Our face presents the most visible signs of our person, personality, vivacity and beauty. Sadly, our face is also one of the first places to show signs of aging long before we feel old. If you look in the mirror and see once solid check line now jowls, a fit body but a double chin, or deep creases in your lower eyelids causing you to look fatigued and listless, Dr. Edward Terino, Medical Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California, can help you.
A facelift improves visible signs of aging of the deep cheek folds, the jowls and the loose skin under the front and around the sides of your neck and jaw. As a consequence, a facelift can restore to your face the youthful vitality it once possessed. Your bone structure, heredity and skin texture, also play a role in how many "years" a face lift can "remove" and greatly influence how long it will last. Dr. Terino, a board certified plastic surgeon, emphasizes your unique features in order to determine the optimal course of action for your specific needs.
As a procedure, a facelift (Rhytidectomy) tightens loose skin on your face, neck and jowl areas. Rhytidectomy also tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat from your face. There are many variations to the face lift procedure and to the placement of incisions. However, the goal of every facelift technique is to keep the incisions hidden as much as possible.
Dr. Terino, a board certified plastic surgeon, will design incisions to suit your particular needs. Your face lift incisions may be placed within the hairline and within natural contours in front of and behind your ears. Modified incisions may be used if, for example, you need correction of only your neck and lower face. Whatever incision plan is appropriate for your individual case, after Dr. Terino's surgery, scars are nearly invisible and are well concealed by your hair or with makeup.
Following your facelift, your skin may remain sensitive for a few months, protection from the sun, including daily use of a sun block is essential. You can wear cosmetics a few days following surgery and patients often are back to work within two weeks. All of this said, after your Rhytidectomy (facelift) the skin on your face and neck will look smoother, firmer, and fresher.
If your facie is aging you beyond your years or level of energy, you are invited to contact or call Dr. Terino at (818) 991-6226 for a consultation. Let Dr. Terino, Medical Director of the Plastic Surgery Institute of Southern California and a board certified plastic surgeon, help you to look as young and vigorous as you feel.