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Restoring Youthful Facial Contours with a Facelift in San Diego CA

The Problem: With the passage of time the facial shape and contour begins to change as a result of laxity in the deeper facial tissues (muscle, facsia). This causes the face to begin to sag, especially along the jawline and neck. Consider a facelift in San Diego California.

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FAQs about Facelifts, Browlifts & Necklift

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The Solutions:

The goal of a facelift is to restore a youthful facial structure by repositioning the deep facial tissues to their original position. The goal is not to pull the face or to create a tight-operated appearance. When done well, the results are extremely natural yet dramatic. No one, including close friends and family can detect facelift surgery. Our patients in San Diego California and around the country simply look fresh, rested, and more youthful.

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Depending on the individuals anatomy, lifestyle, degree of age-related changes, and the amount of downtime and cost the individual is able to handle, several options are available to re-contour the face.

These consist of the Mini Facelift (Cheek Lift), Facelift, Full Face and Neck Lift. Each technique has a different aesthetic outcome, risk profile, and recovery time. It is important to note that every surgeon performs these procedure differently. The best way to assess whether a particular surgeon’s facelift approach is consistent with your personal goals and taste, is to exam the surgeons before and after photographs, visit or talk with past patients, compare incisions styles, and recovery rates. Visit our office in San Diego, Ca today.

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Mini Lift (Cheek Lift) in San Diego Ca

The Mini Facelift address the jowls, jawline, lower cheeks, and neck. This procedure has become extremely popular in my practice. The reasons are, it is very effective at treating the jawline and neck, it has a short recovery period, low risk, lower cost, lasting, and can easily be done under local anesthesia. There are a lot of different types of mini facelifts being performed. Some procedures involve simply removing a small amount of skin. However, to create lasting and meaningful results, the deep muscles (SMAS) of the face and neck need to be addressed. In this case, through very small incisions, the muscle layer of the face and neck are repositioned to a more youthful position.

The key to a natural and effective outcome is directly dependent on the vector the surgeon uses to elevate the deep tissues. Once the deep structures are restored to the more youthful configuration, the skin should simply re-drape over the enhanced contour. The skin should not be pulled or tightened. These are the most important factors in preventing the “operated” look or the “wind tunnel” appearance that so many patients are afraid of. Learn about the new facelift we are offering to our residents of San Diego and surrounding areas.

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Rejuvenation of the lower face and neck following a Short Incision Mini Facelift under local anesthesia.

This is the perfect procedure for individuals in their 40’s and 50’s with active lifestyles, or older patients who want to minimize downtime yet still get excellent results. The recovery is often about 1 week. Even though, a full facelift can sometimes result in more dramatic outcomes, especially in the neck, taking everything into consideration, many of our facelift patients feel that this is the perfect balance. The results are extremely natural and the healing is very predictable.

There are many different definitions of a Mini Facelift or Mini Lift. In general, it is less invasive than a full face and necklift and requires less downtime to recover. In our San Diego facial plastic surgery practice, a mini facelift is one of our most popular procedures. The reason why so many patients choose the mini facelift is that it creates excellent results with minimal downtime and cost.It addresses the jowls, jawline, lower cheeks, and neck. It can be effectively used to rejuvenate the lower face in all age ranges. Adding to its popularity is the fact that, it has a short recovery period, low risk, lower cost, long lasting, and can easily be done under local anesthesia. There are a lot of different types of mini facelifts being performed. Some facelift procedures involve simply removing a small amount of skin. However, to create lasting and meaningful results, the deep muscles (SMAS) of the face and neck need to be addressed. In this case, through very small incisions, the muscle layer of the face and neck are repositioned to a more youthful position. The effects on the neck are very dramatic. In many cases it is equivalent to a neck lift with out the prolonged recovery. In the end the facial contour takes on a more youthful shape ultimately leaving the individual looking rejuvenated.

The key to a natural and effective outcome is directly dependent on the vector (direction) the surgeon uses to elevate the deep tissues. Once the deep structures are restored to the more youthful configuration, the skin should simply re drape over the enhanced contour. The skin should not be pulled or tightened. These are the most important factors in preventing the “operated” look or the “wind tunnel” appearance that so many patients are afraid of.This is the perfect procedure for individuals in any age range. Most patients are in their 40’s and 60’s with active lifestyles, or older patients who want to minimize downtime yet still get excellent results. The recovery is often about 1 week. Even though, a full facelift can sometimes result in more dramatic outcomes, especially in the neck, taking everything into consideration, many of our patients feel that this is the perfect balance. The results are extremely natural and the healing is very predictable. Visit our practice in San Diego for a consultation.

