Prominent wrinkles, deep folds, and other signs of aging in the face can be significantly reduced with a facelift. Dr. Daniel Casper can tighten underlying fascia and smooth facial skin for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. This popular cosmetic enhancement procedure has seen a number of advances over the years, and it is now possible to provide you with results that look both natural and beautiful.
The Facelift Procedure
Medically known as a rhytidectomy, facelift surgery can be a good option for patients who are showing prominent signs of aging in the face. Those who may be showing signs of age to a lesser degree may benefit from a less invasive procedure, such as cosmetic injectable treatment. There are a number of different facelift surgery techniques, and as one of the most experienced facelift surgeons in Los Angeles, Dr. Casper will be happy to discuss all of your options with you at your initial consultation.
The traditional facelift procedure typically begins with incisions created above the hairline at the temples. These incisions will extend inside the edge of the ear and around the earlobe. Dr. Casper will then lift the skin from the underlying facial muscles. The SMAS fascia will be tightened, and excess skin will be removed. Dr. Casper will also tighten the remaining skin for a smoother, more youthful appearance.
Facelift surgery typically takes three to four hours to complete under IV sedation or general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure.
Some bruising and swelling can be expected after facelift surgery. Any pain and discomfort during the recovery process can be alleviated with medication. You will need to keep your head elevated for several days, and bandages will need to remain in place during this time in order to facilitate the healing process. Any residual scarring from facelift surgery is virtually invisible behind the hairline or the natural creases of the ears. You should avoid participating in strenuous activities for about two weeks after a facelift procedure. Most patients can resume normal daily activities
after about ten days.
Please contact Los Angeles Facelift Surgeon, Dr. Daniel Casper to schedule a consultation for facelift surgery. He will be happy to answer all of your questions.
If you would like to meet with one of the top Los Angeles plastic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Casper, please contact our practice today to discuss your options. Dr. Casper will be happy to answer your questions and talk with you about procedures that may be right for you.