose Dr. Sarbak because I feel like he understood what my needs were and could really address what I wanted to change. The results are great! What makes Dr. Sarbak really great and wonderful is that he is an artist. ”
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