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Facial Plastic Surgery
Facelifts have been popular among all lifts over the years. According to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, facelifts figure among the top six popular cosmetic procedures performed in the U.S. Also called as ‘rhytidectomy’ that translates from Greek as wrinkle removal or excision, facelift restores the youthful look.
The need for facelifts
Aging brings with it a set of inevitable signs. These include facial wrinkles, creases, lines, sagging and loss of skin texture. Although wrinkles and sagging are commonly associated with advancing age, it can be also seen in people who excessively sunbathe or are exposed to harsh sun due to the nature of their work. People who smoke or who are exposed to environmental pollutants are also at high risk of developing premature wrinkles.
The skin has three layers
” Epidermis which is the outermost visible layer
” Dermis which is below the epidermis
” Subcutaneous layer which is the innermost layer
The dermis has plenty of “elastin” which are elastic fibers that maintain the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. The dermis layer also has “collagen” which is a type of protein that maintains the volume and tightness of skin adding to its overall healthy appearance. The outer layer also helps waterproof the skin, while defending against microorganisms and harmful oxidative stress from ultraviolet rays. The innermost layer is made up of fat and connective tissue that adds to the skin volume.
With age or damage to skin, there is loss of collagen and elastin, while the subcutaneous fat decreases. The pores enlarge on the epidermal layer making it susceptible to ultraviolet damage. Gradually, wrinkles appear due to loss in elasticity and volume on the facial skin.
What is a facelift?
Dr. Kimberly Lee is one of the leading providers of a facelift Los Angeles & Beverly Hills have to offer with extensive experience in handling all types of facelift techniques. She has specialized in facial cosmetic surgery and is well versed in anatomical characteristics of the face that gives her the edge in facelift procedures.
Mini facelift: This technique is used in patients with mild sagging or wrinkling and helps in tightening the facial tissues. Smaller incisions are made along the hairline and on the natural lines around the ear that are easy to hide. Dr. Lee then lifts and tightens the structural tissues to lift the cheeks and refine the jawline.
Standard facelift: These incisions start at the temple and go behind the hairline through which the deep facial tissues are repositioned. Excess skin is removed and the skin is tightened to get rid of jowling and sagging.
Dr. Lee believes firmly in individualizing the procedures to meet the unique needs of each of her patients. Her unique expertise in facial surgery has made it possible for patients to achieve a rejuvenated, youthful appearance and restore their self-confidence.
To further discuss how Dr. Lee can help rejuvenate your facial skin with facelift, please contact us online. You are also welcome to drop in to our office to discuss in person with Dr. Lee!