Smooth & Brighten Your Features to Feel Years Younger
The most visible signs of aging often appear on the face and neck regions. A facelift is a procedure designed to surgically rejuvenate these areas. Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett A. Wirth routinely performs facelifts in Newport Beach. Many patients seeking facial rejuvenation often elect other procedures such as brow lift surgery in conjunction with their facelift procedure.
What are the benefits of a facelift?
A facelift is the most effective way to restore a more youthful, smooth appearance to your face with long-lasting results. Some of the astonishing benefits available from our Newport Beach facelift include:
- Natural-looking and long-lasting improvements
- A smooth, youthful facial appearance
- Firmer, tighter facial muscles
- Restored facial contours
- A jawline with youthful definition, free from sagging jowls or turkey wattles
With modern technology, today’s facelift doesn’t only affect the superficial layers of your skin, but it also addresses your underlying facial structure to create results that can last ten years or more. Dr. Wirth’s fully customized facelift capitalizes on his years of experience and expertise to artistically enhance your face and accomplish your aesthetic goals.
Who is a Candidate for a Facelift?
There are no age restrictions for facelift patients, however, the procedure is most commonly performed in patients 45-65 years of age. Ideal candidates will be physically healthy and possess realistic goals and expectations.
A facelift can dramatically improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:
- Loss of muscle tone in the lower face, resulting in jowls
- Loose or excess fat under the chin and jaw
- Deep creases below the eyelids or along the nose
- Loose, wrinkled skin
- Loss of volumes in the cheeks
Wirth Plastic Surgery is an aesthetic concierge practice. Call today at (949) 558-2133 to schedule your initial consultation!
How Does a Facelift Work?
Our Newport Beach facelift is generally performed under a general anesthetic and takes 4-6 hours to complete, depending upon the extent of your procedure. There are various surgical techniques utilized for facelift surgery. Dr. Wirth will design a surgical plan with you prior to surgery to optimize your results.
Incisions are typically made in front of and behind the ears in natural creases to hide the scars. In some cases, they will also extend upward toward the scalp region. Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Wirth will gently separate the skin from the underlying tissue and muscle in order to trim excess skin and fat, so the skin can be re-draped across the face. Liposuction may also be utilized to suction out excess fat around the neck and jowl area. Fat grafting, as well as muscle and fascia support techniques, are also frequently utilized to enhance the final outcomes and promote harmony and balance. Incisions will then be sutured with fine stitches to complete the procedure.
What are Patients Saying?...
"Dr. Wirth is an exceptional doctor. I am so pleased with his bedside manner, information he gave to me regarding my surgery, how patient he was with me, answering all of my questions, and listening to all of my concerns. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my surgery. I feel wonderful! My breast surgery was perfect. My facelift was phenomenal!! I am asked over and over again by friends and family, 'Who did your surgery?' They are amazed by my results. They can't believe how perfect things look. I am thrilled by his results!! Unbelievable! I love Dr. Wirth. Thank you so much for all of your kindness." –F.D.View Testimonials
What Happens After a Facelift?
Dr. Wirth will provide you with personalized aftercare and hygiene instructions following your facelift surgery in Newport Beach. It is likely that you will experience some discomfort, which can easily be controlled with pain medication. You may also see some visible swelling and bruising that should begin to subside within a couple of weeks following your surgery. Temporary numbness and tightness are also common as the repositioned tissues begin to heal.
A facelift typically takes 1-3 weeks to fully heal. You may need a few days to recover before gradually resuming daily routines. Work and social activities can be resumed within 10 days. Strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided during the first month of recovery. Final results of your Newport Beach facelift will be visible within 3-6 months and the results will be permanent, although the face will continue to age naturally following a facelift.
If you’re considering a facelift in Newport Beach, Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Garrett A. Wirth would be happy to offer his consultation and expertise. Contact our offices at (949) 558-2133 to set up an appointment today.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a facelift cost?
The cost of your facelift will depend on the state of your skin and the level of work needed to accomplish your aesthetic goals. For a mini facelift, you can expect to pay around $8,000, whereas a more comprehensive and in-depth facelift may cost up to $13,000. Dr. Wirth will perform a comprehensive examination of your face and discuss your goals in detail, at which point he will provide an accurate cost for your tailor-made facelift.
Is a facelift procedure painful?
A facelift is performed under general anesthesia so that you won’t feel anything. You may experience some discomfort after the procedure, including tightness, stiffness, and pain – but this will fade over the following days. The level of discomfort will vary depending on the extent of your procedure. Detailed aftercare instructions will be provided to you before starting the surgery.
Will I have scars after a facelift?
Due to the surgical nature of a facelift, some scarring is unavoidable. Fortunately, Dr. Wirth applies his artistic expertise to make the incisions in locations on your face that naturally hide the scars, such as in the natural creases of your face and around the backs of your ears. In some cases, incisions are made under your chin or in other locations, but these are done carefully to minimize any scarring. You can expect your scars to fade over time and eventually become almost invisible.
Is there any way to get the same results without surgery?
Unfortunately, no. Non-surgical options like BOTOX®, dermal fillers, laser treatments, and peels can help minimize or slow the unpleasant signs of aging, but the results are temporary. A facelift physical readjusts your skin and underlying facial structure to reverse the long-term effects of gravity and provide you with results that can last up to ten years.
If I’ve already had a facelift that I’m not happy with, can you help?
Yes! A facelift is only as good as your plastic surgeon, and we understand how disappointing it could be to be dissatisfied with the outcome of a cosmetic surgery. Dr. Wirth has a reputation as a leading facial reconstructive surgeon, and he will be happy to evaluate your condition and advise you about revision surgery to help you achieve your vision.
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