Would you like to look as young on the outside as you feel on the inside? Dr. Moelleken’s unique and innovative facelift procedures in Beverly Hills can help you achieve that goal. Your facial appearance is how you present yourself to the world. Moreover, it is the first thing you see when you look in the mirror and the first thing people look at when they meet you. In fact, it is the focal point of all your interactions with the outside world.
Your face is the one part of your body that you can’t disguise imperfections. With that in mind, how much money do you think you spend on skin creams and cosmetics? People spend thousands each year purchasing these items to conceal their flaws. No matter how well you take care of your skin, you cannot stop the aging process. Gravity, sun exposure, aging, stress, and the environment all take their toll on your face. In this case, it is at the expense of your self-esteem and confidence.
As you get older, your skin goes through a series of changes. Cells divide much slower, and your lower layer of skin gets thinner. With time, these changes can cause your skin to loosen. This makes it more susceptible to the effects of gravity. Additionally, the muscles and tissue under your skin begin to change. This leads to the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face.
A facelift aims to correct the damage done by time and gravity. With every procedure, Dr. Moelleken seeks to deliver results that make you look forward to seeing yourself in the mirror. With a facelift, you can expect a tighter appearance that lessens wrinkles. It does this by readjusting the deep tissues and muscles underneath the skin.
There are many different types of Facelifts that Dr. Moelleken performs, including:
For each type of procedure, Dr. Moelleken uses his expertise and eye for aesthetics to deliver stunning results. His innovative procedures are superior to traditional methods in several critical ways. During your consultation, Dr. Moelleken will work with you to decide on the best plan for your needs.
First, Dr. Moelleken considers the contours of every individual face. By doing this, it helps him to decide where to make the incisions. The goal is to rule out visible scarring after surgery. By making incisions in front of the ears, Dr. Moelleken avoids this problem. Employing this advanced anchoring technique ensures that the ears remain unaltered. As a result, the shape of the face remains unchanged.
Second, Dr. Moelleken’s breakthrough techniques lessen the risk of damage to facial nerves. This can be a potential complication of a facelift. Some physicians do not have proper training in microsurgery and lack thorough knowledge of facial nerve anatomy.
When determining if a facelift is right for you, there are a few common signs.
Visible signs you might be ready for a facelift:
We also recommend that potential facelift patients are in good health at the time of surgery. This will facilitate healing and bring you better results in the end.
Unfortunately, another common side effect of facelift surgery is the “pulled, plastic look." Exactly how does Dr. Moelleken avoid giving you an artificial appearance? The answer is simple: a facelift is best combined with a few other procedures. These extra procedures give more natural, artistic, and harmonious results.
Using a combination of various procedures works to rejuvenate the entire face. As a result, these procedures bring harmony and balance to your other facial features.
Some facial procedures that might be part of the treatment plan for you include:
The exact process of your procedure will depend on your goals and what facelift type you are receiving. However, most of these methods involve incisions and trimming of excess skin and tissue. The hairline and natural creases of the skin are the ideal places for incisions as they can hide scarring.
The total time of your procedure can also vary. If you are having more than one procedure done, then it could last for several hours. But, during this time, you will be under general anesthesia so that you will be comfortable the whole time.
The procedure itself entails separating the skin from the fat and tissues under it. Dr. Moelleken then trims off excess skin, fat, and tissues to achieve a new shape or contour of the face.
Usually, the chin and the jowls are the primary places where excess skin and fat may occur. Below and above the eyes are also possible places where these may accumulate.
Pain and discomfort are common complaints when recovering from a facelift. But, we can prescribe pain medication to keep discomfort manageable. You may experience numbness around the face for a few days to two weeks. Swelling and bruising are also normal but should subside within a week or two.
Dr. Moelleken will provide you with a full list of recovery instructions. Some key points are to avoid physical activity and to give yourself plenty of rest.
Dr. Moelleken has a well-qualified staff at his Beverly Hills plastic surgery. We have offices in Beverly Hills and Santa Barbara to provide services to a broader community.
We understand that every face is unique, and every perception of beauty is different. Do you want a facial plastic surgeon who will listen to your concerns? Schedule a consultation today. Dr. Moelleken will provide answers to all your questions and work with you every step of the way.
Moelleken Plastic Surgery wants you to feel more attractive, confident, and youthful. Start today and let Dr. Moelleken create a customized surgical plan designed only for you.