Facelift Specialist

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute -  - Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology Practice

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute

Facial Plastic Surgery & Otolaryngology Practice located in Beverly Hills, CA

While there are many non-surgical alternatives to facial toning, none of these can provide improvements to the same extent as a conventional facelift. Dr. Jeffrey Jumaily and Dr. Robert Ruder, of The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute in Beverly Hills, California, can step in when it’s time for you to address the effects of facial aging aggressively. Call or click today to schedule your consultation.

Facelift Q & A

The Beverly Hills Advanced Facial Surgery Institute

What is a facelift?

Medically called rhytidectomy, a facelift surgically improves many of the signs of aging that appear on the face and neck. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, making it more prone to sagging. Aggravating this is the thinning and loss of support tissue below the surface. Fold lines deepen between the nose and corners of your mouth, jowls appear, and excess flesh and fat may collect around your jaw and neck.

A facelift involves incisions and stitching at the sides of your face to eliminate some of the visible effects of excess skin, tightening the surface of your face, and reducing or eliminating the age-related skin problems that create an older, drooping appearance.

How does a facelift procedure work?

The facelift process starts with anesthesia. You may be sedated or put completely under, depending on the extent of your treatment. There are three general levels of facelift, from the traditional facelift to the limited incision variation of this, as well as the neck lift.

Tradition facelift
The traditional facelift uses an incision that usually starts at the temple along the hairline, down and in front of the ear, ending at the hairline of the lower scalp. Skin is redistributed over existing facial contours, and excess skin gets cut away.

Limited incision
Limited incision facelifts prove suitable when you have less skin relaxation and sagging. Though incisions follow a similar line as a traditional facelift, these cuts only travel a portion of that line, where necessary to accomplish the improvements you’re after.

Neck lift
A neck lift follows only the lowest portion of the traditional facelift incision line, and it’s used to address jowls, fat accumulation under the chin, and loose skin on the neck.

How long does it take to recover from a facelift?

An important point to keep in mind after a surgical facelift is that you’ll look worse before you look better. Bruising and swelling are a normal part of recovery, and inflammation typically increases in the first few days after your surgery. You may have bandages to help reduce swelling, as well as tubes to drain the tissue around your incisions.

You can usually return to normal activities after two weeks of recovery, but you’ll see optimal results from one to four months after your facelift.