FACELIFT in NEWPORT BEACH
A facelift is a surgical procedure designed to remove the major folds and wrinkles that form on our faces with age. Gravity, sun damage, smoking, living in a dry climate, and other factors can contribute to the aging process, which is typically reflected on our faces. Facelift techniques vary from patient to patient to give each person a procedure tailored to produce the best possible surgical result.
A facelift will:
- smooth out major folds and wrinkles,
- tighten the tissues beneath your skin,
- remove sagging and excess skin.
- reduce excess skin around the neck and jawline.
AM I A CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT?
If you feel that your face does not reflect how young you feel on the inside, a facelift may be the solution to help you look and feel younger.
During your consultation, Dr. Nichter or Dr. Horowitz will evaluate your skin texture and elasticity, as well as your underlying skin structure and your facial bone structure. Based on this evaluation, our surgeons will create a custom surgical plan, detailing specific techniques and recommendations to meet your goals. Dr. Horowitz or Dr. Nichter will make sure you have a full understanding of what results to expect.
HOW IS A FACELIFT PERFORMED?
There is not just one facelift procedure, but a whole range of facelift procedures. These different techniques have been developed over the years, involving different incisions and lifting the skin to varying degrees. A facelift may also involve the tightening of certain muscles and tissues, or liposuction of areas such as the jowls or chin.
It is important to choose a highly skilled and experienced surgeon to match your goals and skin type with the appropriate surgical techniques.
It is important to understand that facelifts are meant to remove major folds and wrinkles, not fine wrinkles. A facelift which removed every line and fold would be too aggressive and would result in an unnatural result. The goal of our surgeons is to make your facelift look as natural as possible.
Fine lines and wrinkles are better addressed by skin treatments such as chemical peels or microdermabrasion, which we also offer at our office. Many of our facelift patients enhance their surgical result with these nonsurgical procedures.
Dr. Horowitz or Dr. Nichter may recommend other procedures to go along with your facelift, such as blepharoplasty or a midface (cheek) lift, for an optimal result.