When a person enters their 40s or 50s, they often find themselves at a crossroads in their life. Their children are most likely grown and heading out into the world on their own. They may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel of their career, and thinking about those golden years ahead. At the same time, they probably do not look the way they once did in their youth. Gravity has most likely taken its toll, and the skin around the cheeks, neck and jowls is probably starting to sag. It is most likely the perfect time to consider a traditional facelift performed by a true expert in the field.
Dr. Kevin Sadati, a board certified facial plastic surgeon who practices in Newport Beach, finds that this procedure is one of the most popular choices of his Orange County patients. The facelift is a quick procedure that is not too intrusive, and also does not have a lengthy recovery period associate with it. At the same time, this procedure provides results that truly have an impact on the person’s appearance.
This procedure is performed by removing excess skin that is sagging around the neck, cheeks and jowls. At the same time, the doctor lifts the skin around the eyes to reduce the appearance of wrinkles on a person’s face. When it is all said and done, the patient almost always appears to be 10 years younger than the calendar states.
It is important that patients recognize that this procedure will not prevent the face from continuing to age in the future. Some patients are so pleased with the initial results that they opt to have a traditional facelift performed again 8-10 years later. Most people who choose to undergo this procedure are in their middle ages, and are anywhere from 40 years old to 70 years old. The ideal candidate for this surgery also has a strong facial bone structure that provides an excellent outline for the doctor to use when performing the procedure.
Dr. Sadati’s patients are provided with the top surgical teams in the area, including expert nurses and anesthesiologists. This procedure is most commonly performed using local anesthesia and an oral sedative. The average recovery time for most patients is anywhere from 4-7 days. There is not a lot of pain and discomfort associated with this surgery, but patients are prescribed oral medications to help them manage their pain levels in the days immediately following the procedure. Recovering patients should be extra vigilant about applying sunscreen, and should limit their exposure to sunlight. Their skin is especially vulnerable at this time, and sunburns can be very serious. For more information about this procedure, set up a consultation with Dr. Sadati today.