Welcome to PROFILES Beverly Hills Facelift
Experience the Difference
Today, more than ever, you have an enormous variety of possible options that range from a mini face lift to the deep plane facelift or our new Hybrid Lift.
The rage for a few years used to be minimally-invasive facelifts – Threadlift, Contour lift, Feather lift, Lunchtime lift, Executive lift, and the list goes on and on. But if you’re thinking about one of these procedures, we don’t want to scare you but these lifts are all variations of a “tuck up” procedure that frankly does not last.
While a mini face lift may be right for you, at Profiles, unlike centers dedicated to one particular procedure, we move away from gimmicky “cosmetic procedures” and concentrate on customizing a treatment plan to best suit your goals! As a result, we have the top Los Angeles and Beverly Hills facelift specialists who take every care in planning your facelift surgery in order to preserve your natural features while making you look younger and more vibrant.
Are you ready for a face lift?
We see countless patients in their late 40’s and 50’s who want to rejuvenate their looks. Botox and fillers have worked well for them, but they’re starting to think about the next step in improving the heavier folds and sagging skin around the mouth, along the jawline, and in the neck.
Many are understandably uneasy about the prospects of a facelift. We hear these misgivings all the time. “I’m not old enough for a full facelift. I want to look refreshed, younger, better….not different”. The tightly-pulled windswept Hollywood facelift is what everyone fears. They don’t want to lose themselves or to look ridiculous. Plus, many are worried about the downtime and the potential scarring. Who has a month to recover these days?
So, in the last few years, people have been turning more to mini-lifts, which lift a small amount of skin through a smaller incision, often under local anesthesia. You might be a good candidate for a mini-lift if you have early signs of aging and would be content with a subtle improvement. But, too often it is being done for the wrong patients who have more advanced aging, leading to disappointing results.
So, what can be done when you’re “in between”, when you want a great, natural look that lasts but you’re not ready for a full-on facelift? That’s where the Hybrid Lift fits in.
How is a Hybrid Lift performed?
The Hybrid Lift is performed through a small incision just in front of and behind the ear. The skin is lifted in the lower face and neck, but then we go into a deeper plane to lift the sagging tissues underneath the skin. It’s this lift that actually creates a lasting, naturally beautiful outcome and minimizes bruising of the skin, shortening your recovery time. All the tension of the lift is placed on these deep tissues so your skin can drape naturally over your jawline and cheek bones without ever having a hint of a pulled look. The extra saggy skin is tailored and removed via the smaller incision which leaves less scarring and also leads to a quicker recovery. And a quicker recovery means you can start looking fabulous even sooner!
Are You a Candidate for a Mini Face Lift?
So, you may still be wondering How do I know if a Mini Face Lift is Right For Me?
If you are looking to see which facelift is right for you, we encourage you to come in and see us for your personalized Profiles consultation. During your Imaging Consultation once we will gauge the degree of aging and skin laxity among other factors. We will discuss take those results into consideration with your needs, desires, fears, and limitations. We will take pictures of you and using our state of the art imaging system, we will be able to show you what we can achieve for the new you.
Profiles Mini Face Lift Candidates
You may be a good candidate for a mini face lift if you:
Are relatively younger with good skin elasticity and early signs of aging. Have cosmetic concerns largely limited to the jowl and jawline. Would be happy enough with a reasonable, as opposed to optimal, cosmetic improvement. Have significant time restrictions or are extremely risk-averse. Have medical problems that would prohibit general anesthesia or a bigger procedure Are older but have residual or new cosmetic concerns after a previous facelift.
The real benefits of a mini face lift include:
A mini face lift procedure is shorter in duration than a traditional facelift
It is offered and can usually be done under local anesthesia with or without sedation
It has potentially fewer risks
It causes less tissue trauma resulting in a more rapid recovery
Because it can be accomplished more quickly, the fees are usually a fraction of a traditional facelift
What are the benefits of a Hybrid Lift?
Drs. Solieman and Litner came up with their Hybrid Lift after listening to what countless patients were thinking when it came to face lifts. Why Hybrid? Because we’ve taken the best of both facelift extremes and put them together into one lift without all the downsides. The Hybrid Lift gives you all the benefits of a traditional facelift but with small scars that don’t go up into your hairline. So, you don’t have to worry about hair loss or having your sideburn moved halfway up your scalp. There are no visible scars so you can wear your hair in any style you like. And, unlike mini-lifts, the results really last! Because we combine the small incision with lifting of all the deep tissues of your lower face, you’ll get a lasting improvement that comes close to a full facelift.
The recovery isn’t all that bad either. Bruising is kept to a minimum by decreasing the amount of lift on the skin alone. For a facelift to actually work, the deeper tissues especially must be lifted, so there will be some swelling. But, it’s not down-and-out for weeks. While you won’t be lunching out the next day, most of our patients feel presentable within about 1-2 weeks and able to return to activities. And you’ll be starting to appreciate the results soon after the procedure.
However, when considering a mini face lift you should also expect:
The improvements are less than a traditional facelift
The improvements may be shorter-lasting
There is still potential for complications
So, the final word is that, for the right patient with clear expectations of what can be achieved, the mini face lift has the potential to be a highly satisfying procedure. If this is you, or may be you, we at Profiles welcome you to come in and experience the difference.
