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Top Five Facelift Doctors in Beverly Hills in 2018

Posted March 09, 2018

If you are unhappy with your facial appearance and would like to rejuvenate your appearance with a facelift, Cosmetic Town can help you find the best doctor to give you the results you desire. The following is our 2018 list of the “Best Facelift Doctors in Beverly Hills” as determined by the Cosmetic Town intelligent system:

  1. Renato Calabria, MD
  2. Norman Leaf, MD
  3. Jay Orringer, MD
  4. Marc Mani, MD
  5. Robert Applebaum, MD

A facelift, AKA a rhytidectomy, reduces facial wrinkles and other signs of aging. The main goal is to improve the appearance of the face and jaw. The plastic surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying muscles of the face in order to create a more contoured and aesthetically pleasing appearance. The surgeon also removes excess pockets of fat and skin that created an aged and tired appearance.

A facelift can tighten loose, hanging skin around the jawline also known as "jowls." It can also remove deep creases around the mouth and nose as well as excess, hanging skin and fat under the chin and in the neck. The procedure can also tighten the underlying tissues and it may be combined with additional surgery to enhance the forehead, cheeks, brows and eyelids.

The procedure can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours and the person can normally go home on the same day of the surgery.

What a Facelift Entails

In a traditional facelift, the surgeon makes an incision in front of the ear that extends up into the hair or hairline as well as behind the ear into the hair-bearing scalp. The surgeon lifts the skin off the deeper facial muscles and fat, gently pulls the skin in an upward and posterior direction and removes the excess skin. They may tighten the deeper tissues of the face.

A small incision, or cut, may be made under the chin to tighten the skin and deeper tissues of the neck. This is known as a neck lift.

The incisions are then closed with sutures and possibly staples. A drain may be placed under the skin behind the ear for one or two days to remove any excess blood and fluids.

What to Expect Before a Facelift

Prior to a facelift, the following are checked in detail to ascertain if an individual is suited for the procedure:

  • Blood pressure
  • Blood clots
  • If the person smokes
  • Drug use
  • Allergies
  • Scarring
  • Any skin conditions

The doctor and patient will discuss what the surgery will involve, where it will take place, the type of anesthesia used, the recovery period and potential complications that may develop.

Disadvantages of a Facelift

There are a couple of disadvantages associated with a facelift they include:

  • A facelift does not last forever.
  • In men, it can be harder to achieve a natural appearance after surgery, because they have hair in front of their ears known as sideburns. If the sideburns are pulled backward and upward, this can look odd.
  • In both men and women, a facelift can lead to distorted earlobes.
  • If too much skin is removed, the face can look pulled-back or startled.

For the best results, a person may need additional procedures such as a neck lift, eyelid surgery, liposuction, fat transfer, removal of cheek fat, forehead lift, brow lift, chemical peel and cheek or chin implants.

Risks and Complications of a Facelift

The risks and complications of facelift surgery include:

  • Bleeding
  • Bruising
  • Damage to the facial nerves that control muscles (usually temporary)
  • Hematoma
  • Infection
  • Loss of hair around the incision site
  • Numbness (which can improve within days or weeks)
  • Scarring
  • Skin necrosis AKA tissue death
  • Unevenness between two sides of the face
  • Widening or thickening of the scar after the surgery

Techniques Used for a Facelift

There are multiple facelift techniques including:

  • Full Facelift – In this procedure, the surgeon addresses sagging cheeks, lines around the mouth, deep creases below the eyes and excess fat and skin. A longer incision is usually required since the surgery targets a larger area. The incision runs along the temple, around the ear and down to the neck.
  • Mid Facelift – The surgeon lifts and tightens the tissues below the eyes and around the cheeks. Any incisions are similar to traditional facelift incisions but they will be deeper. This allows muscles that are normally untouched by a traditional facelift to be lifted.
  • Mini Facelift – There are smaller incisions and a shorter recovery time with this technique. A mini facelift primarily treats the neck, jaw and lower cheeks and the incisions run along the hairline and behind the ear. The incisions let the doctor lift the muscles and remove unwanted fat and excess skin. Mini facelifts are often performed using an endoscopic technique.
  • Lower Facelift – A facelift technique for the bottom third of the face that eliminates jowls, enhances the jawline and lift the corners of the mouth that might be sagging. The incisions are made along the ears and the hairline.
  • Thread Facelift – The surgeon creates tiny stitches below the skin to lift the underlying muscles. This procedure leaves no visible scars.

These facelift options result in a rejuvenated and youthful appearance thanks to the elimination of excess skin and fat and the reduction of creases and fine lines. Patients travel to Beverly Hills, from all over the United States, to undergo a facelift thanks to the reputation of Beverly Hills as one of the leaders in facelift procedures.

 

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