If you are interested in having a facelift in Los Angeles, selecting Dr. Keyes is often the first choice for many women and men. Dr. Keyes has been a surgeon operating in the Head and Neck region for over 30 years. He has lectured nationally about facelift surgery as well as many other procedures related to improving the appearance of the face.
In the past several years, approximately 100,000 people in the U.S. annually underwent the facelift procedure, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. People that have had the facelift enjoy the benefits of personalized treatment plans to meet expectations for facial rejuvenation. Being Board Certified in two surgical specialties: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery are the important credentials that are part of Dr. Keyes training.
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The Facelift Consultation
Women that are interested in facelift may consult with Dr. Keyes at his Los Angeles plastic surgery practice during any stage of aging. Dr. Keyes will complete an evaluation of your needs and make recommendations accordingly. There are minimally invasive facelift procedures, such as the suture platysmaplaty, that postpone the need for more invasive procedures and delay more mature aging signs. There are more invasive procedures such as the deep plane lift for advanced stages of aging. You may treat excess fat under the eyes, lower cheeks, and/or jowl area through the facelift procedure. You may improve facial sagging under the eyes, cheek to mouth area, and jowls. You may improve the appearance of facial wrinkles. Dr. Keyes offers a highly developed approach to service with privacy and confidentiality.
The Facelift Procedure
The facelift procedure may be performed under twilight sedation or general anesthesia, depending upon Dr. Keyes and patients preference. The incisions are made behind the hairline and may extent around the head, depending upon the extent of the lift required. During the procedure, Dr. Keyes may lift excess tissue, muscle and/or skin to reposition and suture into place. Following surgery, you will rest comfortably and may be transferred to an aftercare facility for recovery care before returning home.
The Facelift Recovery
Prior to the facelift procedure, you will receive a list of instructions to follow in order to enhance recovery. This may include: having someone to stay with you during initial 24 hours or more after the procedure and using gauze pads soaked in ice chips to reduce swelling often each day. Dr. Keyes will meet with you in the days following the procedure to help ensure a smooth recovery. The results may change, depending upon lifestyle habits such as smoking which may adversely impact the results of the procedure over time. People are most often content with the results from the facelift for ten to fifteen or more years time.
Dr. Geoffrey R. Keyes is considered an expert in Los Angeles facelift surgery presenting internationally at plastic surgery organizations. His initial training in surgery of the head and neck has provided a wonderful reconstructive surgery background to enhance his understanding of the facelift procedure. Dr. Keyes has worked on perfecting a facelift that is natural and helps restore a more youthful look.
A facelift removes excess skin and repositions fat and muscles to correct deep lines from the nose to the mouth, and minimal to moderate neck laxity which occurs with aging.
The most common age patients seek facial rejuvenation is usually 45.
The incision is made in front of the ear, inside the ear, and then extends behind the ear by the earlobe. The skin, fat, and muscle are separated, lifted and then re-draped to a more youthful-appearing position. Often times, the fat and muscle are sutured in place to prevent premature descent. Extra care is taken in suturing the incision to minimize the scar, rendering it virtually invisible after the initial healing period.
Facelift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis under intravenous sedation or general anesthesia depending upon what is best for the individual patient. Stitches are removed in 7 to 10 days. Most patients return to work after 2 weeks. For patients interested in traveling to southern California or Los Angeles, facelift surgery necessitates usually a minimum one-week stay. Minimal discomfort occurs after the facelift however bruising and swelling usually can take around 2 weeks to resolve.
As with all facial plastic surgery, good health and realistic expectations are prerequisites. The goal of the facelift is to improve the overall facial appearance. What it can do is help your face look its best and give you a healthy, more youthful appearance.
Some Los Angeles facelift patients have also benefited from other facial procedures such as rhinoplasty. Please visit our rhinoplasty page to learn more and view those results achieved by Los Angeles rhinoplasty patients.
Facelift surgery in Beverly Hills provides lasting improvements that can remain for 10 years. Our patients often find that regaining their youthful look enhances their self-esteem as well as their appearance.