The day to day effects of aging take their toll on a person's appearance, and there is no place where these effects are more evident than on the face. However, advancements in medical dermatology and skincare treatments allow mean you don't have to look your age, thanks to facelift procedures that are available with Dr. Tony Nakhla at OC Skin Institute in Orange County.
Years of overeating, smoking, excessive exposure to sunlight and the normal aging process, all can lead to wrinkles, lines, and sagging skin that leave a person feeling self-conscious. Many patients feel young, healthy and vibrant on the inside, but when they look in the mirror, their outward appearance doesn't match their inner persona.
A facelift performed by one of our board certified dermatologist and dermatological cosmetic surgeon - Dr. Nakhla - can reverse this process, restoring a more youthful appearance. In some cases, individuals with less noticeable signs of aging may benefit from other procedures, including injection treatments. However, patients with deep wrinkles, folds and very loose, jowling skin will benefit the most from facelift surgery.
Known in medical circles as a rhytidectomy, a facelift will smooth and tighten facial tissue by literally "lifting" the skin over the underlying muscles. In the process, the surgeon will remove excess skin in certain areas, including the neck. The minimal incisions needed to carry out the procedure will be made around the temples and the ears along natural skin creases, and will thus be inconspicuous and nearly invisible.
A rhytidectomy procedure can be accomplished on an outpatient basis, normally in between two and four hours, and with the patient being placed under with a local anesthetic. A facelift is occasionally done in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures, including eyelid blepharoplasty, fillers, and laser resurfacing.
After a facelift, the patient will have to wear bandages for a day or two and, during the recovery period, can expect some bruising and swelling. Serious complications in facelift procedures are rare and any pain that may be experienced can be alleviated with medications. Advances in cosmetic surgery have led to the development of techniques that will beautify a person's face in a natural manner, with minimal pain, recovery time and complications.
Instead of letting the years and the elements take their toll, turn to a skilled dermatologist and dermatological cosmetic surgeon of the stature of Dr. Tony Nakhla. He can help you improve your appearance and self-confidence. Make an appointment at either one of our OC Skin Institute dermatology clinics, located in Santa Ana and San Clemente.