Complementary Procedures for Full Facial Rejuvenation
Most people know that if they want to remove lines and wrinkles from their face for at least a decade, the facelift procedure is a wonderful cosmetic surgery choice. This procedure is effective and often provides patients in Newport Beach with the natural-looking, age-defying results that they have been dreaming about.
However, there are other cosmetic procedures available that perfectly complement the facelift, allowing Orange County patients to achieve full facial rejuvenation. Most facial plastic surgeons will provide patients with information about the complementary procedures that are available that might work best for them.
What Types of Complementary Procedures are Available for the Facelift?
Liquid Facelift — The liquid facelift is a non-surgical procedure that utilizes dermal fillers. The dermal fillers can be injected into the face in order to eliminate the lines and wrinkles that cannot be penetrated by the facelift operation itself.
Dermal fillers also might be used on certain areas of the face that will not be effected by the facelift operation, such as the forehead or the chin area. Dermal fillers will provide temporary results that last for about 6-9 months, but patients can continue to have this treatment repeated in order to maintain their look.
Fat Grafting — The fat grafting procedure can be performed at the same time as the facelift, allowing the surgeon to restore volume to the patient’s face while also minimizing the amount of lines and wrinkles.
During this operation, the surgeon removes unwanted fat from another area of the body — typically the thighs, buttocks or abdomen — and graft it onto the patient’s face. Usually, the fat graft is performed around the cheeks, where most people tend to lose volume as they age. This allows their face to look fresh, lush, and full of life once again.
Brow Lift — The facelift procedure is limited in the sense that it will likely only eliminate lines and wrinkles on the lower portion of the face — mainly the cheeks, neck, and jowls. Some patients may also want to eliminate the deep lines, wrinkles, and creases along the brow line and forehead.
In this situation, a brow lift is required. This cosmetic surgery specifically focuses on the brow line. The surgeon will remove excess skin and alter facial muscles in this area in order to achieve superior, natural-looking results.
Of course, the facelift procedure will provide patients with amazing results on its own. After the operation is complete, most patients find that they look like they did about ten years prior to the surgery. However, the facelift is limited in terms of the scope of cosmetic improvements that it can provide on its own.
Patients may find that one or more of these complementary procedures allow them to get the truly rejuvenating results that they want from their cosmetic surgery experience. An expert facial plastic surgeon will be able to perform several procedures at the same time, maximizing the results of the surgery and minimizing the recovery time for the patient.