Facelift is a proven cosmetic surgery procedure to reduce the signs of aging and restore a more youthful looking face. During the initial consultation, the surgeon will explain the procedure and familiarize the patient will various aspects of facelift. A number of steps are involved in facelift surgery, which should be performed by an experienced surgeon.
Dr. Eric Yavrouian is a leading facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon providing facelift and various other procedures. Dr. Yavrouian will apply cutting edge surgical techniques to provide optimal results. Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive facelift surgery from him.
Administering Local or General Anesthesia
Facelift cosmetic surgery procedure begins with the patient being placed under local or general anesthesia. Depending on the extent of surgery and the patient’s condition, the surgeon will recommend the best choice for anesthesia. The patient’s medical history, current health status and other factors will be considered to ensure a safe anesthesia procedure.
Anesthesia may be performed by a qualified anesthesiologist or a registered anesthetist nurse. In case of local anesthesia, the patient will be relatively alert during the facelift surgery, but will feel no pain in the local area. In case of general anesthesia, the patient will remain unconscious throughout the procedure.
Placing the Incisions
Following anesthesia, the surgeon will place the incisions in pre-determined locations. The incisions will be confined to discreet locations as far as possible, but without compromising the effectiveness of the surgery. Incisions are usually made above the hairline to hide the subsequent scarring.
Sometimes the incisions may be located in the natural facial creases. These locations heal well and are able to hide the scars better than other areas. The incision usually begins behind the hairline on one side of the head, slightly above the temple. It then follows the hairline down to the ear, and continuing into the lower scalp under the hair.
Tightening Facial Skin and Muscles
Through the incisions, the surgeon will lift the facial skin from the underlying tissue. Excess fat deposits will be removed, loose skin will be trimmed, and underlying muscles will be tightened to improve facial contours. Once the procedure is completed, the skin will be re-draped with stitches or staples.
Thereafter, the incision area will be covered with a bandage. Experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles CA, and nearby areas.
Combining Multiple Procedures
Depending on the patient’s needs, the surgeon may combine the facelift with other procedures to achieve enhanced outcomes. The additional procedures could be invasive or non-invasive. Facial and neck liposuction is commonly added to facelift in order to gently suction out stubborn fat cells.
Lip augmentation with fat transfer surgery, lip implants, or dermal filler injections may be performed along with facelift. Eyelid surgery can be performed to lift sagging eyelids and enhance the upper face appearance along with lower and mid facelift. Facial implants may be used in some cases to add volume to the cheeks or chin along with a facelift.
For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.