Saber Plastic Surgery

Facelift

Facelift

A facelift is one of the best-known, most time-tested procedures and its popularity is not hard to understand. A face is typically the first feature people pay attention to when they interact with each other, and it is the most important element to determine likability. The face often carries the most obvious signs of aging as its skin is highly vulnerable to years of sun exposure, lifestyle factors, and stress in addition to the normal aging process. Glendale-based board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sepideh Saber consistently applies a thoughtful, aesthetically sensitive approach to facelifts and facial rejuvenation.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, removes excess facial skin around the jawline and tightens sagging skin or creases. This procedure can typically take years off a patient’s face with a fresher, younger appearance. It can often be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as eyelid lifts and fat grafting to the face.

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Goals

Facelift

A properly performed facelift can provide several benefits. These include:

  • Lifting a drooping midface and restoring volume to the cheeks
  • Minimizing lines and creases along the corners of the mouth
  • Eliminating and tightening excess sagging skin around the jawline and neck
  • Increasing perceived attractiveness and youth.
  • Improving a patient’s radiant self-confidence

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What Dr. Saber Can Do for You

Dr. Sepideh Saber is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She began her career with years performing complex reconstructive surgeries which have provided her with a strong foundation for cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. Her excellent knowledge of facial anatomy, delicate touch, and attention to detail provide her patients with beautiful results that are impressive yet natural-looking.

Safety is always her highest priority. In addition to working exclusively with board-certified anesthesiologists, all procedures are performed on a medical campus where Dr. Saber holds hospital admitting privileges. This ensures that any unexpected issues that may arise can be dealt with as rapidly and effectively as possible.

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Dr. Sepideh Saber is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. She began her career with years performing complex reconstructive surgeries which have provided her with a strong foundation for cosmetic rejuvenation of the face. Her excellent knowledge of facial anatomy, delicate touch, and attention to detail provide her patients with beautiful results that are impressive yet natural-looking.

Safety is always her highest priority. In addition to working exclusively with board-certified anesthesiologists, all procedures are performed on a medical campus where Dr. Saber holds hospital admitting privileges. This ensures that any unexpected issues that may arise can be dealt with as rapidly and effectively as possible.

Q&A

Is a Facelift Right for You?

There are many reasons individuals choose to have a facelift, including the following:

  • Self-consciousness about the appearance of sagging skin around the face and neck
  • Feeling that your face may make you look older than you are or feel
  • A desire to boost your personal and/or professional life by reversing some of the signs of aging and averting the impacts of ageism.

As with all forms of plastic surgery, patients need to have realistic expectations as they consider a facelift. While the procedure can give facial skin more elasticity and tighten areas where age-related changes have occurred, it does not change the basic appearance of the face or stop natural aging. Finally, not everyone is a candidate for plastic surgery. Patients who want a facelift must be screened to ensure there are no health factors that contraindicate a procedure.

Consultation and Preparation?

Before patients decide whether or not to have a facelift, Dr. Saber and her team will go over their medical history to ensure that it is safe to perform and discuss their desired goals with patients. By understanding exactly what you’re looking for from the procedure, Dr. Saber will be able to tailor the facelift to fit your needs while also ensuring that you have realistic expectations and know what to expect before and after a procedure.

What Happens During a Facelift?

Step 1: Anesthesia

Either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia will be administered at the beginning of the two-to-five hour surgery. Dr. Saber works exclusively with anesthesiologists who are board-certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology so patients can rest assured that they are in the best hands possible.

 

Step 2: Incision

The type and location of the incision made will depend on which kind of facelift the patient has chosen. The options include:

  • Traditional Facelift – An incision is made at the temples near the hairline, around the ear, and to the lower scalp area. Dr. Saber will remove excess skin and gently shift the skin so that the result is a lifted and tightened appearance.
  • Limited Incision – Also referred to as a “mini-lift,” this option involves a shorter incision than a traditional facelift. The beginning of the incision is still made at the temples but ends around the ears.
  • Neck Lift – The incision starts in front of the ear lobe and wraps around to the back of the ear. This variation specifically aims to tighten or remove loose skin under the jaws and chin.

Step 3: Incision Closure

Incisions are closed with sutures. A temporary drain may be put in place behind the ear for the first few days to remove any excess blood or fluids. Our team will apply all necessary bandages or gauze as well.

The Recovery Process

Immediately following the procedure, patients can expect to experience some bruising and swelling lasting one to two weeks. Some minor discomfort is normal and can typically be handled with medication. Daily activities can generally resume two weeks following the surgery, while more strenuous activities should be held off for the first four weeks.

Dr. Saber and her team will provide you with specific care instructions that should be followed closely to achieve the best possible results.

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