A facelift lifts sagging tissues to restore a youthful contour to the face.
Restore A More Youthful Contour to the Face
Aging isn’t kind to any of us. It causes our tissues to lose their elasticity and to sag.
If you’re looking to “take years off” your appearance, a facelift is one of the most, if not THE most, effective and lasting treatments.
A facelift improves the tone of the face by lifting sagging tissues. The end result is a younger, refreshed, and more natural you.*
Take Years Off Your Appearance By Restoring Lost Facial Tone
A facelift restores lost facial tone by lifting sagging skin and support tissues. It is the most effective and lasting treatment for the aging face and can “take years off” your appearance. Despite marketing claims to the contrary, there is currently no substitute for an expert facelift.
The end result of a facelift is a younger, refreshed, and natural you.
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Are You Bothered By Visible Signs of Aging?
You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you are bothered by visible signs of facial aging:
It’s important to be in good overall health, to be a non-smoker, and to have realistic expectations.
5 Key Steps To A More Refreshed Appearance
Anesthesia is given for safety and comfort
Skin is lifted through an incision that starts in the temple and circles in front of the ear
Underlying support tissues are lifted
Fat is contoured using excision, liposuction, and fat grafting
Skin is lifted into a more youthful position without being stretched.
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A More Youthful and Refreshed Appearance
A facelift is a highly individualized procedure. No single technique is appropriate or “best” for all patients. The exact placement and length of incisions depend on your goals, condition, and technique used. Some patients may be candidates for short scar procedures or an isolated neck lift. Scars are hidden in the natural contours of the face so they are generally imperceptible.
A facelift is typically performed an outpatient basis or overnight stay under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation.
A facelift is often combined with eyelid surgery, brow lift, fat grafting, skin resurfacing, skin care, and nonsurgical cosmetic treatments such as Botox and fillers to achieve total facial rejuvenation.
Patients are often worried about looking unnatural or weird. This is avoided by lifting and repositioning tissues to a more youthful position while not overstretching them.
The main tradeoff for a facelift is that there is a significant recovery. You probably won’t like Dr. Fan very much for about two or three weeks after surgery. After that, you’ll probably like him a lot.
Actual recovery time will vary depending on your age, genetics, skin quality, and technique used.
Generally, you should expect to rest and receive assistance for 3-5 days after surgery. You should be able to return to work within 2-3 weeks. You will feel “back to normal” after a few months.
It is difficult to prepare for your appearance after surgery. Swelling and bruising are a normal part of the healing process, but they can create a disturbing impression. There
Most patients will report surprisingly minimal discomfort, even a few days after surgery, although you may feel uncomfortable due to the tightening of the support layers and the superimposed swelling. You may notice numbness around the ears, chin, and face, as well as stiffness of the lips, mouth, neck, and eyes.
Sometimes, you may also experience bumps on the side of the neck, often due to swelling beneath the skin.
Be wary of anyone promising an easy, quick, lunchtime facelift procedure because there is no such thing.
Facelift surgery is a technically demanding procedure that requires the highest level of surgical skill. For this reason, it is very important that you choose a surgeon that is highly skilled and experienced. You should also remember that no single facelift technique is appropriate or “best” for all patients and that facelift surgery should be individualized just for you depending on your goals and facial characteristics.
Dr. Fan is an expert facelift surgeon and is highly experienced with a variety of facelift techniques and procedures including short scar, deep plane, MACS, SMAS, high SMAS, endoscopic, lift and fill, and “mini facelift” techniques. He will select the best facelift procedure for your specific goals and facial characteristics. Dr. Fan believes that less is more and will use the simplest, safest, and most reliable procedure to help you look younger.
Dr. Fan is also highly experienced with non-invasive and minimally-invasive facial rejuvenation treatments, so he will be able to help you understand the benefits, expected results, risks, and limitations of each type of treatment so that you can decide whether a non-surgical or surgical treatment is best for you.
Dr. Fan is known for his elegant sense of artistry and refined surgical skills. You will look rested, refreshed, younger, and natural.
Facelifts are completely individualized treatments, so it is impossible to provide a single total cost that applies across the board. Facelift costs vary according to several factors and can range
The cost of a facelift will depend on many different factors, including:
Costs of surgery may include fees for the surgeon, anesthesia, operating room, facility, equipment, implants, garments, aftercare, lab tests, and medications.
We offer a range of patient financing plans including low monthly payment plans and plans for those with suboptimal credit histories.
A Fresher and Younger You
A facelift will rejuvenate the mid to lower face and will accomplish the following:
The end result is that you will look more rested, refreshed, and younger, often like you have lost weight. You will still look like yourself, and you will look natural.
Actual Patient Before and After Facelift*
I did a lot of research before choosing to have a costly elective procedure, and I’m glad I did. Dr. Fan is an exceptional surgeon. He has a remarkable sense of aesthetics. He made suggestions and recommendations I would not have come up with on my own but afterwards saw he’d been absolutely right about. In addition to all of this, he is a genuinely kind person. I have no regrets and if I were going to have anything done in the future I would go back to Dr. Fan."*
— -Ms. A
Dr. Fan is known for his elegant sense of artistry and refined surgical skills. He will perform your surgery with expert, world-class execution and has the results to prov
Dr. Fan and his team are committed to providing you with exceptional care, counseling, and support before, during, and after surgery. We take pride and joy in caring for you and have received numerous awards for our compassionate care.
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