As you grow older, having a firm, smooth and young-looking face is hard to maintain. The natural process of aging – along with the factors of stress, muscle tension and nature’s elements – can take their collective toll on your face. The effect is sagging facial tissues, wrinkles and excess facial skin.
Through science and artistry, Dr. Ali Tehrani is able to utilize his surgical training and skills to reverse the effects of facial aging through a common facelift procedure also know as a rhytidectomy.
At his clinic in the Inland Empire and Apple Valley, Dr. Ali Tehrani spends time with each and every patient to understand their needs and to set proper outcome expectations for the surgery.
Dr. Tehrani and his staff are asked many of the same thoughtful questions from prospective patients. Here are a few of those questions, along with some answers to help you better understand the intricacies of a Facelift.
What can I expect from a rhytidectomy surgery?
The surgery is designed to reduce – if not completely eliminate – these facial skin issues: sagginess, “jowling”, excess skin, wrinkles, fine lines, and deep folds.
What is “jowling”?
It is defined as the looseness and fullness, primarily due to aging, of the jaw and lower cheek.
What causes “jowling” and sagginess of the facial skin?
They are created because of the loosening of the muscles or the presence of excess facial skin and fat.
Are facelifts a new type of surgery?
Technically no, as the first rhytidectomy was performed in Berlin, Germany in 1901. However, the recent advancements in surgery and technology have paved the way to make facelift surgeries much more precise, effective and less invasive today. According to the 2008 data of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, rhytidectomy is considered as the 6th most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States.
Can a facelift be performed together with other cosmetic surgeries?
Yes, in fact, Dr. Tehrani may recommend combining a facelift with a forehead lift, eyelid surgery or a rhinoplasty. This will depend on each patient’s needs and desires. It is sometimes better to perform several surgeries together to achieve full facial enhancements.
Is the effect of surgery long-lasting?
In most cases, yes. There are some cases even when a facelift can eliminate signs of aging by 10 to 15 years.
For answers to your additional questions, please call the office of Dr. Tehrani at (760) 240-2444. You may also ask inquiries or schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Tehrani by filling out this Consultation Request Form.