A facelift is the most comprehensive method of facial rejuvenation. A custom surgical procedure, a facelift in Beverly Hills removes jowls, saggy skin, drooping cheeks, and excess under-chin fat. When performed with skill, the results of a facelift appear natural, refreshed, and youthful – and like you!
What are the benefits of a facelift?
Age, lifestyle, sun exposure, and genetics all play a role in facial aging. As the years pass, you may begin to see deep, etched-in laugh lines, a double chin, saggy cheeks, and your jawline losing its youthful definition.
Some of the benefits of a facelift in Beverly Hills are:
- Smooths deep creases and lines
- Restores youthful definition to the jawline
- Lifts the skin to a more youthful location
- Tightens the underlying facial muscles
Are you considering a facelift, but have questions? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Cohen to find out if a West Hollywood facelift is right for you. Non-surgical facial treatments can work wonders, but there comes a time when facial rejuvenation will require surgery. A facelift can be life-changing – taking ten to fifteen years off your look. For a very natural result, your facelift must be performed by a talented plastic surgeon who uses the most advanced techniques.
Am I a candidate for a facelift?
To be safe for the surgery, you should be in good physical health. A full evaluation of your facial structure and skin is the first step in the process. We will review your health history, discuss the procedure, and answer all of your questions. Dr. Cohen will inform you about what to expect in surgery, recovery, and results.
How is a facelift performed?
Your facelift in West Hollywood is performed as an outpatient procedure and requires from two to five hours to complete. If you are looking for a resolution for deeper facial lines and wrinkles, sagging jowls and upper neck, and lost jawline definition, then a facelift may be right for you.
What should I expect during my consultation?
Your consultation will involve listening carefully to what you hope to achieve. Dr. Cohen will ask you about your medical history, any past surgeries, current medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements you take, and alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Dr. Cohen will also evaluate medical history. He will measure and examine your face, take photos, and speak with you about what your surgery will entail.
What is the procedure?
A facelift addresses excess skin, tissue, and fat. After the anesthetic is administered, the procedure begins with incisions made along the hairline, starting at the temples, continuing around the ear and ending at the lower scalp. Deeper layers of the skin and the muscles are lifted to support the skin, so the result appears natural, rather than pulled, or overdone. Facial fat can be redistributed to enhance contours, and excess skin removed. When the surgery is complete the incisions will be closed with tiny, carefully placed sutures, and the area bandaged.
Once your surgery is complete, you will be sent home with pain medications to help keep you comfortable. You will have aftercare instructions to follow. Prescription pain medication will keep you comfortable during the first few days. You will have a follow-up appointment with Dr. Cohen a day or two after your surgery to ensure your recovery is going well. You will need to sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling and bruising. Take the time to rest and heal. Avoid vigorous physical activity or exercise for at least four weeks.
What is the recovery period like after a facelift?
Recovering from facelift surgery varies from person to person, but the average recovery time is about two weeks. You will need to plan for ten days to two weeks off work or other activities. Arrange for another person to drive you home and stay with you through the first night or two. You will experience some swelling and bruising, which peaks in the first week. During the first two weeks of recovery, your exercise and physical activities will be limited. Take gentle walks, eat healthy foods, and take all the time you need just to relax and recover.
When can I expect to see results?
While each person heals differently, you can expect to see the results of your facelift after ten to fourteen days after the swelling and bruising have subsided. The full beauty of your results will appear over time, but you should feel ready to reveal your new look in about three weeks, which will continue to improve over time.
Why should I choose Dr. Robert Cohen?
Dr. Robert Cohen is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience. He is known for his natural artistry and for using superior surgical techniques in facelift surgery. He is a master in facial rejuvenation and among the most talented facelift surgeons practicing in the region.