One of the signs of aging that most concerns patients is jowl sagging. This involves loose and extra skin collecting along the jawline and lower cheeks. Occasionally, small fat pockets may also accumulate in the area. This can age the face prematurely and cause patients distress. They often come in asking, “Can sagging jowls be […]
Maintaining Your Skin After A Facelift: The Non-Surgical Procedures To Help
Skin quality is one of the most important–and most overlooked–factors in aging and facelift results. Maintaining and improving your skin quality after a facelift promotes less visible scars, longer lasting results, and a better overall appearance. Below are some of the best non-surgical procedures for maintaining your skin after a facelift. Chemical Peels Chemical peels […]
Is A Facelift Under Local Anesthesia Painful?
The use of local anesthesia during facial plastic surgery is proving to be not only possible but preferable in many cases. It lowers the overall risk of surgery, makes facelifts more accessible to people with medical conditions, and often results in an easier recovery. Some patients feel anxious about not going completely under for the […]
Facelift Seattle: Is A Facelift Dangerous?
It is understandable that patients may feel nervous before undergoing a facelift. When researching or discussing the risks, patients may wonder, “Is a facelift dangerous?” Since a facelift is an elective surgery, patients often become more nervous about the possible risks of a facelift. Dr. David Santos can discuss these risks with you and the […]
Facelift Seattle: What Does A Full Facelift Include?
Facelift surgery comes in many forms including the mini, full, and extended facelift. The full facelift is the most commonly performed technique. While every facelift surgery differs based on individual needs, many patients wonder: what does a full facelift include? In general, patients can expect a full facelift to address their lower face, some of […]
Facelift Seattle: How Long Does A Mini Facelift Last?
Aging is one of the inevitable aspects of growing older. A mini facelift is one procedure that can turn back time and provide a more youthful look. Following a mini facelift in Seattle, however, aging does not stop. The face will continue to age even after a facelift. This leaves many patients seeking mini facelifts […]
Risks Of A Mini Facelift & How Dr. Santos Minimizes Them
A mini facelift surgery like any surgical procedure comes with some risk. Dr. Santos uses many advanced surgical methods to reduce the risks of mini facelift surgery. First off, the main risks of a mini facelift are the typical surgical risks of: Scarring Infection Fluid collection Skin death Complications due to anesthesia Pain Unsatisfactory result […]
Liquid Facelifts: Are They Effective?
Facelifts come in many varieties. Most involve some surgery, however, a liquid facelift is a completely non-surgical facelift. A liquid facelift uses dermal fillers and BOTOX to enhance the facial features and can lead to younger results. When compared to a surgical facelift, are liquid facelifts effective? For some patients who do not yet have […]
Facelift Questions: How To Reduce Swelling After A Facelift?
Swelling is a common side effect of any surgery. It can occasionally cause discomfort, but usually resolves on its own within a week or so of surgery. When it comes to facelifts, swelling can be particularly troublesome because it distorts results and patients normally do not feel comfortable going out with swelling after a facelift. […]