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?” […]

What Is Included In A Full Facelift?

The term “facelift” and what it actually does is largely misunderstood. While most people understand that it is a surgery that can make the face look younger, when actually seeking one themselves, they may become surprised when they find out that they may actually benefit more from a brow lift or blepharoplasty than a facelift […]

Do Facelifts Ever Look Natural?

Facelifts rank among the most popular plastic surgeries every year. However, there are still stigmas that surround facelifts. Botched results, celebrities whose faces were forever changed, and results from decades ago. This can leave many potential facelift patients hesitant and ask, “Do facelifts ever look natural?” The answer is yes. In fact, most facelifts look […]

What Procedure Is Best For Skin Tightening?

With age, the skin naturally begins to lose and produce less collagen and other proteins responsible for the tightness and suppleness of the skin. This can lead to skin sagging, wrinkles, and fine lines. Various cosmetic procedures–both surgical and non-surgical–can tighten the skin and treat lax skin at almost any stage. Let’s take a look […]

What Is A SMAS Facelift?

Facelifts come in many different shapes and sizes. Some may only involve a minimal incision and skin removal, while others may address the facial muscles. A term often used when talking about the types of facelifts is “SMAS facelift”. Let’s explore the question, “What is a SMAS facelift?” and whether it may be the right […]