Facelift With Dr. David Dorfman in Huntington Beach
Two of the most vital structural proteins in the human body are collagen and elastin. They are responsible for keeping the skin tight, youthful, and radiant. When you’re younger, your body produces an abundance of both, but as you age and the skin experiences more and more damage, your elastin begins to break down, and you produce less collagen each year. The result is wrinkles and sagging skin, which can be especially problematic in the face and neck area.
Several factors are responsible for age-related skin laxity, including weight loss and gain, environmental damage, genetics, and stress. To address these issues, double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. David Dorfman may recommend a facelift. This highly customizable procedure is essential for addressing aesthetic concerns in the lower two-thirds of the face — an area that doesn’t usually respond well to non-surgical treatments. During your consultation, you’ll discuss the different components of the procedure, what to expect, and how Dr. Dorfman conducts this surgery to meet your individual goals.
What Is a Facelift?
Medically known as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a procedure used to reposition muscle tissue and remove loose skin to address common signs of aging in the face, including:
- Prominent hollows under the eyes
- Loose facial skin
- Sunken areas of the face that are lacking subcutaneous fat
- Sagging cheeks
- Skin folds around the nose and corners of the mouth
A Huntington Beach facelift is ideal for patients who would like to remove up to a decade from their appearance. During your facelift consultation Dr. Dorfman, we will ensure you are in good health for surgery and discuss other options that may help you create a full facial rejuvenation. Many patients also request Botox or dermal fillers to address issues on the upper third part of the face. Eyelid surgery, brow lifts, and neck lifts are other typical procedures to combine with a facelift.
How Does Dr. Dorfman Perform Facelift Surgery?
Dr. Dorfman typically performs Huntington Beach facelifts as an outpatient procedure, with your choice of either IV sedation or general anesthesia. A facelift takes around two hours to complete. The techniques Dr. Dorfman uses will depend entirely on your facial structure, the extent of your desired corrections, and how Dr. Dorfman safely and efficiently plans to meet your expectations.
Dr. Dorfman offers two types of facelifts — traditional and limited-incision facelift. In both methods, he closes incisions with stitches or tissue glue and hides incisions where they’ll heal discreetly in the hairline and natural facial contours.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
The common age range for patients who are considering a facelift is between 50 and 70. Younger patients may opt for a brow lift or a limited-incision facelift over a full facelift procedure. The best candidates for a facelift want to correct one or more signs of aging that have compromised their once-youthful facial features. They should be in good health, non-smoking, and have realistic expectation about what a facelift procedure can do for them.
What to Expect During Facelift Recovery
After your facelift procedure is over, Dr. Dorfman or a nurse will wrap your incisions in bandages, and may place a drainage tube, which you can have taken out the next day. One week after your procedure, you’ll return for a follow-up appointment to have stitches or surgical clips that might be holding some incisions closed removed. Swelling, numbness, or bruising are all typical, but should resolve on their own within three to six weeks. Sensation to the treatment site typically returns to normal with a few months.
Be sure to follow Dr. Dorfman’s instructions for cleaning and protecting the incisions to ensure minimal scarring. Once you have completely healed, always wear sunscreen on your face, as excess sun exposure can darken your scars and make them more prominent. Avoiding sunlight will also keep signs of aging at bay.
Take the Next Step
Want to learn more about how to achieve your desired aesthetic goals? Schedule a complimentary consultation to meet the friendly team at Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
While a facelift can leave your looking years younger and noticeably revitalized, the results are not permanent and can reverse if you don’t take steps to maintain them. Even the most expertly performed surgeries cannot stop the natural aging process. You may experience future age-related concerns, but you will always look younger than you would have without the advantages of tighter skin, smoothed lines and wrinkles, and restored facial volume.
You will enjoy the results for many years, and you can prolong your improved appearance by routinely practicing healthy skin care habits. These include keeping your skin cleansed and moisturized with ingredients like collagen, hyaluronic acid, retinol, and peptides. You should also wear sunscreen daily and try to follow a healthy diet and exercise plan.
Why Choose Dr. Dorfman for Your Facelift in Huntington Beach, CA?
Many patients choose Dr. Dorfman for his revolutionary medical care, cutting-edge alternative treatments, expert guidance, and stunning, natural results. Having trained and worked alongside world-renowned surgeons, Dr. Dorfman developed an artistic talent early on in his cosmetic career. He makes it a priority to attune himself to his patients’ aesthetic concerns, goals, and above all else, safety.
With Dr. Dorfman, you can expect a detailed consultation that demonstrates his desire to create a compassionate, supportive experience while providing you with a customized surgical plan for your unique goals and desired outcomes.
As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon with over 15 years of training at prestigious schools like UCLA and UC Davis, Dr. Dorfman’s unparalleled skill and expertise make him a top choice for cosmetic surgery.
Learn More About Facelifts in Orange County
A youthful facial appearance can be an excellent confidence-booster when you look in the mirror, see yourself in a photo, or spend time with friends and family. Looking as outwardly youthful and vibrant as you feel inside can also lead to brilliant changes in your life, because feeling better about yourself changes how you interact with other people, creating better relationships and more opportunities in your professional and personal life.
Learn how to age more gracefully by scheduling a facelift consultation with Dr. Dorfman. He’ll show you facelift before-and-after photos and answer your questions about how much a facelift costs in Orange County. Call Allure Anti-Aging and Aesthetics at (714) 804-5460 or through our website today!