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Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a globally acclaimed facial plastic surgery expert at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills. He has written five bestselling books, including "Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation" and "Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets," has been named a "Top Doctor" by US News & World Report and has been featured on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "The Doctors" and other popular TV shows.

Facelift Before & Afters

Check out our facelift before and after photo gallery to see how our patients have benefited from Dr. Azizzadeh's facelift expertise.

What is a Facelift?

A facelift surgery helps an individual rejuvenate the appearance of the face. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh delivers a personalized approach to each facelift procedure. He understands that the aging process affects each individual differently and tailors a facelift to a patient's personal needs. As a result, Dr. Azizzadeh emphasizes a very revolutionary and comprehensive approach to facelift procedures to help a patient achieve balanced and natural-looking results.

Today, at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh promotes an individualized and innovative approach to facelift surgery. The aging process affects every individual differently, so Dr. Azizzadeh customizes each face lift with the anti-aging needs of the patient in mind. As a result, Dr. Azizzadeh often utilizes a combination of procedures in conjunction with what is thought of as the traditional procedure to achieve balanced and natural-looking results.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift Surgery?

Dr. Azizzadeh's Aging Arc offers a valuable tool for those who are considering facelift surgery because it defines the aging process in visual terms relative to an individual's age. Ultimately, Dr. Azizzadeh wants to put his patients in the positive range on the Aging Arc, ensuring a patient's facial appearance is radiant and healthy based on his or her chronological age. In many instances, people in the negative range of the Aging Arc may appear older or younger than they actually are due to cosmetic intervention.

A facelift procedure consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh will enable an individual to find out where he or she falls on the Aging Arc. Plus, Dr. Azizzadeh will define which facial techniques or type of facelift surgery can be used to help an individual move from the negative range into the positive range.

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Furthermore, an individual who displays any of the following signs of aging may prove to be a viable candidate for facelift surgery:

  • Loose skin
  • Volume loss
  • Noticeable facial expression lines
  • Loss of collagen and/or skin elasticity
  • Asymmetrical facial appearance due to aging

Dr. Azizzadeh takes a holistic approach to facelift surgery and will help a patient identify the underlying aging issues in the face. Then, he will offer a precise treatment that ensures complete facial rejuvenation./p>

What Does the Facelift Consultation Process Involve?

The facelift consultation process represents a unique learning experience for both Dr. Azizzadeh and his patients. It enables all parties to learn from one another and ensure the patient can achieve his or her desired facelift results.

Dr. Azizzadeh will examine a patient's face and learn about an individual's facelift concerns and goals. In addition, he will offer both non-invasive and surgical facelift options, when appropriate. Dr. Azizzadeh recognizes that every patient is different, which means each individual has distinct personal needs and questions about facelifts. As such, he will provide details about both surgical and non-surgical facelift treatments designed to help a patient enhance his or her facial appearance.

What Non-Surgical Facelift Options Are Available?

Some of the most common non-surgical facelift options include:

Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to outline the benefits of non-surgical facelift options to patients. And if an individual has concerns or questions about these treatment options, Dr. Azizzadeh will address his or her queries immediately.

What Other Surgical Procedures Are Available to Address the Face?

A facelift procedure alone may prove to be worthwhile for some individuals. However, in many cases, additional complimentary surgical procedures may be needed to ensure a patient can achieve a natural and balanced outcome.

Dr. Azizzadeh listens to each of his patients, and as such, will work with a patient to determine which facelift treatment options are best for the individual. He also understands that a facelift may need to be combined with additional procedures to ensure the most beautiful outcomes, including:

  • Neck lift
  • Fat grafting
  • Brow lift
  • Upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery)

Dr. Azizzadeh is a leading facial plastic surgeon who puts an emphasis on educating his patients on the underlying causes of their aging issues and treatment options to address such problems. He recognizes that knowledge is key and will offer comprehensive insights into facial plastic surgery treatments to help a patient make the best decision possible.

How Does Dr. Azizzadeh Approach Facial Plastic Surgery?

Dr. Azizzadeh takes an in-depth approach to facial plastic surgery and believes there is no such thing as a standard facelift. He provides each patient with a custom treatment plan tailored to his or her personal needs. Dr. Azizzadeh will evaluate a patient's face and neck to ensure all cosmetic issues are addressed during a facelift surgery.

Moreover, Dr. Azizzadeh wants to help each patient maintain his or her natural beauty. During a facelift surgery, he focuses on tightening a patient's skin, sculpting his or her facial features and preserving the individual's natural facial contours for optimal results.

In addition to his aesthetic eye, Dr. Azizzadeh is one of the world's leading facial nerve experts. This expertise sets him apart from other plastic surgeons, as his knowledge of the complex facial nerve anatomy provides his patients with the safest and most effective approach to surgery.

What Does the Facelift Recovery Process Include?

The facelift recovery process may vary based on the patients, but individuals may encounter the following symptoms during this period:

  • Bruising that lasts one to two weeks.
  • Swelling that lasts one to three weeks.
  • Secondary healing that occurs after initial swelling dissipates and may take up to six months to complete.
  • Ear numbness that lasts about eight weeks.
  • Tightness in the face that lasts six to eight weeks.
  • Smile or facial muscle weakness in the first two days.
  • Return to work and everyday activities within 10 to 14 days.
  • Return to exercise after about three weeks.

Facelift Aftercare

  • Pain - typically pain is limited with facial surgery procedures and most people need pain medications in the first 72 hours; thereafter extra strength Tylenol could be used.
  • If you have excruciating pain, please call your surgeon. Avoid the following for 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after surgery - Aspirin, Advil, non-steroidal pain medications, fish, herbal supplements, vitamins, smoking, all nicotine products, marijuana, illicit drugs.
  • Use cold compresses in the first 72 hours after surgery (20 minutes per hour when awake) then switch to warm compresses (20 minutes, 3 times per day) thereafter over the areas of bruising.
  • Gently clean incisions with hydrogen peroxide once a day for the first 7 days.
  • Apply antibiotic ointment 3 times a day over all incisions.
  • All stitches will be removed in 6 - 8 days.
  • Wear head wrap garment as much as possible for the first week after facelift surgery. If irritation occurs, remove the head wrap and call our office. It is important that you prevent the bandage from rolling up or wrinkling under your chin. Continue wearing head wrap as much as possible when at home and at night for 3 weeks after facial surgery.
  • Keep head elevated for at least 1 - 2 weeks following your facial surgery. This includes while you sleep, rest or relax.
  • You may remove compression garment to shower starting 2 days after surgery.

Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh Today

To learn more about the benefits of a facelift treatment, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery.

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