The Asian facelift procedure is a cosmetic surgical procedure that Dr. Jacono performs to reverse the signs of facial aging in his Asian patients. Dr. Jacono understands that the Asian face is different than faces of other ethnicities and requires specialized methods to enhance his patient’s appearances without losing their ethnic identity. Dr. Jacono has performed Asian Facelift on hundreds of patients and has patients traveling from all over the world, including China, Korea, Japan Thailand and Singapore amongst many other countries. Considered a pioneer in the field of facelift surgery, Doctor Jacono has given lectures on facelift at Harvard Medical School, Yale University, Stanford University and the University of Pennsylvania, as well as delivered over 100 lectures on facelift at the most important national and international plastic surgery symposia of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, European Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons, and the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Jacono has hosted hundreds of surgeons from 6 continents to observe and teach them how to master the art of facelift.
Some of the unique characteristics of the Asian face during Asian facelift include a flatter facial skeleton with heavier tissues that cause more of a sag to their lower face, a larger accumulation of fat in the lower face and neck area, more prominent droopy buccal fat pads (which are the cheek fat pads), and thicker skin.
Asian Facelift Before and After Patient 1: This Asian woman wanted fuller cheeks and a defined jawline. Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure which lifted her cheeks and made them fuller. He also redefined her jawline leaving it smooth and perfectly contoured as seen in her after photos.
Because of these different characteristics, Asian patients tend to age differently than other ethnicities. Their thicker skin does not show fine wrinkles will but Asian patients tend to develop deeper sagging tissue and visibly have prominent neck bands. In order to correct these problems, a facelift that focuses on the deeper musculature and structure of the face is important as more superficial facelifting procedures will not correct these problems. Reduction of the buccal fat pads in the cheeks and fat in the neck is also an important part of the procedure to contour the cheeks and neckline.
Another important consideration in the Asian Facelift is there is a tendency to develop hypertrophic scarring and keloid scars much more frequently. During facelifting special measures must be taken to avoid poor scarring.
Asian Facelift Procedure
Understanding the Asian face, Dr. Jacono performs a deep plane facelift. The deep plane facelift lifts the deeper structure of the face including the drooping muscles of the aging face and neck called the SMAS (superficial muscular aponeurotic system) in the face and the platysma in the neck. This is important to support the thicker and heavier tissues of the Asian face to create a more rejuvenated appearance and one that will last longer term. The deep plane approach will also allow access to the buccal fat pads of the cheeks which are larger in the Asian face so that they can be reduced. Additional Neck fat can also be contoured through the deep plane approach.
Asian Facelift Before and After Patient 2: Unhappy with her sagging jowls and hollowing cheek area, this female patient underwent an Asian facelift procedure with Dr. Jacono. Her after photos show her cheeks are lifted and much fuller than before. He also lifted her sagging jowls to leave her with a well defined jawline.
Will this deeply supported lift under the muscles, there is no tension or pulling on the incision lines once closed. This tension free closure allows incision to heal like imperceptible fine lines, so that hypertrophic or keloid scarring can be avoided in the Asian facelift.
Asian Facelift Recovery
As with all surgeries, the recovery time for a patient will vary and depend upon what surgery was performed. In general, most patients will be able to return to their normal daily activities between 7 to 10 days. There will be evident signs of bruising and swelling and some patients may experience some numbness near the incision sites. These side effects will go away on their own during the recovery process.
Asian Facelift Candidates
Candidates for this procedure are Asian men and Asian women who are between the ages of forty and sixty years old who are beginning to show the signs of aging. Candidates should be in good overall health and should have realistic expectations for their surgical outcomes.
Asian Facelift Before and After Patient 2: This Asian patient wanted to correct her sagging jowls, nasolabial folds, and sagging cheeks. Dr. Jacono performed an Asian facelift procedure and her after results reveal her lifted cheeks and new stunning jawline.