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Not your mother’s facelift

Facelift | Bay Area Laser Cosmetic SurgeryFor those of you who may have murky memories of your mother (or another adult in your life) having a facelift back in the 80s, you might have sworn then and there you’d never have the procedure.

You might remember the patient drinking through a straw while moaning and groaning and taking lots of painkillers. You might also remember a miserable person with an extremely swollen and bruised face that looked a lot worse than before the surgery.

The results were probably amazing, even back in the day

If you saw that 80s plastic surgery patient about three weeks after the procedure, you were probably amazed at the transformation. The swollen, unidentifiable face now probably looked like she’d gone back in time about ten years or more. The goal back then was the same as today: looking softer, smoother and like a more youthful version of yourself. The long, painful recovery period was just a requirement of the process – the high price you had to pay for looking so much better.

That was then

So many advances have been made in the facelift procedure, including the recovery. But it’s still surgery. However, if you’ve gotten to the point where peels, Botox, and fillers simply aren’t making the kind of impact on aging that you want, it might be time to look into having a facelift, 2017 style.

A facelift surgically repositions the skin, fat, and muscle of the face

The surgery is designed to re-establish and rejuvenate the contour of your face and neck. It is often the procedure of choice for people between 40-75 years of age who are unhappy about signs of facial and neck aging, such as:

  • Loss of facial prominence in the cheek area
  • Jowls
  • Sagging skin, muscle banding on the neck
  • Drooping forehead

Recovery is typically between one and two weeks and mostly to resolve swelling and bruising.

Learn more about today’s facelift techniques

Everyone is different, and we can help you find the right procedures for you.

Call for a consultation appointment today: In Pinole (East Bay), call (510) 724-8282; In Larkspur (North Bay), call: (415) 461-5755.

Facelifts are providing better results than ever

facelifts | bay area caEven if you’ve kept up an anti-aging regimen of various non-surgical procedures, such as Botox, fillers, chemical peels and laser treatments, the time may come when you are ready for a more long-term solution.

You could be ready for a facelift

Today’s surgical facelift procedures can correct some of the more serious signs of aging by tightening sagging skin and facial muscles and providing you with a more youthful appearance by improving chin, jawline and overall facial contour. A facelift can reverse signs of aging, and the results can last ten years or longer.

There’s more than one way to rejuvenate your face

  • Mini facelift
  • Non-surgical alternatives (the liquid facelift)
  • Surgical facelift
  • Neck lift

The approach or combination of approaches you choose will depend on your individual needs and goals.

Men are enjoying the benefits of a facelift

A facelift can be equally effective for men and women. And statistics indicate that an increasing number of men are seeking the benefits of facelift surgery for a variety of reasons, including improving their appearance and staying competitive in their careers.

Your health, attitude and preparation affect your results

Three to four weeks before surgery:

  • Stop smoking
  • Stop taking certain medications, such as ibuprofen which can increase bleeding and bruising
  • Prepare for the recovery period

This includes such things as arranging for transportation to and from the procedure, planning for downtime, dealing with initial appearance and knowing when to expect final results.

Other procedures can enhance your facelift or be used in place of one

Some of our patients combine their facelift surgery with other procedures, such as:

  • A neck lift
  • A forehead/brow lift
  • A fat graft
  • Facial implants
  • Chemical or laser peels
  • Fillers and Botox

One or more of these treatments can also be used to improve appearance, especially for those who don’t feel ready for a full surgical facelift.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian  

You can work together to best determine which procedures will best help you meet your appearance goals. Call for your appointment today:

In Pinole (East Bay): (510) 724-8282

In Larkspur (North Bay): (415) 461-5755

 

A Facelift Procedure Performed Without General Anesthesia

facelift without general anesthesiaA facelift – also known as a “rhytidectomy” – is a cosmetic surgical procedure that’s performed in order to rejuvenate and restore facial contouring.  Ideally, a facelift can provide a patient with a younger-looking appearance, as excess skin, facial muscles, and skin is tightened, and contoured based on the patient’s desired outcomes.  A facelift procedure is ideal for patients who are experiencing the following:

  • You’re suffering from sagging skin, but you still have a fair amount of elasticity.  As a facelift is designed to stretch the skin, you’ll need somewhat supple skin for this surgery to be successful.
  •  You are looking for a younger-looking appearance without utilizing fillers, skin injections, and other skin rejuvenation procedures.
  • You have excess skin on your face.  Excessive skin – typically around the jaw and neck areas – can be trimmed and removed during a traditional facelift.

Armen Serebrakian, M.D., double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Head & Neck Surgery, specializes in facelift procedures at the the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, an accredited and certified ambulatory surgery center.  Dr. Serebrakian is renowned for performing facelifts with local anesthesia with sedation. The results are natural-looking, with the following additional benefits:

  • Better results.  By performing facelifts under local anesthesia, Dr. Serebrakian can monitor your facial expressions, muscles, and nerves, thus ensuring that you’ll enjoy natural-looking results.  What’s more, this will prevent you from experiencing the “frozen” look, which some patients experience after undergoing a facelift with general anesthesia.
  • More Safety.  General anesthesia carries (often fatal) risks for a small number of individuals, including those who suffer from obesity, high blood pressure, addiction to smoking, and other risk factors.  Local anesthesia, however, is safer to use, meaning patients have the option of adding other cosmetic procedures, such as a rhinoplasty or eyelid surgery.
  • Quick Recovery.  Because Dr. Serebrakian is using local anesthesia during the facelift procedure, patients can enjoy quicker recovery after the surgery has been completed.  What’s more, many patients are able to return to work after just five to seven days, making this an ideal option for patients with busy schedules.

