What Is a Facelift?
The appearance of your face can be affected by many factors such as age, disease, sun exposure, obesity, or weight loss. Men and women of different ages may seek facial rejuvenation, desiring to give an impression of beauty or elegance, vitality, sensuality, masculinity, or femininity. Fortunately, due to social media and medical shows, patients are more educated than ever and come to our office with specific requests for a facelift, neck lift, fillers and etc. But most often patients need a combination of procedures to obtain the best results.
An aging face is a result of three issues: Skin damage, skin sagging, and/or deflation. In order to achieve the best results and a youthful, aesthetically pleasing appearance, all three factors must be addressed. Therefore, we discuss a skin care regimen with all patients seeking facial rejuvenation. This is a very extensive topic that will be customized based on your skin color, tone, race, and lifestyle. If indicated, patients will be advised to add laser, chemical peels, or neurotoxins to their surgical package for the best possible outcome.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi offers a variety of cosmetic facial surgeries in Beverly Hills, CA. One of the most common surgeries that Dr. Hakimi performs is the facelift. Facelifts concentrate on precise sections of the face to address loose skin and create a smooth, more youthful appearance. Depending on your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on the lines and wrinkles near your eyes, cheeks, mouth, jowls, neck, and more for an all-over younger look. A unique treatment plan will be created based on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the amount of laxity in your skin, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Dr. Hakimi is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who has a complete understanding of the complexity and delicate features of a facelift. The objective is to create a natural appearance that's soft and beautiful. Men and women in Newport Beach, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills, CA desiring a more youthful look should contact Hakimi Plastic Surgery for more information on this cutting-edge facelift procedure.
"Excellent Doctor and Staff - I won a IPL treatment at Liftique watching a zoom video with Dr. Hakami. Pam was wonderful, I loved it Nicole T. greeted me, she is so great to talk with. She made me feel so comfortable, I had been considering a facelift and she had me talk with Dr. Hakimi. He made me feel so at ease and explained everything I would go through. He was very thorough. Two weeks later I had the facelift. ..."- B. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2021
"Excellent Doctor and Staff - I won a IPL treatment at Liftique watching a zoom video with Dr. Hakami. Pam was wonderful, I loved it Nicole T. greeted me, she is so great to talk with. She made me feel so comfortable, I had been considering a facelift and she had me talk with Dr. Hakimi. He made me feel so at ease and explained everything I would go through. He was very thorough. Two weeks later I had the facelift. He asked me what my main concern was and it was my neck. My face and neck came out perfect. He has the best bedside manner. After surgery I had some questions, anytime I called everyone was so accommodating. His nurse Mel also made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. He also massaged my face which had a little swelling, which was great. I can't say enough about Dr. Hakimi, he is wonderful. Everyone is extremely professional and with Covid going on, it was never a problem. I am so happy with the results. Also, Dr. Hakimi is great with Botox, I can't say enough about him."- B. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2021
"Dr. Hakimi and team, I needed to praise both you and your staff for the exceptional care you gave me through my procedure. Although a lower face lift is something I’d wanted for a few years, I was apprehensive. I was beginning to look so much older than I felt, a drooping jawline bothered me. My daughter did some extensive research on Plastic Surgery and Surgeons for me and when we had met the staff we knew it’s where I would truly be taken care of. I had so very many questions and each one was patiently answered. Nicole was so gracious, Dr. Hakimi did an amazing job on my surgery and Mel was so very caring. The healing took a took a few days before I felt comfortable going about my regular outings, but I healed so quickly. My neck looks so much better and my jaw line more youthful. Grateful for your care and the results! Thank you so much, Tammy Bacon"- D.B. / Google / May 11, 2021
"Dr. Hakimi is a gem! He's a perfectionist, which is exactly the type of doctor you want when doing any type of procedure. He has an excellent bedside manner and is so easy to talk to. My recovery was a breeze and everything looks great. I can't wait to go back to him for my next procedure!"- C.P. / Google / Sep 15, 2021
"After doing extensive research for over two years, I am glad to do my homework because Dr. Hakimi and his staff exceeded my expectations. If you are like me and spend a lot of time doing your research, save yourself some time because I did the homework. I also traveled out of state and would do it all over again!"- B.F. / Google / Sep 30, 2021
Can I Get a Facelift?
