What Are the Signs You May Need Facelift Surgery?

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The hands of time stop for no one. Even if you live a healthy lifestyle, eventually you’ll start to notice your face showing signs of aging, such as wrinkles and sagging. Gravity, sun damage, weight loss, and the loss of collagen/elastin all lead to drooping skin. However, a facelift can target the signs of aging.

If you would like to learn more about whether a facelift is the right choice for your needs, then we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA. He will examine your face and outline which type of facelift will best fit your needs and help give you the results you seek.

Facelifts are often different for patients in their 40s versus those in their 60s. The technique used will depend on the laxity of the skin and the condition of the deep layers of the skin. Also, prior to undergoing a facelift in Orange County, you should be physically fit and a nonsmoker.

Do I need a facelift?

Many people wonder if they truly need a facelift or if they can opt for a less invasive cosmetic procedure to gain the same results. A facelift procedure tightens skin laxity, removes excess fat deposits, and helps you look younger and more rejuvenated.

With a facelift procedure, you can receive the following facial corrections:

  • Smoothes away deep facial creases and folds
  • Lifts sagging cheeks
  • Helps reduce a double chin and jowls

If you have advanced signs of aging, then a facelift is often the ideal cosmetic procedure to address your areas of concern.

Who are the best candidate for a facelift?

The ideal candidates for a facelift have the following problems:

  • Sagging skin along the neck, face, and jawline
  • Excess deposits of fat along the chin and jaw
  • Deep folds of skin in the mid-face and lower-face regions
  • Sunken, hollow cheeks

In many situations, nonsurgical options are simply not enough to give patients the results they seek.

Recovering from a facelift

A facelift is a surgical procedure that does take time to recover from. It will often take up to eight weeks before you can return to any physically demanding activities. Following the procedure, our medical team at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery will closely monitor you in the recovery area.

You can typically return home the same day as the facelift. Dr. Motakef will provide you with post-op instructions and schedule your follow-up visit. You will have swelling and bruising, and some pain. However, Dr. Motakef can provide you with a prescription for pain medications to help ease the discomfort.

Following the facelift procedure, drains are placed and removed within a few days. Also, Dr. Motakef will remove sutures a week following the surgery. It can take several weeks for bruising and swelling to resolve to reveal a younger, more rejuvenated appearance.

Schedule a facelift consultation in Anaheim Hills, CA

If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery then we encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA to discuss the various facelift procedures, such as a full facelift, mid-facelift, lower facelift (neck lift) or a mini-facelift. He will answer your facelift questions and create a customized treatment plan to help meet your unique goals. Contact us to learn more.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.