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What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, surgically tightens the face and neck areas. A facelift can make your skin appear smoother and years younger. Many individuals have strong reservations about the facelift procedure. In the early years of the procedure's rise and popularity, the results that a facelift provided could often be noticeably unnatural. Images of abnormally stretched or strained facial features come to mind. Now, however, the facelift procedure can provide amazingly natural-looking results. Current technology has vastly improved how the process is done, doing away with the preconceptions that having a facelift might have previously given.

What are the Benefits of a Facelift?

The facelift procedure has been around for years and has been performed on countless patients to revitalize the appearance and reduce the most prominent aging symptoms on the face.

Some of the benefits of a facelift include:

  • A Facelift can address aesthetic issues caused by sagging skin
  • Deep wrinkles and creases in the mid face area can be softened
  • A Facelift can tighten the skin under the chin and on the neck
  • A youthful, refreshed appearance that looks natural when performed by a skilled surgeon

What Areas Can a Facelift Address?

The face is divided into three segments: the upper face, the mid-face, and the lower face.

  • The upper face includes the brow and the upper eyelids.
  • The mid-face consists of the lower eyelids, the nose, and the cheeks.
  • The lower face goes from just below the nose to the end of your chin.

Wrinkles and folds on the forehead are often handled with tiny incisions that are well-hidden in the hairline. The skin will be gently loosened from the underlying tissue and lifted with the help of a scope, which is a wand with a camera lens running through it. We require that any patient interested in receiving a facelift from one of our world-renowned Beverly Hills Facelift surgeons have a consultation before scheduling surgery. Your surgeon will discuss with you which areas of the face can be addressed, and which facelift techniques can be utilized to achieve the results you are looking for.

This also provides the patient with the opportunity to discuss their reasons for wanting a facelift, what your goals are and allows them to ask any questions they may have. This also gives us the opportunity to clear up any misconceptions you may have regarding the procedure. The information gathered during your Beverly Hills facelift consultation, along with a thorough evaluation of your medical history and current health, is essential for determining what is "out of place" and how to fix it so that the results you receive meet your unique aesthetic needs.

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A facelift can reduce common symptoms of aging

The facelift procedure has been around for years and has been performed on countless patients to revitalize the appearance and reduce the most prominent aging symptoms on the face.

Medical advancements have drastically changed the facelift procedure, but the goal remains the same. Still, many people have misconceptions about what facelifts can and cannot do. We are committed to making sure our patients fully understand what we do so they can make the best decision for themselves. Dr. Ritu Chopra and the team at Plastic Surgery Institute strive to provide the best facelift Beverly Hills has to offer.

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Advances in Facelift Techniques

The secret to a great facelift is a combination of several recent advances in the approaches and techniques used in other popular surgical procedures. In days past, there were no ideal methods for achieving natural-looking results from facelifts. The standard process involved tightening the skin by pulling it backward, causing it to tighten across the facial muscles and features.

This technique sometimes resulted in that fake "windblown" look that many commonly associate with a sub-par facelift procedure. Thankfully, time and advances in technology and medicine have given us a significantly better and more detailed understanding of treating the underlying causes of aesthetic facial issues and not just the symptoms. Now, the face can be lifted nearly vertically. This approach is ideal because aging and gravity pull the skin of the face downward, creating noticeable sagging, wrinkles, and folds. The goal is to repair and restore what gravity and time took away. This new facelift technique results in a more rested and youthful look.

The SMAS Facelift

Beverly Hills facelift surgeons Dr. Chopra and Dr. Villanueva perform facelifts using the SMAS technique. Typical facelifts only lift the top layer of facial tissue, giving patients the too-tight, "worked-on" appearance. But the SMAS technique lifts three layers of facial tissue at once, resulting in a more cohesive lift.

Because the SMAS layer has fibers connected to the other layers, lifting the SMAS layer also lifts the layers above it. This is essential for retaining your face's natural appearance, as it keeps the layers of tissue together as one cohesive unit. Another advantage to the SMAS facelift is the direction of its pull. Typical facelifts offer a backward pull, another contributor to the "worked-on" look. Although this approach did create a tighter-looking face, it disrupted the natural appearance of the skin. With a SMAS facelift, the pull vector is vertical – opposite to gravity's pull – leading to a beautiful, natural lift.

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The Deep Plane Facelift

At the Plastic Surgery Institute, Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Ritu Chopra offers deep plane facelifts to provide our patients with the most effective plastic surgery techniques. Deep plane facelifts lift the deep plane tissues beneath your facial skin, while keeping the skin and muscles above intact. Deep plane facelifts do go deeper than other facelifts, but when done by skilled professionals like Dr. Chopra, they can offer dynamic, long lasting results without additional recovery times. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chopra today to learn more about this exciting and long-lasting procedure.

Compared to traditional facelifts, deep plane facelifts offer:

  • More dynamic results
  • Greater flattening of the nasolabial folds
  • Longer lasting results
  • A more natural appearance
  • Comparable recovery times to other facelifts
  • Reduced skin sagging in both the face and neck

Facelift Results

After their facelift surgery, Beverly Hills patients at Plastic Surgery Institute will not only appear more youthful and refreshed, but also experience a renewed sense of self-confidence that radiates from the inside out.

The results of your facelift can last for five to ten years. Some decide to have another facelift performed after several years, but most do not. The longevity of facelift results is a notable advantage to this cosmetic procedure. While no procedure can halt the natural aging process entirely, a facelift provides enduring benefits that can last for many years.

Although a facelift is designed to take years off your appearance, individual results will vary. Many factors play a role, including your lifestyle, facial structure, and genetic profile factor into the effectiveness of your facelift.

