Facelift & Neck Lift in Orange County

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Overview of Surgical Facelift & Neck Lift in the Los Angeles Area

Facelift and Neck Lift Los Angeles

Dr. Nguyen, a facelift specialist in Beverly Hills, favors the “deep plane” technique, also referred to as a “SMAS Lift” or “Composite Lift.” Unlike procedures that simply address sagging skin, the deep plane facelift repositions the underlying tissue called the “SMAS layer.” Pulling this layer taut allows the redraped skin to sit naturally in its new position. It also alleviates tension on the incision lines which allows for better healing. Before the wound is closed, a fibrin glue is sprayed beneath the skin. This technique greatly minimizes bruising and swelling, reduces the risk of hematoma (bleeding under the skin) and alleviates the need for drainage tubes. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, patients should seek out a Board-Certified facelift specialist who is well trained in this advanced surgical technique. The overall effect is a more natural appearance as opposed to only tightening the skin.

How Should I Prepare for a Facelift or Neck Lift?

Step one of any surgical procedure is to come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Nguyen. At this time, he will meticulously examine your face’s and neck’s skin laxity – as well as study your medical history. From there, he can accurately determine whether you are a facelift and/or neck lift surgery candidate. It’s possible, for example, that injectables or laser therapy may be more appropriate for your symptoms.

If approved for surgery, Dr. Nguyen will give you important preparation instructions you’ll need to follow. In general, these directions will include quitting smoking for at least six weeks before and six weeks after your operation. Additionally, you’ll be asked to avoid certain medications, like aspirin and ibuprofen, for 7-10 days and cease drinking alcoholic beverages starting three days prior.

How Facelifts and Neck Lifts Work

The SMAS layer is pulled to the point that it enables the redraped skin to sit directly on top of its original position. Through this procedure, it also lessens the stress on the incisions which can lead to a faster recovery.

Prior to the wound being closed, the specialist sprays fibrin glue beneath the epidermis. This ingenious strategy lessens the swelling and bruising within the area. There’s no need to worry about suffering from hematoma if you undergo this procedure and drainage tubes will not be necessary.

The surgeon raises the skin from the cheeks, temples, and neck. The skin is lifted and repositioned together with the underlying connective tissue.

There are instances where a neck lift is also ideal. This procedure uses a tiny incision under the skin – usually where there’s a natural crease. Then, the muscle underneath the lower jaw is spread apart to tighten the area. During neck lift surgery, the muscles are coiled and the unneeded fat and skin are taken out. Those who want to restore their jawline and create a more youthful look should consider a neck lift and facelift together, as these procedures usually go hand in hand.

Who are good Candidates for a Facelift Procedure?

– Those who are suffering from loose skin are perfect candidates for skin tightening.
– Those with excess skin after significant weight loss.

Steps to a Successful Neck Lift and Facelift Recovery

The advanced techniques used by Dr. Nguyen help ease the recovery process so you can enjoy your results as soon as possible. You can minimize discomfort, speed up your healing time, and avoid complications by following these tips:

– Leave your surgical bandages and any sutures in place until they are removed by Dr. Nguyen
– Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling. During the daytime, you may use a cold compress, following a pattern of 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
–For a few days, limit yourself to soft foods that do not put significant straight on your face and neck. Besides liquids, we suggest mashed potatoes, eggs, pudding, and mashed vegetables.
– Avoid strenuous activities (like the gym and heavy lifting) for at least two weeks. However, short daily walks are recommended to avoid blood clots.

How Much Does a Facelift and Neck Lift Cost?

The cost of a facelift and neck lift will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

What are Your Are Your Facelift and Neck Lift Options?

There are a lot of approaches to facelift surgery. A board certified facial plastic surgeon can recommend an approach based on your facial characteristics, such as the shape of your face and what you want to achieve. As for the placement and length of incisions, this will depend on the facelift technique suitable for you. The specialist might consider you as a candidate for a “short scar” facelift procedure where a short incision would be made in the area around the ear.

What Would the Facelift Incision Scars Be Like?

Traditional Facelift

For this procedure, the surgeon would make incisions in the hairline at the temples, hiding the incision in the natural creases within the ears.

Limited-Incision Facelift

The surgeon would make short incisions in the hairline. This usually starts at the temples, also hiding the incisions within the ears.

Neck Lift

The surgeon would make incisions that would start in front of the ear lobes and this would continue behind the ears in the lower scalp. In some cases, there’s an incision underneath the chin.

When it comes to procedures like this, it’s important to choose a surgeon with superior training, quality, and experience.

What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?

Pejman Golpanian
Pejman Golpanian
As an Anesthesiologist who works closely with Dr. Nguyen, I can tell you that he is an excellent surgeon and collogue. He cares greatly for his patients both inside the operating room and out. He works meticulously and never rushes any procedure. Patient well-being and desired outcome are his top priorities. I can only give my highest recommendation as he is definitely one of the best.
Gabriela Babila
Gabriela Babila
Dr. Nguyen is truly an artist! I see him for injectables (as well as my husband) and get botox and fillers. It looks so natural that when I tell my close friends they're shocked and don't even believe I had anything done. He's very kind, patient and has such a beautiful fancy office and friendly staff. It truly is such a pleasure going to see him and always leave his chair feeling more youthful and confident. Highly recommend him for any surgical or non-surgical procedures!!
Arguably the best facial surgeon in Beverly Hills...amongst an abundance of premier plastic surgeons!
s klein
s klein
Dr Nguyen is the absolute best. Been going to him for over 5 years. I just look natural and great At 71! He has treated me both surgically and non surgically with maintenance. People ask me all the time what I use on my face....it’s Dr. Nguyen! His office is beautiful too with great staff! I especially love the RF treatment he does
Iamlucky 369
Iamlucky 369
Dr. Ngyuen in my eyes is an artist and perfectionist!
Bridget Humphrey
Bridget Humphrey
Very meticulous, thorough, and thoughtful doctor. Wants to make you look like yourself...but the best version of yourself. I've been going to him for countless years. He's the best.
Cori Segal
Cori Segal
Dr. Nguyen and his staff are the best. I would recommend him to anyone that needs a plastic surgeon or just fillers. He has kept my fountain of youth stay still in my 30's and I am knocking at 50 door. Thank you Dr. Nguyen and staff.
Cyndy Jasiman
Cyndy Jasiman
I was considering some top Beverly Hills plastic surgeons--and while they were all skilled, I wasn't confident until I met Dr. Nguyen. When I saw how artistic, meticulous and caring he is--he was my only choice. He is the perfect combination of brilliant surgeon, compassionate doctor and artist. Every single detail in his practice is like being in a 5 star hotel. Most importantly, every person who works with him is gracious, warm, and 5 steps ahead of anything you need. Dr. Natalie, Gaby, Van and Jessica are so lovely, gentle, positive and reassuring --they may be actual angels. As for the results, I look 10-20 years younger (depending on the day) and very natural. I am super open about telling my friends and clients what I've done, when they remark on how much better I look. Whenever I find someone or something amazing--it should be shared!! When people find out what I did, and how natural it looks---ALL of them want Dr. Nguyen's number. This is a complete rave review, and if you become one of Dr. Nguyen's lucky clients--you will be writing one too. I recommend Dr. Nguyen and everyone who works for him with unlimited gratitude and enthusiasm.
Dr. Nguyen

Our Philosophy

We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.

There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance.

While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.

About Dr. Nguyen

Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa cum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.

Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Nguyen

Years Experience