Facelift in Los Angeles, CA

It’s not possible to stop the aging process altogether, however, fortunately, it is possible to turn back the hands of time with a simple procedure known as a facelift. This surgery, known technically as rhytidectomy, is the third most popular cosmetic surgery procedure performed today. While it cannot put a stop to the aging process, the surgery can help you to look your best by restoring a more youthful appearance. Kian Karimi MD, FACS, and Chester Griffiths, MD, FACS, double board-certified facial plastic surgeons at Rejuva Medical Aesthetics, offer facelifts for men and women who live in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California.

What Is a Facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is a popular facial surgery procedure to restore a younger appearance by lifting and tightening facial skin, soft tissue and muscle. People seek facelifts when they feel their appearance looks older because of sagging skin, wrinkles, fine lines and less skin elasticity. Facelifts are usually the next step once medspa treatments no longer achieve a desired, more youthful look.

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Benefits of a Facelift

Not only does a facelift tighten and smooth the skin, it also offers the following benefits:

  • Restores a younger appearance
  • Improves facial contour and tone
  • Boosts self-esteem

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for A Facelift?

The ideal candidate for a facelift shows definite signs of aging in the face through sagging facial skin and deep wrinkles, lines, and folds around the features of the face. They may also have lost a significant amount of weight causing their skin to sag or create jowls. Additionally, they may have achieved a smooth complexion using dermal fillers and injectables but want a more permanent solution for their appearance.

What Do I Need to Do Before a Facelift?

Through a consultation, you and your surgeon can talk about your desires and expectations and the best approach to reach them. Because a facelift is considered major surgery, it is necessary to have an overall health checkup as well as bloodwork to ensure you are in good health. Additionally, it is recommended that if you smoke, you stop a few weeks prior to and following the procedure as it can negatively affect the outcome. It is also suggested that you avoid taking any blood thinning medications or supplements that tend to increase bruising and delay the healing process.

What Should I Expect on The Day of My Facelift?

Facelift procedures have been perfected and have become less invasive over the past few years. Once the anesthesia has been administered, incisions are made typically around the hairline and around the ears. The extent of the incisions depends on the degree of work to be done. At that point, fat is sculpted, if necessary, to add volume and contour to the face then the skin is tightened, and the incisions are closed. Excess skin is removed, and the incisions are dressed and bandaged.

How Long Does It Take to Perform a Facelift?

Facelift procedures often take about two to three hours depending on the procedure and whether other procedures are done at the same time.

What to Expect After a Facelift?

Following facelift surgery, patients typically begin the recovery at an aftercare facility or at home with the assistance of a qualified nurse. The following day, Dr. Karimi or Dr. Griffiths examines the incisions to ensure they are beginning to heal correctly and there are no signs of infection. Once this is done, patients can recover in their own home. Between that time and one-week post-surgery, patients are checked again then return to have their stitches removed.

Most patients take up to two weeks off from work to allow the incisions to heal and swelling and bruising to diminish. At this point, makeup camouflages any leftover bruising or redness. During the initial healing, there is only slight discomfort and tightness in the neck. These issues resolve themselves within a week.

Will I Have Scars After Getting a Facelift?

With facelifts, incisions are made as close to the hairline as possible, and behind the ears where they are less conspicuous. Any visible scarring that may be noticeable initially can be covered with makeup. Scarring greatly diminishes over the following weeks and months to the point that it is not noticeable.

When Will I See the Results?

The results start to reveal themselves gradually as the healing process takes place. It starts with the incisions healing then moves to the bruising going away and the swelling subsiding. Swelling takes a few months to completely disappear and the full results of the facelift to take effect. It is important to understand that as the healing process proceeds, the results gradually become more visible.

How Long Will the Results of a Facelift Last?

When a consistent skin care regimen is maintained, the results of a facelift last for years. Many patients continue with medspa treatments, including skin rejuvenation and dermal fillers and injectables, to preserve their youthful appearance.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost in Los Angeles?

The cost of a facelift varies with each patient as it is based on the extent of the surgery and whether other treatments or procedures are done at the same time. During a consultation, we go over the costs as well as our payment and financing options. We accept cash, checks, and credit cards as well as offer financing through CareCredit®.

Rejuva Medical Aesthetics is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers full body plastic surgery, emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Brentwood and the surrounding communities in California. Contact us today!

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