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Facelift Recovery

A facelift can now be performed with fewer and smaller incisions and a lower impact on the patient's body, which results in a faster healing period. Often, tissue glue is used instead of, or in addition to, sutures to provide enhanced reinforcement during the healing period to ensure that the wound does not re-open or cause any complications. The glue also allows the patient to be bandage free and return to an active life sooner. Most people just take a week off work, rather than the two or three weeks that used to be the norm due to the more intense impact of the traditional facelift. Any post-surgical marks are nearly unnoticeable, thanks to improved closure techniques.

As with any surgical procedure, you need to thoughtfully take care of yourself and carefully follow any post-procedure instructions. Keep your head elevated and have someone who can help you nearby for at least the first day. When sleeping, do your best to avoid sleeping on your side. Instead, lie on your back and consider using two pillows. You may have some temporary bruising and swelling. After your facelift Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Chopra will instruct you on how to deal with these. He may prescribe medication for pain and swelling. If not, you may use an over-the-counter pain reliever, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Facelift Patient Reviews

“So happy I had a deep plane facelift”

“Dr Chopra is an incredibly talented surgeon who really cares about his patients, and it’s obvious he loves what he does. He’s there for you every step of the way and so are the staff, who are also very supportive and go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome. Everyone there is awesome. So happy I had the surgery, and I couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”

“Kind, Compassionate, Trustworthy.”

“I’ve done the research for you and saw 25 top tier surgeons before deciding on Dr. Chopra. Look no further — by far the most excellent and expertise plastic surgeon. He’s a fantastic surgical artist. No God complex. Professional. Comfortable. Kind. Compassionate. Trustworthy. 100% proven commitment to his clients. I’ve never known of a better doctor who could make vast changes to my face and neck that made me look younger and feel fabulous, and yet you would never have known I’ve had a facelift. He is remarkable. Thank you, Dr. Chopra for changing my life. And, I got the greatest care by everyone in the Ordon/Chopra office. Thank you Mandy Bodrero. Your management and assistance is excellent and heartfelt, as well as Elizabeth and Whitney always warmly assisting me. Thank you for everyone who participated in my surgery — the scrub tech and thank you for your awesome help, Dr. Ordon, Rylan Reynolds’s and Dr. Nathanial Villanueva.”

“What Dr. Chopra achieved for me far exceeded expectations.”

“Dr. Chopra and his team get 5 stars all the way around, from beginning to end. Everyone really cared for my situation and helped me through the decision, procedure, and aftercare. I had lost a lot of weight, plus of course aging into my 60s, and I had some pretty loose jowls and a bad turkey neck. My procedures were a deep plane facelift, neck lift, and fat transfer. I had an idea of what would be excellent results from these procedures, but what Dr. Chopra achieved for me far exceeded expectations. I’m super glad I went through with the procedures and that my Dr. was Dr. Chopra.”

“I knew it was time for a facelift.”

“I've always looked younger than my age, but in the past year 1/2 I looked tired and old, my usual tight skin was so flaccid that when I looked in the mirror I couldn't believe my neck. I don't have many wrinkles, I'm 64 years old but still feel pretty young at heart and my energy just didn't match my face. So I knew it was time for a facelift. This is the best decision I have made. I'm extremely happy with my results only 14 days after my procedure... I am so grateful to Dr. Chopra and his team for taking good care of me and giving me a younger version of myself.”

“Dr. Chopra gave me back my youthful face!”

“Dr. Chopra gave me back my youthful face, neck and jawline and did a breast implant replacement that I had put off for many years. The surgeon and staff are so friendly and helpful and so very pleased with the results. Chopra was 100% available after surgery for any issues but there were none. Highly recommended for any face neck or breast work.”

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Consultation forFacelift in Beverly Hills

We understand you may have additional questions regarding your facelift and are committed to helping you make a confident, fully informed decision about your treatment. To find out more about the procedure, contact the Plastic Surgery Institute and arrange a consultation with Dr. Chopra, one of the top facelift surgeons in Beverly Hills. We look forward to talking with you about your personal goals and expectations and how we can best serve you.

Facelift Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some other frequently asked questions many people have regarding obtaining a facelift.

Many people rely on non-invasive treatments or over-the-counter treatments to maintain the youthful vibrancy of their skin. When those measures lose their effectiveness and you are left with loose or sagging skin, it may be time to consider a facelift.

Most of those who get a facelift do so between their 40's and 60's. But some experience great results with facelifts in their 70's and even in their 80's. The key is to be in good health with enough extra skin to make the procedure viable.

Sagging skin, excess fat, and loose muscle tissue are all part of getting older. These mild aesthetic issues can be made less visible with proper skin care and maintenance. As we continue to age, these issues can create a compounded problem that can only be treated through surgery. Jowls and a double chin may also occur due to the sagging of the skin and facial muscles. If you are noticing any of these issues, and , it may be time to consider a facelift.

Your facelift, when done correctly, will look natural. There will be a visible difference in your appearance. That is, after all, why you're undergoing the procedure. But your face will not look strained or stretched.

You may experience varying degrees of pain, depending on your specific procedure. You can also expect some numbness that may last for several weeks after your procedure. This is perfectly normal.

In the time immediately after their facelift Beverly Hills patients will notice swelling and bruising. They may also experience stiffness. Under normal circumstances, these conditions will subside relatively quickly.

You should refrain from strenuous activity for several weeks after your facelift. We encourage you to discuss your specific concerns with us before scheduling your procedure.

No matter what brought you here, a visit with our doctors will bring out the best in you. Call us today to schedule your initial consultation, either in person or online.

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