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
"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
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 06, 2021
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 06, 2021
"Thank you Dr Corbin. You are a genius when it come to surgery. Your staff is stellar. You all made my surgical experience wonderful wonderful wonderful. You guys rock. Thank you and see you I. 10 years for a facelift. Lol."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / May 26, 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.
How much does a facelift cost?
The total cost of your facelift will vary based on the technique used. During your consultation, Dr. Corbin will create your custom treatment plan based on your needs and goals. Once this is established, he can go over cost estimates. To avoid results that look unnatural, it's best to concentrate on finding a skilled surgeon instead of the lowest price. Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery can help you find low-interest financing that will make your facelift easier to afford.
Which technique is best for me?
The best surgical facelift technique for you will vary based on your needs, goals, level of skin laxity, what areas of your face are being addressed, and more. To produce the results you want, we will explain the different surgical techniques during your consultation. Our team will then help you choose which technique is best.
What about wrinkle fillers and relaxers over facelift surgery?
Injectable wrinkle fillers and relaxers, like JUVÉDERM® and BOTOX®, have become very popular to refresh the face. Also known as a liquid facelift, nonsurgical wrinkle treatments are good for early signs of aging; however, the results are temporary. A facelift can produce more significant improvements than injectables with long-lasting results. Ask Dr. Corbin about nonsurgical wrinkle treatments in your consultation.
Will my results look natural?
Some patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they are in a wind tunnel. Dr. Corbin focuses on giving you a natural-looking result, so you appear refreshed and not fake. He listens to your needs and goals before creating your custom treatment plan with the technique that will produce your best results.
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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