Facelift Surgery in Los Angeles Ca – Rhytidectomy
What is a Rhytidectomy or facelift?
Sun exposure, weight fluctuation, and the natural aging process can make skin loosen and sag, resulting in wrinkles and jowls. The muscles on the neck can slacken, too, causing you to look years older than you are. A rhytidectomy or facelift is a surgical procedure designed to rejuvenate the face and neck, creating a more youthful appearance. Fresh, taut skin can make you look decades younger.
How is the Facelift Surgery Performed
Incisions are first made along the hairline, by the ear, and around the earlobe. Through these incisions, the skin is separated from the underlying structures. Next, in order to obtain a longer lasting and more natural appearance, Dr. Peter Fodor works on the foundation of the face under the skin. The underlying soft tissues are suspended, repositioned and restructured. The remaining skin is smoothed and tightened by removing the excess skin.
What Can I Expect After The Facelift Procedure?
The facelift procedure may take three to five hours and side effects may include temporary swelling, numbness, bruising, and tightness. However, most patients report very little pain and only minor discomfort. In conjunction with a facelift, the cheeks, chin and lips can be selectively augmented according to each patient’s individual needs. The result is a rejuvenated appearance.
What Should I Expect at my Consultation?
Many of our patients request full surgery, but based on patient evaluation, Dr. Fodor often recommends less invasive approaches, which still result in significant rejuvenation and an improved facial appearance. Dr. Fodor’s initial evaluation and analysis of you will help him determine whether you would benefit from what he calls a “Near FaceLift” surgical concept Dr. Fodor developed. This is a combination of any number of procedures such as eyelid rejuvenation, cheek and chin implants, liposuction of the neck, buccal fat pad reduction, nasal reshaping, performed under the same surgical session. Properly chosen and executed, the collective result in improvement in the facial aesthetics is far in excess of the sum of its parts.
How Much Does Facelift Surgery Cost?
The cost of Facelift in Santa Monica will vary depending on the severity of your case and techniques used for surgery. At your consultation Dr. Fodor will be happy discuss your options and cost based on your needs.
Call today to schedule your facelift and begin your path to a more confident you! Contact Peter Fodor MD, your local board certified plastic surgeon.