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A facelift is a popular choice for individuals seeking facial rejuvenation. It involves surgical techniques to tighten and reposition facial tissues, addressing sagging skin and wrinkles. Dr. Fahradyan offers various facelift techniques, including a mini facelift and deep plane facelift, to address various degrees of skin laxity and sagging. We can adapt our facelift in Thousand Oaks to fit your specific needs.

Rejuvenate Your Appearance

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the appearance of the face by addressing common signs of aging. It typically involves the removal of excess facial skin, along with the tightening of underlying tissues and muscles. This process can effectively reduce sagging, wrinkles, and jowls, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed appearance. Dr. Fahradyan offers customized facelifts to target specific areas of concern, such as the lower face, neck, or brow region, to address your individual aesthetic goals.

Older woman with tighter skin after a facelift in Thousand Oaks.

Facelift Corrects:

  • Sagging facial skin
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Jowls and loose neck skin
  • Loss of facial volume
  • Deep creases and folds
  • Aging-related facial asymmetry

Primary Facelift

A primary facelift, often simply referred to as a facelift, is the initial surgical procedure designed to address visible signs of aging in the face and neck. It focuses on correcting sagging skin, wrinkles, and muscle laxity, providing a comprehensive rejuvenation of the face. This facelift in Thousand Oaks involves making incisions around the ears and sometimes extending into the hairline, allowing for the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying tissues.

Revision Facelift

Revision facelift, also known as secondary facelift, is a follow-up procedure performed to correct or enhance the results of a previous facelift. It’s tailored to address any residual signs of aging or issues that may have emerged since the initial surgery, ensuring ongoing facial harmony. Revision facelifts are tailored to the individual’s unique needs, often involving adjustments to the skin, muscle, and tissue to restore or further improve the youthful appearance of the face.

Mini Facelift

A mini facelift is a less invasive surgical procedure to target early signs of facial aging, typically in the lower face and neck. This procedure involves smaller incisions, resulting in a shorter recovery period. Mini facelifts are for individuals seeking subtle improvements, such as reducing jowls or mild sagging. This facelift in Thousand Oaks can address mild to moderate sagging, wrinkles, and jowls without the extensive surgery associated with a traditional facelift.

Older man with fewer wrinkles after a facelift in Thousand Oaks.

Full/SMAS Facelift

A full facelift incorporating the SMAS (superficial musculoaponeurotic system) technique is a comprehensive surgical procedure to address the skin and underlying muscle and tissue layers. This approach offers more extensive and long-lasting results than other less invasive options. By repositioning and tightening the SMAS layer, a full facelift effectively corrects moderate to severe facial aging concerns, including sagging skin, deep wrinkles, and muscle laxity, providing a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Deep Plane Facelift

A deep plane facelift repositions the deeper facial tissues, particularly the superficial musculoaponeurotic system (SMAS). This technique aims to provide a natural-looking and long-lasting rejuvenation for individuals with significant sagging and aging-related changes in the mid-face and neck areas. By addressing deeper structures, a deep plane facelift can substantially improve facial contours and appearance while minimizing the risk of a “pulled” or overly tight look, resulting in a more balanced and youthful aesthetic. Attain a natural look with a deep plane facelift in Thousand Oaks.

Preparation & Aftercare Guidelines

Facelift Preparation Guidelines:

  • Consult with Dr. Fahradyan to discuss goals and expectations.
  • Undergo a thorough medical evaluation to assess candidacy.
  • Share your medical history, including allergies and medications.
  • Cease smoking and alcohol consumption several weeks before surgery.
  • Avoid certain medications and supplements that may increase bleeding risk.
  • Arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility.
  • Plan for post-surgery care and support during recovery.
  • Follow any pre-operative fasting instructions provided by Dr. Fahradyan.
  • Ensure your home is prepared with the necessary supplies for recuperation.
  • Mentally prepare for the recovery process and temporary changes in appearance.

Facelift Aftercare Guidelines:

  • Keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.
  • Apply cold compresses as directed to minimize bruising.
  • Take prescribed pain medication and antibiotics as directed.
  • Follow a soft diet initially, gradually transitioning to regular foods.
  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for several weeks.
  • Attend all postoperative follow-up appointments.
  • Adhere to scar care instructions for optimal healing.
  • Protect the surgical area from excessive sun exposure.
  • Maintain a healthy diet and stay hydrated for proper healing.
  • Contact Dr. Fahradyan if you notice any concerning symptoms or complications following your facelift in Thousand Oaks.

Facelift FAQs

What is the difference between an SMAS facelift and a deep plane facelift?

In an SMAS facelift, the surgeon separately lifts the skin and the SMAS tissue layer. This gives the surgeon precise control, enabling them to adjust and tighten these layers in different directions. This results in a more refined appearance.

A deep plane facelift involves elevating the skin, muscles, and SMAS together. This technique operates at a deeper level, going beyond the SMAS layer to address the muscles responsible for facial expressions. By manipulating these deeper muscles, the procedure can reduce stress on the skin, resulting in a smoother and more natural outcome.

Can I combine a facelift with other cosmetic procedures?

Yes, many patients opt for additional procedures such as eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty), brow lift, or neck lift in conjunction with a facelift to achieve a more complete facial rejuvenation.

How long does the recovery process take after a facelift?

Recovery time following a facelift in Thousand Oaks may vary, but typically involves a week or two of downtime. Patients may experience bruising, swelling, and discomfort during this period, but these side effects gradually subside. Full recovery, including the resolution of scars and residual swelling, may take several months.

Are facelift results permanent?

While a facelift can provide long-lasting improvements, it cannot stop the natural aging process. Results can last for many years, but factors like genetics, lifestyle choices, and further aging can affect how long the results endure. In most cases, the results last over a decade.

When can I resume my regular activities after a facelift?

Most patients gradually resume light activities within a week or two after surgery. However, strenuous exercises and heavy lifting should be avoided for several weeks.

Why Choose Dr. Artur Fahradyan?

Dr. Artur Fahradyan is a board-eligible plastic surgeon known for his knowledge of cosmetic plastic surgery. With a fellowship in craniofacial surgery from the University of Southern California, his skill and dedication to patient care are remarkable. He offers five different facelifts in Thousand Oaks as well as a comprehensive range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures tailored to your unique needs and aesthetic goals. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Fahradyan to explore the possibilities of achieving your desired look.

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