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About Facelift Surgery

by Dr. Daniel Lin

Facelift Surgery west covinaOur body has its own mechanisms to keep our skin looking young and soft to touch, in the younger ages. As time passes, the body loses this ability. Beautiful skin loses its war against gravity and our skin starts looking saggy, dull and wrinkled. Habits like smoking, drinking and lack of sleep just speed up the process. However, a facelift can help you regain a youthful looking face with a few strategic incisions and making changes to the skin layers.

Ideal candidates for cosmetic surgery

Consult reputed cosmetic or plastic surgeon to not only get the best results done, but also to ensure that the procedure is correctly done and you receive all the support you can both before and after the surgery. Dr. Daniel Lin in one such expert who has helped several clients in West Covina, Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, Pasadena and Diamond Bar with basic facelifts and more complicated ones that also deal with underlying fat and face muscles’ repositioning.

According to Dr. Lin and other reputed surgeons, people who have notice aging, but also have some amount of skin elasticity left in the face are ideal candidates for this procedure. People in the age group of 40 up to 70 can get this procedure done.

The surgeon will make an incision starting from the hairline above the eyebrow which will extend to the base of the hairline. One is also done under the chin. These incisions allow the doctor to remove excess fat located under the skin. It also gives them access to the superficial musculoaponeurotic system tissue. This layer is pulled and folded to give the cheeks a taut look. In the chin region, the same process gives the neck a taut look

Recovery after the surgery

Facelifts are delicate surgeries that require the surgeon to be skilled to remove excess skin and fold layers to make your skin look youthful. To ensure that the surgeon’s efforts are not put to waste, follow a strict post-recovery regime and see lasting benefits with minimal complications.

Pain medication prescribed by your doctor must be taken regularly. It would help you if you have someone help you from the place of surgery to your house and stay with you for a few days. The face may swell and bruise, place ice packs straight off the freezer to help with them. Keep all bandages on and completely stop smoking. This will ensure that you heal quickly.

Attend all post-surgery appointments with your plastic surgeon so he/she can check the progress of your heeling and remove stitches after 2-3 weeks. The procedure lasts from 2 to 6 hours, depending on the extent and complexity, but with the right post-surgery care, you can enjoy its benefits for the next 10 to 15 years.

It would be wrong to expect a completely new face or see the aging of your face halt after a facelift – that’s not what it does. What it can do is make you look younger  with no wrinkles. It is delicate work that requires you and your surgeon putting in a lot of effort, but it is a sure-shot way to get a long-lasting youthful face.

Click here to learn more about all the plastic surgery procedures and treatments cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daniel Lin performs for patients in and around Chino, Rowland Heights, Baldwin Park, Whittier, Brea, Arcadia, West Covina, Inland Empire, and San Gabriel Valley.

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