Facelift & LiteLift® in Irvine, CA
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure performed in Irvine to address signs of aging. The face is often the first area to show signs of aging with fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging. A facelift can improve these areas to create a younger, rejuvenated appearance. The facelift is often combined with another facial rejuvenation procedure such as a browlift or necklift.
What is a LiteLift®?
The LiteLift® is a different type of facelift offered in Irvine that requires less invasion, downtime, and recovery. The LiteLift® is not the same as a mini lift, and still addresses underlying tissues and excess skin, but with limited incisions.
Who is a Candidate for the Facelift / LiteLift®?
Candidates for a facelift or LiteLift® in Irvine are those who are unhappy with noticeable signs of aging in the face such as deep creases, wrinkles, and sagging around the midface and jaw area. Those in Irvine who want the rejuvenating benefits of a facelift, with less recovery and downtime might be candidates for the LiteLift®. To be a sucessful candidate for either procedure, patients should be in good health in order to properly recover from surgery. A consultation in Irvine can determine whether a facelift or LiteLift® is the best procedure based on your concerns and goals.
The Facelift Procedure Process
The facelift or LiteLift® is performed in Irvine after medication is administered to make sure the procedure process is as comfortable as possible. For the facelift, this usually involves general anesthesia. However, those who opt for the less invasive LiteLift® can utilize local anesthesia or sedation instead. Incisions will then be made where they can be easily concealed within the hairline. For the LiteLift®, these incisions are minimal and virtually unnoticeable. Next, the underlying tissue is repositioned and excess skin is removed.
Recovery and Results
Your recovery time after a facelift in Irvine will depend on the techniques used during the procedure and the extent of your concerns. A traditional facelift requires about a week off work to properly recover. With a LiteLift®, patients in Irvine can expect a shorter, easier recovery since general anesthesia was not required and incisions were limited. For either procedure, patients can expect some degree of swelling, bruising, and discomfort and should take it easy during the recovery period.
Once swelling has subsided, patients can enjoy the results of their facelift of LiteLift® procedure in Irvine. Results from a facelift or LiteLift® are natural-looking without the risk of appearing too overdone. The results of a facelift are long lasting, but the face will continue to age naturally with the rest of your body.
Your Consultation in Irvine
The facelift procedure required an initial consultation in Irvine to ensure candidacy. Those who are interested in the facelift or LiteLift® procedure can see Dr. Horowitz or Dr. Nichter at their practice in the Irvine area. Dr. Horowitz and Dr. Nichter are experts in facelift and LiteLift® techniques and can ensure you receive the safest, most effective care possible.