A facelift is a surgical procedure that rejuvenates the appearance of the face. Over the past 20 years, facial plastic surgeons have made great advances in the facelift techniques used to provide patients with more natural looking results. In the past, facelift procedures generally only involved tightening loose skin on the face. While this diminished the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, this approach did not address volume loss, making the results look less than natural.
From recovery, to results and more, there are many questions that are frequently asked regarding facelift surgery. Dr. Azizzadeh has provided a Frequently Asked Questions page to help you get your questions answered. Visit this page to learn more about recovery, when to expect full results, what a facelift addresses and much more.
A neck lift is a procedure to restore and revitalize the appearance of the neck and throat. A neck lift not only trims and smoothes excess skin on the neck, but it also removes fat deposits and tightens muscle laxity. By correcting the underlying muscle structures in addition to the outer skin layer, a neck lift produces provides patients with a more youthful neckline.
Facial reshaping surgery addresses all aspects of the aging process beyond cervicofacial laxity and reduces signs of aging in the face and eyes. Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery uses a modified SMAS technique, undermining and suspension vectors to address the jowls, cervicofacial laxity and platysmal banding. This helps patients restore facial volume, improve the facial contours and shape and bring harmony to the face.
Blepharoplasty Eyelid Lift
A blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift, is used to remove under-eye bags, excess skin from the upper eyelids, and other cosmetic issues that affect the appearance of the eyes or make it difficult to see. Upper and lower eyelid and revision blepharoplasty procedures are available, along with non-surgical eyelid lift treatments that involve the use of Restylane, Juvederm, and other injectables.
Buccal Fat Pad Removal
Buccal fat pad removal is a facial rejuvenation procedure used to correct chubby cheeks caused by genetics or weight gain. With buccal lipectomy, Dr. Azizzadeh removes a specific amount of fat from a patient’s cheeks. This allows the patient to achieve a sculpted, symmetrical facial appearance and restore youthful contours in the face.
Chin augmentation involves the placement of a chin implant in front of a patient’s jaw. The facial plastic surgery is used to treat a fleshy neck, recessed, weak, or double chin, or other jaw or chin issues that lead to an asymmetrical facial appearance. With chin augmentation, a patient can increase or enhance the length of their jawline to achieve a natural-looking facial appearance.
A fat transfer to face procedure involves taking fat from a patient’s hips, flanks, or other parts of the body and injecting it into the face. During a fat transfer, Dr. Azizzadeh harvests fat from a patient, cleanses and concentrates the fat, and injects it into the desired areas of a patient’s face. In doing so, a fat transfer treatment restores facial volume and fullness, resulting in a more youthful and vibrant facial appearance.
Lip augmentation is a cosmetic procedure used to increase lip fullness and plumpness and improve the shape, structure, and volume of the lips. The procedure may involve the use of injectable prescriptions that contain hyaluronic acid. Or, lip augmentation surgery provides a permanent treatment option.