Facelift

What to Expect When Recovering from a Facelift

Admit it: You’re interested in a facelift procedure.

Maybe you’re tired of spending lots of money on skin-tightening creams and serums that don’t deliver results. Or maybe you’ve tried out dermal fillers, but they don’t quite address the sagging skin you’ve started noticing in the bathroom mirror.

Whatever the case may be, you’ve looked into undergoing facelift surgery, but there’s one thing stopping you: the facelift recovery.

What can you expect when recovering from facelift surgery? And how long does it take you to start looking normal again? View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

What to Expect From Facelift Recovery

During the first few days of facelift recovery, you’ll notice considerable bruising, swelling, and pain. We highly recommend that patients take this time off from work, as these side effects – combined with general anesthesia after-effects – make it so that patients need to get as much rest as possible.

After the first week, you’ll start to feel yourself again. At this time, some patients are able to return back to work. Additionally, patients are usually able to wear makeup around Day 10, which can be extremely useful for covering any residual signs of bruising.

Patients are […]

By | 2019-10-17T06:50:00-08:00 November 13th, 2019|

Does a Facelift Leave Scars?

Intrigued by the idea of undergoing facelift surgery – but not-so-intrigued by any scarring that might be left behind?

If you’ve ever been concerned about surgical scarring, take a look at our exploration of facelift scarring, including how to tell if you’re a good candidate for this popular procedure. View More Patient Results

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What to Expect from Facelift Scarring

The answer is yes, you should expect scarring from your facelift procedure – but they’re not as visible as you might think. 

In fact, most facelift scarring is placed behind the ears and within the scalp’s hairline, thus ensuring that patients won’t have to worry about their scars being visible to the naked eye. 

The reason why these incisions are placed behind the ears and within the hairline is because they allow your plastic surgeon to access key facial muscles that cause obvious drooping. During the facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will adjust these facial muscles by repositioning them into a more youthful position, followed by trimming off any excess skin that may remain.

By | 2019-07-30T06:24:25-08:00 July 9th, 2019|

When Can I Return to Work After a Facelift?

Are you interested in getting a facelift procedure – but not so sure if your work schedule can accommodate your recovery?

It’s a common question that’s asked in plenty of consultations, as many of our patients are concerned that their recoveries may interfere with their work lives. That’s why we’re about to explore the average time it takes to return to work after a facelift, including how to have a smooth and successful facelift recovery. View More Patient Results

*Individual Results May Vary

Returning to Work After a Facelift

While every patient is different, most individuals can expect to return to work about one week after their facelift procedure. The exception to this rule is if you work in a more manual job, as your physical activity will be limited in the first few weeks of recovery. For this reason, some patients may not be able to return to work for two weeks.

Your board certified plastic surgeon will give you the green light for when it’s time to go back to work.

How to Have a Smooth Facelift Recovery

Whether you’re […]

By | 2019-06-12T04:19:07-08:00 April 22nd, 2019|

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

Have you been thinking about getting a facelift for some time now?

If you have moderate-to-severe facial skin sagging, wrinkles, and drooping eyebrows, only a facelift can correct all of these problems within one procedure. A facelift is designed to correct sagging face muscles – especially around the midfacial region – and tighten skin, leaving behind a smoother and younger-looking visage. This popular procedure can quickly correct years of aging, and delivers results that can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. View More Cases

You might know all that, but there’s one thing that’s holding you back: the cost of facelift surgery.

How Much Does a Facelift Cost?

You might be pleasantly surprised by how much facelift surgery costs – in fact, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons states that the average cost of a facelift is about $7,448. However, it’s important to keep in mind that this cost doesn’t include general anesthesia, operating fees, and any post-op prescription medications.

Your plastic surgeon will provide you with a final price for your procedure during your facelift consultation.

Resist the Urge to Go Cheap

Now that you know the cost of a facelift surgery, you might use this information […]

By | 2019-01-07T23:01:13-08:00 September 13th, 2018|

How Much Does a Mini-Facelift Cost?

Want to look years younger without going through the constant upkeep that comes with anti-aging injectables?

