If you live in Newport Beach and are considering a traditional facelift procedure, chances are you have plenty of questions. For starters, you may wonder what exactly this procedure entails. A facelift takes sagging skin around the neck and jowls and tightens it up to help remove wrinkles and other signs of aging from your face. Within a matter of hours, you will look about 10 years younger.
The ideal candidate for this procedure is in good health and is between the ages of 40-70 years old. It is important to note that the aging process will continue, but patients are often relieved to find out that it is safe to repeat the procedure after 8-10 years have passed.
The procedure itself is relatively easy and most patients find it to be a wonderful option to help them look their best and feel their best.
Anesthesia is used to numb the skin, and Dr. Kevin Sadati works hard to ensure his patients feel little to no pain as the face is numbed using needles. As he works very carefully to ensure his patients are comfortable and relaxed, Dr. Sadati also knows that the patient has to have techniques to relax as well in order to get the best results. Sometimes this requires taking some medicines such as Valium and Benadryl, and other times it helps to have a nurse holding their hand and talking them through the process.
The post operative process is relatively easy as well. Oral medications are usually prescribed for pain management, and the typical recovery time is anywhere from 4-7 days. Most patients report that they are back to work with a fresh, younger looking face within a week’s time. However, it is important that patients try and avoid the sun when possible and wear sunscreen at all times to protect the skin, which will be exceptionally vulnerable.