At Thrive Medical Spa, a deep plane facelift is performed by the renowned Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, a seasoned expert and double-board certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience. A deep plane facelift aims to restore a more youthful and rested appearance to the aging face. Our commitment to safety, expertise, and quality outcomes sets us apart from the rest.



What is a Facelift?

A facelift, medically known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery aimed at rejuvenating by surgically addressing signs of aging such as sagging skin, deep creases, and loss of muscle tone. During a facelift, excess facial skin is removed, underlying tissues are tightened, and muscles repositioned to create a smoother, firmer appearance.

Modern facelift techniques emerged in the early 20th century, pioneered by surgeons lifting and tightening facial tissues. Over time, advancements in technology and anesthesia have refined the facelift procedure, making it safer, more effective, and customizable to individual patient needs.

Why Choose a Facelift at Thrive Medical Spa?

Dr. Vincent Zubowicz, a distinguished plastic surgeon with more than thirty years of mastery, leads our team with unparalleled expertise, ensuring our commitment to excellence and safety. Your consultation with our Dr. Zubowicz offers an opportunity to understand your desires and goals, crafting a surgical journey to achieve your objectives.

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The Facelift Procedure

Before undergoing a deep plane facelift procedure, patients should follow pre-operative instructions provided by Dr. Zubowicz, which may include quitting smoking, avoiding certain medications that can increase bleeding risk, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. In addition, patients will need to arrange for transportation to and from the facility and arrange for post-operative care.

During the procedure, the Dr. Z begins by administering anesthesia for the patient’s comfort. Then, as incisions are made discreetly around the hairline and/or ears, allowing access to underlying facial tissues. The surgeon lifts and repositions sagging skin, tightens underlying muscles, and removes excess skin as needed. Once the desired improvements are achieved, incisions are closed with sutures, and bandages or dressings are applied. The entire procedure takes several hours, depending on the extent of correction required. Afterward, patients are monitored in a recovery area before being discharged with detailed post-operative instructions and scheduled follow-up appointments.

Your Recovery and Results

Recovery after a facelift involves a period of swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with prescribed pain medication and a cold compress. Patients are advised to rest with their head elevated to reduce swelling and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. During this time, follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor the healing and remove any sutures or drains.

With a facelift, patients can expect to see noticeable improvements in facial contours and a smoother, more youthful appearance. Results become more apparent as swelling goes down over the weeks and months, with final outcomes visible within six months to a year.

Safety is Our Priority

At Thrive Medical Spa, we prioritize your safety, well-being and comfort above all else. With a steadfast commitment to offering safe, effective services and treatments, we aim to foster an environment where you can THRIVE, supported by our unwavering dedication to your wellness and peace of mind. During your initial consultation, your provider will thoroughly explain any possible risks associated with each procedure and the safety protocols we have in place.

Reviews That Keep Us Thriving

The reassurance came in two major ways that Dr. Zubowicz was in fact the very best physician I could choose for my facelift and upper eyelid surgery. Dr. Z was in fact a deep caring experienced professional that gave me the opportunity to voice my concerns about my face and saw me through every step of the prep, procedure and post op. I am truly happy with the impressive results. Such confidence in my decision came when my dermatologist said that it was beautiful work and that it’s amazing it was only 90 days out. Needless to say the entire experience has been an uplifting (no pun intended) quest for me to take on. I must add Dr. Z’s staff are top notch without a doubt. My sincere thanks and gratitude to all.

-Linda Broome, 71 yrs. old

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