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The facelift procedure is one of the most prominent features of our physical identity, which is why wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging can be so bothersome. If you feel that your face has lost some of its youthful vitality, you may want to consider a facelift at Beyond Beautiful.
Board certified Torrance plastic surgeon Dr. Sherif Khattab is a recognized expert in the field of facial rejuvenation. Through proven surgical techniques, he has been helping patients refresh and revitalize their looks since 1976.
When to Consider a Face Lift
Facelift surgery is specifically designed to address signs of aging on the mid-to-lower face and neck. The best candidates will have sagging skin and deep facial wrinkles, but still have good skin quality and some skin elasticity (firmness).
There are no age requirements, but the majority of facelift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70. Your overall health is a more important factor in determining your candidacy than your age. In addition to good health, you should also be non-smoking and possess realistic expectations.
Your Options for FaceLift Surgery with Dr. Khattab
Facelift surgery is a versatile procedure with many variations that can be custom tailored to your cosmetic goals. A standard face lift is designed to target an aged, sagging face. Incision lines run along the hairline at the sides of the face and in front of the ears. Face lift surgery can also target the underlying muscles (known as a SMAS lift) that are responsible for facial movements.
Other less invasive variations include an S-lift (sometimes called a mini-face lift) which is designed to target the lower one-third of the face. While a mid-face lift is great for patients who do not need a full face lift, but wish to rejuvenate the under eyes and mouth regions.
When considering your options for facelift surgery, it’s important to think about the specific regions you would like to target, how long you’re willing to spend in recovery, and how you want your face to appear post-surgery. Dr. Khattab will discuss your options in detail during your consultation. You will also have the opportunity to view his gallery of before and after photos in Torrence, CA
What to Expect During Your Face Lift in Torrance, CA
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for face lift surgery, you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. Your consultation will include a physical examination, as well as a discussion of your medical history and cosmetic goals. This information will help Dr. Khattab determine if face lift surgery is the right choice for you.
Surgery: Face lift surgery is an outpatient procedure that usually takes 2-4 hours to complete. Dr. Khattab generally performs face lifts using local rather than general anesthesia to reduce the risk of complications. Once you are comfortable, Dr. Khattab will make the appropriate incision pattern. Through these incisions he will trim and suction out excess fat and tighten the underlying tissue to give your face more definition. He will then tightly re-drape your facial skin and trim away any excess. All incisions will be closed with stitches, sutures or tissue glue.
Recovery: Ensuring that you have a safe and comfortable recovery is one of Dr. Khattab’s primary goals. When you wake up from surgery, it is likely that you will experience some discomfort, swelling and bruising. Pain medication will be provided, and you will need to keep your head elevated for the first few days. Most patients are able to resume work and other normal routines within 5-10 days. More strenuous activities should be restricted for an additional 3-4 weeks.
Results: The final results of your face lift will appear gradually over the course of several weeks as swelling gradually subsides. Following a full recovery, your face should appear firmer, smoother and more alert without looking unnatural. The final results will be long lasting but not necessarily permanent. Your face will still be subject to the normal aging process. Practicing safe sun habits and abstaining from tobacco will increase the probability of long lasting results.
How are mid-face lift stitches different from traditional face lift?In mid-face lift the stitches are only underneath the eyelashes and there are no stitches in front of the ear or behind the ear.
Mini face lift limitations?One of the limitations of the mini facelift is that the correction is mostly from the cheek bone and outwards towards the ear and you see less improvement in the gravitational effects in the front part of the face, closer to the lips. If a patient needs more lifting around the jowls in the front portions of the face and around the lips and mouth then a mini facelift may be less than ideal for them. Mini facelift gives very good results that are lasting for specific needs but is not best suited for all patients. That is another reason to seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon that is aware of all the techniques for facial rejuvenation.
What is a mini facelift?A mini facelift is a customized lifting procedure to elevate certain parts of the cheek, midface or jowl area without performing a full face and necklift. Its advantages are: less invasion to the body, short scar and much faster recovery. Most of the time it can be performed under local anesthesia, so general anesthesia risks are avoided. The cost of this procedure is relatively less than a complete full dissection of the traditional facelift operation.
Schedule a Consultation with Torrance Plastic Surgeon Dr. Khattab
If you’re ready to learn more about face lift surgery, please call 310-325-2100 or email us to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.