Treatments like fillers and injectables can definitely have an impact on facial aging, but they should not be considered as a substitute for conventional facelift procedures. Unlike many non-surgical treatment options, a traditional facelift can offer results lasting for years. If you are considering undergoing this procedure, you probably have a few questions that you would like answered first. Here at Roy David MD Plastic Surgery And Medical Spa in San Diego, we are proud to offer this option and encourage you to learn more about it.
What is the Consultation Process Like?
You may undergo a couple of consultations before your procedure. The initial consultation is for assessing the situation as you see it and to go over your surgical and non-surgical treatment options to tackle the problem. You’ll take part in a fairly general discussion and be made aware of the benefits and potential adverse events of the procedure. The second consultation contains more detailed information and the development of an individual plan to help you achieve your individual needs and goals.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for a Facelift Procedure?
You would probably make a suitable candidate for the procedure if you are dealing with loose and sagging facial skin, particularly when found under the chin or along the jawline. If you have a well-defined bone structure and strong jawline, you would probably make a good candidate. Facelifts can correct midface sagging, deep creases found near the nose that extend to the mouth corners, creases under eyelids, and loose skin and fatty deposits under the jaw and chin, leading to the appearance of a double chin.
How Do I Prepare for My Plastic Surgery?
After undergoing your initial consultation, we will go over your medical history, including an evaluation of your skin elasticity, wrinkles, bone structure, and hairline to guide the placement of necessary surgical openings. We will go over your expectations concerning the procedure to ensure that they are realistic. A couple of weeks before your procedure, we may advise you to avoid taking certain medications that could impede the procedure’s efficacy or the recovery process. Please inform us of any products or medications that you are currently taking.
What is the Procedure Like?
The procedure itself is quite simple. You will be given anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process. We will then create openings around your ears and hairline. We will lift your facial skin and rearrange soft tissues into a better location. We may also remove excess fat at this time. Finally, we will seal all openings and give you specific aftercare instructions.
To learn more about the benefits of facelift procedures, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Roy David MD Plastic Surgery And Medical Spa. At our convenient location in San Diego, CA, our caring and devoted staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!