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Dr. Hubbard met with this 75 year old woman to discuss facial rejuvenation. They had a detailed discussion about every aspect of aging which includes sagging, gaunting or sinking in and wrinkling. She was concerned about the sagging of her cheeks and how the sunken areas along her nose and by the corners of her mouth gave the appearance of even more sag. Dr. Hubbard discussed the importance of addressing this sinking in or volume loss at the same time as her facelift to get the best possible result. We now know from CT scans that loss of volume occurs not just from loss of soft tissue but from reabsorption of bone as well. Once the patient’s own fat is harvested, there are innumerable areas to rejuvenate in a very natural way with her own living filler. Dr. Hubbard explained how lower lid eye surgery could remove the bulging fat and how the result is enhanced using this injected fat in the dark deep hollows beneath the eyes.

All humans vary with how deep the angle is between the jaw line and neck. When Dr. Hubbard performs a facelift, his goal is to maximize the result by including a neck lift. This often involves removing some deep fat, superficial fat and tightening the neck muscle that has sagged downward. It was important in her case to recognize and treat her hanging chin, also known as Witches’ Chin, with a separate technique. Leaving this hanging tissue would greatly detract from the resulting jaw line. One can see how natural and rested the appearance can be with these carefully planned techniques.

Surgeon: Dr. Thomas Hubbard
Patient Gender: Female

Case Number: 61

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

We are excited to announce our reopening as of May 1st. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: Our commitment to your safety.

Consultations are available in our office and we will continue to offer Virtual Consultations as well. You will be asked to complete your registration paperwork in our secure patient portal prior to your appointment and your consultation fee will be collected by phone to minimize contact.

Here are a few changes we have made as we transition to this new era:

  • Please reschedule your appointment if you are not feeling well, have a fever, have been exposed to anyone with Covid-19 or travelled internationally within the last month.
  • We will limit the number of people in the building and waiting area to maintain social distancing and our staff will be wearing masks until restrictions are eased.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please call our office at 757-456-5193 and we will let you know when to come to the door. We ask that you do not bring anyone with you.
  • Please wear a mask during your visit but do not wear gloves. Your temperature will be taken, and a series of questions asked prior to entering the building. You will be given hand sanitizer.

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