Facelift Beverly Hills
For more than a hundred years, surgeons have been perfecting the craft of facelift surgery which began at the turn of the 20th century, transforming the craft into an art form. The progress made in restoring youth and reducing scars has made facelift surgery a sought-after form of facial transformation.
Continue reading to learn more about facelift surgery in Beverly Hills or contact us today for more information.
What is Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery comes in one of three forms, depending on the results you are looking for. These three forms are:
- Traditional facelift
- Limited incision facelift
- Neck lift
In a traditional facelift, the surgeon makes an incision in front of the ear which extends up into the hairline, as well as behind the ear and into the hair-bearing scalp. A second incision under the chin may be necessary to further improve and refine an aging neck.
Limited incisions result in faster recovery thanks to a less invasive approach. Smaller incisions take less time to heal. These incisions are typically closed with either sutures or skin adhesives.
For a neck lift procedure, lasers are used for neck and jaw liposculpture and resurfacing. This procedure is usually performed under local anesthetic and a one-inch incision is made under the chin. The laser is used to melt the fat under the chin and to tighten the skin while it heals in a more lifted manner.
Who is Facelift Surgery For?
The procedures offered at our Beverly Hills facelift clinic are ideal for anyone looking for a smoother, more youthful, and more vibrant facial aesthetic. If you feel that you are experiencing sagginess around your face and are looking to tighten that up, revealing a more youthful composure, facelift surgery may be exactly what you need.
There are many factors which can lead to a loss of youthful contours in the face, including:
- Thinning of the skin
- Loss of facial fat
- Sun damage
All of these effects on the skin can be combated by facelift surgery.
What are the advantages of facelift surgery?
One impressive advantage of facelift surgery is that it can improve on myriad visible signs of aging in the face and neck. Facelift surgery alone can combat such signs of aging as:
- Sagging caused by relaxation of the face
- Deepening of the fold lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth
- Fat in the face that has sagged or disappeared
- Jowls that have developed in the cheeks and jaw
- Loose skin and excess fat in the neck
Facelift surgery gives people the opportunity to age more gracefully in the years to come. It restores a more natural and youthful appearance. This, like other cosmetic surgeries, can help you to build new confidence in your body and your appearance.
Having issues with our appearance causes stress and that stress leads to its own series of issues and frustrations. This stress can be relieved through a strengthening of confidence through facelift surgery. A facelift can also lead you to looking ten or even twenty years younger, enabling you to look as young as you feel.
What Kind of Facelift Procedure is Available?
Gone are the days of receiving several painful injections which lead to temporary and underwhelming results.
The most effective and typical facelift in Beverly Hills is what’s known as a modified, extended deep-plane facelift. There is also a deep-plane mini facelift, which can be performed quickly and with no pain.
Both of these are groundbreaking methods of facial rejuvenation that allow you to look and feel younger, livelier, and more refreshed. Any signs of a procedure will be nonexistent, with the results being natural but significant.
The entire procedure can take from two to five hours, and patients can usually go home on the same day after their surgery. However, it can take longer if other cosmetic procedures are done at the same time.
What is Involved in the Recovery and Aftercare?
The most notable aftereffect of facelift surgery is facial swelling, and this can take two to three weeks to gradually reduce. Tenderness and general discomfort are also common feelings which can be alleviated with prescription medication.
Bruising is also common. Along with swelling, bruising will be at its worst after two days and will last for several more.
After the completion of a facelift procedure, a bandage may be applied to your face with the goal of minimizing swelling and bruising. Small tubes may also be used to draw away any excess blood and other accumulated fluids.
Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions on how to properly care for the surgical site, as well as how to apply or take oral medication. You will also be informed about any specific concerns to keep a close eye on at the surgical site and in your general health during your weeks of recovery. It is important to follow these instructions carefully.
Sutures are typically removed five to ten days after the initial surgery, and any numbness or muscle stiffness experienced is normal and may persist for some time.
As for scars, they can take up to a year to fade. You will also be reminded about when you should follow up with your plastic surgeon in order to assess your surgical incisions.
What Are the Complications Involved with Facelift Surgery?
Just like with any other surgical procedure, facelift surgery can lead to complications, though they are infrequent and the surgery itself is generally safe. These potential complications can include:
- Complications of anesthesia
- Damage to the facial nerves controlling muscles (usually temporary)
- Loss of hair around the incision site (uncommon)
- Numbness (which can improve within days or weeks)
- Skin necrosis or tissue death
- Unevenness between two sides of the face
- Widening or thickening of scars
Are There Any Non-Surgical Treatments?
Yes, there are several options for non-surgical options which can prove to be incredibly effective. These options are all tailored to the patient’s individual needs. Such treatments include:
- Chemical peels which shrink large pores
- Dermabrasion and microdermabrasion which resurface and exfoliate the skin, ridding dry and damaged tissue
- Dermal fillers which restore volume along the cheeks, temples, lips, and under the eyes
- Botox which offers unmatched wrinkle reduction
For more information about face lift surgery in Beverly Hills, contact us today.