Turn the Clock Back a Few Years…
Over time, the face and neck tend to show more obvious signs of aging than any other part of the body. The effects of gravity combine with stress, exposure to sunlight, and other environmental factors to cause wrinkles and loose skin to form in these areas. Dr. A.M. Yenikomshian offers face lift and neck lift at his San Jose plastic surgery center to patients who would like to improve the appearance of their facial skin. Some patients choose to combine one or both of these procedures with eyelid surgery for a completely rejuvenated facial appearance.
If you are interested in looking more youthful and refreshed through face lift or neck lift surgery, we invite you to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Yenikomshian at The Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today. During your consultation, he will listen carefully to your goals, discuss the cost of your face lift procedure, and advise you of the benefits and risks associated with the surgery. He will address any questions and concerns you might have and provide you with all of the information you need to make confident decisions about whether to proceed with your facial rejuvenation procedure.
Face lift surgery (also known as rhytidectomy) is the most effective cosmetic treatment for loose facial skin and wrinkles. After surgery, patients will have tighter, smoother skin that fits the face well and appears very natural. Face lift surgery has helped many patients look more youthful and feel more self-confident.
Modern face lift surgery is performed through incisions concealed behind the hairline. Through these incisions, Dr. Yenikomshian first repositions the underlying muscles of the face, tightening them with sutures to restore firmness to the tissues beneath the skin. Next, he stretches and tightens the facial skin, trimming away the excess and re-draping the remaining skin over the facial muscles before closing the incisions.
A face lift is a major surgical procedure, and patients should expect a period of recovery following their surgery. Most face lift patients are able to return to work within two weeks of surgery, but exercise should be avoided for up to a month, and total healing may take a few months. Recovery time varies widely depending on the extent of the specific procedure. Dr. Yenikomshian tailors each procedure, as well as instructions for post-operative care, to the individual needs of his patients.
As a result of the natural aging process or the loss of a significant amount of weight, many people develop loose, drooping skin on the neck. A neck lift can help to restore a more graceful neck contour for anyone concerned by the appearance of his or her neck. In some cases, Dr. Yenikomshian may be able to achieve the best results by combining neck lift surgery with liposuction, BOTOX® injections, or another such procedure.
Neck lift surgery is usually performed through small incisions concealed behind the ears and beneath the chin. Techniques vary depending on the case, but Dr. Yenikomshian typically tightens the neck muscles before trimming away and removing any excess tissue and lifting the neck skin to its new position. Finally, the skin is sutured in place for healing.
Neck lift patients typically experience recovery times similar to those of face lift patients. Most are able to return to work after about two weeks and resume exercising and other physical activity after about a month. It may take three months or more to heal completely. Once the recovery period is complete, neck lift patients will be able to show off a firmer, more elegantly shaped neck that evokes youth and vitality.
Contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery
Dedicated surgeon A.M. Yenikomshian performs face and neck lift procedures at his San Jose practice, serving Los Gatos and communities throughout the Bay Area. Dr. Yenikomshian achieves natural-looking results by customizing his procedures according to the unique needs of each patient. To schedule a consultation, please contact the Center for Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today.