What is Dr. BYUN’s famous Central Facelift?
As we age, our skin and muscles start drooping. This very droopiness can be the sole cause of looking older than you are, and older than you feel. It can also cause you to look tired, mean, etc. on the outside. Expert plastic surgeon Dr. BYUN has specialized repairing this by using his signature Central Facelift. In this process, the muscles and tissues are moved Up and In, or centrally. Returning those tissues and muscles to where they once were brings you back to you. Your face will appear softer, younger, and natural while also still looking like yourself. Maintaining your natural appearance while also creating significant change is the BYUN difference.
Listen to what Dr. Byun’s Facelift patient has to say about her procedure.
The patient is a healthy female who wanted to improve excess lines while avoiding drastic changes. She wanted to keep eye shape the same, sticking with a more natural look. She had quite significant ripples on the central face, lower eye, and cheek to the mouth area. Slight volume was also missing from the cheek area. These ripples improved, and volume was restored because the muscles were lifted up where they once were.
Photos taken 3-1/2 months after.
She had a brow ptosis, which is where the space between the eyebrow and upper eyelash became shorter. The skin on her upper lid is touching the eyelash, so you cannot see her upper eye crease. Notice that the fillers under the eye have stretched the muscle, creating a prominent tear trough. This is also called a prominent nasojugal line (different from nasolabial fold which indicates the smile line). As a matter of fact, her nasolabial fold has gotten deeper, and her marionette lines next to the corner of her mouth got deeper. An interesting note is her chin- she has a fold above the chin that makes the chin appear short. Also, her lower lip had two bulging circles underneath making her lower lip look heavy (dumbbells below lower lip or above the chin). Her main concern? ‘ I look way tired and mean!’ After receiving Dr. BYUN’s signature ‘BYUN muscle repair’ lift, she looks relaxed, brighter, and younger.
Notice how the brow is released, but not too pulled. Now you can see her eyelashes and upper eye crease space. Her nasojugal line and nasolabial fold are shorter and shallow. The triangle that holds the cheek muscle is smaller and lifted. Notice the creases at the corner of the mouth and the marionette lines, which are much less apparent. Her lower lip and the chin are much less crowded. The projection of her chin is better by relaxing the muscles around the mouth, without using a chin implant. This was achieved by relaxing the mentalis muscle, and lifting the buccinator muscle which adds a fold to the marionette line. This was all reversed by the famous ‘BYUN Central Face Lift’. Dr. BYUN emphasizes that the mouth muscles should never be pulled sideways. All the muscles should stay where they start and end. He often talks about a hammock that’s stretched and touching the ground. If it were to be a muscle, they need to be tightened within that space, not pulled away from point A and B. The muscles simply need to be tightened within that compartment. This all can be achieved by his famous muscle lift using an endoscope. He visualizes the eye muscle, cheek muscle (malar cheek pads that include zygomaticus major muscle), buccinator, and mentalis chin muscle). He tightens them and puts them onto the periosteum where the muscle used to be. Then he separates the skin so it holds the newly repositioned muscles higher forever. This is the one and only BYUN lift.
- Endoscopic-assisted face, jowl, and muscle lift
- Fat graft from the abdomen to the face, cheek, and nasolabial fold
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