Often the evidence of our advancing age first reveals itself in vulnerable areas of our face. Furrows and fine lines in the brow and forehead, drooping eyelids and a fatigued-looking eye area, and a sagging jawline are signs that skin is losing its youthful resilience. As the body begins to slow down the production of collagen, the skin’s ability to regenerate is lessened. Facial Rejuvenation treatments—which can range from non-invasive techniques like dermal resurfacing and injectable fillers to surgical Facelifts can combat the signs of aging. With the emergence and aid of sophisticated technologies, the field of aesthetic medicine continues to see advancements. Keeping track of all the latest procedures can be a challenge. Moreover, determining which treatment or procedure will yield the most promising results requires professional expertise.
Dedicated to the highest standards, not just the latest trends, Los Angeles Facial Cosmetic surgeons Drs Litner and Solieman of Profiles Beverly Hills have refined both surgical and non-surgical restorative techniques that can markedly improve the appearance of your skin.
The traditional Facelift, or a Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to address loose skin and loss of firmness in order to restore definition and rejuvenate the look of the face. During a Facelift, the underlying muscles and tissue are repositioned and excess fat and skin removed, resulting in a reversal of some of the visible signs of aging. While there are different accepted techniques in this field, such as the Deep Plane Facelift and the Mini Facelift, Drs. Litner and Solieman have chosen the best aspects of the various Facelifts available, combining them into their very own Hybrid FaceliftTM. This proprietary procedure results in shorter scars, and effectively addresses skin laxity in the cheeks, jawline, and neck, as well as the loss of facial fat and bone volume
A Mini Facelift surgery addresses wrinkles and saggy skin by way of small incisions placed by the ears. Drs. Litner and Solieman approach this procedure by removing excess skin around this area and tighten any loose skin, thereby lessening the signs of aging and adding definition to your jawline.
Revision Facelifts are performed when the results of a prior surgery did not adequately address the concerns of the patient. Because a Revision Facelift tends to be more involved and complicated than a primary one it is important to consult an experienced surgeon who specializes in revisions. At Profiles Beverly Hills, Drs. Litner and Solieman have experience performing Revision Faceifts, taking great care to thoroughly discuss the shortcomings of the previous outcome, expectations, and what can realistically be corrected in the Revision procedure.
Facial Liposuction, a minimally invasive fat removal procedure, can vastly improve the definition of the jawline. During the procedure, Drs. Litner and Solieman will place microcannula, or small hollow stainless steel tubes, into the treatment area and eliminate the excess fat by suctioning it out. Requiring only local anesthesia or minimal sedation, Liposuction can result in a smoother, more streamlined chin and neck area—with no downtime or extended recovery.
One of the first places to show visible signs of aging, the forehead and brow area can weigh one’s expression down with creases and lines, sometimes resulting in a permanent angry, sad or worried countenance. A browlift, also known as a Browplasty and a Forehead Lift, can counteract the effects of diminished elasticity and drooping brow. At Profiles Beverly Hills, Drs. Litner and Solieman can expertly lift the height of the brow and, when necessary, reposition a sagging brow that is hooding the upper eyelids. The result is a refreshed and more alert appearance. To even the effect, a browlift can be performed in conjunction with other rejuvenating procedures to bring balance and harmony to the entire face.
Drooping upper eyelids and puffiness under the eyes can age the face tremendously, adding many years to an otherwise youthful-looking face. Although sagging eyelids and under-eye bags often become more prominent as a person ages, they also can appear in people in their twenties. In some cases, sagging eyelids can even interfere with vision. To give the eye area a boost and restore the natural contour of the eyes, Drs. Litner and Solieman recommend Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery.
Blepharoplasty removes excess fat and skin in the upper and lower eyelids, resulting in more rested and lively eyes. Because our surgeons place the incisions in the natural folds of the eyelids, scarring is inconspicuous and virtually undetectable.
To fill out hollow, sunken eyes and ameliorate prominent dark circles, fat from other parts of the body can be transferred to the eye area. Using a state-of-the-art technique called “Water-assisted Liposuction” (WAL), Drs. Litner and Solieman can harvest your fat with minimal damage to the fat cells, leading to smoother, aesthetically pleasing and permanent results. Because the fat is harvested from the patient’s own body, the fat transfer is readily accepted, with no adverse reactions. When treating under-eye dark circles, Drs. Litner and Solieman often also prescribe pigment-reducing topical creams or ointments to further improve results