Facelift in San Diego CA
Genetics, stress, sun exposure, and the aging process naturally cause the skin in our faces to droop, sag, and develop wrinkles. Deeper tissues lose their tone and fatty deposits in the cheek move downward. Jaw lines become jowls and folds appear in the front of the neck and under the chin.
Why get a facelift and how can it help?
A Face Lift procedure performed at Dr. G’s La Jolla surgery center can tighten the deeper supporting tissue, lifting the underlying muscle layers of the cheek and the neck. Excess fat in the cheeks can be contoured or removed. This procedure may also tighten the face and neck and reduce the appearance of wrinkles.
For patients with good skin elasticity and limited sagging, a “mini-facelift” or endoscopic short-scar procedure may be effective to reduce the early signs of aging. This technique is quicker, less invasive, and requires less recovery time than a traditional face lift procedure.
You may also notice laxity of upper eyelid skin and formation of bags beneath the eyes. Eyelid Surgery can be combined with a face lift if your eyelids are of concern to you. A forehead and Brow Lift can also be combined with a face lift if desired.
Whether from age, genetics, or a combination, sometimes the eyelid skin sags, eyelid muscles loosen, and tiny deposits of fat above and below the eye can begin to accumulate. The combined sagging and puffiness can create an appearance of an old and tired face.
By means of eyelid surgery, the excess creases on the upper eyelid may be eliminated, stretched muscles may be tightened and the fat deposits above and below the eye can be removed to eliminate wrinkles and pouches. The results can cause the eyes to appear larger and more youthful, giving a brighter and more attractive look to the patient’s face.
As part of a comprehensive facial rejuvenation, eyelid surgery can also be performed in conjunction with a Brow Lift, or a Face Lift for highly satisfying results.