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Facelift Surgery

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Typical Inconspicous Facelift Incisions (click to enlarge)

As we grow older, signs of aging begin to form on our facial appearance. A facelift is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the most visible signs of aging by removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles and redraping the skin of your face and neck. This does not stop a person's face from aging, but what it can do is restore youthfulness to one's face.

A facelift in Beverly Hills is offered by Dr. Pincus for those seeking a more youthful and healthy facial appearance. Along with a caring staff, Dr. Pincus strives to provide patients with the best care; from the initial consultation through the post-surgery appointments, the patient’s satisfaction is number one. Beverly Hills facelift specialist, Dr. Pincus, offers two approaches to the facelift procedure:

  • the midfacelift
  • and the traditional facelift

The Procedure: Mid Facelift and Traditional Facelift

Surgeons use the term "facelift" to describe any procedure on the face that results in a tighter, more youthful appearance. I will discuss the two most recognized approaches: the midfacelift and the "traditional" facelift. The midfacelift is a powerful new way to rejuvenate a person's appearance who is just starting to show signs of aging. Unlike a traditional facelift, which pulls the entire cheek skin and neck skin in an upward and backward fashion to improve sagging jawlines and necks, the midfacelift pulls the area between the lower eyelid and upper lip in a more vertical direction. This serves to soften the fold between the nostril and the corner of the mouth (naso-labial fold) as well as add more fullness to the cheekbone and shorten the aged, elongated lower eyelid. Because the incision is inconspicuously located within the lower eyelid or within the temple, there is no obvious scar.

The traditional facelift, on the other hand, is a powerful procedure for improving the jawline and neck. With some of the more extensive modifications, naso-labial folds and sagging cheek fat can also be repositioned to produce a more youthful contour. The incisions are hidden in the hairline and around the ear and may or may not include a smaller incision under the chin. This latter incision is useful in approaching the anterior neckbands that may need to be modified through cutting, removal or suture tightening.

Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Pincus is board certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology (ABOto) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (ABFPRS). He is also a member of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery (AAFPRS).

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Since each person's face is different, the results of a facelift will vary from person to person. Dr. Pincus can explain the details of the various facelift methods along with additional procedures such as rhinoplasty, necklift, eyelid surgery, and forehead lift discuss with you which method will best suit your needs. When combined, these cosmetic plastic surgery procedures can help patients achieve an overall facial rejuvenation to help them regain a more youthful appearance.

If you decide to have a facelift in Beverly Hills, please contact our office to schedule a consultation appointment. A consultation visit is an important part of every facelift process. Feel free to view our website to learn more about the facelift and other procedures we offer. If there is anything you don't understand about the facelift procedure, contact Beverly Hills facial plastic surgeon Dr. Pincus for more information or to schedule your consultation visit.

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Procedures

Rhinoplasty

Being centrally located, the nose should blend harmoniously with the other facial features and not draw attention to itself.
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Neck Lift

The necklift is a procedure to tighten and better define the jawline and the areas below it. In some instances, this effect can reach all the way down to the collar bones
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Face Lift

Surgeons use the term "facelift" to describe any procedure on the face that results in a tighter, more youthful appearance.
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Revision Rhinoplasty

The operation consists of correcting areas of asymmetry and deformity resulting from a prior surgery.
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Eyelid-Brow Lift

The eyes are the first features noted when people meet. And having puffy, sagging or wrinkled eyelids can convey a false image of being tired, sad or old.
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Lips

The lips should be full and wide with the upper lip slightly rotated, revealing the lower portion of the front teeth.
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The Telltale Signs of a Bad Rhinoplasty

Having revised thousands of rhinoplasties, I have noticed certain features common to all.

Even a structurally symmetric, aesthetically pleasing nose can be a poor result if it is out of proportion with the other facial features by being too small or too large. However, the real clues to a poor result are the asymmetries, malpositions, disproportions and decreased function that are seen. We can see collapse of the side walls and/or nostrils producing a “pinched look” or asymmetry between the two sides. The bridge can be too low or too high, and the tip can be overly rotated or not rotated enough. There can be too much “nostril show” from aggressive cartilage resection causing upward migration of the nostril rims. Or too much nostril show from failure to raise the columella (area between the nostrils). Also, irregularities or distortions in the nasal tip can occur which can present technical challenges to the revision surgeon. There can be deflections or angulations of the tip or the entire nose. As mentioned above, nostril asymmetries are particularly common with one nostril appearing higher or wider than its companion. Finally, there can be a worsening of breathing , especially if a reductive rhinoplasty was performed. Making a nose smaller has to be accompanied, many times, by measures to assure that the airflow is not compromised. This means correcting any septal deviations and/or turbinate enlargement, as well as maintaining adequate openings through the nostrils and the areas above called the internal valves. I’ve included photos of a nose showing most of these deformities with the subsequent post-operative results, after I corrected them.


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