It’s your face that often makes the first impression, and unfortunately, it’s your face that typically shows the first signs of aging. If you have noticed that you are starting to look older than you feel, and don’t have the confidence that you used to, you might want to consider an Irvine traditional facelift.
The ideal candidates for this procedure are patients who are between the ages of 40-70 years old, and have a definitive and solid facial bone structure. Essentially, a facelift lifts the sagging skin that is located around the neck and jowls and can also help to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes and nose.
Most patients feel that they lose about 10 years from the appearance of their face once this procedure is complete. It is important to note, however, that this surgery will not stop the aging process from happening. Normal aging will resume, but this procedure can safely be repeated every 8-10 years.
During the procedure itself, local anesthesia is used to numb the area. Dr. Kevin Sadati and his support staff work hard to ensure every patient feels relaxed and comfortable, since this is an important factor in the ultimate success of the procedure.
Once the traditional facelift is completed, the recovery time ranges anywhere from 4-7 days. It is relatively easy, and is one of the best tolerated facial plastic surgery procedures.
Mild discomfort may occur, and Dr. Sadati typically prescribes a patient oral pain medications to help alleviate any pain. Typically a patient can resume work and normal day-to-day activities within a week, but it is important to note that the skin will be extra sensitive during this time. It is wise to limit sun exposure and to wear sunscreen whenever you might be out in the elements, in order to protect yourself and your new beautiful face.