A facelift can correct signs of facial and neck aging to restore a more youthful appearance. Aging, gravity, stress, environmental conditions, and hereditary factors can lead to sagging tissues and wrinkles around the midface, jawline, and neck.
When performed by Dr. Stevens, at his state-of-the-art Beverly Hills outpatient center, facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, can improve sagging skin and muscles, tighten the facial and neck tissues, and contour excess fat to create a smoother, more defined, and more youthful face and neckline. With the years of education and experience Dr. Stevens has, he is known to perform some of the best results in a facelift Beverly Hills has to offer.
A facelift can reduce a turkey neck and reduce a double chin by removing excess fat, tightening loose skin, and correcting muscle bands.
A facelift can correct jowls by repositioning muscle and skin in the lower face and jawline.
Our facelift can correct sagging cheeks that have created deep creases below the lower eyelids or between the nose and mouth.
Discover the exquisite results by browsing through our online library of before and after photography. You will also have a chance to view more photographs during your confidential consultation with Dr. Stevens.
Descent refers to the progressive sagging that occurs to the soft tissues of the face as we age.
Several factors contribute to the process of descent:
Over time, the collagen in the skin and subcutaneous tissues decreases in quantity and quality. As the elastin deteriorates it provides less recoil, causing wrinkles and sagging.
Under the influence of gravity, the soft tissues gradually sag to create characteristic features of aging. In addition, the retaining ligaments that attach the facial soft tissues to bony prominences of the face are weakened and less able to hold up the skin and fat compartments. This is an issue our Beverly Hills facelift specifically addresses.
Deterioration refers to the aging changes in texture and color that occur in the skin. The visible signs of skin deterioration are unmistakable and will significantly impact how old or young we look.
Visible signs of skin deterioration
Any facial rejuvenation procedure you may consider must address three important components of facial aging and can be thought of in terms of the 3 R's:
Treatments directed at restoring facial volume, which include injectable fillers (Juvederm, Radisse, Sculptra) and fat transfers as well as facial implants.
Surgical treatment aimed at reversing descent and restoring the youthful position of droopy soft tissues of the face (forehead lift, blepharoplasty, midface lift, neck lift, and our facelift).
Treatments aimed at undoing the deterioration of color and texture that has occured on the skin surface. A wide variety of treatments are available depending on the degree and type of deterioration such as intense pulsed light photofacials, chemical peels, ablative lasers (CO2) and microdermabrasion.
It can be depressing to look in the mirror and see loose, sagging skin, deep lines and wrinkles, and thinning skin, and an old, weary facial look. A facelift is the most effective surgical procedure to achieve a youthful, renewed, fully rejuvenated look. While injectables and other non-surgical treatments are helpful in warding off the signs of aging, eventually a surgical procedure will be the only way to achieve true facial rejuvenation.
A facelift is a delicate procedure and demands the skills of a top facelift surgeon. The benefits of the procedure, when performed by Dr. Leslie Stevens, known for his exceptional talent as a facial plastic surgeon, include:
Those who are ready to get serious about reducing the visible signs of facial aging, and who are in good general health are typically good candidates for this procedure. If your face has lost its youthful firmness and has begun to sag and droop due to skin laxity, if you see jowls, or etched-in facial lines and creases, meeting with Dr. Stevens is your first step in total facial rejuvenation.
Your facelift will be performed in the privacy of the exclusive Lasky Clinic in Beverly Hills. The procedure is performed under either intravenous sedation or general anesthesia. A facelift is a fully customized procedure. Dr. Stevens is meticulous in planning and performing this delicate surgery. Incisions are placed within the hairline or behind the ears so the incision sites, once healed, are virtually invisible. The skin and underlying muscles are tightened and lifted to a more youthful – but very natural – position. Excess skin and tissue are gently removed to smooth, restore, and renew your look.
As with any procedure, the final result is based upon the skills of your surgeon. Dr. Leslie Stevens gained media attention when Sharon Osborne revealed he was her surgeon, but in the medical community, he has been recognized as a brilliant facial plastic surgeon for decades. While he often performs surgical enhancements for industry leaders and celebrities, he is warm, friendly, and honest, and helps patients from all walks of life to achieve facial rejuvenation.
Recovery time varies from patient to patient, but it is normal to experience mild to moderate swelling and bruising for about one to two weeks. You will have prescription pain medication to keep you comfortable during the early stages of recovery. The swelling soon reduces, and within a few weeks you will be ready to engage in your usual activities – looking years younger in the most natural way.
Yes! A facelift can be combined with a neck lift, brow lift, eyelid lift, laser skin resurfacing, injectable dermal fillers to restore lost volume at cheeks or temples, or other treatment for skin resurfacing to achieve comprehensive anti-aging results.
Dr. Leslie Stevens is an acclaimed board-certified Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, recognized for his talent for creating remarkably natural-looking, youthful results in facelift surgery. He has pioneered his own surgical techniques and methodologies that lead to exquisite results – refreshed, renewed, and natural in appearance, not pulled or tight. A facelift is one of the most delicate, personal procedures you will have performed in your life. Shouldn’t your plastic surgeon be the best?
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