Loss of Facial Volume, Optimizing Facelift results

Men and women who consider facelift surgery in Orange County often do so as gravity associated with aging causes laxity in the skin to develop, resulting in a) Jowls - drooping of skin that bunches along the jawline; b) Submental redundancy - fullness in the neck especially under the chin; and c) Nasojugal grooves - hollowness stretching from the lower eyelids to the mid cheek. Thus, patients express a bunching up of their tissues along the lower face and neck with simultaneous loss of volume in the mid and upper cheek. To optimize facelift results, Dr. Mowlavi uses 1st) two separate layers of lift(the dual facelift) which promotes natural results by minimizing tension on the outer, skin layer, and 2nd) fat grafting transfer from the neck to the upper cheek region. Using these specialized techniques, Dr. Mowlavi transforms an aged “spade: ♠” shaped face into a youthful “heart: ♥” shaped face. We encourage you to see why Dr. Mowlavi is well regarded by his patients for natural and long lasting facelift results.

Facelift Cost in Newport Beach

The cost of a facelift in Orange County can vary greatly from one plastic surgeon to another. One of the reasons for this cost variance has to do with the surgeon’s expertise in lifting the drooping soft tissues and in restoring loss of facial volume. At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Mowlavi utilizes the gold standard, Dual Plane, approach that separately lifts the droopy skin and underlying soft tissue layers. He often makes an analogy to a properly made bed: you cannot pull the bed spread/cover without first tucking in the sheets first. The same is true with a facelift. An experienced surgeon will leverage the lift drooping face and neck tissues on the underlying layer, thus avoiding tension and an “operated” look of the outer skin layer. In addition, Dr. Mowlavi specializes in transfer of fat in patients who have lost volume by using a comprehensive analysis of facial volume losses as well as employing “minimal transfer time” technique to optimize fat graft take.

The cost of face lift can range widely due to the rising popularity of “mini-facelifts” or “quick-lifts” that in all actuality provide suboptimal results. These types of “mini-facelifts” generally cost around $6,000 to $8,000. In contrast, the gold standard, dual plane facelifts in Newport Beach generally cost between $12,000 to $15,000. We encourage you to consult Dr. Mowlavi prior to committing to surgery as he is well regarded not only for his facelift results but also his reasonable facelift prices. We urge you to consider whether a couple thousand in savings would be worth a lifetime of poor or short term results. If you look in the mirror and are unhappy with the sagging of your neck and the loose skin around your lower cheeks and mouth, then make a consultation with our expert facelift surgeon.

Facelift Recovery

Our Orange County facelift patients recover in approximately 10 to 12 days. You will experience minimal discomfort as Dr. Mowlavi uses a long lasting anesthetic that lasts for up to 3 days, which nearly eliminates all of your discomfort. Although each patient differs with their pain tolerance, Dr. Mowlavi’s patients routinely express that they had no pain with the surgery. Moreover, our Orange County facelift patients are traditionally encouraged to go out to dinner with family and friends on postop day 12 ! By one month from facelift surgery, you will be able to participate in all sports, go up to the podium for a public speaking engagement, or even get married.

Facelift Before and After Photos

Dr. Mowlavi encourages all prospective facelift patients in Newport Beach to examine the surgeon’s before and after photos with a critical eye. Facelift surgery is designed to correct and restore the facial volume and contours altered by the force of gravity and aging. Facelift surgery was not designed to make you look like a different or even deformed person. A good facelift does not leave a patient looking “pulled” or “operated” looking. Please examine postoperative photos for a)over all facial appeal, b)appropriate healing of incision lines, c)tightened neck line, d)chiseled jawline and e)a natural, more youthful transformation of the preoperative image. An expert plastic surgeon, specializing in facelift surgery, will achieve long lasting and natural results.

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