By The Beauty Hub  |  October 19th, 2015  |  Beauty Articles,News

Medical advances continue to offer hope and wonder to those in the quest of turning back the clock and maintaining a youthful look. Promising many benefits, a remarkable technique in cosmetic surgery that was recently developed might in fact become an influential factor for more people when deciding whether or not to undergo a facelift in order to look younger.

Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery is the most exciting breakthrough yet in the field of cosmetic surgery. The use of endoscope was once limited to orthopaedic surgery and gynaecology, but continuing studies and technological advances have allowed plastic surgeons to use the same device in several cosmetic procedures such as facelifts and breast augmentation.

Dr. Nic Isse, Plastic Surgeon at The American Surgecenter in Abu Dhabi (Certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery), is a pioneer in Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery. He founded the Endoscopic Plastic Surgery Educational Seminars (EPSES) in California, U.S.A., a specialised medical education for cosmetic surgeons on the use of endoscopy in facial tissue reposition.

Image 1 - Dr. Nic Isse, Plastic Surgeon, ASC

“Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery is a minimally invasive facial rejuvenation and remodelling procedure. It is an effective way to address common signs of ageing on the face and neck. Compared to traditional facelift procedures, this technique requires only small incisions made discreetly in the temporal hairline, or behind the ear, whichever is necessary, allowing surgeons to access hard-to-reach areas that conventional face-lifting could not reach, such as frown lines between the brows, the folds adjacent to the nose and the lines around the mouth. Using the endoscope and the surgical devices, your surgeon will reshape facial muscles and tissue that have become loose over time. This means that the relaxed skin and soft tissues in the face are tightened and lifted to its proper position, therefore resolving sagging or drooping in the face and regaining youthful natural facial contours,” Dr. Nic explained.

The procedure is aimed at providing the patient a natural, more youthful and refreshed face. Cheek fullness and elevation, reduced lower eye hollowness, smoothened laugh lines and elevated lip corners are just among the major improvements that Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery offers. “So generally, it helps erase three to 10 years off your face; and in addition to these aesthetic benefits, Endoscopic Face Lift also promises less visible scarring, quicker procedures, less risk of complications and in many cases, shorter recovery times,” Dr. Nic added.

Individuals who still have a good amount of skin relaxation wanting to address their facial imperfections caused by loose facial muscles, or those with sagging cheeks, drooping forehead, visible lines around the nose, and thin, downturned lips can benefit from this procedure.

Dr. Nic further explained that while Endoscopic Face Lift is a minimally invasive procedure, it is still best for patients to observe a good sense of post-operative care.

Image 3 - Endoscopic Facial Plastic Surgery - ASC

“There is still the presence of surgical wounds, although smaller, and as with any other type of surgery, there are possible complications that can arise from the procedure so appropriate care following the operation is very important. Patients can expect swelling, bruising, numbness and tightness of the skin after the procedure and there can be minimal discomfort as well, but this can be easily managed with pain medication. In most cases, the recovery period is shorter as a few tiny incisions tend to produce less bleeding and swelling and requires fewer stitches. Sutures are typically removed within seven days after the procedure, while the swelling and bruising tend to fade within two weeks. As for the scars from the incisions, they are typically hidden in the hairline so they are rather difficult to detect as they heal. Patients are usually able to return to work within a week after the procedure,” Dr. Nic concluded.

The American Surgecenter is located on 12th Street (Mubarak Bin Mohammad Street), Villa 408, Al Rawdah Area, Abu Dhabi. Telephone number +9712 4430909.