Information About African American Facelift Procedures by Dr. Andrew Jacono in New York
African American Facelift Patient Results: This amazing 68-year-old patient is seen just a few days following her facelift procedure with American board-certified plastic surgeon, and member of the American Society of plastic surgeons, Dr. Andrew Jacono. While she is still healing, you can already see her crisp jawline and smooth neck.
Facelift Procedure for African Americans
An African American facelift procedure must be tailored to the specific characteristics of their aging process, and the anatomic differences and differences in skin type that exist in those of African American descendants. Dr. Jacono uses an individualized approach in treating African Americans and their unique facial features.
There are characteristics of the African-American face that require a different approach during African American Facelift. The skin of most African Americans contains higher melanin content. This increased level of melanin helps to provide increased protection from the harmful effects of UVB and UVA sun damage.
This genetic characteristic that provides protection from harmful sun damage is also the reason African Americans tend to have a higher elasticity of their skin. What makes this important is that the elasticity will help to prevent fine lines and wrinkles.
While this is an important benefit African Americans have in looking younger, African Americans will show signs of aging usually a decade later than most Caucasians, and mostly in the areas of the neck that begins to droop, and cheek and jawline drooping that forming nasolabial folds (folds between the nose and corner of the mouth) and jowls.
African Americans also tend to develop hypertrophic scarring and keloid scars much more frequently, so specific plastic surgery suturing techniques must be employed so scarring is minimal.
Other plastic surgeries common in African American women are breast augmentation, removing excess fat, tummy tucks, and other plastic and reconstructive surgeries.
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What Factors Should be Considered for African American Facelifts
Understanding the African American 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 African American face to create a more rejuvenated appearance and one that will last long term. This will prevent further drooping of the deep tissues of the face, neck, and jawline as you age.
With this deeply supported lift under the muscles, there is no tension or pulling on the incision lines once closed. This tension-free closure allows the incision to heal like imperceptible fine lines so that hypertrophic or keloid scarring can be avoided in the African American Facelift.
African American Facelift Concerns
As with any surgery, there is a degree of risk associated with it regardless of ethnicity. African American patients, however, have a few additional risks that Dr. Jacono is ready for. For African Americans, a plastic surgeon with the skill of Dr. Jacono is needed.
These additional risks include:
- Medical conditions
- Pigment irregularities in pigments
African Americans also tend to develop hypertrophic scarring and keloid scars much more frequently. Another concern is irregularities in the pigment. African Americans are at risk for both Hyperpigmentation and hypopigmentation.
Hyperpigmentation is the darkening of the skin while hypopigmentation is the lightening of the skin. Dr. Jacono employs specific techniques (noted above) during the facelift procedure to minimize the risk of these types of issues.
Best African American Facelift Surgeon
During an African American facelift, Dr. Jacono addresses the deeper structures of their face and neck that slide downward. This slide is responsible for creating less-defined jawlines and necks.
Dr. Jaconois a dual-board facial plastic surgeon has developed a technique that allows the scar to be less visible by hiding the incision inside the tragus cartilage of the ear canal and behind the ear. By doing this, Dr. Jacono eliminates an unsightly scar leaving natural-looking results.
Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Jacono, the best plastic surgeon for African Americans is a good way to determine if you are a candidate or not. Schedule your facelift consultation by simply completing our online form or calling our office at 516-773-4646 today.
African American Facelift Candidates
A good candidate for this procedure will be male and female African Americans who are showing signs of aging. They should be in good physical and mental health and have realistic expectations for their surgical results.
For medical conditions, when compared to other ethnicities, African Americans have roughly a 40% higher risk of heart disease and a 60% higher risk for diabetes so preoperative testing should identify these problems as they can affect healing after surgery.
Black people should look for someone who has experience with plastic surgery on black skin, as plastic surgeons who specialize in African American skin are hard to come by. Dr. Jacono is one such doctor who performs plastic surgery on African Americans to great results.
African American Facelift Before and After
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 2:
This African American facelift patient was unhappy with her sagging cheeks, drooping jowls, turkey waddle, and jawline.
Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane facelift procedure along with a neck lift procedure to address her concerns. The after photos show a smooth jawline with lifted cheeks and no more loose hanging skin under her chin. There is no visible scarring and no keloid scarring is present due to Dr. Jacono’s precise incision placement.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 3:
Dr. Jacono performed a facelift on this African American patient. She was unhappy with her jawline, her sagging cheeks, and the loose hanging skin on her neck. The after photo shows Dr. Jacono lifted her cheeks, gave her a defined jawline, and smoothed her neck. Her results are natural and she looks and feels beautiful.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 4:
This female African American facelift patient came to Dr. Jacono to correct her facial aging issues. She felt her cheeks and jawline had no definition and a lot of loose hanging skin. Dr. Jacono lifted her cheeks and made them look fuller.
He also smoothed out her jawline and neck area. Her after photos of plastic surgery for African American skin show a youthful and rejuvenated happy patient. The perfect facelift for black skin.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 5:
This 55-year-old woman was unhappy with her aging and wanted to hit the reset button to dramatically rejuvenate her facial appearance. Multiple procedures were performed to address her upper, middle, and lower thirds of her face. A face lift for a black woman was something that she thought impossible.
To address her drooping cheeks, nasolabial folds, and her jowls, Dr. Jacono performed his deep plane facelift technique. He also performed a buccal fat removal to reduce the fullness in her cheeks. For her eyes and forehead region, Dr. Jacono performed a brow lift with a lateral temporal lift to open up her eyes and to create a more feminine brow arch.
To complete the overall transformation, a neck lift with platysmaplasty was performed to restore her neck to a smooth and youthful appearance. She loves her refreshed, natural results that have her looking 15 years younger.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 6:
This wonderful patient was concerned about her facial scarring because of her African American heritage and a tendency to form keloid scars.
Because Dr. Jacono’s deep plane facelift technique puts no tension on the skin, and all the lift comes from under the facial musculature, the incisions heal well so it is an ideal procedure with African Americans that have a tendency to keloid. Her results look natural and she loves her rejuvenated appearance.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 7:
This African American facelift patient opted to have a surgical procedure with Dr. Jacono in order to address her sagging cheeks, jowls, and neck.
Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure that lifted her cheeks, redefined her jawline, removed her sagging jowls, and tightened her neck region. The minimal scar is undetectable and keloid scarring does not exist since there was no overgrowth of scar tissue.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 8:
This middle-aged African American woman wanted to address the loose hanging skin under her neck, and she wanted fuller cheeks with a sleek, feminine jawline.
Dr. Jacono performed a deep plane minimal incision facelift procedure to address her concerns. She can see in her after photos that her cheeks look naturally lifted and fuller, her jawline looks fantastic, and the excess neck skin and wrinkles have been corrected.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 9:
This middle aged African American woman was unhappy with her sagging cheeks, jowls, and nasolabial folds. Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure to lift her cheeks, smooth out her nasolabial folds, and to give her a redefined jawline.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 10:
This African American woman wanted to correct her signs of aging which included her sagging jowls, cheeks, and wrinkled neck.
Dr. Jacono performed a facelift procedure and you can see how youthful and rejuvenated her neckline and perfectly contoured jawline are. You can also see that her cheeks were lifted which made them look fuller with no hollowed-out areas.
African American Facelift Before and After Patient 11:
This female African American patient was unhappy with her double chin, fatty jowls, and drooping cheeks.
She underwent a facelift procedure with New York Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono to correct these signs of aging. Her facelift after photos shows a streamlined neck and jawline with her cheeks slightly lifted to give her more volume.