Facelift Surgery Newport Beach
Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing advanced plastic surgery and reconstructive procedures for the breast, body, and face. He has received nearly 13 years of post-graduate training, including international training in general and cosmetic surgery before he completed his Doctor of Science degree at Emory University in the U.S. in 1998.
For his contributions as a cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Seify has received several honors, including the prestigious Sherrell J. Aston Award from the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA and surrounding communities have an opportunity to receive magnificent, standout, and long lasting surgical treatments from Dr. Seify.
What is a Facelift?
Your face is the most conspicuous and visible part of the body, and signs of aging can start showing at the earliest on the face. Skin laxity may start becoming visible in the cheek region, forehead and neck, and wrinkles, creases, folds, and fine lines may make a person appear older than he or she really may be. Facelift plastic surgery procedure is specifically designed for such patients who are keen to reduce the signs of aging from the face and achieve a rejuvenated facial appearance for the long term.
In some cases, the cosmetic surgeon may decide to combine a facelift with a neck lift in order to achieve more consistent and comprehensive outcomes. The procedure can typically take seven to 10 years off the patient’s face. A facelift can help tighten the lax skin on the lower and mid face, while a neck lift will improve the laxity in the neck area. The procedure involves removal of excess skin and tightening of underlying facial and neck muscles.
During the initial consultation for facelift cosmetic surgery for his patients in and around Newport Beach and Orange County, CA, Dr. Seify will first evaluate the patient’s general health condition, medical history and aesthetic goals. He may recommend facelift or other treatment options and help the patient make a well-informed decision in accordance with his or her aesthetic goals.
An experienced plastic surgeon will also show before and after pictures of previous patients that can reveal what a facelift can or cannot do. This helps a patient have realistic expectations from the procedure and achieve the best possible satisfaction levels from the outcome.
The surgeon will advise the patient to quit smoking several weeks prior to the procedure. If the patient takes medications such as aspirin, the surgeon will require these medications to be stopped for a few weeks before surgery in consultation with the physician. Some antibiotic drugs may be prescribed to minimize the chances of any infection during or after surgery. The facelift procedure may involve shaving a tiny amount of hair around the ears and temples prior to surgery.
A facelift procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia to ensure complete patient comfort. Surgical incisions are made inside the hairline at the temple in a discreet way, and also in front of the ear, around the earlobe and behind the ear, ending at the scalp. Through the incisions, the plastic surgeon will tighten loose muscles and connective tissue, and remove excess skin. If the procedure is performed in conjunction with neck lift, an additional incision will be made under the chin to contour the neck.
Once the surgery is completed, the incisions will be closed with small sutures. The entire procedure may last for up to five hours, depending on whether the facelift is performed as an independent surgery or in combination with other procedures. As an experienced cosmetic surgeon for facelift, Dr. Seify customizes the treatment approach in accordance with the unique needs of a patient. This helps achieve more effective and satisfactory results as per the patient’s expectations.
Dr. Seify may recommend his patients in and around Newport Beach and Orange County, CA to stay at the facility’s overnight suite. Alternatively, the patient should arrange for someone to drive them to home on the same day and stay with them for at least the first 24 hours. The patient will have a dressing wrapped around the head initially, and surgical drains may or may not be attached. These are usually removed within 24 hours.
Stitches around the ears and scalp sutures are removed within a week or 10 days. Sutures are generally removed in stages to minimize scarring. Swelling and discoloration of skin in the affected area will reduce in about two weeks. Face may feel tight for several weeks, which will go away on its own. Dr. Seify recommends his patients to avoid sun exposure for several weeks following the facelift plastic surgery.