Face Lift Beverly Hills & Los Angeles – Rhytidectomy Palm Desert
The secret to a great facelift is a combination of several recent advances in other surgeries. Now the face can be lifted nearly vertically, whereas in the old days it was more of a backwards pull. That sometimes resulted in that fake “windblown” look. Thankfully, our results today simply repair what gravity and time took away. The result is a more rested, youthful look.
The face has three thirds. The face itself is surrounded by the neck below and the brow/forehead above. We always have a consult prior to surgery to determine what is “out of place” and how to fix it. Foreheads are often handled with tiny incisions and lifted with the help of a scope, which is a wand with a camera lens running through it.
The operation has improved so much because of the resulting lower impact, faster healing, hidden and minimized scars and improved closing techniques. We now borrow liposuction techniques such as Tumescent to separate the tissues with minimal trauma to the cells. Often times tissue glue is used instead of or in addition to sutures. The glue also allows me to permit the patient to be bandage free and return to an active life sooner. Most people just take a week off of work, rather than the two or three weeks that used to be the norm. So today’s facelift is a composite operation, borrowing the best components of other surgical techniques.