A facelift, otherwise known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure to provide significant facial rejuvenation. The procedure can turn back the clock to help you achieve a much younger appearance, removing excess skin and tightening the facial tissue to smooth out wrinkles and folds. A facelift can also address signs of aging in the neck and under the chin, especially when combined with a neck lift procedure. When performed by a skilled surgeon like Dr. Roham, the results are still natural-looking, so you’ll still look like you, but more refreshed.
A facelift can be customized based on where you’re at in the aging process. If you feel younger than you appear, you may consider facelift surgery at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Roham’s highly specialized technique addresses both the skin and the underlying muscle tissues of the face to produce dramatic yet, natural-looking results that are customized to meet your goals. Dr. Roham will examine your signs of aging to determine the facelift or other facial rejuvenation techniques that are right for you. The facelift is sometimes combined with another procedure like a neck lift or brow lift for full facial rejuvenation.
In some cases, a patient may be a candidate for a mini facelift where the incisions are limited and less tissue is repositioned. This technique is appropriate for those with mind signs of aging that do not require the full facelift. This technique also leads to an easier recovery period.
Facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or IV sedation for your comfort. Small incisions are placed around the ear and within the hairline where they can be easily concealed. The facial skin is lifted off of the underlying tissues, and these tissues are then repositioned to a higher, more youthful position. Sutures are then used to keep the tissue in place. The skin is then redraped to cover the newly contoured face and excess skin is removed. Special care is taken to avoid a pulled or windblown look when redraping the skin. The incisions are then closed with small sutures. The scars felt from a facelift heal to become very thin and virtually unnoticeable.
After a facelift, some patients may go home the same day, while others stay in the hospital for one night to recover under supervision. Following your procedure, Dr. Roham will wrap your face with a special bandage to minimize swelling and protect your incision sites. Patients should plan for at least a week off work to rest and recover at home. During this time, it is important to keep your head elevated to help minimize swelling and bruising. Very small drains may be placed at the time of surgery to remove excess fluids and will be removed on the day after surgery, while sutures are typically removed one week later. There is some mild discomfort after a facelift that is easily managed with the medication prescribed to you by Dr. Roham. As with all surgery at Advance Laser and Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, you will be given detailed before and after surgery instructions, and Dr. Roham will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.
Yes. The structure of your face will weaken with the aging process. This procedure tightens the facial structure and gives you natural results.
Yes. Your plastic surgeon will trim and tighten your saggy skin resulting in a youthful appearance.
Yes. If you get a mid-face lift this results in a smoother appearance to the cheeks and lower eyelids. A lower facelift results in an enhanced jawline contour, diminishing jaws and smoothing the neck area.
The results last for ten years. There’s minimal recovery after the procedure.
Dr. Roham is one of the top Orange County Plastic Surgeons, specializing in Facelift procedure. Patients from all over Southern California come to our office searching for his expertise and amazing results. Check out before and after photos, read great reviews and schedule your FREE consultation today! See how this procedure can improve your life!