There is pressure to be forever young in our society. One of the first things that can give away your age is your skin, especially the skin around your face and neck. While you cannot turn back the clock, but there is a way to reclaim your youthful look!
Many people in Orange County are finding they can look and feel younger with simple cosmetic surgeries like a lower facelift and neck lift from Gallery of Cosmetic Surgery in Newport Beach.
A New, Younger-Looking You
Not all patients will need a traditional facelift. Many people in Newport Beach who are in their early-middle ages stand to benefit from a more targeted approach that our physician, Dr. Kevin Sadati, helped pioneer. During a lower facelift and neck lift, the surgeon:
- Uses local anesthesia and twilight sedation
- Removes excess skin along your cheeks, jowls and neckline
- Tightens your facial muscles in these areas
Dr. Sadati uses a technique called the Double C Plication, which gives you natural-looking results that will last for years to come. This method is much less invasive than traditional facelift, which means you have a shorter recovery time.
Is It Right For Me?
These cosmetic surgeries are ideal for people who are just entering middle age and are starting to show some signs of aging. Before having the procedure, you will meet with Dr. Sadati to make sure that not only are you a good candidate, but that this will be the best way to help you look and feel great. Typically, patients who are eligible for this surgery:
- Are in good physical health
- Are in good mental health
- Have excess skin in the lower part of their face
- Have excess skin around the neckline
- Have sagging skin around the cheeks
There may be other factors that you and Dr. Sadati will discuss before moving forward with the surgery.
For the past several years, Dr. Sadati’s practice has been evolved and focused on minimally invasive facial procedures using local anesthesia and oral sedation. One of the most specialized and successful areas of his practice has been dedicated to performing lower facelifts using local anesthesia and oral sedation, without the need for general anesthesia. This less aggressive approach to surgery and anesthesia has paralleled the new trends in patients request for a durable, natural-looking lift, with a quick recovery without needing to go under general anesthesia. After performing several thousands of facelifts, he has developed and pioneered a breakthrough facial muscle tightening technique that is considered the next generation of high definition facial rejuvenation using only local anesthesia and oral sedation. Dr. Sadati has been invited to premier plastic surgery conventions, including the American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and American College of Osteopathic Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery. At these educational conventions, other plastic surgeons on his revolutionary face lift technique. He is often asked to lecture on his renowned facelift technique to other facelift surgeons.
Dr. Kevin Sadati’s plastic surgery procedure averages compared to American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery’s nationwide average per year.
Number of procedures performed by the average Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and Otolaryngologist per year.
Dr. Kevin Sadati’s average number of procedures performed per year.
Am I A Good Candidate For a Facelift With Local Anesthesia?
We found facelifts done with local anesthesia to be very safe, effective, and comfortable for our patients. When used on the right patient for the right procedure, it does not compromise patient safety or the quality of the result. It should be emphasized that a facelift under local anesthesia is not for everyone. Patients who require having simultaneous forehead lift surgery or having certain medical conditions may benefit from general anesthesia. Similar to the selection of procedures, the type of anesthesia that is best suited for patients are recommended during our thorough consultation.
Good candidates for a face lift done with local anesthesia:
- Patients who are afraid of general anesthesia and its potential complications.
- Patients concern with high cost of general anesthesia and its recovery.
- Patients who had bad experience with side effects of general anesthesia.
- Patients who are able to lay flat on their back for two hours
- Patients who don’t have allergic reaction to Lidocaine nor Epinephrine.
- Patients who do not have complicated heart or lung conditions
Get Started Today!
Dr. Kevin Sadati has more than a decade of experience helping people feel and look younger. Located in Newport Beach Dr. Sadati uses specific techniques in order to help you get the results you want. If you want to eliminate the signs of aging, a lower facelift and necklift may be a great fit for you. In order to start the process, please contact us at (949) 706-7776 to schedule your complimentary consultation today.
Choosing to Have a Lower Facelift in Orange County
For men and women in Orange County, the most prominent signs of aging first occur on the lower face and neck. Formerly strong jaw lines soften into a double chin or jowls. And previously smooth neck skin loosens to create an unflatteringly “turkey neck.” Since looking our best is an important part of self-esteem, these changes can be distressing – especially among residents of Orange County who want to look as young as they feel.
