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What is a Facelift?

A loss of collagen, elasticity, and fat volume can leave behind a sagging and hollowed facial appearance. This is especially evident along the cheekbones, the jawline, and around the neck region. You may notice sagging skin, vertical neck bands, and excess skin along the throat. But facelift surgery in Santa Monica can restore your facial appearance and reverse the signs of aging.

Am I a Candidate for Facelift Surgery in Santa Monica?

Facial plastic surgery is intended to return that youthful glow to your skin. But you must be deemed a good candidate for this type of surgery. Consider the following criteria to decide if this procedure is right for you.

  • You are in good overall health
  • Your facial skin has retained some level of flexibility and elasticity
  • You demonstrate aesthetically balanced bone structure
  • You want refreshed skin for a youthful natural-looking appearance.

Why Choose Ardesh Facelift?

Dr. Farhad Ardeshirpour is a double-board certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with 13 years of experience with performing plastic surgery. He is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte medical school and is currently affiliated with Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ardesh is an exclusive practitioner of mini facelift surgery in Santa Monica.

What Results Can I Expect with a Facelift?

Facelift surgery tightens the skin and soft tissues from the cheekbones to the clavicle (collar bone) for a smooth, rejuvenated look along the cheeks, the jawline, and the neck and throat areas. The procedure is performed to address all of these areas at one time, however, some patients may only require surgery in one or two of these regions separately. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Ardesh for a consultation to determine if the best mini facelift in Santa Monica is right for you.

Facelift surgery procedures can take as little as two or as long as five hours to complete. Patients may receive general anesthesia or conscious sedation during surgery.

The incisions that are made during the procedure are carefully tailor-made for each individual patient. These incisions are placed near the natural creases of the skin around the ears, this makes it easier to conceal them once fully healed.

Each incision is carefully applied and the skin and connective tissues removed from the underlying bone structures pf the face. They are re-draped back onto the bone for a more youthful, healthy-looking, natural appearance.

After the work is complete, the excess skin and tissues are removed and discarded. The final step involves closing the incisions with absorbable sutures.

What Can I Expect in Recovery from a Facelift Surgical Procedure in Santa Monica?

Once the surgery is finished, the incisions will be dressed in bandages which will help to keep the swelling down and begin the healing process. There may still be some visible swelling and bruising near the surgery site. This is all very normal and should go away soon.

Dr. Ardesh may recommend that you sleep with your head in an elevated position as this will help to speed up the healing process. The bandages can usually be removed after about a day or two after the surgery is performed and you can expect to resume work and other normal activities in 10 to 14 days after the bandages are taken off.

AT WHAT AGE SHOULD I CONSIDER A FACELIFT?

This is a question we get often and there is no specific answer. What we do know is that Dr. Ardesh has performed facelift surgery in Santa Monica on patients who range in age from their 40's to their 60's. The truth is, there is no specific age at which a facelift would be the most appropriate. We all age differently, you may start to see sagging or excess skin in the face or neck region at a certain age. Another person may see these signs of aging at a younger or older age. You should only consider a facelift when you are not satisfied with your appearance and would like to refresh your look.

HOW MUCH YOUNGER WILL I LOOK AFTER A FACELIFT?

Since we all age differently, the results can vary from one patient to another. Keep in mind, facelift surgery is not a solution to freeze the aging process. Nothing can do that. But a facelift can reduce the effects of aging, leaving you with younger and healthier skin. The success of the procedure will depend upon the condition of your skin and underlying bone structures along with your personal lifestyle habits.

WILL A FACELIFT LEAVE MY MOUTH CORNERS LOOKING TIGHT OR PULLED?

Dr. Adresh does not utilize surgical procedures that require pulling or tightening of the skin. His techniques are modern, state-of-the-art methods that rely on cutting edge technologies instead of dated or outmoded practices for facelift surgery. So you need not worry that your face will have an artificial appearance where the corners of the mouth have been greatly altered. That is not how Dr. Ardesh performs this type of reconstructive procedure.

WILL A FACELIFT REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF LINES IN THE FOREHEAD AND AROUND THE EYES?

No, this procedure is not intended to address any sagging or lines around the brow or eyes. This form of facelift is meant for rejuvenating the skin between the cheekbones and upper portion of the neck. But Dr. Ardesh can explain the options available for correcting the imperfections at the top half of the face. He may suggest you undergo eyelid surgery or a brow lift to fix these areas after your facelift surgery is performed.

This is a question we get often and there is no specific answer. What we do know is that Dr. Ardesh has performed facelift surgery in Santa Monica on patients who range in age from their 40's to their 60's. The truth is, there is no specific age at which a facelift would be the most appropriate. We all age differently, you may start to see sagging or excess skin in the face or neck region at a certain age. Another person may see these signs of aging at a younger or older age. You should only consider a facelift when you are not satisfied with your appearance and would like to refresh your look.

Since we all age differently, the results can vary from one patient to another. Keep in mind, facelift surgery is not a solution to freeze the aging process. Nothing can do that. But a facelift can reduce the effects of aging, leaving you with younger and healthier skin. The success of the procedure will depend upon the condition of your skin and underlying bone structures along with your personal lifestyle habits.

Dr. Adresh does not utilize surgical procedures that require pulling or tightening of the skin. His techniques are modern, state-of-the-art methods that rely on cutting edge technologies instead of dated or outmoded practices for facelift surgery. So you need not worry that your face will have an artificial appearance where the corners of the mouth have been greatly altered. That is not how Dr. Ardesh performs this type of reconstructive procedure.

No, this procedure is not intended to address any sagging or lines around the brow or eyes. This form of facelift is meant for rejuvenating the skin between the cheekbones and upper portion of the neck. But Dr. Ardesh can explain the options available for correcting the imperfections at the top half of the face. He may suggest you undergo eyelid surgery or a brow lift to fix these areas after your facelift surgery is performed.

To learn more about your rejuvenation options with Dr. Ardesh, please schedule an appointment.

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