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Your Face Is Your Trademark

Let’s be honest, your face is a focal point when someone meets you for the first time. Sagging skin, frown lines, deep creases, turkey neck, thin lips, and small eyes say you’re ready to check into the nursing home tomorrow. This does not need to be you. Instead, project a youthful age-appropriate appearance, and it speaks volumes about your inner confidence and self-esteem. At Ambay Plastic Surgery we can restore your youthful glow, minimize the signs of aging and help you to connect your beautiful inner spirit with a look that matches that feel.

Our triple board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Raj Ambay, has helped many patients throughout Tampa and Wesley Chapel create a more favorable impression with a confidence-boosting facelift. A consultation with Dr. Ambay will be informative, relaxed, and most of all honest. If you value those traits then Ambay Plastic Surgery and Dr. Ambay should be at the top of your list. Contact Us now!

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Before and After Patient Photos

Please view the Before and After photo gallery to see the results of Dr. Ambay’s patients.

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Dr. Ambay’s Radiant Facelift Results

Please view the Before and After photo gallery to see the results of Dr. Ambay’s patients.

*Results may vary

*Results may vary

Four Keys to Performing the Perfect Facelift

Facelift surgery, also known as a rhytidectomy, can help bring to the surface, the youthful glow that you feel on the inside, and enhance your natural beauty. The procedure varies depending on your desired result and can include the redistribution of fat from the face, jowls, and neck to help contour the face.

There are Four basic tenets to achieving a natural age-appropriate facelift and they start from the inside out:

  • First, muscles loosen, and fat sags over time. The solution is to resuspend or return the tissue to its original position. For example, jowls occur as a result of the muscle and fat sagging below the jawline from the cheek.
  • Second, aging results in volume loss. The key is to volumize withering tissues. We love to use any excess fat you may have anywhere on your body to naturally and permanently replace lost volume in the face. Remember those plump cheeks when you were young?
  • Third, aging causes sagging extra skin. Once the tissues are repositioned underneath and the volume is restored, the skin is then naturally re-draped over the youthful you. Please notice, there is no pulling which can create an unnatural distorted look that does not last! The Joker is not a good look.
  • Fourth, skin loses its elasticity over time. Pre- and post-facelift treatments such as lasers, and skincare regimens are key to a successful outcome and longevity of results. Imagine a quality Rolls-Royce that’s unpainted and not maintained. Painting finishes off the beautiful automobile, and washing and waxing maintain its beauty. Creating a plan for beautiful skin finishes off the facelift.

Great outcomes are all about the fine details. We hide incisions into your hairline so that only you and Dr. Ambay know you had a facelift and you can leave everyone else to guess why you look so refreshed. Any sutures that have the potential to be visible are removed early or dissolvable.

The type of incisions will depend on whether it is a:

  • Traditional facelift whereby incisions begin in the hairline at the temples and continue around the ear and end in the lower scalp.
  • Mini-lift procedure that requires shorter incisions from the temple and continues around the ear.
  • Neck lift that requires a much shorter incision starting in the front of the ear lobe and continues around the ear.

It is important that you work with a plastic surgeon who understands and has the same aesthetic vision as you to ensure your desired outcome is achieved. At Ambay Plastic Surgery we place great emphasis on listening with patient-centered care to ensure the best surgical outcome.

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The Ideal Candidate

Facelift surgery is unique to each individual, and good candidates for the procedure include:

  • Healthy individuals with no pre-existing medical conditions that may impede healing
  • Individuals with a positive and realistic outlook
  • Non-smokers

What to Expect From Recovery

Once your facelift surgery is complete, Dr. Ambay may place bandages around your face to help with minimizing swelling and bruising. Small tubes may also be placed to assist with draining any excess blood or fluids, and pain medication may be prescribed.

It is important that you follow Dr. Ambay’s instructions with great care to ensure optimum recovery. These instructions may include how to care for your surgical site and the application of topical medication or oral medication and when to follow up post-surgery.

You can expect to resume your normal activities after 2 weeks, and it will take approximately 2-3 months before your face feels completely healed in terms of texture, tightness, and sensitivity.

Facelift Benefits

The goal of the Ambay Plastic Surgery rhytidectomy is to make you feel radiant in your own skin. Additional benefits may include:

  • Improved sagginess and inelastic skin in the mid-facial areas
  • Appearance of higher cheekbones
  • Improved appearance of creases under the lower eyelids
  • Improved appearance of creases extending from around the nose to the corners of the mouth
  • Contoured facial fat that has been displaced
  • Firmer skin under the jaw and chin

Risks of a Facelift

All surgical procedures present an element of possible risks and side effects. Though rare, these may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Prolonged swelling
  • Poor wound healing
  • Pain and scarring

Why Choose Ambay Plastic Surgery For Your Facelift

Where your surgery takes place makes a difference. You are trusting Dr. Ambay and his team and we take that responsibility very seriously. Unlike most cosmetic surgery centers, we are fully accredited by Medicare. Your surgery takes place in our on-site, state-of-the-art, fully accredited Ambulatory Surgery Center.

  • Our facility meets, or exceeds, the highest health and safety standards in surgical care and has the same safety profile and ability to care for you in any major event as though it were a major hospital center
  • Dr. Raj Ambay is a triple board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon
  • You will be in the care of a world-renowned surgeon with an Ivy League education and training
  • We practice patient-centered care from the moment you schedule your appointment right through to achieving your desired result
  • Our patient testimonials and before and after gallery reflect the artistic precision and consistently beautiful, natural-looking results

Contact our Tampa office to schedule your facelift consultation and start your journey to a more younger-looking, vibrant, and beautiful you!

Dr. Raj Ambay, MD

Dr. Ambay is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in cosmetic procedures for the face, breasts and body. By offering a wide variety of procedures, he can consistently achieve the aesthetic desires of his patients throughout the Tampa and Wesley Chapel area, and beyond.

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