Visible signs of aging, such as sagging skin and drooping jowls, can make you look older or more tired than you actually are. Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, can tighten skin around the jawline and in the mid-face area and smooth away deep folds and wrinkles to restore a youthful appearance.
At Cassileth Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, we can help you look like a beautiful, younger-looking version of yourself. Dr. Omar Hussain is renowned throughout Los Angeles and beyond for his surgical expertise.
When skin care and injectables or fillers are not enough to achieve your aesthetic goals, facelift surgery can effectively:
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A full facelift, or traditional facelift, is a good choice for patients who are bothered by deep creases or lines and moderate to severe loss of elasticity. A mini facelift, sometimes called a “lunchtime lift”, is a less invasive cosmetic surgery that is best suited for patients who are just noticing early signs of aging.
The mini lift may be performed with light sedation and/or local anesthesia. By using small incisions, a mini lift tightens and raises the tissues of the jawline and lower face. Benefits of a mini facelift include a quicker recovery, shorter incisions, and a lower price, but it may not be comprehensive enough for patients seeking full facial rejuvenation.
The facelift process starts with a consultation appointment. Your surgeon will listen to your concerns, review your medical history, examine your face, and explain your options. This is also your opportunity to ask any questions you have about facelift surgery or other cosmetic procedures. If facelift surgery is right for you, your surgeon will go over the pre-surgical details. You may need to stop using certain skincare products prior to surgery.
Facelift surgery is typically an outpatient procedure performed with general anesthesia. Your surgeon will take care to place incisions around natural contours in order to minimize scarring, starting with an incision in your hairline. He will then remove any excess skin and fat before strategically positioning the underlying tissue. Depending on your needs and goals, different facelift techniques or complementary procedures, including liposuction or facial fat transfer, may be used. Careful attention will be paid to the facial tissue in order to achieve natural-looking results.
Recovery time can vary depending on your surgical plan. It is very important to follow all of your surgeon’s post-operative instructions in order to avoid potential complications and achieve the best facelift results possible. They will tell you how to care for any sutures and advise you on activity restrictions. You can expect recovery to take approximately two to three weeks. Many patients resume regular activities two weeks after surgery. It is important to note that recovery time varies from patient to patient, depending on medical condition, age, and other factors.
After facelift recovery, you will look relaxed, refreshed, and rejuvenated. Many patients feel that they look 10 years younger. Facelift surgery has a very high patient satisfaction rate, with more than 98% of patients reporting results that exceed their expectations.1
While your normal aging process will continue, there are several things you can do to increase the longevity of your results so that you look younger than your age for years to come. Sun protection and a good skincare routine are important to maintain your results and our surgeon can recommend quality skin care products. Laser treatments may also be recommended to improve the tone and texture of your facial skin.
Facelift surgery may be a good option for you if you would like to look like a younger, more vital version of yourself. Specifically, a facelift can address jowls, deep wrinkles, and loose skin. Ideal candidates are non-smokers who are in good general health and have realistic expectations.
Our surgeons are known for exceptional surgical skill and attention to detail. Great care will be taken to make incisions in places where they can be easily hidden, such as within the hairline and behind the ears.
Only if you tell them! Our facelift patients are often asked if they have started a new wellness routine or taken a long vacation because they look rested and rejuvenated. Our goal is always to help you look like the best version of yourself, never “tight” or “plastic”.
Yes, this surgical procedure is popular with men who want to present as more confident and youthful-looking. More than 100,000 men have facelift surgery each year in the U.S.2
Yes, a facelift procedure can be part of a personalized anti-aging treatment plan. Many patients choose to combine facelift with a neck lift, brow lift, or eyelid surgery for upper or lower eyelids.
In many cases, Dr. Omar Hussain can address issues for patients who are unhappy with a previous facelift. Our surgeons have a deep understanding of the underlying facial tissues and structures needed to repair sub-par results from previous surgeries. We know that every person has unique facial anatomy and a consultation appointment is the best way to determine your options.
1Friel MT, Shaw RE, Trovato MJ, Owsley JQ. The measure of face-lift patient satisfaction: the Owsley Facelift Satisfaction Survey with a long-term follow-up study. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Jul;126(1):245-57. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181dbc2f0.
2American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Plastic Surgery Statistics. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/plastic-surgery-statistics Accessed June 21, 2021.
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