If you’re interested in learning more about the most natural-looking facelift procedure, without general anesthesia, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian at The Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center. Our East Bay office, located in Pinole, serves Martinez, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Our North Bay office, located in Larkspur, serves San Francisco and Marin county.

To learn more just fill out the form in the top left corner, or call 510-724-8282 for our East Bay office or 415-461-5755 for our North Bay office.

 

Interested in a Face Lift? Here’s What You Need to Know

Bay Area faceliftIf you’re interested in having a face lift procedure performed, then you’re in good company.  Many patients are discovering the revitalizing power of facelifts, especially when in pursuit of a more youthful and energized appearance.  Facelifts (also referred to as a rhytidectomy) can help eliminate excessive facial skin and minimize the appearance of a drooping jaw line, double chins, and a myriad of other imperfections.  In Dr. Serebrakian’s 27 years of experience, the average patient will accomplish 10 to 15 years of facial rejuvenation.

What’s more, the “face” of facelifts has changed considerably since the procedure was first introduced to the public decades ago.  There are many types of facelift options, each with their own advantages and results.  These facelift options include the following:

  • Mini Facelift
  • The Weekend Facelift
  • The Thread Facelift
  • The Vertical Facelift
  • And other non-surgical alternatives

Facelifts are also extremely popular with many people because they provide more realistic and noticeable results.  Unlike expensive skin creams and other topical treatments, you can be sure that your facelift will produce the results you’re looking for.  No need to invest hundreds of your hard-earned dollars on face creams that skimp on results – simply undergo a facelift procedure and you’ll shave multiple years off of your entire appearance.

What You Need to Know About a Facelift Procedure

facelift bay area

If you’re looking to achieve a youthful appearance again or your facial skin is starting to sag, then it’s time to make an appointment for a face lift procedure with Dr. Serebrakian at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center. He will describe the best option and you’ll look over a complete gallery of before & after photos.

During your initial facelift procedure consultation, Dr. Serebrakian will work closely with you to understand the results you’d like to see from your facelift procedure.  This will help determine the type of procedure you’ll want to receive, as your desired results may not necessitate receiving a traditional facelift.  Once you’ve communicated these needs to Dr. Serebrakian, he will work with you to customize a facelift procedure that will suit your exact needs. During the facelift procedure, the doctor will recommend fat grafting from face or other areas to plump up the deflated portions of the face.

Dr. Serebrakian will typically use traditional liposuction to reduce the amount of fat around your chin, your jaw line, and other facial areas that have excessive fat.  Once this has been done, Dr. Serebrakian will make small incisions that will allow him to pull back on the facial tissue, which tightens the overall appearance of the face.  He will then remove any excessive skin, which promotes a smooth and youthful look.

Dr. Serebrakian is a board certified head and neck surgeon and a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery and California Society of Cosmetic Surgery.  You can visit Dr. Serebrakian at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center for a neck lift consultation.

Our Pinole office serves all of the East Bay, including Martinez, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Our Larkspur office serves all of the North Bay, including San Francisco and Marin county. Simply fill out the form in the top left corner, or call 510-724-8282 for our East Bay office or 415-461-5755 for our North Bay office.

 

 

Recapture Youth with a Liquid Lift Treatment

When it comes to recapturing your youth, you can either spend thousands of dollars on expensive face cream treatments that offer little to no results – or you can visit the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center and treat yourself to a powerful and highly effective Liquid Lift treatment.

So what is the Liquid Lift – and why is it taking the anti-aging world by storm?

While face creams might provide you with the temporary plumped look you want, there’s no denying that they can’t smooth away stubborn wrinkles and fine lines like fillers.  That’s exactly where the Liquid Lift treatment comes into play.  By combing some of the most powerful fillers with the skin-smoothing effectiveness of Botox injections, you’ll not just achieve an immediate youthful look…

…You’ll get the kind of natural-looking results that will make your friends’ jaws drop with envy.

Liquid Lift works precisely because it uses an innovative combination that emphasizes both short-term and long-term results.  For example, Botox treatments are highly desirable for their immediacy and simplicity; but they tend not to have as long results as fillers.  On the other hand, because fillers are accepted by the body as its own organic elements, they last for much longer – but it can take some time to see the youthful look you want.  And whether you want to sport your newly invigorated face to a high-school reunion or that big wedding next weekend, you need results quickly without having to make an appointment for a touch-up within weeks.

That’s why the Liquid Lift Treatment was developed – to provide patients with the high-quality, enviable appearance they’ve been searching for.  Additionally, as both Botox and fillers are used during the treatments, it’s far more affordable and timely than other traditional anti-wrinkle treatments.  After all, who has time to keep getting Botox and filler treatments on separate occasions?

Better still, this treatment can be used to emphasize the kind of facial features that supermodels regularly sport.  From enhanced cheekbones to beautifully firm jaw lines, the Liquid Lift treatment will make you look like you were blessed with incredible genes.

If you want the kind of youthful look that will make you look twenty years younger, then make your appointment for a Liquid Lift at the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today.  One of the Center’s technicians will work with you to determine your ideal treatment areas; then in just a few short minutes, you’ll undergo this innovative treatment to smooth stubborn wrinkles and erase fine lines.

Head down to the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center today to experience our innovative Liquid Lift treatment! We have locations in the North and East Bay Area, serving San Francisco, Larkspur, Marin county, Pinole and Berkeley. To learn more simply fill out the form in the top left corner, or call 510-724-8282 for the East Bay, or 415-461-5755 for the North Bay.

 

Larkspur (North Bay) Office

1000 Magnolia Ave
Larkspur, CA 94939
(415) 461-5755

Pinole (East Bay) Office

1599 Tara Hills Dr
Pinole, CA 94564
(510) 724-8282
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