The face is the signature characteristic of the body. A healthy, youthful face has become one of the most desirable traits of our culture, but aging, stress and sun damage all contribute to creating a face that may look older than it really is. The facelift procedure that our San Diego surgeons offer was developed to bring back the natural youthful features of the face to help patients feel more attractive and confident with their appearance.
The facelift is designed to tighten the muscles and skin of the face and neck, which creates a more alert appearance and more youthful contours. It also creates a striking improvement in appearance that is long lasting but still looks natural and youthful. Our San Diego facelift surgeons offer a variety or procedures for facial cosmetic improvement in addition to the traditional facelift, including rhinoplastly, blepharoplsty, laser resurfacing, or even non-surgical procedures to give patients the look they've always wanted.
Anyone who has found that stress, sun damage, aging, or even weight loss has caused sagging on his or her face and neck is a good candidate for a facelift. A facelift provides much more drastic results that other procedures such as a browlift, and can help those who experience sagging jowls, a double chin, or deep facial wrinkles get a more youthful appearance.
During a facelift procedure, our San Diego-based surgeons make incisions just inside the hairline and above each ear that facilitates the lifting and tightening of the facial muscles. Once the skin and muscles are tightened, excess skin and muscle is trimmed and the incisions are closed.
In addition to the traditional facelift procedure, the doctors of San Diego also offer a less invasive facelift that requires smaller incisions and results in a shorter recovery period. This short scar facelift is best for patients between ages 40-60 who have started to notice sagging in the jowl area, but donâ€™t require the drastic improvement of a traditional facelift.
A traditional facelift is an invasive surgery, and as such, will result in some pain and discomfort after surgery. However, this can be safely managed with prescription pain medication provided by our experienced surgeons. Facelift patients will experience swelling and discoloration after the procedure; however, these diminish within a few weeks after facial plastic surgery. Patients can generally resume normal life within a month.
For added convenience, all San Diego Plastic Surgery Clinic patients who choose the facelift procedure are provided with pre-facelift skin care treatment. Our in-house aesthetician helps our San Diego facelift patients prepare for the procedure and also bring out the beauty of their new feature post surgery.
Dr. Smoot, Sabrain and Holland, our surgeons, are renowned for creating stunning, natural looking results with their facelift procedures. Our patients report feeling pleased with and more confident about their facial appearance that looks rested, youthful and contoured.
If the affects of aging have taken a toll on your facial appearance, we can help you find solutions at our San Diego facial plastic surgery center. During a consultation, our surgeons can show you how itâ€™s possible to take years off of your appearance with a custom facial rejuvenation program. Contact us today to learn more.
Wendell Smoot, M.D.
John Smoot, M.D.
Reza Sadrian, M.D.
Carol Hollan, M.D.
9850 Genesee Ave. #300, #380
La Jolla, CA 92037
Phone No: (858) 587-9850
Fax: (858) 622-2066
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