A lower facelift addresses aging concerns on the lower face and neck. The cheeks, jowls and neck are lifted by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin. Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Kevin Sadati has developed a safe, revolutionary lower facelift procedure that provides superior, long- lasting results. The procedure takes about two hours and results in minimal scarring. Recovery is quick and you can resume normal social activities within a week.
Lower Facelift: A Refreshed, Younger Version of You!
Dr. Kevin Sadati, an expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, developed the Natural Facelift (technically known as the “Double C Plication technique”) in response patient requests for a discreet, natural facelift result. Patients told Dr. Sadati that they wanted to “look more youthful, but not like we’d had work done.” This motivated Dr. Sadati to develop the Natural Facelift — a unique facial muscle tightening surgery for facial rejuvenation.
For patients who do not need a full facelift, a lower facelift is a way to improve the visible signs of aging. It is particularly beneficial for patients in their 40’s and 60’s who are unhappy with the lower third of their face. A lower facelift can also be used as a secondary facelift to smooth out the signs of aging.
Dr. Sadati’s Natural Facelift technique has been published in the American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. He has given numerous presentations in national meetings regarding this technique. Dr. Sadati has performed over 3,000 lower facelifts and neck lifts in his Orange County office.
Benefits of a Lower Facelift
The lower facelift is performed under local anesthesia with twilight sedation without the need for general anesthesia. Therefore, eliminating the risks associated with anesthesia. During the procedure, Dr. Sadati applies gradual muscle tightening to the patient’s lower face and neck tissue. The face will look refreshed (but not “over tightened”) while the neck tissue becomes smooth and tight. This results in a smooth and rejuvenated appearance without causing a “pulled back” artificial effect.
Both men and women report that they are much more confident after their surgery. Without sagging skin around their jaw and neck, they no longer hide behind high-neck clothing. This opens up many new wardrobe choices — which is much appreciated in body-conscious, warm weather culture of Southern California!
Because the Natural lower Facelift is minimally invasive, there is no chance of cutting the deep connective tissue known as the Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System (SMAS). This decreases the risk of facial nerve damage that can occur with traditional facelifts. Instead, Dr. Sadati will tighten the SMAS in two layers to ensure long-lasting and natural-looking results.
A lower facelift takes about two hours to complete. There is minimal downtime and a quick recovery period, with most patients resuming their normal activities within a week.
Candidates for a Lower Facelift in Orange County
You are a lower facelift candidate if you are willing to travel to our Orange County office and believe that your chin and neck make you look older than you feel. Both men and women can be ideal candidates if they have good skin elasticity, a strong bone structure and are in good health. You may not be suitable for a lower facelift if you suffer from certain medical conditions. If you do smoke, you’ll be asked to stop for at least three weeks before and after the procedure, as smoking can delay the healing process.
The ideal age for a lower facelift is in your 40’s and 60’s. Not only is this a time when the signs of aging become more evident, it’s also a new start for many individuals who have neglected their own needs. Choosing a lower facelift is a way to invest in yourself and move confidently forward into an exciting new chapter of your life.
The best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for a lower facelift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadati at our Orange County office.
Preparing for your Lower Facelift in Orange County
Unlike many surgeons, Dr. Sadati takes time to get to know his patients. You will have an extensive consultation. During your consultation, you’ll discuss your goals for your lower facelift as well as your medical history (including previous facial surgeries). Dr. Sadati will look at your facial anatomy and at the quality of your skin. To ensure best healing nutritional supplements are also recommended.
He will advise you honestly about whether a lower facelift is your best option or if another procedure would better meet your needs. Dr. Sadati believes in patient education. He will discuss the process with you in detail and answer all of your questions. You will leave the consultation knowing that Dr. Sadati cares about you and wants the best results possible from your lower facelift.
Safe Lower Facelift Surgery with Minimal Downtime
Although patients appreciate that their lower facelift does not require a general anesthetic, they are understandably concerned about the procedure. Dr. Sadati goes to great lengths to create a calm and comforting atmosphere, which alleviates much of the patients’ stress. He will not start the numbing process until the patient is completely relaxed and sleeping.
All of Dr. Sadati’s surgical team are genuinely caring and sympathetic to his patients’ needs. The staff speaks softly and gently, which gives patients confidence during their procedure and contributes to a positive and reassuring experience. Frequently patients are so relaxed that they close their eyes and drift off to sleep.
