Home » Plastic Surgery Procedures » The Luminous Lift
|Anesthesia:||Local anesthetic with oral sedation|
|Length of Procedure:||1-4 hours|
|Scars:||Could include the following: 0.1 cm -6 cm in the hairline, around the ears, upper eyelid crease, lower eyelid along the lash line and under the chin|
|Pain Level:||Mild to Moderate|
|Price:||$12,995 – $16,995|
The Luminous Lift™ is an innovative combination of well-described, accepted, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation techniques to achieve harmonious facial rejuvenation safely under local anesthesia. During the procedure, patients are comfortably awake and aware of their surroundings without significant discomfort. Patients can safely and comfortably undergo this procedure in the privacy and convenience of either of our office locations.
Patients seeking facial rejuvenation surgery frequently report that they have been told or feel that they look tired. A common refrain is that they “want to look as good as they feel.” Patients employed in the service industry, sales professions, the public eye, or management value looking well-rested and energetic. Many different individual procedures have been developed to reduce the signs of facial aging in a minimally invasive way without major surgery. These procedures individually often “fall short” of their goal because they only address isolated concerns. Many patients are motivated to reverse the signs of aging without the high costs, need for hospitalization and concerns regarding looking “overdone,” associated with traditional full facelift procedures. Patients also want the value associated with longer lasting surgical procedures. The Luminous Lift was designed to address these commonly expressed desires.
Facial aging is a combination of changes in skin texture or tone, laxity of the skin, descent of soft tissues and ligaments of the face, and loss of facial fatty and boney volume. Our anatomy, lifestyle habits and environmental factors all have a significant impact on the aging process. Facial aging can affect all areas of the face from the forehead to the neck.
We believe a well-prepared patient leads to a successful surgery and recovery. Whether you are flying in internationally or a local, our staff strives to give you a great experience. During your initial call to our office, one of our patient care coordinators will discuss the different options available to improve the areas of your concern. A consultation is scheduled with the doctor who best fits your personal situation. The doctor will review your medical history, spend the appropriate time to review all surgical and non-surgical options, and discuss whether surgery can be performed in-office under local sedation or at the hospital under general anesthesia. In sharing our before and after photos, you get a better sense in the quality of surgery our doctors offer and what outcome you can expect to achieve. We will review pre- and post-operative care so you can be prepared for what your role is in surgery. You will be asked to stop smoking two weeks prior to and post-surgery. Safety is our top priority, so we will ask you to see your primary care physician to perform a physical exam, lab work and, in some patients, an EKG 30 days prior to surgery. Next, we see you for a pre-op appointment two weeks prior to surgery to discuss any questions you may have and review surgery details, ensuring everyone is on the same page. You will then receive a courtesy call the evening before surgery to review instructions and any questions you may have.
Generally, facial aging is divided into three zones:
To address these facial aging zones and your individual needs, the Luminous Lift is customized just for you. At your consultation, you and your doctor will choose from a selection of the latest technologies from the following categories to meet and achieve your aesthetic goals:
The Lift & Sculpt Category
Includes minimally invasive procedures that lift sagging skin and tissue and redefine facial anatomy in a natural way. Procedures include: Facelift, Mini Facelift, Neck Lift, Brow Lift, Upper Eyelid Lift, Lower Eyelid Lift.
The Glow Category
Includes laser and light treatments to improve skin texture, tone, discoloration, and fine lines. Treatments include: BBL, MicroLaserPeel®, Profractional™ Laser Treatment, CO2 Laser Treatment, Erbium YAG Laser Treatment, and Contour TRL™ Laser Treatment.
The Plump Category
Refers to volumetric facial rejuvenation. Treatments include: Fat Grafting, Bellafill®, Juvéderm® Ultra Plus, Radiesse®, Restylane®, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra®, and Voluma® injections.
The Relax Category
Refers to procedures or treatments that affect muscular activity. Treatments include: Dysport®, Botox®, and Xeomin® injections.
Our office will provide a comprehensive post-operative plan to ensure the best possible outcome. The plan will include what to expect postoperatively, such as estimated recovery time, pain management, garments or dressings, and anticipated activity level. For your safety, we require that an adult stay with you at least the first 24 hours after surgery and drives you to your next day follow-up visit. With most facial procedures, you will be instructed to limit activity for the first week or two, which could include restrictions on driving, prolonged travel and flying. In addition, we ask you refrain from exercise until cleared by the physician, usually around four weeks post-op. You are asked to refrain from smoking for a minimum of two weeks. To optimize healing, we recommend that you eat a high protein diet. You should anticipate a variable degree of bruising and swelling, as with any surgical procedure; light make-up may be used to cover bruises starting a week after surgery. We also offer scar creams at an additional cost to optimize results.
To promote healing and minimize complications, you will be seen in a series of post-op appointments, including the day after surgery. These appointments will continue throughout the first year after the procedure to make sure you are healing as planned. For your added convenience, you also have direct access to Dr. Bitar’s cell phone number if you need to reach him after hours. The final post-op visit, one year after surgery, is one of our favorites since the results are fully apparent and we love seeing our patients happy. You are always welcome to come back and see us, even years after your surgery.
At the Bitar Cosmetic Surgery Institute, we take pride in providing our patients with the best surgical experience possible, emphasizing patient safety while trying to optimize surgical results. This is a process that includes comprehensive pre-operative preparation and patient education, the development of a personalized operative plan, and a thoughtful post operative care regimen emphasizing patient comfort and promoting recovery.
There are a number of strategies which the Institute has adapted to further ensure patient safety. We are selective and only offer surgery to patients whose general health and lifestyle choices permit healing and facilitate recovery. To minimize risk, we require a preoperative assessment that includes a thoughtful history and physical exam, as well as targeted laboratory tests.
We operate at accredited hospitals and surgicenters that have demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of care, employing board certified anesthesiologists and nurses. We adhere to well established surgical principles designed to ensure patient safety and have developed policies and protocols to minimize the risk of infection. Dr. Bitar is committed to continuing education, honing their skills and introducing new techniques always with the aim of improving safety and surgical results.
We emphasize patient safety in our peri-operative care plan, advocating early mobilization, optimizing nutrition, and providing detailed care instructions. After surgery, patients are seen in our office frequently and early, starting the day after their procedure, and a staff member is available around the clock for any questions or concerns. Our entire team is committed to our patients’ well being and every measure is designed to minimize potential complications, promote comfortable and rapid recovery, and optimize surgical results.
Our commitment to excellence and exceptional patient care is in every step of your doctor-patient experience. Dr. George Bitar is a distinguished board certified plastic surgeon who stays on the cutting edge of advancements in cosmetic surgery and technology to offer the best possible results. With a blend of artistry and meticulous surgical technique, he is able to achieve beautiful and natural results for our patients. We provide a high level of patient safety and our experienced and caring staff will be with you every step of the way. Our institute offers a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical options, from skin care, injectables and lasers to in-office or hospital options, to provide a versatile approach to fit individual patient needs. Your aesthetic goals are our priority and each procedure is customized to ensure you receive the best possible outcome.
For more information, call our office at 703-206-0506.
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