It’s the most popular facial plastic surgery for a reason. Not only will a Costa Mesa traditional facelift give you back the beauty and vivaciousness of your youth, it also is one of the easiest cosmetic surgery procedures to recover from.
The ideal candidate is anywhere from 40 to 70 years old, and has a strong and definitive facial bone structure. Essentially, the skin that sags around the jowls and neck will be pulled back, and wrinkles around the eyes and nose will be minimized as well.
One thing that is important to know about this procedure is that it does not completely stop the aging process. Once it is complete, the normal aging process will resume for patients. However, many are relieved to find out that the procedure can be redone every 8-10 years if it is desired.
Many patients express concerns about the anesthesia to Dr. Kevin Sadati. The fact that small needles are used to insert the local anesthetic can cause some anxiety, but Dr. Kevin Sadati and his support staff work to ensure that all patients feel calm and comfortable during the procedure. The ability to relax will greatly improve the overall results.
Typical recovery time lasts anywhere from 4-7 days, and most patients are able to resume normal day-to-day activities and head back to the office within a week’s time.
It is important that patients recognize that their skin has been stretched and is exceptionally vulnerable to the sun’s powerful rays. Recovering patients should limit sun exposure whenever possible, and if necessary, apply plenty of sunscreen to protect themselves. There is sometimes mild pain and discomfort after the surgery, and Dr. Sadati will often prescribe oral pain medications to help patients manage their pain levels. For more information or to set up a consultation, contact his office today.