Face 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, helping patients refresh and revitalize their looks through proven surgical techniques.
Face lift 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 facial wrinkles, but still have good skin quality and some skin elasticity.
There are no age requirements, but the majority of face lift patients are between the ages of 40 and 70. Your overall health and skin quality are more important factors in determining your candidacy than your age. In addition to good health, for best results you should also be non-smoking and possess realistic expectations.
Face lift surgery is a versatile procedure with many variations that can be custom tailored to your cosmetic goals. A standard face lift or a cheek 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 variations include mid-face lift and mini lower or upper face lifts. Mid-face lift is recommended for patients who do not need a full face lift, but wish to rejuvenate the area under the eyes and mini facelift is ideal for patients who have mild skin sagging and facial proportions changes.
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
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 2-3 hours to complete. Dr. Khattab generally performs face lifts using IV sedation 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 tighten the underlying tissue to give your face more definition and tightly re-drape your facial skin and trim away any excess. All incisions will be closed with stitches or sutures.
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.
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.