Facelift (also called “rhytidectomy”) is a surgical procedure used to correct sagging skin, tighten facial muscles, and improve facial contour around the chin, jawline, and other areas of the face. It rejuvenates and reverses the signs of aging.
There are a few types of facelift procedures, including the Mini Facelift, and some non-surgical alternatives, as well. Although approaches vary depending on the treatment and the patient’s needs, facelift surgery has some universal characteristics that make the surgery safer and more intricate than ever before.
Dr. Serebrakian is a leading surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area for facial rejuvenation procedures. He is double boarded by American board of Head & Neck Surgery and American board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
With advances in medicine we’re all living longer, but our skin doesn’t necessarily stay up with the trend. Most anyone over the age of 45 could benefit from a facelift of some sort. How involved a procedure you would want depends on how much time you’ve spent in the sun, environmental issues, personal habits, stresses, and the like. Generally, a facelift, rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. If you can relate to these characteristics on your face, a facelift with Dr. Serebrakian could be a good option:
Facelifts can be equally effective for men as for women. Increasingly, men are seeking the benefits of facelift surgery to achieve a younger, rejuvenated look. A consultation with Dr. Serebrakian can help you determine the approaches that best suit the male face, as well as the benefits and risks of the surgery.
Adequately preparing for facelift surgery can keep you relaxed and healthy before, during, and after the procedure. Preparation begins at your pre-surgery consultation. Three to four weeks before surgery is a key time to stop smoking, stop taking certain medications, and start following your pre-surgery instructions. Getting ready for recovery — by mentally preparing for the downtime and making arrangements for transportation and after-care — is also essential to a successful rhytidectomy.
The procedures are being performed at Bay Area Laser Surgery Center, an Accreditated & certified ambulatory surgery center. All the procedures by patient’s choice could be done either under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
During your consultation, Dr. Serebrakian will discuss the options available to you. He will consult with you to help you determine which procedures are best suited for your needs, and which will give you the results you desire. Some patients might find that they can attain their goals with a less invasive procedure, such as chemical or laser peels. Others may be happier with their results if they combine facelift surgery with other procedures, such as a neck lift or forehead lift (also called “brow lift”, fat grafting or facial implants.
Of course, all of the risks that accompany any surgery apply to facelift surgery, but there are some specific potential side effects:
If you are interested in learning more about Facelift surgery and would like to find out if you are candidate, contact our office to schedule a consultation today!