Any surgery requires some preparation, even minimally invasive ones such as facelifts. Dr. Santos will provide each patient with specific preparation instructions based on their medical history and procedure. Here are some of the basic answers to the question, “How do I prepare for a facelift?” First, Dr. Santos may require certain medical clearances before […]
Does Skin Age Faster After A Facelift?
Maintaining plastic surgery results, such as after facelift surgery, is understandably one of the top priorities for patients. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely stop aging, even with plastic surgery your face and body will continue to age. But, does skin age faster after a facelift? No, your skin should age at the same […]
What Is The Most Natural Looking Facelift?
What Is The Most Natural Looking Facelift? One of the biggest concerns that prospective facelift patients express is that their results will not look natural. With modern techniques and expertise, facelifts can look completely natural and do most of the time. However, patients often still ask, “What is the most natural looking facelift?” The answer […]
How Painful Is A Deep Plane Facelift?
A deep plane facelift is a modification of the current SMAS facelift that involves lifting both the skin and muscles. The procedure may sound more invasive than previous facelift techniques, but it is actually less invasive than the current procedure. Let’s look at the question, “How painful is a deep plane facelift?” Like a SMAS […]
Why Do Facelifts Fail? & How You Can Prevent Bad Facelifts
Facelifts usually provide great results. However, there are always rare cases where they do not turn out ideally. Why does this happen? Is there a way to prevent it? Dr. David Santos—a facial plastic surgeon with decades of experience—details some of the reasons facelifts fail and how you can prevent bad facelifts. #1: Over Resection […]
How Long Does Tightness Last After A Facelift?
Facelift surgery consistently remains one of the most popular plastic surgeries around the world. As more people value looking younger, the procedure continues to find more patients. Though, like any surgery, there are recovery and side effects. While normally minimal, it is still important for patients to understand what to expect following a facelift. Let’s […]
How Painful Is A Facelift?
Like any surgery, prospective facelift patients often have concerns about post-operative pain. Considering that facelift surgery is a major procedure, patients can expect some post-operative pain. Dr. Santos does also prescribe pain medications to take following surgery. Let’s look at just, “How painful is a facelift?” Every patient can expect a different amount of pain […]
How Do Surgeons Minimize Scarring During A Facelift?
It may seem impossible to hide facelift scarring well because it is altering such a visible part of the body. However, over the decades, facial plastic surgeons have revolutionized facelift surgery to include minimal, hidden incisions. Dr. David Santos is one of these surgeons with decades of facelift surgery experience behind him that allows him […]
Can I Get A Facelift At 30?
Facelift surgery is normally associated with people over fifty that have started showing more advanced signs of aging. However, aging, even advanced signs, can begin earlier in life. Some people may even notice changes in their late twenties or thirties. It is not uncommon for patients in their thirties to seek out a plastic surgeon […]
Should I Lose Weight Before A Facelift?
Regardless of weight fluctuations, jowling and sagging can and does happen to everyone eventually. While weight changes can influence or worsen it, weight itself will not necessarily impact the need for a facelift. However, due to the impact weight changes can have on extra skin, patients sometimes ask, “Should I lose weight before a facelift?” […]