For many people, a mini-facelift is the best way to take care of common aging symptoms – like wrinkles and loss of skin elasticity – with results that last for several years. A mini-facelift is an excellent choice for patients who may see signs of aging primarily on the lower third part of the face, like the jawline and neck. These signs of aging may include:

  • The appearance of jowls
  • Wrinkles and folds around the nose and mouth
  • Loose skin around the neck
  • Neck wrinkles

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The mini-facelift can help tighten loose skin, thus minimizing the look of wrinkles, fine lines, and even sagging. Best of all, the mini-facelift can be combined with other youth-enhancing treatments, like facial fat grafting or dermal fillers for facial volume. Results can last for up to five years or more, making it a great long-term solution for patients with busy schedules.

While many people are interested in the benefits of a mini-facelift, they […]

By | 2019-01-07T23:03:55-08:00 June 9th, 2018|

Where Is the Incision Made During a Facelift?

Are you thinking about undergoing a facelift?

Maybe you’ve tried anti-aging injections, but think you might need something a bit more drastic to minimize your wrinkles. Perhaps you have sagging skin around your cheeks and jawline, and it can only be addressed with a facelift procedure.

Regardless of why you want to undergo a facelift, you might have a question that plenty of other patients have had during their initial consultation: “Where is the incision made during a facelift?” View More Cases

There’s a good reason for this question. Many prospective patients are worried that the incision will leave a noticeable scar. After all, you want people to notice your smooth, firm, and younger-looking facial skin – not a telltale surgical scar!

We have good news here: Facelift incisions are typically made behind the ear and/or just along the hairline, meaning it’s incredibly easy to hide the surgical scars. In fact, the scars are so tough to notice that you’d have to purposefully look for the scar; it’s not noticeable in most social interactions.

The reason for this incision placement is simple: It provides the most access to sagging facial muscles and skin while […]

By | 2018-05-01T07:00:33-08:00 April 1st, 2018|

What’s the Difference Between a Face Lift and a Neck Lift?

For people with moderate to severe signs of aging, facial creams and serums just aren’t enough to counteract loose skin, wrinkles, and volume loss. That’s why surgical treatments – like a neck lift and a face lift – are more effective for significant aging symptoms. These procedures tackle signs of aging at a deep structural level, leading to highly visible results that can last for longer than 10 years.

But what exactly is the difference between a face lift and a neck lift? And how do you know which one is right for you?

All About the Face Lift

The facelift is a surgical procedure that’s ideal for patients who have significant facial sagging. During the facelift procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions behind the ears and around the hairline to access facial muscles. These muscles are pulled taut, and excess skin is trimmed away to help highlight these new contours.

You’re likely a good candidate for a face lift if you have significant facial sagging, as well as deep lines and wrinkles. To see how you’d appear after a facelift, place your […]

By | 2018-02-28T14:08:06-08:00 February 28th, 2018|

Planning Your Recovery: When Should You Get a Facelift Before an Event?

Is there a big event coming up that you want to look absolutely stunning at?

Whether it’s a wedding or a high school reunion, there’s no denying that we all want to look fresh-faced and youthful at a major life event. That’s why so many people look into getting a facelift in order to prepare for this event. If you’re considering doing the same, you might be trying to plan out your recovery so you’re at your very best appearance before the event.

So when it comes down to it, when should you get a facelift before an event?

 

Here’s how the timeline of your facelift recovery will work:

  • The facelift procedure itself will take about 3 to 5 hours to perform. During this time, your plastic surgeon will make small incisions within the hairline and behind the ears to access key facial muscles. These muscles are pulled taut to address sagging; excess skin is trimmed to show off new results.
  • You’ll need to take about a week off of work; some patients may opt to take two weeks off of work to give bruising and swelling a chance to subside. You can usually wear makeup after the second week.
  • For the first six weeks after the procedure, you’ll […]
By | 2018-10-16T00:30:10-08:00 September 27th, 2017|

Vampire Facelift vs. Traditional Facelift: Which Is Better?

