The face is known for displaying telltale signs of aging with wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin, causing both men and women to appear older before they’re ready. When this occurs, a well-done facelift with Dr. Farzaneh is an excellent way to firm and tighten the skin, restoring a youthful and rejuvenated overall appearance.
What is a facelift?
A time-honored cosmetic procedure, the facelift can ‘turn back the clock” on the signs of facial aging to help you attain a more youthful appearance. The facelift procedure involves the tightening of the underlying neck platysma muscle and re-suspending the underlying 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 just follow the repositioned, deeper tissue without looking pulled or stretched.
There are several important concepts inherent to this technique:
- The skin at the incision line is under minimal tension, reducing the risk of scar widening, or displacement.
- The lift gives a more natural and balanced result.
- The lift lasts longer as it does not rely on the skin (which stretches easily) for its longevity.
Types of Facelifts
There are a number of different facelifts available, depending on the specific signs of aging you’d like to address. During your initial consultation, Dr. Farzaneh will advise on which procedure will best achieve the youthful, natural-looking appearance you desire:
The location of facelift incisions may vary; however, they are typically placed at the edge of the ear or in a hidden crease in front and behind the ear and in the hair bearing skin. The incisions that are made in an exposed area are closed with a very fine, absorbable suture that can reinforce discretion and invisibility.
The mini facelift focuses on restoring lost definition to the jawline only, through a series of minute incisions around the ears. Typically performed under local anesthesia, Dr. Farzaneh will expertly elevate the skin and tighten the underlying muscles, achieving a subtle lift and restoring your jawline’s youthful contours.
This option addresses the facial skin that extends from the jaw to the cheekbones. Through minute incisions around the ears, Dr. Farzaneh will elevate the skin, tighten the underlying muscles and redistribute the fat in this area, enhancing your facial contours and eliminating any deep wrinkles, fine lines and sagging skin.
Also known as a brow lift or forehead lift, an upper facelift reduces wrinkles and lines above the eyes. To begin the procedure, Dr. Farzaneh will create a series of tiny incisions that are well-hidden within the hairline. He will then tighten the skin and underlying muscle tissue to reduce wrinkles between the eyes, eliminate folds on the forehead and elevate the eyebrows, creating a rejuvenated and well-rested appearance.
A lower facelift combines the specific techniques used to address signs of aging on the upper, mid and lower areas of the face and neck, creating a comprehensive makeover. This procedure restores definition to all of your facial features and reduces the full range of wrinkling and sagging skin, creating a fully rejuvenated new look.
After a facelift with Dr. Farzaneh, you can expect to see a youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated face when you look in the mirror. Your jawline will appear more defined, any wrinkles on your cheeks and around the mouth will have been eliminated, and your face will appear smooth and supple.
Thanks to Dr. Farzaneh’s artistic eye, exceptional technical skill and reputation for delivering among the best facelift the Inland Empire has available, you can also expect to appear extremely natural after your facelift – never overdone or pulled back. You’ll simply look as young as you feel, with a beautiful new appearance that will last a very long time.
FACELIFT RECOVERY TIMELINE
One of the first questions that patients ask Dr. Farzaneh is how long it will be after their facelift surgery before they can resume going out to shops, restaurants and the like. The answer varies and depends on a number of factors such as the extent of the lift, the patient’s healing response and how closely the patient follows postoperative instructions.
Even when having a traditional facelift which treats the jowls, the mid face area and provides some lift to the sides of the neck, patients usually are able to run errands and meet friends after about 10 days. There will still be some swelling and bruising which can be concealed with makeup, but most patients report they are able to confidently go about their daily activities after this period.
PREPARING FOR A WEDDING?
The timetable is a bit different if there is a big event in the future such as a wedding. In that case, facelift surgery should be scheduled at least a month before the event to allow ample time for the bruising and swelling to completely resolve. Being camera ready takes between 3 to 4 weeks so for a big event, Dr. Farzaneh recommends allowing plenty of time for the procedure.
Attaining beautiful natural looking results is a partnership between the surgeon and the patient. Dr. Farzaneh is considered to be one of the top providers of facelift Inland Empirehas to offer. Over many years he has developed a healing protocol that paves the way for complication-free healing. Following his instructions is the patient’s part of the partnership as the results will be greatly impacted on how well the patient heals.
Most patients find that a facelift is not particularly painful. The difficult first few days are mainly associated with swelling which begins to diminish after the fourth day. Cool packs applied as instructed, usually moving the gel pack around constantly from area to area, will greatly reduce swelling. After the 3rd day, applying cool packs isn’t as effective as the first 3 days.
Elevating the head, during sleep and while resting, also greatly assists with swelling and bruising. During the first week it is important to rest but not to be inactive. Walking around your neighborhood and performing tasks that do not require bending are encouraged. Keeping the blood pressure steady is important to healing. Suddenly running up the stairs or bending down to weed the garden is not recommended for the first few weeks.
Pain medication should be taken as prescribed with special care to avoid any over-the-counter pain medications classed as NSAID (Non Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) such as Advil® Aspirin® or Ibuprofen® to name a few. These medications cause the blood to become thin which can create complications for facelift patients. Our Chino Hills office will provide a list of approved pain medications for use. Patients who are taking blood thinners will be advised on taking these medications while recovering from facelift surgery.
STAGES OF RECOVERY
Recovering from facelift surgery proceeds in several stages. After the initial bruising and swelling diminishes, it is not uncommon for one side of the face to appear uneven. The facial structure is divided and one side may swell a little more than the other during the healing process. Also, as the internal structures settle into position, there is usually some tingling or numbness in various areas. This will resolve over time.
While the final results of facelift surgery takes 4 to 6 months, our patients report they are delighted with their results almost from the beginning. Dr. Farzaneh monitors his patients all the way through the recovery process to ensure that healing is occurring as expected particularly the incision sites. His attention to detail combined with his excellent surgical technique has earned him a reputation as a world-class facelift surgeon.
Before & After Gallery
The best way to gauge a surgeon’s skill is to view his past work. Please browse our before and after gallery, to see for yourself the dramatic results you can expect to achieve from a facelift with board certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Farzaneh.
Just let me say 5 stars might not be enough… Dr. Farzaneh goes beyond the call of duty to care for his patients. He put me at ease at my initial consultation with his straight forward style, recommending the best procedure for me... If you are considering any type of plastic surgery I highly recommend Dr.Farzaneh!
Are you a candidate for a facelift?
As with all of his cosmetic procedures, Dr. Farzaneh determines facelift candidacy on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of the patient’s cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. With that said, ideal candidates for this surgery are generally:
- Bothered by loose skin on the face or neck.
- Looking to reverse telltale signs of aging on the face and neck.
- Possess a strong underlying bone structure and good skin elasticity.
- Between the ages of 40 and 70 years old.
- In good overall health.
- Without any medical conditions that may impair healing or increase surgery risk.
- Realistic in their expectations of surgery.
If you are interested in receiving among the best facelift Ontario has to offer, please note that the only way to know for sure if you are a candidate for the procedure is to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Farzaneh today.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are considering undergoing among the best facelift Rancho Cucamonga has available, your first step is to schedule a consultation with leading cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Farzaneh.
During this meeting, you and Dr. Farzaneh will discuss your appearance goals, concerns and any questions you may have. From there, he will perform a full examination of the signs of facial aging that concern you most, before composing a custom surgical plan designed to restore the youthful, firm and beautiful overall appearance you desire.