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Sergio Maggi, MD

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Listed in Austin

  • 3410 Far West Blvd Suite 110, Austin, TX 78731
  • (512) 345-3223

American Board of Plastic Surgery, 2005

Dr. Maggi has been in private practice for over 10 years. Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Maggi is one of the most recognized plastic surgeons in Austin and is widely acknowledged as Austin’s “Breast Doctor”.

Dr. Maggi has written over a dozen research papers that have been submitted, or published, in American peer-reviewed surgical and basic science journals. He has received specialized training in surgical research as a post-graduate NIH Research Fellow.

He is the founder and director of his own state-of-the-art Surgical Center, accredited by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), where he performs the majority of his cosmetic surgery procedures. The Center is a cost-effective solution for patients that also provides for their total privacy and comfort.

 

FACELIFT/NECK LIFT

WHAT IS FACIAL REJUVENATION,
AND WHY SHOULD I CONSIDER IT?

Heredity and the environmental elements we are exposed to on a daily basis play crucial roles in how our skin ages. These elements include exposure to sun, smoke, pollution, alcohol, and of course stress, which can all lead to the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face and especially around the eyes. Over time, the skin on our face may also begin to lose elasticity and volume which leads to drooping or sagging, resulting in an aged appearance.

As many spend time looking for the fountain of youth to stop or at least slow the aging process, it may be time to consider an alternative method for facial rejuvenation.

DESCRIPTION

Facelift also known as Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The procedure involves tightening of the underlying face muscles and a removal and redraping of excess skin.

Typically, facelift incisions begin at the hairline and extend in front of the ear, following a natural line, and continue on behind the earlobe to the lower area of the scalp. Before the procedure, many people are concerned about incisions but, if they are planned carefully and expertly executed, they should be almost invisible. The most important factor in the outcome of a facelift is less about the incision, and more concerned with what has been done underneath the skin. Long-lasting improvements can be achieved by some repositioning of these deeper layers of skin (the SMAS layer).

Another procedure that is often combined with a facelift is the Neck Lift. Whether your neck is affected by age, your genes, the pull of gravity, neck lift surgery (platysmaplasty) may be an option. Dr. Maggi removes removes excess sagging skin under the jawline and on the neck. The platysma muscle of the neck can also be adjusted and tightened if it has begun to separate and sag. If you only have excess fat under your chin, chin liposuction alone may be enough to enhance the appearance of your neck.

RECOVERY

When your facelift is completed, a bandage will be gently placed around your face to minimize swelling and bruising after the procedure. Pain is typically not an issue with this procedure. A thin tube may be necessary to drain any excess blood or fluid that can collect under the skin. Most patients get back to work and their regular activities in about a week or two weeks after surgery. Strenuous activity must be limited for at least 2 weeks. Sun exposure must be limited for several months. Sunscreen and a wide-brimmed hat are recommended for at least 6 to 8 months.

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