A facelift can be a great way to improve the shape and contours of the face, partially reversing years of aging. A facelift can repair deep wrinkles, sagging skin and excess fat hanging beneath the face. It may also be combined with several other head and neck procedures, including eyelid surgery, skin resurfacing or rhinoplasty. At OC Cosmetic Surgery Clinique in beautiful Orange County, California, we provide this and other cosmetic surgery procedures to patients living in and around Newport Beach, including the cities of Santa Ana and Anaheim. Our facelifts are same-day surgeries performed at the Pacifica Outpatient Surgery Center.
A facelift may not be for everyone, however. It is mostly recommended for individuals between the ages of 40 and 60 because some remaining skin elasticity is needed for a good result. However, depending on individual facial features and skin qualities, the doctor may determine that some 70 or 80-year-olds may be good candidates for this procedure as well. In addition, patients must be aware that a facelift will not stop aging nor will it repair surface wrinkles or sunspots. Skin resurfacing can be combined with a facelift to address fine lines and age spots.
A facelift is a surgical procedure performed with anesthesia. The patient will be asleep during the entire procedure. Depending on the surgeon’s preference and on the extent of the facelift needed, a facelift can be done in one of several ways. The most traditional option, however, is when the surgeons make a long incision from the forehead, in front of and around the ears and down into the hairline. This allows him to peel up some of the facial skin, remove excess fat, reshape some facial muscles and redrape and tighten the skin before suturing.
Our goal for patients from Santa Ana who are undergoing facelifts is that they will be empowered to become their best selves. A facelift can effectively turn back the hands of time, restoring a youthful heart-shaped face to patients who felt that this was lost forever. In addition, it can help individuals appear more energized and increase confidence both at home and in social situations.