Overview of Facelift in the Los Angeles Area
Undergoing a facelift in Beverly Hills is an effective way to lift sagging skin, eliminate wrinkles, and reduce other signs of aging. This results in a younger-looking and refreshed appearance.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift, technically called a rhytidectomy, is a facial cosmetic surgery targeting the mid and lower face. With the help of specialized techniques, drooping skin is lifted to attain a more well-defined appearance.
Areas that may be treated during a facelift include the cheeks, under-eye area, jaw, chin, and neck. It can either be performed separately or in combination with procedures like the brow lift, neck lift, and eyelid lift for more comprehensive results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The facelift procedure is commonly performed for patients ages 40 or older. Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are in good overall health, are non-smokers, and have realistic expectations.
Visible skin laxity is the major consideration for candidacy, but patients should still have some degree of skin elasticity to be eligible. Patients must not have any underlying conditions that could get in the way of healing and recovery.
Your Facelift Consultation
In order to determine your compatibility for facelift surgery, your consultation will involve a physical examination of your face and neck. Photographs may be taken for your before-and-after comparison so you can see the dramatic changes.
Dr. Davis Nguyen will review your medical history, including any current medications and supplements. You will be asked about any past surgeries, pre-existing health conditions, and allergies. The type of anesthesia to be used will also be discussed during this time.
An individualized treatment plan will be developed to address your specific concerns. You will be able to ask any questions you may have regarding the facelift process.
The Facelift Procedure
First, anesthesia will be administered. Then, incisions will be made in less visible areas in order to camouflage post-surgical marks. Incision site and size depends on the type of facelift you are getting—they can be in your hairline, under your chin, and/or around your ears.
Tissue will be lifted, removed, and/or redistributed until the desired outcome is achieved. The incisions will be closed with stitches.
The process can take several hours, especially if done in conjunction with other cosmetic rejuvenation surgeries.
Click below to view actual patient before and after photos.
Actual Los Angeles Area Facelift Patients of Dr. Nguyen’s
Your results may vary and cannot be guaranteed
The Recovery Process
Your recovery can take a few weeks, depending on the complexity of your procedure. A bandage will be applied over the treated areas to minimize swelling and bruising. Rest with your head elevated to hasten the healing process.
You may feel a degree of pain and discomfort for the first few days, which can be managed with medications as directed. You may be able to return to work after two to three weeks.
Cost of Facelift Surgery
The cost of a facelift varies from patient to patient due to Dr. Nguyen’s specialized approach to each unique case. The anesthetic and surgical fees may affect the overall price. There will be additional costs for any combination procedures.
Schedule Your Consultation
Smooth out folds and tighten saggy skin on your face and neck with a facelift in Beverly Hills. Contact Dr. Nguyen today to schedule your consultation and learn more about the lasting benefits of this facial rejuvenation surgery.
What are Dr. Nguyen’s Patients Saying?
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.