Dear Patients, As COVID-19 continues to spread, the healthcare system is changing to keep everyone safe. Following the guidelines set forth by the CDC, WHO, Department of Health, and our state and federal officials, we are adapting new practice patterns to maintain your care while protecting the health of all of our patients and employees. Below are the steps we will be taking to help flatten the curve. • In accordance with the State of Emergency we require that all patients and visitors wear a facial covering/mask • All patients and visitors will be screened and examined for symptoms of illness prior to entering the office. • We are decreasing our schedules to comply with social distancing. • Our practitioners will determine what essential, urgent cases need to remain on the schedule and seen in the office. Patients scheduled for non-essential or elective services will be rescheduled. • We have our clinical teams working diligently to assist patients through telephone and non-contact methods of communication. • Virtual visits (telemedicine) for appointments that video conferencing is appropriate. • Staff members are available via phone Monday thru Friday from 8 am-4 pm to answer your questions and assist you with scheduling. We have implemented more stringent sterility procedures • Only scheduled patients will be allowed into the building, exceptions are patients under the age of 18 or handicap/disabled (only one companion will be allowed to accompany with these exceptions). If someone accompanies you, they will be asked to wait in the car. • Our waiting room will be arranged for social-distancing. • In an effort to limit patients in waiting rooms, after you check in you will be taken to exam room to wait for your provider. • All exam rooms will be thoroughly cleaned with approved disinfectant between each patient. • Remember if you are experiencing or have come in contact with someone experiencing fever, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat or respiratory issues, have been in contact with anyone that has the Coronavirus, have traveled out of the country in the last 14 days, have been on a cruise ship in the last 14 days or have been hospitalized within the past 30 days, please stay home, we will reschedule your appointment. We are monitoring this situation on a daily basis and will continue to provide updates should there be any changes. We appreciate your patience and the support through this challenging time. Stay safe and healthy!

When is the Right Time For a Facelift?

April 5, 2019

There is no set-in-stone time that is deemed right for a facelift. The right time differs for everyone based on their anatomy and goals. Aging is inevitable for everyone, so it is up to you when and how you would like to address it.

Minimally Invasive vs. Facelift

People at all ages can look for a facial rejuvenation, and some routes may be better than others. Many patients come in when they begin to see fine lines, wrinkles and a change in their skin’s texture. At this point they are in the early signs of aging, and a surgeon may recommend they choose UItherapy, fillers or botox to get the best results for their goals. These minimally invasive routes are great for slowing down aging signs, and preventing the lines and wrinkles from getting worse. When the patients come in with the larger signs of aging such as sagging and deep creases, their best choice for great results will be a facelift.

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The Right Time is Up to You

Every person is different and so is their goals. Some people may be fine with getting fillers and other minimally invasive treatments to fight off the signs of aging, while others may be looking to have a full face lift. That decision is up tp you and your surgeon. Dr. Sabini discusses all options with his patients to ensure they are choosing the right path for their treatment. The best candidates for a facelift have realistic expectations, and are looking to improve their skin quality, fight signs of aging such as sagging and deep wrinkles, but still have elasticity in the skin.

Gravity, stresses and aging all take their toll eventually, so facelifts do not last forever. They can drastically improve your look and can slow down the signs of aging for years to come. It is recommended to have another procedure five to ten years after the first one to upkeep the results. When you Schedule A Consultation with Dr. Sabini, he can address whether a facelift is the right path for you. He wants to hear about your goals and how you would like to achieve them. It is important that both you and him have realistic expectations, so you can achieve your goals in the healthiest way possible.