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Dr. Zachariah specializes in Facelift, Eyelid Surgery (Blepharoplasty) and Laser Resurfacing for San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Gatos, and San Francisco residents. Unlike most other surgeons in the area, Dr. Zachariah has completed additional specialized training in facial plastic surgery during a prestigious post-residency fellowship.
The natural aging process, genetic influences, exposure to the sun and other factors cause the skin to wrinkle and sag. In the younger individual, the face is firm and smooth due to fatty tissue directly beneath the skin. The tissue, which fills out the contours of the face, gives it an even, rounded appearance. As an individual ages, the skin begins to sag and fit more loosely. Skin folds become more prominent, particularly around the chin, on the jaw line and on the neck.
FaceliftRhytidectomy or face lift can now correct some of these conditions and give people the youthful appearance they desire. This procedure involves the tightening of facial and neck skin and muscles and the removal of excess skin. Often a rhytidectomy is done in conjunction with other facial cosmetic surgeries.
Cosmetic Surgery of the EyesBlepharoplasty can correct sagging eyelids, pouches beneath the eyes and excess folds around the eyes. This surgical procedure involves the removal of excess skin and fat on upper and lower eyelids and is often done in conjunction with other surgical procedures.
Blepharoplasty can be performed in the office, an outpatient surgical facility or a hospital and it can be done under general or local anesthesia. Following natural lines and creases, fine incisions are made from the inner to outer edge of the eyelid. In some cases, the incisions can be made inside the eyelid to conceal scars. Strenuous exercise must be avoided for several weeks following surgery.
Laser TreatmentsThe laser is specifically designed to produce an intense but gentle burst of light that is optimized for performing laser "skin peels" and other corrective procedures such as facial scar revisions and laser treatment of pigmented lesions. The laser allows non-traumatic and precise treatments that provide consistent results. In most cases, treatments are performed with intra-venous sedation and local anesthesia and makeup can be applied within four to ten days, depending on your skin's response to the treatment.