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Facelift Subtle and natural refinement

Is a facelift right for me?

When you've always identified as a youthful spirit, aging can bring about frustrating changes in your physical appearance that do not match your inner self-image. Stress, sun exposure, or even poor genetics can lead to blemishes such as sagging skin, neck folds, lines and wrinkles, making you feel as though the world isn't seeing the true you.

While temporary solutions such as injectables and fillers can offer limited relief, a facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, is the only proven long-term solution to restoring your skin. A facelift works to tighten loose skin and eliminate excess fat, leading to a smoother complexion, refined contours and improved definition. What's more, the rejuvenating effects of a facelift can boost self-confidence, making you appear as youthful outside as you feel within.

What makes me a good candidate for a facelift?

The best candidates for a facelift are typically clients in their 40s, 50s, or 60s who have just begun to experience a loss of skin elasticity and still possess strongly defined bone structure. However, different and often extremely effective procedures exist for patients in their 70s and 80s, as well as their 30s.

It's important a facelift candidate has reasonable expectations for improving rather than perfecting their outward appearance with their procedure. Facelifts can greatly increase self-esteem and restore a more energetic appearance, but patients should not expect to change their aesthetics entirely.

Before & After

Dr. Saul Lahijani Specializing in the science of facial rejuvenation

Many men and women hesitate to undergo facelifts for fear of an unnatural "overdone" appearance that can result from an overly aggressive procedure. That's why it's essential to choose a cosmetic surgeon with a delicate, nuanced approach who will never over-operate. Dr. Lahijani is sought out for his conservative, personalized technique, honed over decades of careful anatomical study. Accredited by the AAAASF, our office is a leader in the most sophisticated developments of the cosmetic surgery industry, housing a staff comprised of vetted, specialists in their respective areas of expertise.

Dr. Lahijani attends the latest conferences, seminars, and symposiums in his field, giving his clients access to groundbreaking state-of-the-art procedures, equipment and diagnostic tools. In addition to his substantial experience and training, Dr. Lahijani has earned a reputation for approachability, consideration, and humility that have translated into an experience of superior care for his patients.

During your preliminary consultation at his office suites in Beverly Hills, Palmdale or Valencia, Dr. Lahijani will create your unique treatment plan based on your personalized goals. Your initial session will allow you to proceed with accurate expectations and the knowledge your doctor is putting your needs first. If you have had prior facial procedures, it's important to alert Dr. Lahijani to this fact, as it may influence his approach and help ensure the best results.

What to expect from the facelift procedure

Your facelift will be performed in accordance with your tailored treatment plan. However, typical full facelifts involve repositioning the cheeks and neck through tiny incisions to achieve tighter jaw lines. In addition, improving definition in the neck is achieved by tightening the SMAS muscle layers under the chin and removing surplus fat. To give the face a younger, fuller appearance, a procedure called "fat compartment filling" takes fat acquired from the belly or hips and injects it into any deflated areas in the patient's face to provide added volume.

Details of recovery

While patients typically experience very little discomfort following a procedure, some swelling, numbness, and bruising are not uncommon and typically decrease within two weeks. In the first 24 hours after a facelift, thin drainage tubes may be placed under the skin to draw any blood that collects. By 2-3 weeks, patients can return to normal activities. While full results are best seen at 6 weeks after swelling has completely subsided, patients continue to improve as they heal over the next six months.

Schedule a Consultation

With four convenient office suites to choose from in Beverly Hills, Palmdale, Upland and Valencia, clients seeking rejuvenation can find the perfect location to suit their busy lifestyle. During your consultation, Dr. Lahijani will examine you, take down your medical history, review before and after photos, and create a personalized treatment plan customized to your body. If you are looking for a full body contouring makeover, the doctor can also give you information about additional procedures at this time, as one major benefit of combining treatments is less overall downtime for the patient.

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