The Aging Face
Faces in their 40′s and 50′s start to show the effects of gravity – more lines, less facial muscle tone and sagging jowls. A good facelift can easily reverse these signs of aging, leaving your face looking refreshed, healthy and younger. It can make you look and feel five to ten years younger. No wonder it’s one of the most popular procedures in plastic surgery.
Many people still believe that facelifts don’t work and that having one makes you look plastic and unnatural. Others think facelifts are only for the rich and famous or that the procedure needs to be repeated, over and over again.
With advances in surgical technique, today’s facelift lasts a long time, anywhere from five to ten years. Many people have repeat procedures with great success. Surgeons have learned how to tighten not only the skin, but the underlying muscle as well, and also know how to remove excess fat from jowls, cheeks, and necks with liposuction.
A basic facelift procedure takes four to five hours. It’s done at a plastic surgery center in Beverly Hills or Newport, under general or local anesthesia. You can expect to be back on your normal schedule in about a week although sun exposure should be limited for several months after surgery. Your new face needs about three weeks to heal fully. Some small scars are unavoidable, but they are normally completely hidden and continue to fade over time.
If you are considering a facial rejuvenation procedure or facelift in Beverly Hills, your next step is to contact Dr. Brenner for a comprehensive evaluation. During the consultation you will meet personally with Dr. Brenner and learn if you are a good candidate for facelift surgery.
Dr. Brenner will go over the details of the procedure, how best to prepare for your operation and also explain what you realistically can expect during the recovery period.