What Is a Facelift?
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin provides a full spectrum of facial surgical treatments in Brea and Beverly Hills, CA. Among the most common procedures at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery is the facelift. This treatment addresses specific sections of the face to treat drooping features and lines in order to produce a younger-looking, firmer appearance. Depending on your concerns and goals for surgery, a facelift can focus on the areas around the eyes, the mid-face area and cheeks, the bottom two-thirds including the jowls, mouth, neck, and more for an all-around younger look. The type of facelift used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, your age, lifestyle, and other influences. Some patients are of age and have enough skin laxity for a full facelift while others may only need a mid-face lift. Dr. Corbin is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the complex anatomy of facelift surgery. The goal is to create a natural appearance that's soft and beautiful.
"I have been a patient for over 20 years and I appreciate all of Dr Corbin's work and my fabulous surgery results. I had my Brest done in 1988, my nose in 1990. I do Botox as a maintenance and I am glad I do as ppl cannot believe my true age. Next will be my mini facelift. Thank you Dr Corbin and amazing staff for your kindness ands friendship. He is truly the best surgeon ever."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 22, 2019
"At the first consultation, I was asked what my concerns were. The Doctor explained my options and advised me of which procedures would be applied to the neck and face area. His explanation was very thorough and I felt confident about a procedure for a neck lift and partial face lift."- L.B. / Google / May 04, 2015
"I have been a patient for over 20 years and I appreciate all of Dr Corbin's work and my fabulous surgery results. I had my Brest done in 1988, my nose in 1990. I do Botox as a maintenance and I am glad I do as ppl cannot believe my true age. Next will be my mini facelift. Thank you Dr Corbin and amazing staff for your kindness ands friendship. He is truly the best surgeon ever."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Nov 22, 2019
Ideal Candidates for a Facelift
Commonly, candidates who desire a facelift are annoyed by advanced lines and wrinkles around the temple to jowl regions of the face. Facelift surgery can address various areas, depending on the specific signs of aging. Candidates should understand that age won't always dictate the best time to seek out a facelift. There are several unique factors, as well as many lift techniques, to inform the choice. The lifting technique chosen will vary for those in their 30s and those with more advanced aging. The condition of the skin is one of the main elements in the planning process. Further, facelift candidates must be physically healthy, refrain from smoking, and approach the surgery with realistic outcome expectations.
Facelift Surgical Technique
Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are various levels of facelifts available. Some facelifts treat the upper portion of the face, and others focus on the middle and lower. Moreover, some procedures are a bit more invasive than others. It's very common for some patients to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or BOTOX and fillers to complement their outcomes. Some of the better-known facelift methods include:
- Full Facelift
A common surgical procedure for older adults, the full or "traditional" facelift generally makes an incision near the hairline, extending down to the area near the temples, and reaching the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial tissue and muscles are carefully stretched and tightened to create a lifted outcome, which diminishes excess loose skin and droopy features. A full facelift is often chosen by patients with visible signs of advanced aging. During a full facelift, various treatments may be combined, including an eyelid lift to address the eyes or a neck lift for the lower region.
With a similar technique to the mini lift, the surgery known as the mid-facelift addresses the hollow and lax areas near the cheekbones as well as the upper jaw. This lift often works nicely for those who seek improvement in the lower two-thirds of their face, which also includes the jowls.
- Lower Facelift
This particular facelift corrects the neck region and chin and sometimes the jowls. Nonsurgical methods, such as injectable fillers, can also be applied for chin reduction to attain a younger, tighter-looking neck.
- Mini Facelift
During a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is placed near the ears to lift the skin, which helps the mid to lower face. This method creates subtle improvements that look beautiful and natural.
What to Expect After Your Facelift
After surgery, we will monitor your health until you can be safely released to return home with a responsible adult to drive you. Before your surgery, Dr. Corbin or someone on his team will schedule your follow-up appointments and discuss tips to help you recover faster and more comfortably. You should expect to experience swelling and puffiness, some moderate soreness, and discomfort, which can be reduced by pain medication. You should feel and look normal after 2 – 4 weeks. You should see a more glowing look with fewer lines and less sagging. Overall, your face should be rejuvenated and fresh.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a rejuvenated look. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of choices for surgery based on your unique concerns and goals. This treatment is designed to make you look younger, but still natural. To learn more, we invite you to get in touch with Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your appointment with Dr. Corbin.
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