Facelift FAQ

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Overview of Facelift FAQ in the Los Angeles Area

Why Do I Need a Facelift?
By undergoing a facelift in Beverly Hills, you can smooth away lines and wrinkles for a younger-looking appearance. As we age, the skin loses its elasticity, resulting in creases, sagging, and loss of volume. A facelift surgically lifts and tightens the skin and the underlying tissues, resulting in more youthful facial contours.
What Is the Difference Between a Facelift and a Mini Facelift?

New techniques like the mini facelift have been developed to reduce the visible signs of aging without the lengthy recovery time. A mini facelift in Beverly Hills is often considered to be a minimally invasive surgery, since it involves smaller incisions than a full facelift, along with incremental tissue pulling. This results in minimized scarring and downtime.

A traditional facelift, on the other hand, involves larger incisions and deep tissue manipulation. This provides more dramatic results.

Do I Need Anesthesia During a Facelift?
Yes. General anesthesia will be administered for facelift surgery. Local anesthesia with sedation may be given for mini facelifts, since these procedures are less invasive.
How Long Will My Facelift Results Last?
The results of a facelift in Beverly Hills typically last for up to 10 years. The exact duration of results varies depending on the patient’s skin elasticity and muscle tissue quality.
How Do I Maintain the Results of My Facelift Surgery?

There are many non-surgical procedures that can help maintain the rejuvenated look you get after your facelift surgery. Botox can smooth away fine wrinkles, injectable fillers can fill in moderate and harsh wrinkles, and laser treatments can tighten the skin and reduce the appearance of age lines.

Patients can also change various lifestyle factors to preserve the health of their skin. Avoiding smoking and drinking can help, as can maintaining a proper diet and always applying proper sunscreen.

What Are Scars Like After Facelift Surgery?
The incisions created during rhytidectomy surgery are kept well-hidden within the hairline and along the ears. Once healed, the resulting scars should be barely noticeable and will fade in time with proper care.
Can a Facelift Be Combined with Other Cosmetic Surgeries?
Yes. Some patients prefer to combine facelift surgery with a brow lift, neck lift, or eyelid surgery for more comprehensive results. Having more than one procedure performed during a single surgical session helps to avoid multiple recovery periods.
How Long Will It Be Before I Can Go Back to Work After Facelift Surgery?
Patients normally experience swelling, bruising, and pain for the first few weeks after the facelift surgery. However, with proper post-operative care, most are comfortable to resume work three weeks after their facelift. Additional downtime may be required for jobs that are more physically strenuous.
How Long Does Facelift Surgery Take?
Depending on the complexity of your procedure, the whole rhytidectomy process can take one to three hours.
How Long Does the Numbness in the Cheek Last?
If you experience any cheek numbness after the procedure, this may potentially be present for up to three months after surgery. Men experiencing cheek numbness may have a harder time shaving and must be especially careful to avoid skin injury. The use of an electric razor is recommended.
How Do I Lessen the Risk of Complications?

Prior to your surgery, you will be given instructions on how to properly prepare for your facelift procedure. You will receive a list of medications to avoid, and smoking and excessive alcohol intake should also be avoided.

If you have hypertension or other pre-existing conditions, you should discuss these with Dr. Nguyen before considering a facelift surgery.

After the procedure, it is important to avoid physically taxing activities like sports and heavy exercise. It is also important to take walks in order to reduce the risk of developing blood clots.

Can I Get a Second Facelift?
Yes. A facelift in Beverly Hills cannot stop the clock, and subsequent aging will continue. Some patients choose to undergo another facelift surgery 7 to 15 years after the initial procedure to maintain the youthful contours of their face. This can be discussed with Dr. Nguyen, who can determine whether you are a good candidate for a second facelift.

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