January 30, 2014

In Beverly Hills, looking young and beautiful with the help of cosmetic surgery is commonplace. In fact, even Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kyle Richards jokes that only in this famous zip code can a mother-in-law can look younger than her daughter-in-law. Other stars from the show are also not shy about having a few nips and tucks.

While there are a slew of cosmetic procedures that can improve appearance and bring out a youthful glow, one of the most popular is the facelift. A facelift can tighten the skin and remove excess muscle and fat, resulting in a tauter look. Unfortunately, not everyone is a good candidate for a facelift.

The procedure is commonly performed on individuals in their 40s, and good skin elasticity is requisite. One also has to have sound physical health to be eligible and to prevent possible complications.

A facelift is meant to enhance one's appearance, not totally alter it to look like someone else. A person should also be prepared to follow post-operative procedures to achieve optimal results. One should also be ready to commit to follow-up checkups when necessary.
Individuals looking to undergo a facelift can consult their plastic surgeon to learn more about how the procedure can help them achieve a more youthful look.


Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2014 by Davis Nguyen

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January 20, 2014

Also known as a facelift, rhytidectomy is a surgical procedure that addresses the effects of aging by making a patient look younger, through “lifting” parts of the face. Board-certified doctors are the ones that perform facelifts, as it is a complex process that requires a careful and learned approach.

Over time, the face loses its muscle tone and skin elasticity. Cheeks begin to sag, which distorts the jaw line and forms jowls. Skin on the neck can also loosen, giving the impression of a gobbling turkey. Rhytidectomy corrects those effects by rejuvenating the face as well as the neck, if necessary.

Prior to surgery, the patient receives local anesthesia on the face and general anesthesia or sedative via an IV line. The surgeon makes an incisions starting from the temple area and around the ear. The skin is then raised to allow the muscles and tissue underneath to be tightened. While some skin and fat may be removed, the former is re-draped over the face and the incision sutured.

Usually, rhytidectomy takes several hours to complete. Some patients stay overnight in the hospital to recover, while others can go home on the same day of the procedure. Plastic surgeons work toward achieving natural-looking results, making patients look years younger and bringing back that youthful glow that is desired by many.

Posted on Monday, January 20, 2014 by Davis Nguyen

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