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Primary Facelift

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Facelift surgery has become increasingly popular in recent years because it can turn back the clock on the signs of aging, helping you recover your youthful self. Dr. Lalezar offers the latest facelift techniques to address your specific goals and reverse the signs of aging with minimal side effects and downtime.

Recover Your Youthful Self

A primary facelift is a surgical procedure that targets the mid and lower face and neck. The procedure is typically performed through incisions along the hairline, behind the ears, and under the chin. It involves lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscles to create a more youthful and defined appearance. A primary facelift can reverse the signs of aging, such as wrinkles, and make your skin look smoother and more youthful.

The Goals of Primary Facelift:

  • Improving the overall appearance of the face and neck
  • Reversing the signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and loss of jawline definition
  • Lifting and tightening the skin and underlying muscles in the lower face
  • Creating a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance
  • Restoring a more defined jawline and neck
  • Smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines in the lower half of the face

Types of Facelift Surgeries

Lower Facelift
A lower facelift targets the lower half of the face, including the cheeks, jowls, and neck. A lower facelift aims to lift and tighten the skin and muscles in these areas to create a more youthful and defined appearance. The procedure is typically performed through incisions made along the hairline and inside the mouth, and it may be combined with other procedures, such as a neck lift or eyelid surgery.

Mini Facelift
A mini facelift, also known as a weekend lift, is a less invasive version of a traditional facelift that targets the lower half of the face. The procedure is typically performed through smaller incisions along the hairline, involving less tissue dissection and manipulation than a full facelift. A mini facelift has a shorter recovery time and may be a good option for people who want to address specific concerns in the lower half of the face.

SMAS Facelift
SMAS stands for superficial musculoaponeurotic system, a layer of tissue beneath the skin that contains muscles and connective tissue. A SMAS facelift targets this layer of tissue to lift and tighten the skin and underlying muscles in the mid and lower face. This is the most extensive type of facelift because it manipulates two layers of tissues, includes considerable soft-tissue dissection and can take over a decade off your face.

Revision Facelift
A revision facelift is designed to correct or improve the results of a previous facelift surgery. This type of surgery may be necessary if you are unhappy with the results of your initial facelift or if your face has continued to age or change since the original surgery. A revision facelift may involve more extensive surgery and a longer recovery because the surgeon must handle the scarring and results of your previous surgery.

Your Recovery Journey

After a primary facelift, you will need to rest and recover at home. The length of the recovery will depend on the extent of your surgery and your individual healing process, but most people can return to work and other normal activities within a few weeks. During your recovery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with pain medication and cold compresses. Please follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully to ensure the best possible recovery and results.

Dr. Lalezar’s Surgical Technique

Dr. Lalezar uses cutting-edge surgical techniques to perform your primary facelift. During your consultation, he carefully examines your facial skin, discusses your goals and concerns, reviews your medical history, and measures the degree of skin laxity and jowls. Depending on your condition and goals, he determines if you need a full facelift, mini facelift, lower facelift, or SMAS facelift and curates a personalized surgical plan. He discusses every step of the surgical plan with you so you know what to expect.

Your facelift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with intravenous sedation at an accredited surgical facility. Dr. Lalezar makes extremely small incisions on various parts of your face, such as along the hairline, behind the ears, and under the chin, depending on the chosen facelift technique. The incisions are made along the natural creases of your face to minimize scarring. He trims away excess skin, removes excess fat cells, and tightens underlying muscles, following which the incisions are sutured.

Schedule Your Consultation

Dr. Frank Lalezar is a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in the latest and safest facelift techniques. He ensures that all his patients are fully informed about their options during the consultation. Furthermore, he always curates personalized treatment plans based on his patients’ individual needs and goals, ensuring naturalized results that conform to their expectations. Please schedule an appointment to explore your facelift options.

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