If you’ve been struggling to treat the appearance of jowls, facial wrinkles, and sagging skin with over-the-counter beauty products, you’re in luck: there are more cosmetic treatments than ever dedicated to giving a youthful appearance back to your face.  At Awaken Aesthetics in Torrance, CA, we’re proud to offer two innovative treatments designed to tackle facial aging:

Both treatments can lead to excellent results, with highly satisfied patients who can’t wait to show off their invigorated new appearance.  However, these treatments are designed to tackle different components of facial aging.  So when it comes down to it, which is better: a Vampire Facelift, or a traditional Facelift?

A Vampire Facelift is an innovative non-surgical procedure that uses platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy to revitalize tired, aging skin.  During the first part of this procedure, a few teaspoons of blood are drawn from the upper arm and placed in a centrifuge for platelet removal.  The second part involves using a micro-needling device to inject the platelets into the facial region.  Growth factors in the platelets increase cellular turnover, which helps address:

Do I Need a Full Facelift or a Mini-Facelift?

If you’re tired of using anti-aging products to no avail, or you’re frustrated by the slow march of skin toward your jawline, it might be time to consider undergoing a facelift procedure.  Yet making the decision to undergo this procedure might be the easy part – choosing which particular facelift type could prove to be more challenging.

Not all facelift procedures are created equal.  While there are different surgical methods for performing a facelift, there are generally two types of facelift procedures available: a full facelift and a mini-facelift.  Your particular facial aging will determine which procedure you’re a candidate for, as well as what results you can expect from your surgery.

So how do you know if you need a full facelift or a mini-facelift? Answer the following questions:

  • Where is your sagging most prominent? The type of facelift you might need can be determined by where your sagging is located.  If sagging is more prominent around the neck and jawline, a mini-facelift might be a more appropriate procedure.  This surgical treatment addresses sagging muscles and skin only in the lower part of the face. If your sagging is more obvious around your face, a full traditional facelift may be a better option.
  • Do you […]
By | 2018-10-16T01:22:06-08:00 May 25th, 2017|

What’s The Downtime With a Facelift Procedure?

Face Lift Torrance, CAWhen it comes to facial wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, skin creams just aren’t going to cut it.

Sure, those serums and gels may have worked when you were barely out of your twenties. But as you’ve grown older and wiser, you’ve noticed that even the most expensive skincare products aren’t delivering on their promises. That’s why you’re interested in one of the most effective, confidence-boosting treatments for aging facial skin…A facelift!

Why Opt For a Facelift?

If you’re looking for a procedure that will deliver on results, a traditional facelift may be just what you’re looking for. A facelift can target some of the most common signs associated with aging, including:

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Severe wrinkles and lines
  • Drooping brow line and eyelids
  • Emergence of jowls
  • And more!

 

A facelift procedure addresses aging symptoms by tightening sagging facial muscles and skin, which in turn corrects many of the above issues. Careful incisions around the hairline and behind the ears make it possible for your plastic surgeon to access pivotal facial muscles without leaving a scar! These muscles are pulled up toward the hairline to promote a tighter and more contoured appearance. Skin is positioned to […]

By | 2018-10-16T00:20:18-08:00 February 23rd, 2017|

Five Aspects when considering a Facelift

A facelift or rhytidectomy surgery is one of the most empowering procedures in plastic surgery.  Many people undergo the procedure for a variety of reasons, though mostly patients feel their outer older appearance does not match their more youthful energy.  Before going through a facelift procedure, people should consider the following:

Motivation

The right motivation is important when undergoing plastic surgery as it could affect how people feel about the outcome. People should already have a good self-image and simply want to rejuvenate their appearance. A facelift may restore a person’s confidence and self-esteem but it won’t necessarily resolve deep-rooted issues in a person’s life.

Expectations

It’s important people have realistic expectations when undergoing facial cosmetic surgery in Torrance. A facelift can help fine tune a person’s features, reduce wrinkles and enhance their esthetic appeal, which will make them feel better about their appearance. This treatment, however, won’t transform people into something or someone they’re not.  A facelift has the best results when it does not change the patient’s overall identity, but instead rejuvenates their own natural and unique physical characteristics.

Emotional State

People under stress or suffering from an emotional trauma shouldn’t schedule plastic surgery until they have fully recovered. Mental or emotional problems could affect a person’s recovery […]

By | 2018-09-19T23:52:16-08:00 September 12th, 2016|
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