You might have a high school reunion coming up. You might have found yourself back in the dating game. Or you might just want a confidence boost after years of wear and tear is beginning to show on your face.
No matter what your reasoning is, it never hurts to check out information about Mission Viejo traditional facelift procedures. As one of the simplest procedures with the best recovery time, a facelift is an easy way to remove up to 10 years off of your face.
Patients who make good candidates for this procedure are usually between 40 and 70 years old, and also have a strong facial structure with definitive lines. The goal is to tighten the sagging skin around the neck and jowls, and also reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the eyes. It is important that all patients recognize that this procedure is not the magic cure to stop aging. The aging process will continue, but it is possible to have the procedure repeated 8-10 years later if desired by the patient.
Local anesthesia is used to numb the face for the surgery, and Dr. Kevin Sadati usually prescribes oral pain medications to ease any pain or discomfort after the procedure.
One aspect that makes most patients happy is the fact that the recovery time is relatively short, with most patients feeling a lot better 4-7 days later. The average patient is able to resume work and normal activity within a week. One thing all patients who undergo this procedure must remember is that their freshly stretched skin is extremely vulnerable to sun burn. Limited sun exposure for several weeks is recommended, and sunscreen should be applied often in order to protect the skin. For more information on this procedure, set up a consultation today.