Time, UV rays, and gravity will eventually take a toll on your skin.
Droopy, wrinkled face skin can make you look and feel a lot older than you are. We want our patients to feel rejuvenated and for their appearance to reflect youth and energy! A facelift is a comprehensive procedure that will enhance the contours and skin of the face. The end result will be a smoother face that looks years younger.
- 1 About
- 2 Before and After Photos
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Candidates
- 5 Personal Consultation
- 6 Preparation
- 7 Procedure
- 8 Recovery
- 9 Results
- 10 Complementary Procedures
- 11 Costs
- 12 FAQs
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, in the Los Angeles area targets specific areas of the face, including the forehead, mid-face, lower face, and neck. Dr. Younai has plenty of experience performing facelifts and will take the time to plan yours out so the results are natural and attractive.
A facelift is a cosmetic surgery that is often pursued by men and women in their 50s to 60s or people who have lost significant weight and are left with a lot of sagging facial skin. This surgery is often combined with other facial surgeries like eyelid surgery or brow lift.
You and Dr. Younai will customize your procedure during your personal consultation.
You will get to attend a personal consultation with Dr. Younai before your surgery is scheduled to ensure you are a healthy candidate. This meeting is important because Dr. Younai will determine if a facelift is just the solution for you. For example, some patients find that a brow lift in combination with their facelift solves concerns they have with their eyes because it opens them up and removes brow furrows. Schedule your meeting today by giving our office a call or filling out a contact form on the website.
In a full facelift, an incision is made along the hairline starting at the temples. This incision will go along the outside of the bottom part of your ears and end in the hairline at the base of your head. To improve the appearance of the neck, an incision may also be needed below the chin. These incisions won’t be seen after they are healed because they will be hidden in your hairline. Incisions may vary slightly from patient to patient based on your desired outcome and anatomical features.
Before and After Photos
The main reason our patients love their facelift results is that they look years younger. Your skin will be smoother and lay in a tighter contour that flatters your facial structure. After a facelift, our patients look and feel their age. The results are revitalizing and natural-looking. A boost in confidence is very common.
A facelift with Dr. Younai is customized to your facial features and desired goal. The doctor works meticulously to sculpt your appearance and help you look like a younger, healthier you.
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The ideal candidate for a facelift will be a healthy man or woman who has been considering a facelift for a while. They will be unhappy with the wrinkles and drooping skin of their face and understand the outcomes achievable with a facelift. Patients who receive a facelift are often within the age range of 50 to 60 years of age, but not all patients have been in this age range. We encourage anyone interested in a facelift to schedule a consultation with Dr. Younai. He will help you determine the best treatment plan for you.
During your meeting with Dr. Younai, you will have the opportunity to ask lots of questions and learn the surgical techniques that the doctor uses during a facelift. Dr. Younai uses cutting-edge methods to ensure his patient’s surgeries are safe and deliver impressive results.
Your personal consultation allows you and Dr. Younai to get to know each other.
The doctor will ask you about your health, past procedures, current medications and whether or not you have allergies. He will also examine your face and explain where incisions will be made. You are encouraged to ask questions and voice any concerns you may have. Our goal is for you to leave this meeting informed and excited about your upcoming surgery.
To prepare for your surgery, you will need to fill prescriptions, arrange transportation, enlist someone to stay with you for the first few days of recovery, and take a week or two off from work. The resulting swelling from this surgery may interfere with your eyesight. We recommend tidying up your living space and making sure there are clear paths. Along these lines, we also suggest having someone around for the first few days of recovery that can assist you or your family as you heal.
Dr. Younai will provide you with detailed instructions during your consultation so you know how to prepare for your customized facelift.
A facelift surgery will require either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia. Dr. Younai will discuss anesthesia options in your consultation.
The whole surgery will take about three hours but may be longer if other procedures are incorporated.
Dr. Younai will apply an incision along your hairline starting at the temples. The incision will go down along the hairline, around the lower ear, and end on the lower scalp. The incision is discreet and hidden in the hairline so that your results are natural!
Through this incision, Dr. Younai will trim away excess skin and strategically lift certain areas to naturally enhance the contours of your face. Once Dr. Younai is happy with the outcome, the skin will be reattached with sutures.
For about two to four weeks you will need to sleep on your back with your head elevated. This position will keep you from applying pressure to incisions and keep swelling minimal. We recommend taking brief walks as soon as you feel up to it. Walking will improve circulation and improve your healing process. Pain medication can be taken to control any discomfort. Avoid direct sunlight on your face until your incisions are healed.
Feel free to call our office during your recovery with any questions – we are here to help you.
A follow-up appointment with Dr. Younai will allow him to examine your incisions and answer all of your new questions. Most patients return to work after one to two weeks when the bulk of the swelling has dissipated.
You will notice an improvement in your appearance immediately following the surgery. Your newly shaped face will improve in appearance over the next two weeks as the bulk of the swelling dissipates.
Your final outcome will set in about two months after surgery.
Dr. Younai will have artfully sculpted your face so that the results complement your features and appear natural. These end results will last for years to come!
A facelift is often combined with other facial procedures to maximize the end results! One of the most common surgeries added on to a Facelift includes a blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery. This procedure is categorized into two surgeries: upper eyelid blepharoplasty and lower eyelid blepharoplasty.
An upper eyelid surgery targets the loose sagging skin of the upper eyelid. Many patients receive this surgery because the upper lid droops to such an extent that it interferes with their vision. Dr. Younai can simply reduce that tissue and help your eyes appear wider and more alert!
A lower eyelid blepharoplasty targets the bags under your eyes. Pat pockets under the eyes called “bags” may develop over time due to gravity or they may have always been a part of your appearance. In lower eyelid surgery, Dr. Younai will gently remove and redistribute the fat to smooth out the midface.
Whatever your concern, Dr. Younai will help you develop a treatment plan to address it. He is passionate about his job and loves helping his patients be their best self! Schedule a consultation today to achieve a younger, healthier appearance!
The cost of your facelift will be unique to you and your appearance. Dr. Younai customizes each facelift to the contours of the patient’s face and to their desired outcome – allowing his patients to look and feel their best! To learn how much your procedure will cost, schedule a consultation with us today or give our office a call to learn more! You can reach our Beverly Hills office at (310) 275-1971, our Encino office at (818) 386-1222, our Glendale office at (818) 386-1222, and our Bakersfield office at (661) 903-0445. We look forward to hearing from you!
How painful is a facelift?
The doctor administers anesthesia to keep you comfortable throughout the procedure. After surgery, pain medication will only be needed for a few days.
How long does it take to recover from a facelift?
A facelift requires about a week to two weeks of downtime. Recovery time for everyone is different and your healing period will be unique to your health. Noticeable swelling will diminish within about two weeks which is when patients feel comfortable being in social settings.
How much is a mini facelift?
A mini facelift is less extensive than a full facelift. A mini facelift often includes shorter incisions and a shorter recovery period. In the procedure, a shorter incision is made around the ears. The lower skin of the face is arranged to address sagging and wrinkles. This procedure does not improve the upper face or neck. If you are bothered by jowls or loose, creased skin along your jawline and chin, a mini facelift may be perfect for you!