What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery procedure that targets specific areas of the face to combat loose skin and wrinkles for a refreshed, taut appearance. At Omar Ahmed, M.D., board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon Dr. Omar Ahmed performs facelift surgery for patients in Pasadena, CA. Based upon your aesthetic goals, a facelift can focus on various facial areas to rejuvenate lines and wrinkles near the eyes, cheeks, mouth, jowls, and neck to give you an all-around younger look. The facelift method used depends on your goals, the health and condition of your skin, the amount of laxity present, your lifestyle, age, and anatomy. Some individuals may be candidates for a full facelift while some may only be ready for a mid-facelift. Dr. Ahmed is a skilled surgeon who understands the complexity and delicate anatomy of a facelift in order to produce a natural, gorgeous appearance.
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Ideal Candidates for a Facelift
Generally, patients interested in a surgical facelift are bothered by visible drooping around the middle and bottom regions of the face. Facelift surgery can target one or more areas, depending on your unique signs of aging. It is important to note that age won't always determine when to receive a facelift. There are several unique aspects, as well as many lift techniques, that come into play. The method chosen will be different for candidates under 50 versus those with more advanced aging. Skin laxity is one of the most important factors in the planning process. Further, facelift candidates should be in good physical health, refrain from smoking, and approach the surgery with reasonable outcome expectations.
The full facelift is the most common type of facelift surgery and usually uses an incision along the hairline, then extends down to the temples, stopping near the base of the ears. The deeper layer of facial tissues and muscles are gently stretched and safely tightened to produce a lifted look, which reduces excessive lines and wrinkles. This facelift is reserved for patients who have visible signs of advanced aging. Regardless of your aesthetic concerns, there are numerous facelifts to think about. Based on your age and specific goals, Dr. Ahmed may recommend that you have either a full facelift, mid-facelift, lower facelift, or mini facelift, all of which can address specific facial areas.
What to Expect with a Facelift
After surgery, we will monitor your health until you can be safely released to go home with a friend or family member. Before your facelift, Dr. Ahmed or a member of his team will schedule your follow-up visits and give you suggestions to help you heal properly. You should expect to have bruising and swelling, some moderate pain, and soreness, which may be reduced by pain medication. You should feel and look better after about a month. You will see a more glowing look with fewer lines and sagging. Overall, your face should appear lifted and rejuvenated.
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The Right Facelift for You
Facelift surgery can turn back the hands of time for your face and help create a fresh appearance. This treatment is ideal to produce subtle, youthful outcomes. To learn more, we welcome you to get in touch with Omar Ahmed, M.D. in Pasadena, CA to set up your appointment with Dr. Ahmed.