Facelift/Rhytidectomy Los Angeles

In Beverly Hills and Los Angeles Facelift surgery has taken on a new face. Once a cosmetic facial surgery of significant expense and complexity it has now become more in tune with today’s needs of Southern California men and women.

The contemporary need of women is a face that looks refreshed, healthy, and happy, but not exaggerated and unnatural. Professional men and women of Los Angeles want a facelift that delivers results without the extended down time. For this reason, many Beverly Hills Facelift techniques have surfaced that promise it all. The so called “lunch facelift”, or “weekend facelift” promise amazing youth with practically no recovery time. Are these procedures true or are they just a creation of modern advertisement? The answer is yes and no!

New minimal invasive techniques in Facial Plastic Surgery have risen that can rejuvenate the eyes, face, and the forehead through minimal scars and thus with less trauma and little recovery time. Among these new facial plastic surgery techniques is the which rejuvenates the central part of the aging face. In this way, the deep naso-labial folds are softened and the cheeks and jowls are uplifted.

Facial fat grafting or micro-fat transfer is another relatively new technique that helps to rejuvenate an aging face by replenishing the lost volume of the hollowed lower eyelids, cheeks, and the mid face. Because of the relative ease of facial fat transfer it has been coined by some Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeons as the “weekend Facelift”. Other Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeons combine this with liposuction of the neck in order to remove the double chin. Yet other plastic surgeons combine this with a mini-facelift or neck lift in order to remove redundant facial skin in selective areas.

Although these minimal invasive facelift procedures offer significant value to today’s men and women who don’t want complicated and time consuming remedies, there are a growing population of aging people who need to have multiple areas addressed at once.

For these people a Rhytidectomy or a Facelift offers renovation of the entire face- neck, jaws, cheeks, eyes, mid face, and the forehead. A true facelift accomplishes it all! A facelift re-drapes the facial skin, tightens muscles, and reverse the effects of gravity, aging, and loss of facial fullness or volume. This gives you a firm neck and cheeks, with well defined jaw lines, and smoother skin.

The word Rhytidectomy comes from the Greek word “rhytis,” which means “wrinkle,” and “ektome,” which means excision. It actually refers to a group of procedures from the cheeks down to the neck which, in the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon won’t make you look “different” as much as they’ll make you appear more relaxed, rested and rejuvenated.

Thousands of American men and women undergo facelifts every year. It is the second most common cosmetic surgery procedure performed among mature men and women– following Blepharoplasty/Eyelid Surgery. In fact, almost always a facelift is combined with other Facial Plastic Surgery procedures such as eyelid tuck or blepharoplasty, forehead or brow lift, cheek or chin implants, rhinoplasty or nose job, neck liposuction, and chemical peel, dermabrasion or laser resurfacing.

Candidates for Rhytidectomy/Face Lift in Los Angeles include men and women with one or more of the following: deep lines that run from the corner of their nose to the corner of their mouth, also known as nasolabial folds; the loss of a well-defined jaw or the development of “jowls;” sagging of the “highlight” areas of the cheekbones and deep wrinkles in the cheeks; loose skin, wrinkles, vertical “cords” or excess fatty tissue in the neck.

Most Beverly Hills facelift patients are between 40 and 60 years of age. However, Rhytidectomy is successfully performed on people in their seventies and eighties as well. Many Beverly Hills plastic surgeons consider the ideal candidate to be a middle-aged woman, with a strong underlying bone structure and a minimal amount of fatty tissue. In addition to those who have strong bone structure, the best Facelift candidates are men and women whose face and neck shows signs of sagging, but whose skin is still elastic.

During Rhytidectomy, the Facial plastic surgeon uses a scalpel or a laser to make an incision at your hairline, above and in front of your ear, in the temporal region. The incision is then extended downward in front of the ear, ending in the hairline behind the ear.

The facial cosmetic surgeon then lifts skin and fatty tissues off of the underlying muscle and connective tissue, moving it as far forward as is needed to correct the looseness of your skin. If necessary, the plastic surgeon will then tighten the underlying muscle and connective tissues with sutures. Your skin is then draped back and upwards, and the excess skin is removed. As a rule, Facelift and Neck Lift are performed as a single procedure, elevating both the skin and soft tissues of the face and neck, and returning them to their original location. Besides tightening the loose neck skin (Cervicoplasty), the neck muscles are also tightened through a small incision under the chin by a technique called “Corset Platysmaplasty”.

After trimming excess skin, your plastic surgeon closes the incisions with fine sutures and/or metal clips, which permit surgery to take place without shaving hair from the incision site. Some plastic surgeons leave a drain in the wounds to remove excess blood and bandages are then applied.

The goal of a facelift is to give you a younger looking face that is natural-looking and not overdone. Dr. Younai is a Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon with experience in all aspects of Facial Cosmetic Surgery including Facelift or Rhytidectomy, eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, neck lift, forehead or brow lift, rhinoplasty, etc. He is skilled and experienced in all techniques of facial rejuvenation surgery and strives to create a face that is natural and normal looking. During your consultation he will discuss all details including: if you are a good candidate, surgical options and techniques, potential risks and complications of surgery, pre- and post-operative instructions, recovery course, as well as what to expect after surgery. At that time Dr. Younai will also show you before-and-after pictures of other patients with facelifts, who might be similar to you.

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