Face Forward! Face and Neck Rejuvenation
One of the most time-honored cosmetic procedures, the face lift can “turn back the clock” on the signs of facial aging to help you attain a more youthful appearance. To begin with, we all age differently. Some may start with hollow cheeks and deep laugh lines; others with drooping brows, jowls or a loose neck. We used to blame it all on gravity, but now we know better. Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center discovered that the face is made of multiple compartments (balloons) that deflate and droop at different rates. As we get older we lose bone, fat and collagen. This loss contributes to deflation of the facial
framework and thinning of the skin, leading to hollowness, deep folds and fine wrinkles. Unfortunately, there is a lot more to facial aging . Aging is further confounded by loosening of the musculature, which causes a drooping effect on the face, turning it from an oval to a more square shape. The areas where we notice this most are in the jaw lines (jowls), at the skin folds near the corners of our mouths, and around the neck in what many patients infamously term “turkey neck.”
There are many options available in facial rejuvenation at Farzaneh Cosmetic surgery in Chino / Chino Hills california, serving the Los Angeles counties, Orange County and the Inland Empire .
Chino Chino Hills Liquid Face Lift or more accurately described as re-volumization with facial fillers (especially Radiesse) – addresses the loss of volume in the compartments of the face. While there is no doubt that in younger patients or patients with minor volume loss a liquid facelift may be sufficient, it is important to understand that fillers can’t substitute for a true facelift.
Chino/ Chino Hills Face Lift procedure involves the tightening of the underlying neck platysma muscle and re-suspending the underlying facial tissue to allow for a gentle re-draping (“passive lifting”) of the skin to reverse the laxity and sagging in a natural way. This deeper pull sets the foundation for the skin to simply follow the repositioned, deeper tissue—without looking pulled or stretched.There are several important concepts inherent to this technique. First, the skin at the incision line is under minimal tension, reducing the risk of scar widening, or displacement. Second, this lift gives a more natural and balanced result. Lastly, the lift lasts longer, as it does not rely on pulling the skin (which stretches back easily) for its longevity.
The location of facelift incisions may vary, although typically they are placed along the edge of the ear, in a hidden crease in front and behind the ear, in the hair bearing skin, or some combination of the above. The incisions that are made in an exposed area are closed with a very fine, absorbable suture that can reinforce discretion and invisibility.
Chino/ Chino Hills Neck Lift is a great option for those who are primarily concerned about signs of aging in the neck and the jowls. This procedure eliminates the need for any incisions in front of the ear. It tightens and repositions the neck muscles, eliminates the neck bands and even reduces the jowls.
Chino/ Chino Hills Neck Liposculpture is a great alternative for those with minimal hanging skin who have full necks with ill defined jaw lines. Neck liposculpture not only removes excess fat, but also contours the jaw line and reduces the hanging neck tissue by promoting skin shrinkage, therefore giving a more youthful face. The procedure is essentially scarless and can be performed without the need for general anesthesia
Recovery from Face and Neck Lifts
Recovery times for face lifts at Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery typically consist of a few days of healing, followed by numbness and tension that dissipates after a few weeks. Swelling and bruising also begin to subside at the two week mark. A feeling of tightness in the face can last for several weeks. Patients are advised during this time from turning the neck excessively. You’ll need someone to stay with you the first 3-5 days. You will need a driver at least for the first 7 days. Most patients drive in about 7-10 days and return to work in about 1-2 weeks. You may resume exercise in about 4-8 weeks.
Recovery from Neck Liposculpture
There is minimal discomfort after neck liposculpture. Patients are often asked to wear a support band for a week. There are no sutures to remove. Patients can resume light normal activity in 2-3 days after the procedure.
At Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery in Chino/ Chino Hills we believe that knowledge is power. This article by Dr. Babak Farzaneh provides you with the basic information on facial rejuvenation options. However, it is not a substitute for an in office consultation at Farzaneh Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa where you can discuss all the options specific to you.
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Fazraneh Cosmetic Surgery Office is conveniently located at 13768 Roswell Avenue, Suite 222, Chino California 91710.