Aging of the face is inevitable. We all see the effects of gravity, sun exposure, and daily stresses as the months and years pass. A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, cannot stop the aging process, but when done well can set back the clock by tightening the underlying muscles, removing excess fat, and removing the most visible sign of aging- the redundant and wrinkled face and neck skin.
As the years pass the skin of the face and neck gradually loosens, allowing crow’s feet (wrinkles around the eyes) to form and deep creases to form between the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds). Fine lines develop on the forehead which then settle into creases and eventually deeper folds. The jawline slackens and forms jowls, while the neck acquires folds and fat deposits. It’s no wonder that the facelift has become the third most popular facial plastic surgery procedure, particularly as the aging population grows.
If you’re considering a facelift and wondering how it might improve your looks and self-confidence, it’s important that you understand how the procedure is performed and what you can expect. We’ve all seen friends, family and the celebrities who have had facelifts that looked pulled and unnatural. Often times, people look windswept and almost unrecognizable. Here at PROFILES, we take every care in planning your surgery in order to preserve your natural features while making you look younger and more vibrant.
The following information is provided to give you a basic understanding of the Profiles Facelift, including how it can help you, how it is performed, and what you can expect. Because much of facial plastic surgery is dependent upon your individual characteristics, a personal Profiles Consultation is the best way to have all of your questions about the Profiles Facelift answered and your specific needs addressed.
Profiles Facelift Candidates
A facelift can improve your self-confidence and provide you a more youthful, refreshed appearance.
In general, we have found that men and women who have some elasticity in their skin and a strong, well-defined bone structure are the best candidates for a facelift. Other factors that we will take into consideration during your consultation include your skin type, your individual healing, your ethnic background, and your smoking history.
While the majority of our facelift patients range in age from their forties to their sixties, facelifts are successfully performed at PROFILES on patients in their seventies and eighties.
As you decide to undergo a Profiles Facelift, you can also ask your doctors if there are any additional surgeries that they would recommend to enhance your facial appearance.
Planning Your Profiles Facelift
Your Profiles Beverly Hills Facelift is a very individualized procedure. At PROFILES, we utilize modern and time proven techniques which we know will last long term and allow you to achieve the goals youre seeking. During your personal Profiles Consultation, we will evaluate your face, skin, and underlying bone structure. Photographs will be taken so your doctors can further study your face and utilizing state of the art computer imaging systems we will show you what we can achieve. Moreover, we welcome you to discuss the pros and cons of other procedures you may have heard about including the various lunch time or thread lifts, lasers and radiofrequency modalities.
Preparing For Surgery at PROFILES Surgery Center
Prior to your facelift at PROFILES, you will be given specific instructions on preparing for your surgery including guidelines for eating and drinking, vitamin and medication intake, and smoking. We will also discuss with you the various after hour care centers or private nurses available to you for your first postoperative night.
We admonish all our smokers that they must stop smoking for at least two weeks before and after surgery because smoking can interfere with the healing of incisions and inhibit blood flow to the skin. Also if you have short hair, we encourage you to grow your hair out prior to surgery, and even prior to your consultation so as to better help conceal the incisions post-operatively as they heal on their way to becoming inconspicuous.
Profiles Surgery Center
All of our outpatient procedures including facelifts are performed in our brand new, state of the art, fully accredited, office-based surgical facility- the Profiles Surgery Center.
Here at PROFILES we utilize only board certified anesthesiologists for all our surgeries. We have found that while facelifts can be performed under sedation, most of our patients prefer general anesthesia. However, the extent of your procedure and your preference can also help to determine the type of anesthesia used.
The Profiles Beverly Hills Facelift
The Profiles Beverly Hills Facelift surgery is uniquely tailored to take into consideration your individual characteristics and goals. While there are many advertisements about so called lunch time lifts and thread lifts, we at PROFILES utilize the most modern multilayered facelift procedures that will give you long lasting natural results.
At PROFILES, we are meticulous in planning every step of your surgery. We individually tailor your surgery to account for your hairline both in front and behind your ears, and hide all of your incisions within your natural creases in order to maximally conceal them. We will discuss the state of the art in techniques and discuss which procedure will best accomplish your unique goals.
After Your Profiles Facelift
After your surgery, we will have planned for you to stay at one of our affiliated after care facilities. All of our patients are attended by a warm and caring nurse who will provide for your needs during that first night.
Most patients describe feeling tight and somewhat uncomfortable the night of surgery but rarely is pain an issue. You will be provided with pain medications should you need them both during the first night and, if ever necessary, for the days that follow.
The postoperative dressing will be removed on the morning after surgery and will be replaced with a lighter dressing that will be worn for the next day. The following day (postoperative day 2) we will see you in our office, your dressings will be removed and we will personally wash your hair and clean all incisions.
You will be given specific instructions for gradually returning to your normal activities. In general, you will need to avoid strenuous activities, including sex and heavy housework, for a minimum of two weeks.
Because we care about your immediate comfort and long term results, we schedule all of your follow-up appointments when you schedule your surgery. And we are so committed to your long term results and happiness that we will do our best to follow your postoperative course even years after your surgery.