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What Is a Facelift?

At Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS, plastic surgeon Dr. Trott offers a full variety of facial plastic surgery procedures in Beverly Hills, CA. Among the most popular surgeries at our state-of-the-art facility is a facelift. This treatment can be done in the office or the OR, and focuses on specific sections of the face to treat drooping skin and wrinkles to result in a more youthful-looking, taut appearance. Most of us are really just looking for an improvement in the jowl and neck area for an all encompassing youthful look; this is what Dr. Trott considers a natural lower facelift. The type of facelift used depends on your desired outcome, the health and condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, lifestyle, age, and other factors. Dr. Trott is a highly trained and experienced surgeon who understands the complex anatomy of a facelift surgery. The objective is to create a natural look that's gorgeous, subtle, and still striking.

Dr. Trott often collaborates with another well trained and experienced Board Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Malcolm Paul, who is also a Clinical Professor in Plastic Surgery at UC Irvine. Together, Dr. Trott and Dr. Paul are pioneering a much needed minimally invasive center for in-office facelift procedures in the heart of Beverly Hills - where nobody has time for downtime.

Ideal Candidates For a Facelift

Often, individuals interested in a facelift procedure are frustrated by advanced lines and wrinkles in the mid or lower regions of the face. Facelift surgery can target one or more areas, depending on your personal needs. It is important to note that age won't always define the most effective time to have cosmetic facial surgery. There are numerous unique aspects, as well as multiple lift types, to inform the choice. The method performed will vary for candidates under 50 versus those in their 60s and 70s. Skin laxity is one of the key elements in the decision-making process. Further, facelift patients need to be in good overall health, be a nonsmoker, and approach the procedure with realistic result expectations.

Surgical Facelift Technique

Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts available. Some facelifts treat the upper area of the face, and others focus on the middle and lower. In addition, some procedures are a bit more invasive and intricate than others. It is also common for some men and women to have an eyelid lift, brow lift, or fillers and BOTOX to complement their outcomes. A few of the more known facelift methods include:

  • Full Facelift
    A common surgery for older adults, the full facelift usually puts an incision along the hairline, extending down to the area near the temples, reaching the base of the ears. The underlying facial muscles are gently pulled and securely tightened to create a lifted outcome, which reduces excessive loose skin and droopy features. The traditional facelift is reserved for individuals who have visible signs of aggressive aging. During a full facelift, many procedures may be used, including upper or lower blepharoplasty to address the eyes or neck reduction for the lower region.
  • Lower Facelift
    This particular facelift corrects the neck and chin and sometimes the jowls. Methods of a nonsurgical nature, such as a KYBELLA injection, can also be used for chin augmentation to attain a softer, tighter neck.
  • Mini Facelift
    When undergoing a mini facelift, a thin, small incision is placed around the ears to lift the skin, which enhances the mouth and jawline. This process creates nice and subtle enhancements that look beautiful and natural.

What to Expect

After surgery, we will monitor your health before you are released to go home with a friend or family member. Before your facelift, Dr. Trott or a member of her team will schedule your follow-up visits and go over tips to help you heal faster. It's normal to have swelling and puffiness, slight to moderate pain, and soreness, which can be helped by pain medication. You should feel and physically look normal after 2 – 4 weeks. You will see a softer, more youthful appearance. Overall, your face will appear lifted and younger-looking.

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The Right Facelift for You

Cosmetic facial surgery can take years off your face and provide you a rejuvenated appearance. Today, there is a wide variety of choices for surgery, depending on your personal concerns and goals. This surgery is meant to make you younger-looking but natural. For more information, we invite you to contact Suzanne A. Trott, MD, FACS in Beverly Hills, CA to schedule your private consultation.

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