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OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare -  - Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon

OasisMD Lifestyle Healthcare

Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeons, Plastic, Microvascular, & Hand Surgeons, and Surgical Oncology located in San Diego, CA, Temecula, CA, & Encinitas, CA

If drooping eyelids, sagging skin, or other cosmetic problems are diminishing your confidence, a facelift can offer a long-lasting and beneficial solution. At OasisMD with three offices in Encinitas, San Diego, and Temecula, California, caring plastic surgeon James J. Chao, MD, and the medical team offer highly customized facelifts to enhance confidence, resolve aesthetic concerns, and more. A facelift can yield a more youthful-looking facial complexion. Call your nearest OasisMD office or use the online scheduling system.

Facelift Q & A

What is a facelift?

A facelift (rhytidectomy) refers to a cosmetic surgical procedure performed to produce a younger appearance. Facelifts are customized to suit your unique needs, preferences, and concerns.

Why would I choose a facelift?

A facelift procedure can resolve specific aesthetic concerns, such as sagging or folds of skin on the cheeks and jawline, and other changes in your face shape that can sometimes occur with aging and other environmental factors.

The aging process and many other factors can cause your skin to loosen and lose elasticity.

Fat deposits can increase in some areas of your face and decrease in others. 

This can change your appearance, sometimes in ways you might not be happy with. A facelift can address:

  • Sagging appearance of your cheeks
  • Excess skin at your jowls
  • Deepening of the nasolabial folds

During your personal consultation, Dr. Chao discusses the procedure in detail, so you know what to expect and can decide if it’s right for you.

Keep in mind that a face-lift won't significantly decrease wrinkles and fine lines in your skin or address damage from sun exposure, such as hyperpigmentation. Other cosmetic procedures can effectively address the quality or appearance and complexion of your skin.

What can I expect during a facelift?

A facelift can be performed in different ways, such as a mini facelift that doesn’t involve a neck lift with less downtime and impressive results. Another example is a thread lift that involves a barb suture technique.

With a facelift, the incision blends in with your hairline for optimal discretion. Dr. Chao typically elevates your skin and tightens the underlying tissues and muscles. 

He pulls back a flap of skin on each side of your face and carefully surgically alters tissues below your skin to return the contour of your face to a more youthful-looking shape. Dr. Chao also removes excess skin and sutures the flaps closed.

In some cases, a neck lift (platysmaplasty) can be performed as part of a facelift to reduce unwanted fat deposits and sagging skin on the neck. You might also want to consider a blepharoplasty or brow lift to specifically address drooping and sagging eyelids and brows.

Depending on the specifics of your surgery, a facelift can take anywhere from two to four hours.

Explore the benefits of a facelift and call OasisMD or schedule online today.