Your face is an essential representation of who you are. You rely on its appearance to aid in recognition, non-verbal communication, and first impressions of your identity and personality. If you have begun to notice the emergence of facial aging signs, such as jowls, flattened cheeks, and sagging skin, a face lift at the San Francisco-area office of Dr. Ramin Behmand can help turn back the clock. Many of our face lift patients report that along with a fresher, younger face, they also recapture a great deal of self-confidence.
Also known as a rhytidectomy, the face lift procedure depends largely on the individual features and goals of the patient. In general,
the incision for a face lift begins within the hairline above each ear and continues around and behind the ear.
Dr. Behmand will re-position the muscles and other underlying facial soft tissues to smooth the face’s architecture into a more youthful appearance. This type of face lift now common throughout San Francisco and beyond, is far more effective in creating a long-lasting youthful appearance than were older face lift methods that only tightened the skin.
After your face lift, you will likely experience a moderate amount of swelling and bruising. These effects will subside in two to
three weeks. The best way to speed the healing process after a face lift is to follow Dr. Behmand’s post-operative instructions; these may include avoiding alcohol, heavy housework, and saunas for at least two weeks after surgery. About two weeks after the face lift procedure, most San Francisco area patients are able to return to their jobs and enjoy their everyday activities.
If you would like to take advantage of the fresh new look attainable through a face lift, contact San Francisco plastic surgeon Ramin Behmand today to schedule a consultation.