A mini facelift is a smaller version of a traditional facelift. It corrects less of the face and involves smaller incisions. Thus, it tends to have a fairly specific candidate pool. The majority of facelift patients will undergo a full facelift. So, who is the ideal candidate for a mini facelift? Usually, mini facelift candidates […]
How Long After A Facelift Will I Look Normal?
After facelift surgery, it is perfectly normal for patients to experience some minor side effects such as swelling and bruising that can alter their appearance. This is why—even though patients often feel well enough to work within a few days, they generally do not return until the seven to ten day mark. So, how long […]
How Do I Prepare For A Facelift?
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 […]
Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery?
Are You Awake During CO2 Laser Resurfacing Surgery? Most laser resurfacing procedures use non-ablative lasers and do not require intravenous anesthesia or sedation. However, CO2 laser resurfacing uses an ablative laser and thus is considered surgical. So, are you awake during CO2 laser resurfacing surgery? In many cases, yes, Dr. Santos can perform CO2 laser […]
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 […]
Are Mini Facelifts Worth It?
Mini facelifts are a less invasive version of a traditional facelift. Typically, it involves a smaller incision and less overall correction. Thus, they are sought after for their hidden scars and still noticeable results. However, considering that it does address a smaller area than a regular facelift, patients sometimes ask, “Are mini facelifts worth it?” […]
What Happens To A Chin Implant As You Age?
When seeking out any plastic or cosmetic surgery, it is important to think about how your results may age. Some surgeries are known to need refreshed after several years, such as a facelift. However, what about surgeries that patients often undergo at younger ages? Let’s look at one imparticular: chin augmentation. What happens to a […]
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 […]