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When aging isn’t graceful
While aging is a natural and inevitable stage of life, many patients have no intention of surrendering to it gracefully and would rather fight back through powerful, effective cosmetic procedures that help roll back the clock on wrinkles, fine lines, furrows, creases and folds. A facelift can help to not only smooth away sagging, depleted contours, but can also help to boost ailing self-confidence due to a poor self-image.
Reduce downtime with a strategic short incision facelift
While a full facelift is generally the gold standard in facial rejuvenation, some patients will choose to opt for a less invasive version of the procedure, known as a short incision facelift. This treatment helps to improve sagging jowls, reduce marionette lines, and tighten the SMAS muscles of the neck, while offering the client a shorter downtime. During the short incision facelift, incisions are well hidden behind the ears, allowing women to wear their hair in a ponytail without fear of exposing their scars.
Dr. Karam will suggest that his patients take several weeks off to heal from their short incision facelift. Minor bruising, swelling and discomfort is to be expected, and will begin to resolve with a few days. You will need to abstain from strenuous activity for up to 14 days.
Cosmetic surgery to reduce unwanted signs of aging is considered permanent. Your short incision facelift will typically last for many years, although factors of weight gain and weight loss, exposure to the elements, and whether or not you smoke will determine exactly how long you maintain your results. It’s important to follow a careful skin care regimen that will preserve the outcome of your short incision facelift with Dr. Karam.
Dr. Karam is a distinguished facial surgeon with extensive expertise in both the short scar and full facelift. He is also able to significantly combat facial wrinkling and sagging through a liquid facelift, performed with only dermal fillers and injectables. Choosing the right approach for your lifestyle, anatomy and needs is among Dr. Karam’s strongest skills. He is able to customize your treatment, delivering personalized results that maximize your natural assets while minimizing unwanted cosmetic flaws.
If you would like to know more about whether a short incision facelift might be right for your needs, please contact Dr. Karam’s office today to set up your confidential consultation. During this initial session, the doctor will examine your face and neck, record your prior medical and surgical history, and begin to formulate your unique plan for resolving your most pressing cosmetic concerns.
Dr. Karam, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, offers services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California.
If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karam, contact us today.(858) 259-3223 Contact Us