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FAQs About Cosmetic Facelift Surgery

Published on June 18, 2018

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There is much information available about cosmetic facelift surgery and how it will impact your face and your budget. At LidLift, we want to help you stay informed with the facts and provide answers to your important questions about receiving a facelift in Beverly Hills. Read our informative list of frequently asked questions to see if your answer is listed. Contact LidLift’s expert team today with any further questions, or to schedule your first consultation.

When Should I Think About Getting a Facelift?

It’s difficult to determine a general age when a facelift procedure would be most beneficial. Since every person has a different set of DNA and biological attributes, there is not one set point that determines a correct age. Factors such as sun exposure and collagen production are just a few differences that could alter the general age on a case by case basis. The best way to tell if you should consider facelift surgery is to compare pictures of yourself at a younger age with your current facial features. If there is significant difference in the tightness of your features, a facelift may be a great option for you. If you are not yet seeing significant differences, you may be able to wait for a few more years. It’s all about what you really prefer.

What’s the Recovery Process Like?

Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir generally elects for his patients to stay only one night in the hospital following a facelift procedure. After that, the patient is prescribed a heavy pain killer to manage any post-operative discomfort, but many times his patients have found the medicine unnecessary do to a lack of pain. Returning to normal activities following surgery is determined upon a case by case decision but it is advised a minimum of 7 days before returning to work. In many circumstances, patients can opt to have the surgery performed while under local anesthesia, as this allows for a safer procedure and a quicker recovery time.

What about Facial Liposuction?

In many cases, patients who receive liposuction in areas right below their facial features like the neck and lower jaw can be a more beneficial treatment than a facelift. In facelift procedures, minor liposuction is administered to remove fat stores before tailoring the end of a facelift surgery. If your main concerns lie with the extra skin at the base of your jaw or face, then a liposuction could be the answer instead of a full facelift. If you’re considering a facelift in Beverly Hills, contact LidLift’s team today to schedule a consultation and find out what your best options for facelift or liposuction procedures.

Should I Get Local or General Anesthesia?

Just as an exact age cannot be determined on a general basis, the decision to have a facelift surgery under general or local anesthesia also cannot be made without a detailed consultation. If you are a person who does not find dental procedures uncomfortable or frightening, a surgery performed under local anesthesia may be the right decision. However, if you have never experience dental procedures or are prone to get nervous around medical instruments, general anesthesia could be the better answer, since you will be asleep for the length of the surgery. It is also up to Dr. Steinsapir to determine if you are a suitable candidate for the local anesthesia. Because facelifts take an immense amount of precision and tailoring, few patients are approved to ensure that Dr. Steinsapir can complete the procedure to the highest standard. A consideration will always be given to patients who strongly feel that they should receive one type of anesthetic over the other as your comfort is a huge factor during this process.

If you have more questions or want to schedule a consultation for a facelift in Beverly Hills, call the LidLift office to discuss your availability and type of treatment today!

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