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Facelifts in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Francisco

As we age, gravity, sun damage, and genetics affect all parts of the body and our faces are one of the first areas to show it. The effects of gravity often first appear in your late thirties but become more apparent and prominent once you hit your forties and fifties. Wrinkles, lines, less tonality, and sagging cheeks begin taking over your once firm and youthful face.

A good facelift with a certified plastic surgeon reverses the signs of aging, achieving a naturally youthful appearance and avoiding a “windblown” look. For older patients, the facelift is still the most powerful procedure for providing long-lasting facial rejuvenation.

At Wave Plastic Surgery, we can help you achieve the youthful look you desire with a Facelift in Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Francisco.

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Types of Facelifts

Wave Plastic Surgery offers many types of facelifts to allow a wide variety of people to find a treatment that will help them achieve the specific look that they desire with noticeable results just days after surgery. Wave’s expertise and advancements in modern technology allow us to perform these procedures in a way that makes the incision sites smaller, the scars less noticeable, and the healing process faster.

Whether you’re looking for a small touch up on trouble spots, mini facelift options, or a more extensive correction of your issues, we can guide you to the best available option to meet your goals.

Here are some of the types of facelifts available:

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The area between your lower eyelids and your mouth is considered your mid-face. As you age, the effects of gravity, repeated muscle contraction, and lifestyle cause the skin, fat, and muscle to move downward. When this occurs, the cheeks begin to look saggy or flat, the lower eyelids become puffy or hollow, and circles begin to appear under the eyes. The lines between the nose and the corners of the mouth also deepen.

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The Wave Lift is a procedure exclusively developed and designed by Wave Plastic Surgery to address the early signs of age in the midface and lower face region without a formal face lift scar and recovery. Through our extensive experience with our face lift procedures, we have developed a truly minimal incision, minimal downtime procedure that gives a natural and definitive rejuvenation of the mid and lower face.

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This is a revolutionary procedure that can minimize the signs of aging in the face and neck. The CureLift is exclusively available at WAVE Plastic Surgery and is a highly effective alternative to traditional facelifts.  Now is your chance to look young again, and the CureLift is a proven solution that will easily make you look 10 years younger.

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Since aging affects laxity in the facial skin as well as the underlying muscle, both need to be corrected. Simply tightening the skin or suspending the skin with threads or strings will not help achieve the look that you want.

Tightening and re-suspending the underlying tissue, called the SMAS/Platysma, can re-elevate the facial structures and reposition the tissues to its more youthful location. This method of the facelift procedure that our plastic surgeons use ensures a natural appearance.

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All of our doctors perform the facelift procedure with a keen attention to detail. While other plastic surgery practices may often treat facelift surgery the same for each patient, we take into account each patient’s specific situation and carefully listen to their goals and expectations to formulate a proper procedure plan.

There are numerous details and techniques that we adhere to when performing a facelift in order to ensure beautiful results. These are some of the examples that we consider with all of our facelift patients:

Facelift Information: Operation Time: 3 hours, Anesthesia: General Anesthesia, Pain Level: 4 out of 10, Stitch Removal: 2 Weeks Later, Follow Up: 6 Times Needed, Recovery: 2 Weeks

Our Face Lift Specialists

Plastic Surgeon Peter Lee

Peter Lee

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Dr. Peter is CEO and Chief Surgeon of WAVE Plastic Surgery Center with over 20 years of plastic surgery experience, overlooking 30K+ successful plastic surgery cases. He has mentored master surgeons around the world in state-of-the-art techniques, and has been inducted into the RealSelf 100 & 500 Hall of Fame.

His many accolades and shining results are evidence of Peter’s expertise.

Plastic Surgeon Ben Lee

Ben Lee

M.D., F.A.C.S.

Throughout 20+ years in aesthetic plastic surgery, Dr. Ben Lee has always been passionate about using his skills to impart a lasting, positive impact on the lives of his patients.

“Time and time again, I have witnessed dramatic improvements in a patient’s confidence and well-being after a relatively minor cosmetic or reconstructive procedure. As a surgeon, that brings me great joy.” — Dr. Ben Lee

Frequently Asked Questions About FaceLifts

A facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a plastic surgery procedure that reverses the visible signs of aging on the face.  Facelift surgery elevates the cheeks, removes the jowls, and defines the neck.   By tightening sagging skin, plastic surgery can reduce the visibility of wrinkles and folds as well as reverse the effects of gravity.

The average duration of Facelift Surgery is 2 to 4 hours. Facelifts typically last a couple of hours but can be longer or shorter depending on specific circumstances. 

Incisions for a Facelift are hidden behind the hairline.  They begin above the hairline at the temple and follow the natural line at the front of the ear and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. Once the scars have softened and matured after a few months, they become almost imperceptible.

Most patients can return to work 2 weeks after a Facelift Surgery.

You may need a facelift if you are not pleased with the signs of aging on your face and you are otherwise in good health.  If you are bothered by sagging, excess skin in the face, and neck you may want to consult a plastic surgeon.

The average facelift patients are in their 40’s and 50’s.  However, some people opt to get Facelift surgery in their mid 30’s.  A facelift can be successfully performed on a person in their 80’s if they are in good health.

Facelifts can improve your face’s appearance by smoothing wrinkles and age lines.  They can also help get rid of sagging skin and settled fat deposits.  However, results vary depending on bone structure, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle choices.  All of these factors determine how much younger someone will look after a Facelift.

Facelifts remove excess fat and tighten muscles in the lower portion of the face and neck.  When performed by an experienced Plastic Surgeon, the result will look natural.  Facelifts are not designed to pull the skin so tight that they cause the corners of your mouth to spread.

Facelifts don’t alter the appearance of the upper third of the face.  They can’t smooth excess skin and wrinkles around the eyes or lift a sagging brow. A brow lift or eyelid surgery can treat these issues and give you the appearance that you want.

Most patients can resume exercise three weeks after a Facelift.

Give us a call today to schedule your Facelift surgery consultation with one of our plastic surgeons located in Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Francisco.

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