When a patient wants to look younger and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines and scars on their face by means of cosmetic surgery, they can’t go wrong with a traditional facelift procedure. This is a procedure that Dr. Kevin Sadati specializes in, and he performs thousands of facelift procedures each year at his Newport Beach practice. For many years, it has been known as one of the favorite plastic surgery options in Orange County, and for good reason. The procedure itself is quick, the recovery is not difficult, and the results have a huge impact on a person’s appearance.
Dr. Sadati is a board certified facial plastic surgeon who has spent the bulk of his career trying to perfect his technique and improve the traditional facelift procedure. This procedure has several components to it. Excess facial skin is removed, and in addition to removing skin, muscles are tightened in the face, to ensure long lasting results. This procedure targets the aging trouble spots, including drooping eyelids, sagging cheeks, double chins and frown lines. When patients see their final results, they often feel that they have shed nearly 10 years of their face. This is a unique opportunity for patients to revitalize their youth as well as look and feel young.
The average patient who undergoes this procedure is middle aged, between the ages of 40 and 70 years old. It is important that all patients who opt to have a facelift performed recognize that the surgery will not prevent the aging process from continuing. After several years, lines and wrinkles will begin to appear on their face once again simply because the aging process cannot be stopped. However, patients do have the option of having their facelift procedure again after 8-10 years have passed since the primary procedure.
Dr. Sadati ensures that his patients are calm and comfortable in his operating room, and in order to make sure of this he works with only the best surgical teams in the area. Most patients will spend between 4 and 7 days recovering at home. Most pain can be managed through the use of oral pain medications, and patients are asked to keep their heads elevated in order to reduce swelling on the face. Patients who have recently had a facelift done need to recognize that it is essential to wear sunscreen all the time as the skin is exceptionally vulnerable at this time.