Having a surgical procedure like a facelift can seem like a daunting prospect, especially if you’re unsure how long the effects will keep you looking youthful and fresh. With Dr. David Mashhadian’s skill and highly-trained expertise, you can achieve a youthful, natural appearance that showcases your most stunning features without looking like you’ve had any work done.
How Does a Facelift Work?
As we get older, the collagen that gives our skin firm and youthful support begins to weaken and break down, repairing more slowly and with fewer fibers in the support network. As a result, the structures that make up the face—the underlying muscles in the superficial musculoaponeurotic system, the SMAS layer, and the fat pads that round out our facial volume—succumb to gravity. We see the development of jowls, loss of volume in the cheeks, deepening folds around the mouth, and loose, “crepey” skin of the neck.
A facelift, or rhytidectomy, at Rodeo Surgical Art addresses all these facial structures to achieve youthful, natural results. Modern-day facelifts are about more than tightening the skin. Dr. Mashhadian will create incisions in discreet locations for maximum camouflage, typically around the ears and near the hairline behind them, to access the SMAS layer and your adipose pads.
With his exceptional talent and eye for detail, Dr. Mashhadian will then reposition and anchor your muscles into place, correcting age-related shifting. Next, he’ll sculpt fatty tissues and remove any excess to restore lost volume to areas like your cheeks and around your mouth.
Finally, he’ll redrape your skin into a more youthful position, remove any excess, and close your incisions. This leaves your features smooth, properly balanced, and remarkably young, no matter your age. In some cases, a neck lift is a perfect complement to a facelift for an overall youthful rejuvenation.
Am I a Good Candidate?
It’s relatively common for people in their 40s-60s to begin considering having a facelift, and men and women alike have benefited from Dr. Mashhadian’s expertise and talent with the procedure. If you’re unhappy with your facial contours, have noticeable sagging and skin laxity, and desire more definition in your cheeks and jawline, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mashhadian to determine if a facelift is the procedure most suited for you.
What is the Facelift Procedure Like?
Every patient’s facial anatomy is unique, and so each facelift Dr. Mashhadian performs is designed to erase the signs of aging in ways that most benefit you, and he employs techniques that minimize tissue trauma and maximize patient comfort.
There are no cookie-cutter facelifts at Rodeo Surgical Art. Each facelift Dr. Mashhadian performs is conducted in our state-of-the-art surgical suite with a talented and cohesive team of experts and takes 2-4 hours to complete.
You’ll be able to return to the comfort of your own home the day of your facelift, and with Dr. Mashhadian’s Recovery EXL™ techniques, your recovery time will be as easy as we can make it. Many of our past facelift recipients didn’t even require narcotic pain medication as part of their recovery process, such is the effectiveness of Recovery EXL™.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
You can address multiple signs of aging in a single procedure. Age accumulates in multiple ways, so why wouldn’t you tackle it from multiple angles? Dr. Mashhadian can restore youth with many facelift techniques in a single procedure.
Facelifts are appropriate for almost any age. Not every patient is mentally ready for a facelift in their 40s. That’s okay because the techniques Dr. Mashhadian has perfected can be adjusted for each patient’s degree of skin laxity, tissue shifting, and overall health.
Pair your facelift with other procedures, such as Renuvion® skin tightening for a better, more complete youthful makeover.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
There is no cosmetic enhancement that can entirely prevent aging, but a facelift turns back time, so you appear years younger than what’s on your birth certificate. In this, your facelift can keep you looking youthful for up to 10 years before those signs begin to return.