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Exposure to the sun, weight fluctuation and the natural aging process makes skin loosen and sag, resulting in wrinkles and jowls. The muscles on the neck can slacken and cause one to look years older than they are. Fortunately, a facelift in Fullerton from our ADV surgeons can provide facial rejuvenation that is natural, conservative, and tailored just for you.

Advances in Facelift Technology

The facelift procedure has been around for decades and has been performed on millions of patients. In the early days of the procedure’s popularity, facelift results were not always natural-looking. Thanks to advances in technology, a facelift today can provide beautiful, natural-looking results with less downtime.

In earlier facelift techniques, the skin was pulled backwards to make it tighter, which sometimes produced results that looked “worked on.” Cutting-edge surgical techniques today lift the skin nearly vertically. This is an ideal approach, as the effects of gravity and aging can pull the face downward, causing sagging, wrinkles, and folds.

Surrounded by the forehead above and the neck below, the face consists of three sections for treatment purposes:

  • Upper face, which includes the brow and the upper eyelids
  • Mid-face, which includes the lower eyelids, the cheeks, and the nose
  • Lower face, which extends from below the nose to the end of the chin

A modern Newport Beach facelift procedure is a composite using the best components of other surgical techniques. Grooves and wrinkles on the forehead can be treated with tiny incisions, well hidden in the hairline, through which the skin is gently lifted with the use of a scope (a wand with a camera attached). Tumescent techniques (injections of fluids containing lidocaine and epinephrine) are used to separate tissues and remove fat deposits more quickly and easily, with minimal trauma to the tissues.

Facelift today can be performed with fewer and smaller incisions for a less invasive procedure with a faster recovery. Tissue glue is often used instead of, or in addition to, sutures to provide enhanced reinforcement and allow the patient to be bandage-free and return to normal activities sooner. With improved closing techniques and discreet placement, incision lines are barely noticeable.


Who is a Good Candidate for a facelift?

Our Fullerton facelift surgery is designed to rejuvenate facial appearance and help you age more gracefully in the future. To find out if you are a good candidate, schedule a personal consultation with a knowledgeable plastic surgeon at Advanced Skin Care, Dermatology, and Plastic Surgery in Fullerton, Newport Beach, or Brentwood.

Factors we will consider to determine if a facelift is appropriate for you include:

  • Overall health: General health should be good, with no major medical conditions.
  • Skin elasticity: For optimal results, the skin should retain some elasticity and flexibility. Facelift surgery involves stretching to lift sagging skin and remove deep wrinkles.
  • Bone structure: Well-defined underlying bone structure provides support for meticulous surgical alterations in a facelift procedure.
  • Loose skin: Excess skin on the face and neck are removed in facelift surgery, after which the skin is tightened to help reduce the appearance of lines, wrinkles and creases.

Age is not the deciding factor for a facelift, but rather skin condition and overall health. Most patients who have this surgery are between the ages of 40 and 70, but many older people can also benefit from the procedure. We will evaluate your skin quality and medical history to determine if this treatment is appropriate for you.


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