Looking young is an important part of feeling good about yourself. At South Bay Plastic Surgeons in Torrance, facelift procedures can benefit both men and women, and the restorative quality of the lift can considerably enhance the quality of your self-image.
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A common misconception about face lift is that the procedure affects the whole face. The face lift really should be renamed a neck lift to more appropriately reflect what the procedure does. During a face lift, loose skin from the neck is removed and the underlying muscles are tightened. This restores definition to the neckline, and eliminates jowls from around the mouth in the process. The overall result is a young looking neck and face, with newly tightened skin and muscles.
We specialize in facelift surgery at South Bay Plastic Surgeons using innovative and less invasive techniques. Your surgeon may employ an endoscope ("endoscopic face lift") during surgery to minimize scarring, reduce the risk of nerve damage, and accelerate your recovery. Ask your doctor about the advantages of endoscopic cosmetic surgery and if the endoscopic option is right for you.
The Benefits of Face Lift Surgery
The goal of a face lift is to tighten the skin and muscles of the neck, and eliminate jowls from around the mouth. The skin of a young person's neck adheres tightly to the underlying muscles, but with age the muscles become lax, and the skin becomes loose, which can lead to the appearance of a "turkey neck." Face lift surgery restores the appearance of the neck and jowls. A facelift can be combined with a brow lift and/or eyelid surgery to rejuvenate the entire face.
Your Plastic Surgery Procedure
While the patient is under adequate anesthesia, the surgeon makes incisions behind the hairline near the temple and down around behind the ear and, if necessary, a tiny incision is make under the chin. Excess skin is removed, and sagging muscles and tissue are tightened. The remaining skin is repositioned to create a lifted more youthful appearance. The procedure is performed in two to three hours.
Recovery and Results
There is usually little pain after face lift surgery, and patients usually look well within a few weeks. There will be some swelling and bruising that will diminish quickly and are usually completely gone within two weeks.
A little numbness and tightness of the skin should be expected. Because of their placement, scars are not visible on the face and may remain pink behind the hairline for a month or so.
Avoiding strenuous activity that may put tension on the scars is important for the first few weeks after your face lift
The Silhouette® Lift
The Silhouette® Lift is a less invasive alternative to traditional face and brow lift surgery. It requires less operating room time and recovery is much quicker. This new procedure is popular among younger patients who choose to lift just the brow or cheeks to fight the earliest signs of aging.
In the Silhouette Lift procedure fine facelift threads are inserted through tiny incisions under the skin to pull up sagging brows, cheeks, jowls or the neck. The threads can lift, shape and support sagging facial tissue for natural-looking, lasting results. An exciting "side effect" of the procedure is the possibility of improved results over time; as collagen builds and bunches around the threads the skin may be plumped and lifted further.
The skilled and experienced surgeons will help you to determine which facelift approach is best for your needs and goals.