Facelift surgery, clinically called rhytidectomy, ranks among the sought after cosmetic surgery procedures in the U.S. today. Advancements in surgical techniques and new technologies have made the procedure safer and more effective than ever before. Patients have the option to choose between a full facelift and neck lift, or put a check mark near selective area treatments such as eye surgery, or even minimally invasive treatment options.
One of the leading names in facial and eye surgery procedures is Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir, who is a highly qualified oculofacial expert and a board certified ophthalmologist. He is an eminent cosmetic surgeon with astounding distinction in this field, providing facelift and other surgical and non-surgical procedures. Patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles and surrounding areas have an opportunity to receive cutting edge treatments from Dr. Steinsapir. He also receives patients from other parts of the country and even internationally.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Adults who are unhappy with the appearance of wrinkles, lines, folds on the face and an overall saggy appearance of the face and neck may consider a facelift cosmetic surgery. Dr. Steinsapir will carefully evaluate the patient’s overall facial anatomy, general health condition, and their personal aesthetic goals before recommending a facelift.
As an experienced cosmetic surgeon, his aim is to meet or exceed the patient’s expectations with an optimal procedure that is conservative and yet highly effective. A fantastic candidate would also be a non-smoker or willing to quit smoking several weeks prior to surgery. Patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, and other areas may consult with Dr. Steinsapir for a facelift surgery.
A number of intricate treatment approaches and surgical techniques are used today to perform facelift surgeries. Dr. Steinsapir adopts a customized approach for each patient, and may use a different technique or a combination of techniques to achieve the desired results in each case. The key techniques in facelift procedure include the following:
- Deep plane lift
- Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System (SMAS)
- Endoscopic facelift
- MACS lift
- Short scar facelift
- Neck lift
- Isolated lower face and neck liposuction
Dr. Steinsapir may perform a facelift surgery using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia. This will require an overnight stay at the surgical facility. The procedure will be performed at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Surgery Center, where Dr. Steinsapir is on the staff. In some cases, he may even perform the procedure using only local anesthesia at his office procedure suite.
He will place inconspicuous incisions through which the excess skin and fat will be removed, while the underlying weak muscles will be tightened. After the procedure, the skin will be redraped tightly and smoothly over the face, and incisions will be closed with sutures.
Recovery and Results
Most patients will be able to enjoy a younger looking face for as long as 10 years or even more. After the procedure, the patient will need to take a few days off from work. Patients are usually able to return to their regular routine in about 10 days, but the complete recovery may take about two to seven weeks, depending on the individual case.
To learn more about procedures and treatments performed by Beverly Hills | Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Steinsapir, contact us at 310-274-7422