Facelift Frequently Asked Questions
Recent advances in facelift technique and anesthesia now provide patients with a wider range of choices in facial rejuvenation. There are many questions to be asked and answered concerning a surgical procedure that will be seen by everyone you meet.
Dr. Payman Simoni, creator of the Simoni facelift technique, is a double board certified plastic surgeon. He specializes in facial procedures and has decades of experience providing the most stunning facelift surgery Beverly Hills has available.
During your initial consultation Dr. Simoni answer any questions you have and will ask you questions so he understands what you are hoping to achieve. What follows is an overview of the most common concerns that Dr. Simoni’s patients share with him during their initial consultations with him.
He feels strongly that his patients should be fully educated on facelift procedures so that a partnership is formed with an agreed upon goal. In this way he enjoys a very high rate of patient satisfaction with some of the best Los Angeles facelift surgery available.
What are the various facelift options available?
The Simoni Facelift
Patients have different cosmetic requirements and may have limited time available for the recovery process. To satisfy these needs, Dr. Simoni developed a specialized technique which provides dramatic facial rejuvenation in just one hour. His technique is known as the Simoni Facelift which does not require general anesthesia yet dramatically improves looseness in the jowls and sagging in the mid face area.
This procedure is less invasive and requires less recovery time than a traditional full facelift. Patients with an upcoming event or who just want a faster result from facelift surgery may be able to achieve their goals with this innovative procedure.
Full or traditional facelift
A full or traditional facelift involves lifting the skin to access the underlying muscles and fatty deposits in the mid face area. The full facelift also addresses loose skin on the neck. The incision is longer, though well hidden, to allow the muscles to be lifted and tightened.
The procedure also removes or repositions fatty deposits to create youthful contours. This procedure addresses sagging skin that creates jowls and loose folds of skin in the neck. It is the most extensive procedure but has the best outcome for those who are experiencing advanced signs of aging.
Mini or mid-face lift
For those with minimal signs of aging, a mid facelift may be all that is needed. This procedure addresses the area of the face from the cheekbones down to the jawline. It is less invasive than a full facelift as the incisions are shorter still allowing access to deep facial tissue. This technique lifts the cheek area which eliminates the excess skin that creates jowls. A mid facelift will refine the jawline, lift the cheek area minimize the deeper folds beside the mouth.
Additional face rejuvenating procedures can be done during facelift surgery
A brow lift can be done alone or in addition to other facelift procedures. This is particularly good for those who have good elasticity and minimal signs of aging elsewhere on the face yet who have deep frown lines and horizontal wrinkling across the forehead. For some patients, Dr. Simoni finds that a brow lift will postpone the need for eyelid surgery if the excess skin over the eyes is caused by sagging forehead skin.
Neck lifts are seldom done alone but in some cases, the neck has aged far faster than the rest of the face. In this procedure, small incisions are made just behind the ear lobes and the underlying muscles are lifted and tightened.
Eyelid surgery, which addresses both sagging in the upper lid and bags under the eyes, is one of the most popular facial surgeries performed at Dr. Simoni’s Beverly Hills Center. When combined with a facelift, the results can be very dramatic. Eyelid surgery removes excess fatty tissue and sagging skin in the eyelid which creates a tired expression. Removing under eye fullness, or bags, is a big step to re-creating a youthful open eye.
How long before I can return to work and social activities?
There are many factors that determine the amount of time required to get through the first stages of healing. People heal at different rates depending on age, health, genetics and how well they are able to rest after surgery.
A full traditional facelift usually requires about 2 weeks for the initial swelling and bruising to diminish to a point where patients can expect to look presentable. Dr. Simoni is a perfectionist in his technique which contributes greatly to the ease of healing his patients enjoy. His gentle handling of delicate facial tissue creates less trauma to the area which results in less bruising and swelling.
The Simoni Facelift, a mid face lift or other less invasive techniques will require about a week before most people want to be seen in public.
When can I resume exercising?
Because it is important to allow the healing process to progress without surges in blood pressure, exercise, participating in team sports or returning to a strenuous job requires a longer recovery period. It is best to wait for 4 weeks for some activities.
Dr. Simoni provides specific recovery instructions for each patient according to their needs. It is best to follow these instructions to ensure you heal properly and enjoy the benefits from the finest facelift surgery Beverly Hills residents could hope to enjoy.
How painful is facelift surgery?
During the procedure, patients are kept comfortable either through general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation if desired. Following the surgery, patients are given medication to use over the first few days mainly to relieve discomfort caused by swelling. The sensation is reported as tightness and pressure. Over the counter medication is enough to relieve discomfort (do not use ibuprofen medication) as well as using ice packs as instructed by Dr. Simoni.
Is facelift surgery the right option for me?
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In Los Angeles, facelift surgery is a very popular rejuvenation procedure particularly among those who make their living in front of the camera. Having beautiful and natural results is a matter of choosing a surgeon who specializes in facial procedures; who has the experience and artistic perception to create a younger version of you.
Come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Simoni so that you can get your questions answered and then determine if facelift surgery is the right option for you. If you decide that a facelift or other facial rejuvenation procedure is right for you, you will be in good hands. Dr. Simoni is known for providing the among the finest facelift surgery Beverly Hills can offer. The decision is yours; the ability to help you achieve your goals is what sets him apart.