Will Wrinkles Go Away With A Facelift?
It’s safe to say that most men and women have heard of facelift surgery and know that it can be used to restore a more youthful appearance. However, you may still have questions about how exactly a facelift works. From fine lines and wrinkles to severely sagging skin, facelift surgery can address many of the classic and more complex signs of aging. Award-winning board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi is proud to offer the most cutting-edge and effective facelift techniques in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills to help men and women turn back the clock and achieve a stunning new look with long-lasting results. Learn more about facelift surgery here, including how the procedure works and what results may be possible for you.
What causes lines and wrinkles?
There are a variety of factors that contribute to the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other signs of facial aging. While some men and women may develop lines and wrinkles later in life, many patients begin to notice these early signs of aging in their 30s and 40s. Regardless of the timeline and severity of facial aging, it is an unavoidable reality typically caused by a combination of:
- Natural aging process
- Sun exposure
- Skin care routine
How can I get rid of wrinkles?
With endless over-the-counter lotions, potions, and other anti-aging products, it can be overwhelming to understand your options for getting rid of wrinkles. Although some medical-grade topical skin care products can certainly be beneficial, particularly for younger patients, more advanced lines and wrinkles are best treated by professional techniques. Without a doubt, one of the most effective treatments for dramatically reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other signs of aging is a surgical facelift. For patients who may not be ready, willing, or able to undergo invasive surgery, Dr. Hakimi offers a wide array of exciting nonsurgical and minimally invasive facial rejuvenation options, including cosmetic injectables and laser skin treatments.
What does a facelift do?
The primary goal of a surgical facelift is to restore a more youthful, natural-appearing face by improving or correcting many of the classic signs of aging. Common concerns that can be addressed during Newport Beach facelift surgery include:
- Lines and wrinkles
- Deep facial folds
- Forehead and brow lines
- Sagging, loose skin on the face
- Loss of volume
- Hollow cheeks
- Drooping brow
- Sagging jowls
- Downturned mouth
- Hanging neck
- Excess fat
- Sad, tired, or angry overall appearance
During your initial consultation for a facelift in the Beverly Hills and Newport Beach area, Dr. Hakimi will thoroughly evaluate and discuss your specific concerns, assess your skin tone and elasticity, and answer all of your questions at length before formulating a customized surgical plan to best help you achieve your ultimate goals.
What kind of facelift do I need?
The most appropriate type of facelift for each patient will depend on several factors, including the severity of their concerns, age, skin laxity, and others. Some of the most common facelift approaches include:
- Traditional/full facelift: treats the entire face and is ideal for patients with more advanced signs of aging
- Mid-facelift: addresses concerns on the lower two-thirds of the face, including loss of volume and drooping jowls
- Lower facelift: targets the lower face and neck, including the jowls and chin
- Mini facelift: ideal for younger patients with mild to moderate concerns in the mid to lower face
Most often, patients undergo a combination of facial rejuvenation procedures to achieve the most striking and longest-lasting results. For instance, Dr. Hakimi may recommend pairing your facelift with a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) to address specific concerns in the eye area, including droopy eyelids or puffy bags under the eyes. For patients with volume loss, a facial fat transfer, or dermal fillers can be used in conjunction with facelift surgery. Because every person’s anatomy and goals are unique, Dr. Hakimi takes great care to create a custom-tailored facelift plan for each patient.
How long does a facelift last?
Generally speaking, patients can enjoy the results of facelift surgery for up to ten years before a revision may be needed. To preserve the results of a facelift, patients should maintain a healthy diet, not smoke, avoid sun exposure, and practice routine skin care. Furthermore, nonsurgical options – such as BOTOX® or laser skin treatments – can be used to enhance and prolong your gorgeous new look.
Boost your confidence, say goodbye to wrinkles, and turn back the clock with a facelift in Newport Beach, CA!
Whether you’re 42 or 72, facelift surgery can benefit you. To learn more about the profound benefits that facelift can have on your appearance, self-esteem, and overall quality of life, we invite you to schedule a private consultation with renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi in Newport Beach, CA today. Every person deserves to feel comfortable and confident in their own skin. Discover how a facelift can help you achieve or restore the look you’ve always dreamed of!