The mini facelift procedure is complimented nicely with conservative upper eyelid blepharoplasty (eyelid tuck) and fat transfer. The result leave patients looking softer, fresher and more rejuvenated yet very natural. It does not change the appearance it simply restores the youthful look.


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3 Weeks After Full Facial Rejuvenation

Facelift Surgery

The Facelift addresses the upper cheeks, midface, jowls, jawline, corners of the mouth and neck. The difference between this procedure and the Micro Lift (Mini Facelift) is that the upper cheeks and midface are addressed. Essentially, the same incisions are used in both procedures. Individuals with moderate amount of skin and muscle laxity are good candidates for this procedure. The neck is treated with liposuction and the muscle is tightened and repositioned. The midface and upper cheeks are treated by repositioning the malar (cheek) fat pad back toward a more youthful position.

For more information about having a facelift in San Diego from facelift specialist Amir Karam call (858) 259-3223.

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Full face rejuvenation. Short Incision Facelift with Neck Lift, Full Face Fat Transfer, Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty with Chemical Peel. The combination of procedures created a harmonious and balanced rejuvenation. Note the significant improvement in the neck contour.

Full FaceLift and Neck Lift

The target areas of this procedure are the upper cheeks, midface, jowls, jawline, corners of the mouth, and neck. This procedure is often used for patients with moderate-severe age related changes in the face and neck. Individuals who would benefit from this procedure are those who have heavy necks or those with a significant amount of laxity and redundant skin.

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Facelift and Necklift Example

Necklift

In specific cases in which the rest of the face is in good shape but the neck begins to sag, an isolated neck lift can be done. With the neck lift small incisions are placed under the chin and behind the ear, the extra fat is removed, the deep muscles are tightened, and the extra skin is removed. This procedure is often an excellent choice for men in San Diego and surrounding areas.

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Full Face Fat Transfer and Lower Eyelid Skin Pinch. Note the rejuvenated and fresh appearance following these results. The hollowed temples, lower eyelids and cheeks have been refilled leaving her looking natural and healthy.

Neck Liposuction

This is a versatile treatment that can help improve neck contour in a wide range of patients. This is a quick fix for individuals who have isolated problems with too much fat underneath the chin and neck. The best candidates are those with good skin elasticity and mild-moderate fat deposits. With the use of a liposuction, the fat underneath the skin is reduced allowing the skin to redrape over the smoother more youthful neck contour.

For more information about having a neck liposuction in San Diego from facelift surgeon Amir Karam call (858) 259-3223.

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Example of neck liposuction with chin implant.

Anesthesia

These facelift procedures can be done with local or IV sedation or General Anesthesia. The choice is made based on the patient’s preference, health status, and the number of additional procedures that are being done at the same time.

Expected Outcome

There is simply no substitute for well done facelift. The effects can be dramatically rejuvenating and natural. The mid face is lifted, enhancing the shape and fullness of the cheeks. The smooth youthful shape of the jawline is restored. Although, I generally never talk about how many years younger you will look after a procedure, I will say that most patients feel that they look 15-20 years younger. Depending on the individuals age and anatomy, the results can last 10-15 years. Call today for a facelift consultation in San Diego California.

Recovery

Generally, the more surgery that is done, the longer the recovery. The Micro-lift has a recovery of about 5-10 days, while the full Facelift and Neck Lift can take a little over 2 weeks. On average, our patients look good enough to get back to there social and professional lives in about 1-2 weeks.

Patient Testimonals

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dr. k is a wonderful doctor in San Diego California! he and his staff are professional, yet they are warm and care about my well being. i get botox and restylane from dr. k and i love his “less is more” approach. also, even though i only get botox and restylane at this point he always does them himself and makes me feel just as important as those that see him for more major and costly procedures. thank you carmel valley facial plastic surgery!

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If you are ready to schedule an appointment for a facelift in San Diego Ca with facelift expert Dr. Karam contact us today. (858) 259-3223