The face is usually the first area to show any visible signs of aging, especially as we start to age and our skin loses its elasticity. Whether you’re dealing with wrinkles, fine lines, or sagging skin, a facelift can help you restore a more youthful look.
Skin Works offers a wide range of treatments, including facelift surgery in our South Bay Los Angeles practice. This procedure is safely and efficiently done by our board-certified surgeons to ensure the best possible results.
With our facelift procedures, you can achieve a rejuvenated and new appearance. Contact us today to find out the best option for you.
A facelift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to make patients look younger. As you age, the skin on your face will begin to sag, and your facial fat will shift. A facelift plastic surgery is an invasive treatment to address such problems.
While this inevitably happens to everyone as they age, it can understandably make some less confident in their appearance. A facelift addresses this by repositioning the face as well as removing excess skin or fat. This is one of the most effective procedures in addressing the signs of aging, and some patients have stated that it makes them look decades younger.
While the main purpose of a facelift is to reduce the physical signs of aging, the precise way it manifests will depend on the individual. Some issues it can help with include:
1- Folds of skin (particularly around the cheeks) that causes it to sag
2- Jowls that form in and around the cheeks and jawline
3- Fold lines running from the corner of the mouth to the nose
4- Any loose skin or excess body fat that forms around the neck results in a double chin
5- A facial appearance that looks old due to a combination of environmental factors and aging
Facelift surgery can be customized to your unique goals and desires. Our surgical team at Skin Works will gladly discuss your options in full detail. They may use any of the following techniques for the procedure:
When someone says they’re getting a facelift, they are usually talking about a standard facelift. Standard facelifts are designed to reduce moderate to advanced signs of aging. While the procedure takes longer and requires more incisions, the results of a standard facelift are often very transformative.
Mini facelifts, as the name suggests, are less involved than a standard facelift. A mini facelift will require far fewer incisions and less recovery time. Many get a mini facelift to address only one part of their face, such as the upper or lower portion. If your sagging is most noticeable on your jaw and chin than any other parts of your face, for example, a mini facelift can address these problem areas.
To those who haven’t had a facelift before, the incisions can sound rather intimidating. Some may worry that it will cause permanent, visible scarring and ruin the effects of the facelift. Others may worry that it will be painful during the procedure itself. Rest assured, you do not have to worry about either of these things.
As for pain, an experienced and reputable surgeon will give you pain relief beforehand, typically using general anesthesia or IV sedation. After the procedure, you’ll have pain medication and your surgeon will give you after-care steps to follow.
As for scars, surgeons specifically place incisions where they can’t be seen, such as along the edges of your face, along your hairline, and behind your ears. If they are not hidden, they’ll be placed along the natural contours of your face, allowing them to blend in. So long as you have a reliable surgeon and follow the proper aftercare steps, you will usually only have minor, unnoticeable scars. Anything beyond this is rare.
If you’re concerned about either of these factors or anything else prior to your facelift, be sure to contact Skin Works today to hear from one of our experts.
People can be an ideal candidate for facelift surgery if they:
1- Have no existing medical condition that could impair their healing process
2- Are physically healthy overall
3- Don’t face frequent weight fluctuations that could prevent the facelift results from lasting
4- Are non-smokers
5- Have realistic expectations
Our surgical consultants at Skin Works Medical will guide you in choosing the appropriate facelift surgery. Any questions or details you need will be provided for you during the initial consultation with our experts.
The preparation for a facelift procedure includes the following:
1– Provide the doctor with your medical history. This should include existing or past health conditions, any complications that could hamper your treatment, and previous surgeries you’ve undergone.
2– Be ready to go through a physical examination and lab testing. Your doctor will assess your facial profile including its skin quality and distribution of fat.
3– Photos will be taken of your face to help the surgeon create a plan for your procedure.
4– Any medication you are currently taking will be reviewed by your surgeon. This will include any prescription medications, vitamins, and herbal remedies.
5– You will be asked to avoid taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) that can cause bruising and bleeding.
6– If you are a smoker, you will be asked to stop smoking before the facelift.
The facelift before and after results are usually noticeable after the swelling subsides. Most patients are presentable within 10 to 14 days. But it can take 2 to 3 months for your skin to feel “normal” in terms of tightness, texture, and sensibility.
Having a healthy lifestyle and taking care of your skin through moisturizing and sun protection can help prolong the results of the procedure.
The cost of a facelift depends on several factors, including the location, type of procedure, surgeon’s experience, and other related fees. If you are wondering “how much is a mini facelift,” contact Skin Works today.
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We are waving the $200 surgery consultation fee so you can start your facelift journey with zero risk. Whatever form you desire your new face to be, you can book a complimentary consultation and find out what non-invasive and invasie options you have. The consultation comes with zero obligation and is complimentary. No risk for you.