No matter what part of your face is affected by aging, or the extent of your loose skin and wrinkles, a variety of surgical lifts are available to rejuvenate your appearance. The surgeons at MedWeight and Lasers in Irvine, California, have extensive experience performing the many types of surgical lifts that improve your face and neck. Call the office or schedule an appointment online for a consultation to learn about the best way to restore your appearance.
A full facelift may treat only your face or include both your face and your neck. The procedure is extensive, as it smooths out wrinkles, eliminates excess fat and loose skin, and strengthens underlying muscles.
Surgery for a full facelift takes about four hours. You need to plan for several weeks of recovery time plus additional time before all the swelling heals. It’s a long process, but facelift surgery does an excellent job of rejuvenating your appearance.
A brow lift does more than eliminate drooping eyebrows. This procedure, also called a forehead lift, is used to eliminate forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet, and to get rid of hooding caused by the excess skin on your upper eyelid
During the surgery, excess skin and fat is removed from this area of your face, then the skin is positioned so that it smooths wrinkles and lifts eyebrows and upper eyelids. Brow lift surgery usually takes about one to two hours. You can expect swelling and bruising to last two to three weeks.
A mid-face lift rejuvenates the areas above your jawline and below your forehead. During this procedure, your surgeon at MedWeight and Lasers eliminates saggy skin, lifts cheeks, and diminished wrinkles in the cheeks and around your nose, mouth, and lower eyes.
Jowls -- the sagging skin below your jawline and chin -- develop as skin becomes thinner and less elastic over time. Nonsurgical laser therapies can help tighten skin in this area, but you get longer lasting, more dramatic results with a neck lift to remove excess skin and fat.
You can restore a youthful appearance with specialized procedures such as:
Dissolvable thread lift: This procedure uses surgical-grade dissolvable threads to lift and hold your brows, cheeks, face, and/or neck. The threads hold the lifted tissues in place until they dissolve in about one year. During that time, tissues grow that help maintain the lift after the thread is absorbed.
Non-surgical mini-facelift: A special procedure offered at MedWeight and Lasers that combines radiofrequency to tighten skin, ultrasonic infusion of facial serums, Botox® to relax wrinkles, as well as dermal fillers and skincare therapy.