Dr. Sadati’s injection technique is a key component of patient comfort. He uses a very small needle and a gentle touch. The nerve blocking technique lasts over nine hours, so strong narcotics are not needed for pain management. There is no nausea and vomiting associated with this procedure since it is not performed under general anesthesia.
During the surgery, Dr. Sadati will employ a double layered muscle-tightening (plication) technique. This applies gradual tension to facial muscles from cheeks down to the neck area. This results in less pulling on the corners of the mouth and more tightening on the jaw, which contributes to the natural results of the lower facelift. At the same time there will maximum tightening of neck tissue, resulting in smooth and younger looking neck.
After the procedure is completed, a gauze bandage dressing is applied. Patients may experience feelings of pulling and tightness. These are indications of a successful procedure and signal the path to recovery.
Your lower facelift will be performed in our beautiful Newport Beach office in Orange County, California.
Recovering from a Lower Facelift
With a local anesthetic, you will not experience any surgical after-effects such as nausea or grogginess. Instead, when your lower facelift is complete, you’ll be encouraged to sit up and then walk around. We offer refreshments and beverages that include fresh fruit smoothies and a nutritious anti-oxidant drink. As a precaution, your vital signs will be closely monitored and you’ll be discharged only after a thorough post-op review.
You will likely experience some slight tightness around the ears and jaw line on the first night after surgery. Any discomfort can be effectively managed with Tylenol. We will also provide you with prescription pain medication in case it’s needed. In our experience, most patients are delighted with the ease and comfort of the procedure.
Customer service is a key component of our practice, and Dr. Sadati will personally call you to follow up after your surgery. You will be given Dr. Sadati’s 24 hour contact number in case you need assistance outside of business hours.
The day after your lower facelift, you will return to our Orange County office to have your dressing removed. You’ll be instructed to wear a light elastic wrap (provided by our office) for 48 hours. Any discoloration, swelling or tenderness around the incisions should subside within a week. Exterior sutures are dissolvable therefore will be absorbed by your body.
Post-operative recovery is quick. Swelling can be minimized through the use of ice and by keeping the head in a slightly elevated position when sleeping. Dr. Kevin Sadati suggests using a homeopathic remedy called Arnica Montana to reduce inflammation and aid in your recovery.
Results can be seen immediately following surgery. The amount of recovery time varies depending on the person, but most patients report they are ready to resume their normal activities within a week.
We advise all patients who’ve had lower facelift surgery to avoid the sun as much as possible and to wear sunscreen when going outdoors.
Cost of Lower Facelift Surgery in Orange County
Cosmetic surgery is an investment in your self-confidence and is not covered by medical insurance. Our office is happy to discuss the cost of a lower facelift and to answer your questions. A personalized cost estimate will be provided as part of your consultation with Dr. Sadati.
Choosing Dr. Kevin Sadati
Dr. Kevin Sadati is one of the top California facial plastic surgeons specializing in minimally invasive facelifts. He has appeared on the popular TV show The Doctors and was voted “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County” by the OC Register two years in a row. He was awarded “the best facial make over award in 2016” by The Aesthetic Academy for his unique face and neck lift technique.
Dr. Kevin Sadati is board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOO-HNS), Diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery (ABCS) and a member of the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (AAFRS).
Dr. Sadati has been invited to premier plastic surgery conventions such as American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery, American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery, and American College of Osteopathic Otolaryngology & Facial Plastic Surgery, in order to educate other plastic surgeons about his revolutionary facelift technique. He performs well over 3,000 facelift and neck lift surgeries in his Orange County offices.
A double board-certified surgeon, Dr. Sadati is an expert in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. With this extensive knowledge in cranial structures, Dr. Sadati is fully qualified to safely and discreetly reverse signs of aging on the face to deliver a refreshed, rejuvenated appearance. With more than a decade of experience delivering impeccable results to the most discerning Orange County patients, Dr. Sadati has earned a reputation for providing some of the highest quality facelift surgery available.
As a painter and sculptor, Dr. Kevin Sadati blends art and medical science to create beautiful, natural-looking results in his cosmetic surgery patients. Through his experience, surgical finesse and artistic talent, Dr. Kevin Sadati has become one of the most sought after facelift surgeons in Orange County.
Request a Consultation in our Orange County Office
For more information about a lower facelift, or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sadati in our Orange County office, please call (949) 682-3741.