San Diego residents expect the very best when it comes to anti-aging procedures. Although injectable fillers and other products have come online recently, nothing beats the traditional facelift when it comes to obtaining the most dramatic results available. If you are dealing with sagging skin that makes you appear older than your actual age, or would like to head off premature aging, you should consider undergoing this familiar, effective procedure.
Fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, and other facets of the aging process can be improved with resurfacing techniques like chemical peels, lasers, and dermabrasion. Injectable treatments can further enhance the appearance of wrinkles. However, only a conventional facelift can effectively treat the loss of skin elasticity and the effects of gravity in the facial area.
You may make a good candidate for a facelift if your facial skin is sagging and loose, particularly under the chin or along your jawline. Patients with good bone structure and a strong jawline tend to make good candidates for the procedure.
An initial consultation is your first step toward a more youthful face. At this time, we will make the determination if you would make a suitable candidate for a facelift procedure. We will go over your complete medical history and may examine the elasticity of your skin, wrinkles, bone structure, and hairline to help us guide the placement of incisions. We would also like to hear your expectations regarding your results to ensure that they are realistic and you are happy with your outcome.
Two weeks before your procedure, we may recommend that you stop taking some medications like nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, aspirin, or any product that could thin your blood. Please inform us at this time of any products you are taking, including herbal remedies and nutritional supplements. Do not stop taking medications before speaking first to your doctor.
Once all preparations have been made, things go fairly fast. You’ll be given some form of anesthesia to keep you numb but partially awake. We then form incisions around your hairline and ears that could extend to your scalp. Then we lift facial skin and rearrange underlying soft tissues into a more appropriate position. We will remove excess skin at this time and may also remove additional fat using a liposuction procedure. Next, we will redrape your facial skin and seal incisions with sutures.
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If you are a San Diego resident who is considering undergoing a facelift procedure to correct sagging skin and help you appear more youthful, we invite you to reach out to us at David & Rossi Plastic Surgery in La Jolla, CA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!