Dr. Serebrakian is a leading surgeon in the San Francisco Bay Area for facial rejuvenation procedures, including facelift surgery. He is double boarded by the American Board of Head & Neck Surgery and American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery.
A facelift is a surgical procedure used to correct sagging skin and facial muscles, and contour the lower half of the face. It rejuvenates and reverses the signs of aging by tightening the muscle, removing fat and trimming excess skin, giving the face a fresher, more youthful look. For patients hoping to improve the top half of their face, we suggest considering a brow lift.
Most anyone over the age of 45 could benefit from a facelift of some sort. Generally, a facelift rejuvenates the mid-to-lower face and neck. Ideal candidates normally relate to one or more of the following characteristics on your face:
The length and involvement of the procedure depend on how much time you’ve spent in the sun, environmental issues, personal habits, and stresses.
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. Two popular types of facelift surgery include the mini facelift and a full facelift.
A mini facelift, also known as a “celebrity facelift”, is an appropriate procedure for treating aging signs from the jaw upward. It is not particularly effective for lifting the neck and chin. This procedure is less invasive than a traditional facelift and requires minimal downtime (less than a week of recovery).
A full, or complete, facelift improves the appearance of the neck, the jaw, and the cheeks before the cheek bones. This procedure is often recommended to patients who experience more extreme signs of aging.
Patients who undergo facelift surgery often combine it with other cosmetic procedures. Most commonly, a facelift is combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery, laser treatments, injectable fillers, and dermal fillers. Combining procedures allows for less downtime if you were already considering more surgeries.
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.
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 brow lift.
The facelift surgeries are being performed at Bay Area Laser Surgery Center, an accredited & certified ambulatory surgery center. The procedure takes about 2 hours. Facelift procedure will depend on the patient’s facial structure, and the extent of correction desired. Dr. Serebrakian may choose to use one of two types of techniques, traditional facelift, and limited-incision facelift.
Scars become less visible and sensitive over time. The recovery period involves:
Most of these side effects resolve within 3 to 6 weeks, and sensation typically returns to normal within a few months.
Of course, all of the risks that accompany any surgery apply to facelift surgery, however there are some specific potential side effects:
At Bay Area Cosmetic Laser Surgery Center, we look forward to helping you diminish the signs of aging and restore a youthful and rejuvenated appearance to your face. To schedule a consultation, please call our Pinole office at (510) 724-8282 or our Larkspur office at (415) 461-5755. Dr. Armen Serebrakian serves San Francisco, Larkspur, Pinole CA and surrounding areas.