Nick Tuck Facelift Results Video

Plastic surgeon Dr. Nicholas Nikolov performed his signature Nick-Tuck facelift on Toni, 51. The procedure requires only local anesthesia and allowed Toni to remain awake throughout the surgery. See the remarkable results.
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Nick Tuck Facelift Results Andrew: And Toni is here just five days after her surgery along with her plastic surgeon, Dr. Nicholas Nikolov from right here in Beverly Hills. But before we see Toni’s results, let’s take a look at her before one more time. This is her from the front just five days later. And at the same time, let’s take a look at her sideview that profile view. We’re going to have you turn towards your doctor just like that. Remarkable, just five days after surgery, so what do you think? Toni: It’s amazing. It’s amazing. Two days to go, I would tell, “I said I have no way am I coming here”. Andrew: And I’m seeing her pretty up close, very little bruising obviously. Toni: There was hardly any bruising. It’s just a little swollen. Andrew: She’s swollen. So Nick, tell me, what is different with this facelift compared to the more classical facelift. Nicholas: This is a procedure that I’ve been doing for the last two years. And it’s a procedure that allows the patient to undergo surgery under local anesthesia if they so desire. And we all know there are lots of people that some of them have that phobia of going under general anesthesia or maybe they have medical problems that don’t allow this. Andrew: But a couple of things, Nick that I think we need to make clear is that for the actual injection of the Novocaine, you did give her a little sedation, correct? Nicholas: Yes, I did and I want her to be comfortable and it’s important for the patient to have that comfort. Whether we give sedation or not, it’s the patient’s choice but she felt okay with it and we gave it just a little to take the edge off. Andrew: And I know you do a lot of face lifting just like I do. Doing it this way is not for everybody. There are some patients because I mean we—did you hear anything or did you feel any pulling? Toni: Very little pulling, I felt nothing. As long as he walked to me through it and told me everything that he was going to be doing step by step, I knew I could stay calm. Andrew: But I mean you were aware that hands were touching you for example a little bit. Toni: A little bit but nothing uncomfortable. Andrew: So you had her just right. And this was your choice, right? Toni: Exactly. Andrew: I mean you offered, do you want a deeper level of anesthesia but this was her choice. Nicholas: She felt very comfortable the whole procedure and the goal was to do what’s comfortable for her. Andrew: What are the technical differences? I know you did face and eyes for her, tell me a little bit about the incision, direction of pull, that kind of thing. Nicholas: Well the incisions, this is a much shorter incision which of course gives us less scarring. For a more classical facelift, the incision would be right here then we will extend it down, and I usually go behind this little thing called the tragus. We will go around and it’s behind the ear, of course I’m doing this a little bit widely and then we’re extending more in the area behind which is called the— Andrew: Depending there, how much you want to get -- Nicholas: How much skin we want to take. In this facelift, I will try doing this in another color. The incision goes in the side burn and it’s a little curve, and then we go in front just the same. However, when we go around the earlobe, we stabbed just behind it. And in some patients occasionally, you have to extend here a little bit further. The pitfall is as long as we don’t cross that non-hair bearing area behind the ear, that’s where the scar shows a lot. And she wouldn’t be able to wear her hair up if that was the case. Andrew: Right. Ultimately when this heals, it’s going to look great. I guess you have some pictures of some patients a little farther postop before and after as you want to share with us. Let’s take a look at those. Nicholas: This is a patient that underwent the same procedure and if you look at her, this is about 3 ½ weeks after her surgery. And you see the swellin

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