You may be a good candidate for facelift surgery if you have drooping skin, lines, and wrinkles on either your entire face or on the upper, mid, or lower sections of your face. Whether you're 40 or 70, a facelift can address your unique signs of aging. It is important to understand that age does not necessarily define the time in life to have a facelift. There are so many factors and concerns and also numerous lift techniques, depending on what needs to be addressed. Skin elasticity is one of the key elements in the planning process. Facelift patients should be in good physical health, be a nonsmoker, and have realistic expectations. Contact plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Hakimi, at his Beverly Hills, CA office for more information.
How Do Facelifts Work?
Skin laxity and excess will be addressed with facelift surgery through inconspicuous incisions that are made behind or within the hairline and in the natural folds of the face and ears and will heal nicely. To avoid a face with stigmata of surgery it is important to avoid tension on the skin. The appropriate level of tightness will be achieved by tightening the deeper layers of SMAS and muscles. Skin will merely be redraped as it is not strong enough to achieve sustainable results.
Skin redraping however does not correct the loss of volume that happens with aging in areas such as lips, cheeks, jawline, and temporal area. The majority of patients presenting for facial rejuvenation will require a fat injection to different areas to replenish the volume loss.
A youthful face is not a tight face. There are a number of facelift options, depending on your needs. Some facelifts rejuvenate the upper area of the face while others focus on the middle and lower. Furthermore, some techniques are slightly more invasive than others. It's very common for some to have a brow lift or injectables, like BOTOX, to complement their results. A few of the more known facelift methods include:
- Full Facelift: The full facelift generally puts an incision close to your hairline that extends down to the temples, reaching the base of your ears. The deeper layer of facial tissues and muscles are carefully tightened to produce a lifted look, which diminishes excessive loose skin and droopy features. A full facelift is reserved for men and women who show signs of significant aging. With this lift, many methods may be combined to get your ideal look.
- Mid-Facelift: The mid-facelift addresses the hollow and lax areas close to your cheekbones, as well as the upper jaw. The mid-facelift works well if you hope to improve the lower two-thirds of your face, including the cheeks and jowls.
- Lower Facelift: A lower facelift addresses your lower face, jawline, and neck, as well as jowls. It is less invasive with a quicker recovery period.
- Mini Facelift: When undergoing a mini facelift, a small incision is placed around your ears to lift your skin to a higher position, which affects your mouth and jawline. This technique creates subtle improvements that look beautiful and natural.
After surgery, you will be monitored before being released to go home with a responsible adult. You should expect very mild swelling and maybe small bruises here and there. It is not a painful recovery. You will be completely functional and independent after the surgery. Dr. Hakimi will see you the day after the surgery, 1 and 2 weeks following to remove all of your sutures. You will be able to go back to work by the second or third week. If you are preparing for a photo shoot or a wedding, for example, you should plan your surgery 2 or 3 months before the event so you look very natural in your photos.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the technique being used, as well as other factors. In your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Hakimi will create your unique treatment plan to match your needs and goals. Once this is complete, our office manager can go over an estimate of the related fees. To avoid unnatural-looking results, it's best to concentrate on finding an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Hakimi, instead of the lowest price. Hakimi Plastic Surgery can give you information on low-interest medical financing that will make your facelift easier to afford.
Will my results look natural?
Many patients worry that a facelift will make their skin look too tight, shiny, or like they are in a wind tunnel. However, Dr. Hakimi prides himself on giving you a natural-looking result so you appear a younger version of yourself than rather than different. He listens to your needs and goals before creating your custom treatment plan to produce your best results.
The Right Facelift for You
A facelift treatment can take years off your appearance and help give you a rejuvenated look. Thankfully, there are a wide variety of facelift choices to meet your unique goals. This procedure is meant to make you younger-looking but natural. For more information, get in touch with Dr. Hakimi's office in Beverly Hills, CA to set up your private consultation with Dr. Hakimi.
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