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5 Common Facelift Questions

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Getting a facelift is not just for the rich and famous. At Zandifar MD in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, California, we make it possible to get a fresh, youthful look. Here are some common questions potential facelift candidates have about the procedure. 

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a cosmetic surgical procedure that gives your face a more youthful look. It can reduce wrinkles, sagging, and folds that appear in your facial skin due to the effects of age.

Common Facelift Questions

1. How do I know if I need a facelift?

Everybody is different, and each face ages in different ways. Our typical facelift patient is older and experiencing the signs of aging evident in their facial features.

2. What should I expect from a facelift?

Facelift surgery involves making tiny incisions in certain areas of your face, so the surgeon can create a tighter appearance by moving muscles and removing fat. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts a few hours. Healing time varies. You could be ready to go out in public in a matter of weeks, or it may take a couple of months.

3. What procedures can be combined with a facelift?

Facelifts focus on the lower third of the face, but some patients also experience wrinkles or loose skin in other areas of their face that a facelift alone cannot correct. Other procedures can be combined with a facelift to achieve the desired appearance by addressing all face areas and improving the overall results. Common procedures done in conjunction with a facelift include:

  • Brow Lift: A brow lift raises the position of the eyebrows, reduces creasing in the forehead, and tightens the skin around your eyes.
  • Neck Lift: A neck lift addresses sagging or excess skin in the neck area.
  • Eyelid Surgery: Eyelid Surgery or an eyelid lift rejuvenates the skins around the upper and lower eyelids.

4. Will the scars from my facelift surgery fade?

Because the incisions are so small and hidden in inconspicuous areas of your face, you probably won’t be able to see them. They don’t leave noticeable scarring.

5. How long will my facelift last?

The results from a complete facelift might last 10-15 years, but it varies. Facelifts do not stop the natural aging process, so your skin will continue to lose its elasticity as time goes on. If you get a mini facelift, a smaller procedure producing more subtle results, you can expect the results to last a shorter amount of time, somewhere around five years.

Schedule Your Facelift Consultation Today!

Dr. Zandifar is a double-board certified facial plastic surgeon, and he has helped many patients achieve a natural, youthful appearance through facelift procedures. If you are in the Beverly Hills or Santa Monica, CA area and think you might be a good candidate for a facelift procedure, please schedule your initial consultation today!

Schedule Your Consultation Today

 Dr. Zandifar specializes in facial cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Beverly Hills and the rest of Los Angeles. Contact our office and Dr. Zandifar and his team can help answer all of your cosmetic surgery questions. 

Beverly Hills Office

8920 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 604
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

Santa Monica Office

2811 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 640
Santa Monica, CA 90403