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What Can a Facelift Address?

Deep Facial Wrinkles

Collagen and elastin are the two most important substances when it comes to maintaining skin elasticity. As we get older, our bodies begin to produce less of these two substances. This causes wrinkles throughout hot spots on the face, such as nasolabial folds from the nose to the corners of the mouth and marionette lines that extend downward from the mouth corners. By pulling the skin tight, facelift surgery can smooth wrinkles in the lower two-thirds of the face.

Sagging in the Face & Neck

The aging process also causes the underlying structures of the face to become lax, leading to sagging cheeks and drooping jowls along the jawline. As the tissues of the neck also fall, a condition known as “turkey neck” develops, which can also create the appearance of a double chin. But unlike a double chin made of fat, a double chin caused by tissue laxity cannot be corrected through diet or exercise. Facelift surgery lifts and adjusts the underlying structures to correct sagging in the face and neck.

Sunken Facial Contours

The combination of excess skin and fat loss from aging makes it common for certain areas like the cheeks or eyes to look sunken in or depressed. For some patients who have subtle skin depression, facial fillers may be enough to correct the problem. But in most cases, facelift surgery combined with fat grafting is the best way to correct a sunken appearance caused by the natural aging process.

Facelift Techniques

Depending on your specific needs and conditions, the technique(s) for your facelift surgery will be determined during your consultation:

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Individual results may vary

Concerns

Recovery

During the first week of your recovery, it is essential to get as much rest as possible. You should have someone with you during the first day or so to assist you with small tasks. To reduce swelling, you should keep yourself in a reclined position rather than lying down.

Scars

Your surgeon will make the incisions as inconspicuously as possible. Scarring will differ based on which techniques are used and your unique anatomy. Protect the scar from sunlight to reduce its appearance. All scars will fade with time, but you will have a pretty good idea of what kind of scars you will have by the one-year mark.

Cost

The cost of your facelift will depend on the surgical, facility, and anesthesia fees. You will receive a detailed price quote after your consultation. Qualifying patients are eligible for financing options.

Pain

You may experience minor pain and discomfort after your procedure, but these can all be addressed with over-the-counter or prescription medication.

Dr. Andreasen is the premier plastic surgeon in the Inland Empire of SoCal

Troy J. Andreasen, M.D.

3333 Concours St Bldg #3
Ontario CA 91764
Phone: 909-291-4900

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