Face Lift

Los Angeles, Palmdale and Valencia

Face Lift

Stress and old age can leave unwanted traces on a person’s skin. Facelift can reverse these problems by removing excess fat, tightening muscles underneath the skin, and adjusting the placement of your neck and facial skin, making you look younger and fresher.

Reasons to Undergo Face Lift

  • Sagging of the skin on the face and neck
  • Deep creases between the nose and mouth
  • Development of jowls
  • Loosening and slackening of the jaw line
  • Appearance of folds and fats deposits around the neck

Ideal facelift candidates are those men and women in their forties to sixties, those who retain some of their skin’s elasticity, and those who have well-defined bone structure.

How is Face Lift Performed?

Typically, facelifts are done under local anesthesia and on an outpatient basis, although in some cases, the surgeon may opt for additional sedatives or general anesthesia, which would require hospital confinement for a day.

Incisions will begin at the temples, down to the front of the ear, and extend behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. A small incision will be made under the chin if the neck is part of the surgery.

The surgeon will next separate the skin from the underlying fats and muscles. The fat will be trimmed or suctioned in order to improve the neck’s and chin’s contour. Muscles and membranes will be tightened and the skin will be pulled back, removing any excess in the process. Incisions will be closed by stitches, while the scalp will be secured by metal clips. A tube will be tucked under the skin behind the ear to drain any blood after the procedure, and the head will be wrapped loosely by a bandage to minimize bruising and swelling.

Risks and Complications

There is minimal risk involved when facelift is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Your consultation will also involve assessment of your medical history, including any conditions that could result to potential complications or may interfere with healing.

Despite the slim chances of occurrence, it is still crucial to be informed regarding the following complications of Facelift Los Angeles.

  • Hematoma C or collection of blood under the skin
  • Injury to facial nerves
  • Infection
  • Negative reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood clotting problems
  • Excessive scarring
  • Longer recovery time, especially for smokers

You may expect to feel mild pain, numbness and tenderness on the affected area during the first week. Swelling and bruising should disappear after a few weeks. It is important to follow your surgeon’s advice to further minimize post-surgery side-effects.

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