As we age, our skin loses elasticity, and the underlying tissues of the face become loose and begin to sag. These and other factors contribute to a facial appearance that may cause a person to look older than he or she feels. Facelift surgery (rhytidectomy) addresses signs of aging in the cheeks, lower face, and neck to restore a more youthful facial appearance.
Over time, the collagen in our skin breaks down, leading to the formation of fine lines and wrinkles. Facelift surgery removes loose, excess skin to produce a smooth, youthful skin texture that will take years off your appearance.
Displaced and drooping tissues along the jawline can create the appearance of jowls. Facelift surgery tightens the muscles and removes excess tissue for a sleek jawline that creates a more defined, attractive transition from the face to the neck.
Sagging corners of the mouth and drooping tissues in the cheeks and neck can significantly age your appearance. Facelift surgery repositions the underlying tissues and removes any excess to achieve firmer contours in the face and neck.
As with all surgical procedures, there is a recovery process after facelift surgery to ensure you heal properly and can fully enjoy your rejuvenated facial appearance.
Pain medication will be prescribed to ease swelling and discomfort. Our Recovery Protocol, which includes supplements, vitamins, and anti-bruising medications, will begin.
Patients are usually able to return to work and light activities. Swelling and bruising will begin to resolve. Sutures are removed after seven to nine days.
Continued resolution of swelling and bruising. Dr. Chiu will recommend light physical activities, but patients should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting.
Results will be more apparent. Patients may return to their normal activities, including strenuous exercise and lifting, once cleared by Dr. Chiu. Most patients feel comfortable being seen at important social engagements, although a slight feeling of tightness may last for several months.
At Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc., Dr. Chiu can recommend the procedures that will help you achieve the results you want, based on your individual needs.
My closest friend went to Dr Chiu for a full face lift 3 weeks ago and I’m amazed at the results. It usually takes 6 weeks for everything to settle in but he’s looking fantastic this early on. There was very little bruising or swelling. Dr Chiu was so attentive – he called several times to check up on him and also had 3 after care appointments to be sure everything went well. I would highly recommend seeing Dr. Chiu for your plastic surgery. I’ve been seeing him for Botox and fillers. Always a great experience.
Dr. Chiu is a very compassionate, professional doctor who listens, is very available pre/post op and extremely competent. He explains everything in detail and in advance of the proceedure. His office staff is friendly and attentive.
Facelift surgery only addresses the cheeks, lower face, and neck. Patients who wish to address signs of aging in their upper face often combine a brow lift and/or eyelid lift with their facelift surgery to achieve complete facial rejuvenation.
Dr. Chiu performs facelift surgery with the patient under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. During your consultation, Dr. Chiu will determine which type of anesthesia will be best for you based on your individual needs.
The results from a facelift are generally permanent, and patients can enjoy their rejuvenated appearance for years to come. Of course, the face will continue to age naturally after surgery, but patients will continue to look younger than if they had not undergone the procedure. To maintain optimum results, patients should follow a healthy skin care regimen and wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily.
Dr. Chiu possesses exceptional skill and experience with facelift surgery, and people in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles seek him for his surgical precision, mastered techniques, and remarkable ability to consistently create natural-looking results. He utilizes his thorough understanding of facial anatomy and aesthetics to develop a customized surgical plan to meet (and often exceed) the needs and expectations of his patients.
We're eager to answer your questions, assist in scheduling your consultation, and help make your journey to achieving your ideal facial appearance as smooth and pleasurable as can be.