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 […]
What Are The Risks Of Facial Plastic Surgery?
Facial plastic surgery is a broad category of plastic surgeries that treat the face. It can include everything from a nose job to eyelid surgery to a facelift. While individual surgeries have specific risks, facial plastic surgery has general risks that apply to most of the procedures. What are the risks of facial plastic surgery? […]
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 […]
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 […]