The facelift procedure has evolved quite a bit over the last several decades. Over time, surgeons have learned that techniques like skin strip excision and even some versions of the traditional SMAS facelift resulted in a pulled or “swept” look. Results with these techniques were often dramatic and resulted in longer scars and a longer recovery time. In the twenty-first century, surgeons perfected their techniques based on their surgical results and feedback from their patients.
Patients typically want the following from a facelift:
Minimally invasive surgery with shorter recovery time
Maintaining a youthful appearance rather than dramatic results
A natural appearance
Scars that are well-hidden and short
Facelift options at Facial Beauty meet all of these needs and have resulted in the increased popularity of this procedure for both men and women. According to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, over 126,000 facelift procedures were performed in 2012. Compared to statistics from previous years, it is safe to say that the facelift procedure has indeed gone from extreme to mainstream.
As a facelift specialist, Dr. David Santos has performed countless facelift procedures for his patients in Bellevue, WA and the surrounding areas of King County. Dr. Santos can improve fine lines and wrinkles, nasolabial folds, jowls, and sagging skin on the face and neck by implementing the latest techniques.
Many patients have different needs and desires when it comes to the extent of their facelift procedure. Whether their concern is scarring, length of recovery time, degree of correction, or area of correction, the facelift procedure is ultimately customized to meet the needs of the patient.
Other procedures can also be incorporated to provide the best results. For those who have a sunken facial appearance as a result of volume loss, fat grafting can fill in these facial hollows to provide a more youthful appearance. In addition, laser skin resurfacing can add a finishing touch to the procedure to add the healthy “glow” to the skin that so many desire. Whatever the patient’s need, the result is always natural and youthful-looking when it is performed at the hands of a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon like Dr. David Santos.
If you are considering a facelift in the Bellevue, WA area, please schedule a consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. David Santos. He will evaluate your health history, facial skin and anatomy, and the results you desire to provide a surgical plan that will meet your needs. Please call (800) 900-9944 today or fill out our online contact form for more information.