Americans are coming face to face with their own face on Zoom. On remote weekly business meetings, church services, family get-togethers, girlfriend Friday night social hours … Zoom has made us all take a closer look at our face from unfavorable angles with unforgiving lighting – no matter how you shift the computer.

Factors such as sun exposure, smoking, stress, gravity and other issues such as thinning and sagging of the skin can contribute to an aging face. While spending hours staring at others virtually, we’re also staring at ourselves, and face it, it’s hard not to critique every imperfection.

Any of these thoughts sound familiar?
Where did those wrinkles come from?
I don’t have a double chin … do I?
Is that what they call a turkey wattle?
My eyes look so tired.
I just look …. old and I’m not.

Seeing your face in full zoom

But here’s the good news! Now may actually be the very best opportunity to pursue a cosmetic procedure like a facelift or necklift or eyebrow/lid lift that can be a life-changing procedure for you! The new COVID-19 guidelines that put aspects of normal American life on hold can create more personal time for you, providing an ideal time for facial, neck and eye surgical procedures that can rejuvenate your face and offering you the recovery time at home you might not otherwise have.

  • Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) tightens the fascia surrounding the muscles that does the heavy repositioning and lifting of the tissues of the face, sculpts fat and removes excess skin to give the face and neck a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance; it addresses significant sagging and smooths deep wrinkles and folds.
  • Necklift surgery (lower rhytidectomy) improves visible signs of aging in the jawline and neck to correct excess wrinkling of the neck skin, a double chin or “turkey wattle” and jowl lines.
  • Eyelid lift (Lower or upper known as a blepharoplasty) can transform sagging skin, tired-looking and puffy eyes into a more rejuvenated expression, a more alert and younger appearance; with the removal of excess skin, it can also improve vision by removing obstructions.
  • Eyebrow lift precisely lifts the brow with five small incisions hidden in the hairline to create a natural, more youthful appearance by smoothing the forehead and brow area.

A board-certified plastic surgeon with cranio-facial expertise

Widely sought for his anti-aging surgical expertise, Dr. Jay Lucas of The Lucas Center is experienced in countless advanced aesthetic and reconstructive services. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lucas, is in fact, uniquely qualified in facial plastic surgery. Along with his medical and dental degrees from prestigious medical schools, he did his Post-Doctoral Training and Fellowship in Craniofacial and Pediatric Plastic Surgery at Stanford University Medical Center, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto, CA. What is craniofacial surgery? Surgery of the face and skull, a subspecialty of plastic and reconstructive surgery, concerned with correcting people who have malformations of the skull and face.

What does this specialized expertise mean to you?

Dr. Lucas has the expert hands of a trained craniofacial surgeon. Craniofacial and pediatric plastic surgery experience gives him a unique perspective of the human anatomy and specialized experience that helps provide his patients at The Lucas Center with the most precise outcome possible. As his patient, you benefit because Dr. Lucas recognizes that the plastic surgery field requires an in-depth understanding of the human body from both an anatomic and creative point of view.

This skilled, compassionate surgeon combines the technical skill and artistry required to achieve a rejuvenated, refreshed and more youthful look. He creates natural-looking results by repositioning loose, hanging skin in the cheek, jaw, and neck areas. Fat grafting restores volume to specific areas of the face. Because every face is different, Dr. Lucas does a comprehensive analysis of the entire facial region before each individual procedure.

Face time with the perfect facial/neck/eye procedure for you.

At The Lucas Center, our personalized consultation, comprehensive health exam, and VECTRA 3D Imaging System (which allows you to visualize your results long before your procedure takes place) will help Dr. Lucas understand your desires and expectations in order to create your desired look and leave you feeling confident in your decision and your body. To help with your own expectations, the VECTRA software simulation tool creates a 3D rendition of what your face will look like after the procedure so that you can preview the outcome from multiple angles.

As part of your research, you can review Real Patients. Real Results testimonials online and if you want to know more, we can show you more case studies to help you make your decision.

Are you a candidate for a face/neck/eye procedure? Please contact The Lucas Center for a personalized consultation by calling (865) 218-6210 or by going online.

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