Facelift In Beverly Hills, CA
Facelift, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at reducing the appearance of aging in the mid-face and lower face by tightening the skin and underlying tissues.Schedule A Consultation
This is achieved by removing excess skin and fat, lifting and repositioning the muscles and tissues, and smoothing out wrinkles and lines. The goal is to achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
As a distinguished facial specialist, Dr. Lee employs the advanced deep plane facelift technique to effectively combat signs of aging in the mid-face and lower face. This method surpasses traditional facelift procedures by working on deeper layers of facial tissues, including the manipulation and repositioning of muscles.
The procedure is meticulously designed to diminish lines, wrinkles, and creases, resulting in the restoration of a youthful and natural appearance at any stage of life.
What Are the Benefits of Facelift Surgery?
Facelift can reduce the appearance of jowls and create a much more vibrant, energetic look. Dr. Lee will assess the best treatment for each patient to curate a dramatic yet natural-looking result.
A facelift can improve:
- Skin elasticity.
- The look of muscle tone in the face.
- The appearance of muscle tone in the neck (a platysmaplasty or neck lift may be necessary to achieve optimal results).
- Sagging jowls.
- Deep creases between the corners of your mouth and the base of your nose (nasolabial folds)
- Chin definition and neck contours
What Are My Facelift Surgery Options?
A facelift by Dr. Lee is tailored to meet your unique needs. Patients often seek Dr. Lee’s expertise for a range of revision requirements, spanning from mild to severe facial sagging. Facelift procedures are particularly effective in addressing concerns in the lower two-thirds of the face, including the cheeks, jowls, and chin.
For comprehensive results, it may be beneficial to consider combining the facelift with additional procedures if you have specific concerns in other facial areas. Many of Dr. Lee’s patients opt to enhance their facelifts by incorporating the following techniques, ensuring a holistic approach to achieving complete facial harmony:
Neck Lift Surgery
A facelift and neck lift complement each other seamlessly. A neck lift has the ability to lift, smooth, and contour the neck, contributing to a more youthful appearance. This procedure serves as an ideal complement to a facelift, effectively addressing concerns such as sagging, enhancing natural contours, and smoothing neck banding.
Blepharoplasty (Eyelid surgery)
Blepharoplasty is a versatile procedure that can address either the upper eyelid or the area under the eyes, resulting in a rejuvenated and brighter appearance. The significance of the eyes often goes underestimated; sagging upper lids, puffiness or dark circles under the eyes, and pronounced creases can inadvertently convey tiredness, anger, or age. Blepharoplasty, being a meticulous procedure, offers a solution to eliminate a range of aging concerns, revitalizing one of your most prominent facial features.
Brow Lift Surgery
Brow Lift Surgery targets forehead creases, wrinkles and sagging brows. Dr. Lee specializes in lifting, smoothing, and restoring a youthful appearance, providing you with a refreshed and more youthful look.
How Is Facelift Surgery Performed?
During the surgery, Dr.Lee makes an incision along the hairline extending into the ear, and behind the ear. Then, they lift the skin and muscle layer, separating it from the underlying tissue to expose the deep plane of the face. This allows the surgeon to reposition the underlying structures, such as the fat and muscle, to create a more youthful contour. The skin is then re-draped and excess skin is removed before the incisions are closed. Once the incisions have healed they will be essentially imperceptible. The deep plane facelift is known to produce long-lasting results, with a more natural and youthful appearance compared to other facelift techniques.
How Long Is Facelift Surgery Recovery?
The recovery time after a facelift varies for each patient, influenced by factors such as the body’s natural healing process, the inclusion of combined procedures, and the level of revision in each. Typically, recovery from facelift surgery alone may entail 2-3 weeks of downtime.
When Will I See My Facelift Surgery Results?
Facelift results are most evident once the post-operative swelling and bruising have diminished, with continual improvement throughout the healing process. Your skin may feel tender and tight as your body adjusts. Most patients can see moderate results 4-6 weeks, with full results visible after 3-6 months.
Will I have scars after facelift surgery?
Whenever an incision is made on the body, the possibility of scarring exists. Nonetheless, Dr. Lee, being a highly skilled and meticulous surgeon, ensures that the incisions are exceptionally precise and discreetly positioned.
Any scarring resulting from your facelift will be conveniently concealed within the hairline or behind the ears, and the majority of scars tend to fade naturally over time.
How long does facelift surgery take?
The duration of your facelift is contingent upon the scope of revision and the inclusion of combined surgeries. A conventional facelift typically ranges from two to five hours. For a more precise estimate, Dr. Lee will provide detailed information once he has developed your specific treatment plan.
What are the risks of facelift surgery?
All surgical procedures carry some risk, including bleeding, infection, and poor healing or scarring. Dr. Lee will discuss all the risks specific to your procedure(s) to ensure your comfort and understanding of the surgery.
Does facelift surgery restore facial volume?
The primary objective of a facelift is not to restore volume. If you wish to augment your facial features through volumization, there are additional procedures that can be considered:
- Facial fat grafting draws unwanted fat from another area of your body before inserting it in specific areas of the face to restore lost volume.
- Lip augmentation plumps thin lips for a more hydrated, voluminous appearance.
- Cheek augmentation provides a sculpted structure to the cheekbones.
Jaw augmentation enhances weak or disproportionate jaws for a more distinguished jawline contour.