There’s little doubt that an expertly done facelift can restore that vibrant look often associated with youth. Dr. Peter H. Grossman is a highly skilled, board-certified plastic surgeon in West Hills, California who offers a variety of options for individuals considering a facelift, including less invasive surgical procedures that reduce recovery time but provide long-lasting, effective results. Call Grossman Plastic Surgery today or schedule your consultation online and learn more about the various facelift methods available.
Facelift Q & A
What types of facelifts are there?
A facelift rejuvenates an aging neck and face by tightening and removing excess skin. Patients who complain of sagging skin in the neck or deep wrinkles on the face are often candidates for a facelift. Dr. Grossman performs typical surgical procedures, such as a mid-facelift that focuses on restoring a smooth look to the lower eyelids and cheek areas or a pre/post-auricular, open neck lift that dramatically tightens the skin of the neck.
Will I need to stay in the hospital?
Facelift procedures are performed in our outpatient surgery center. The surgery typically lasts from four to five hours. After the surgery, patients are transferred to the recovery area and monitored carefully for a time before being sent home with aftercare instructions. You’ll also need someone available to provide transportation following the surgery. It’s generally two to three weeks before you can return to work and the recovery phase includes several office visits for postsurgical care.
What are less invasive facelifts?
Dr. Grossman provides innovative laser techniques, such as PrecisionTx ™ Lift and SmartLift™ Laser, for patients who want the benefits of a facelift but can’t spare the time for the recovery period associated with a more invasive surgical procedures. Dr. Grossman will detail the different options available during your consultation and recommend the best method available for the outcome you desire.
What is a PrecisionTx lift or SmartLift?
Both systems use laser energy to melt unwanted fat beneath facial or neck skin which is then safely removed through a small suction device. Several small incisions are required to insert the tube that holds the laser fiber and suction device.
The laser energy also stimulates collagen production in the deeper skin layers, which tightens the skin and significantly decreases the appearance of droopy, wrinkled skin. A typical laser lift takes approximately one hour and most patients return to work within two to three days.
Dr. Grossman sometimes incorporates laser technology such as Cynosure’s SmartSkin® laser for skin resurfacing and rejuvenation along with a facelift. He’s also experienced in the increasingly popular transfer of fat from your belly during a facelift to add youthful volume to the face.