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Non Surgical | Facelift Plastic Surgery Beverly Hills | Los AngellesRhytidectomy, commonly known as a facelift, is a form of plastic surgery that removes unwanted facial wrinkles and other telltale signs of aging by tightening the facial skin. It aims to improve the appearance of the face and reverse the damaging effects of time and stress. Facelifts will not only restore your youthful appearance, but will also boost your self-confidence.

Renowned cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie offers a variety of surgical and non surgical options in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood or Los Angeles that you can look into if you are interested in getting a facelift. His skill and expertise will give you the youthful appearance that you are looking for.

Types of plastic surgery procedures for a facelift

Surgical:

  • Endoscopic Facelift : An endoscope is a microscopic camera that is used to look inside a body cavity or organ. In order to perform this kind of surgery, the doctor creates three small incisions: one for the endoscope and the other two to insert the surgical instruments that will be used to remove the excess tissue and lift the muscle. Endoscopic facelifts work best for drooping muscles and misplaced fat. They are useful for areas below the eyes and around the cheeks as well as to enhance the jawline. As the incisions are smaller, patients who undergo endoscopic facelifts enjoy a faster recovery time.
  • Cutaneous Facelift: This procedure exclusively addresses sagging and excess skin. The doctor creates a long incision along the patient’s hairline, lifts up the skin and sutures it higher up in place. This does not affect muscular structure and thus reduces the risk of nerve damage. However, the result of this type of surgery doesn’t last long.
  • SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) Facelift: In this type of facelift, the surgeon lifts and tightens the underlying muscle structure in order to improve facial contours and produce a youthful appearance. This treatment results in a far more natural look as compared to other techniques.
  • S lift: Suitable for treating the jaw and lower face, in this type of surgery the doctor creates S-shaped incisions in front of the ears. This technique is cost effective and has a shorter recovery time.
  • Deep Plane Lift: Rather than separating the muscles and lifting them, the doctor will treat the entire facial structure as one single entity. However this procedure puts the facial nerves at risk.
  • Subperiosteal Facelift: This is a specialized process that goes deeper than deep plane lifts and aims for tissues just above the facial bones.

Non surgical:

  1. Liquid Facelift: This procedure involves using injectable fillers to address wrinkles and sagging skin. Deeper lines can be filled in by dermal fillers such as Radiesse and Sculptra. The most popular liquid filler is Botox. This treatment involves injecting small amounts of botulinum toxin into the underlying muscles in order to block the nerve impulses and muscle contractions that cause wrinkles. They have a very short recovery time and hardly any side-effects. However, this technique cannot remove loose skin or alter the underlying muscle layer.
  1. Laser Facelift: This uses infrared light to eliminate wrinkles, acne scars, and other blemishes. The low intensity beams of light also stimulate collagen production and increase moisture. This treatment, however, is quite costly and does not get rid of excess skin.
  1. Ultrasound therapy: While not as dramatic as a full surgical facelift, this technique involves sending sound waves to the treatment area in order to tighten the skin.
  1. Microcurrent Facelift: One of the fastest growing techniques, microcurrent facelifts use gentle electric currents to stimulate the body’s natural collagen production, re-hydrate and tighten the skin and increase blood flow.

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What is a Facelift?

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Before & After

A facelift, or rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as:

  • Sagging in the middle of your face
  • Deep creases below the lower eyelids
  • Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
  • Fat that has fallen or has disappeared
  • Loss of skin tone in the lower face that creates jowls
  • Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can give even a person of normal weight the appearance of a double chin

The loss of youthful contours in the face can be due to a variety of factors, including heredity, gravity, environmental conditions, and stress.

Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.

What a facelift won’t do

As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.

A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery.

What is Facial Fat Grafting, and Volume Restoration?

Besides wrinkling and gravity, volume loss to the face has become increasingly recognized as an important component to the aging process, which can be restored with either office-based fillers or facial fat grafting.

Fat grafting, through a gentle hand-harvesting method, purification process, and microdroplet injection technique, has shown to improve durability compared with older techniques that could compromise transplanted fat longevity.

A metaphor can help people understand the role of fat grafting: when we are young we are a full, ripe grape and as we become older we deflate into a raisin. The question then is why should we cut and pull the raisin into a pea, when we should think about reinflating it back into a grape. Clearly, fat grafting is not a treatment for all aging, just the part that involves loss of volume.

Volume loss is particularly more pronounced around the eyes, cheeks, and jawline, where fat grafting can play the greatest role in creating a balanced and comprehensive rejuvenation strategy for the face that may include blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) and/or a facelift.

Fat grafting involves removing fat from one’s own abdomen or thighs to put into certain regions of the face that start to lose fat. Only tiny amounts of fat are removed so this should not be equated with liposuction. Using blunt cannulas (which are 1 mm hollow tubes with a blunt end and a small hole through which the fat comes out) the fat is injected as little droplets throughout the areas of facial hollowness. By using this microdroplet technique, grafted fat has a much higher blood supply so that survival is improved and the results are smoother given how small each individual fat parcel is.

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Dr Gary Motykie Facial Plastic Surgeon Beverly Hills | Los AngelesRevitalize facial features and accentuate certain aspects with the help of cosmetic. When looking for the best facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, make certain you approach a specialist facial cosmetic surgeon.

Facial plastic surgeons possess expert skills to remedy and improve facial aesthetics through procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose surgery), forehead lift, mentoplasty (chin surgery), and face lift, to name a few. Ensure the cosmetic surgeon you contact in Beverly Hills is proficient and skilled in the many procedures related to facial plastic surgery.

A plastic surgeon well-versed in advanced techniques related to facial cosmetic surgery would be recommended choice when seeking reconstructive plastic surgery. Board certified Dr. Gary Motykie specializes in facial plastic surgery in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, enables patient to achieve maximum aesthetic facial rejuvenation through procedures mentioned below.

Facelift surgery

Facelift surgery has improved dramatically over the years. More natural and long lasting results are delivered through complex deep plane lift procedures. Current innovations in approach and technique have significantly reduced tension applied to skin once lifted. Incisions now made during surgery are covertly placed inside the ear canal, making them invisible to the naked eye. In some cases neck liposuction is carried out to appropriately balance appearance of taut face and under-treated neck. Excess skin is discarded or artistically repositioned to deliver top class results in a renewed, revitalized and more youthful face.

Facial implant surgery

Designed to augment and rejuvenate the face, facial implants add definition, restore shape, and proportionately restructure facial features. State of the art facial plastic surgery in facial implants redefines areas like the jaw, cheek, chin, and nose, as well. During facial implant surgery your experienced Beverly Hills plastic surgeon makes an incision near the site the implant is to be inserted, if in the chin or cheeks the incision is made inside the mouth to avoid noticeable scarring.

Facial fat transfer

A non-invasive sophisticated method by which fat in the face is reduced and most cases permanently eliminated to enhance and define lost natural contours. Alternatively known as facial fat injections, this innovative procedure provides patients with an overall natural look that defies age by delivering a lasting sculpted and profuse result.

Facial reconstructive surgery

Performed on patients with facial defects in skin affected by disease, injury, or prior surgery, facial reconstructive surgery improves overall visual appeal by accentuating certain facial features and structures. Cosmetic facial reconstructive surgery will deliver a more youthful, better shaped, taut, and renewed appearance. Procedures to correct wrinkles and various common procedures like eye and brow lift, fall under parameters of facial reconstructive surgery.

Get in touch with board certified expert plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie with a specialty in facial plastic surgery in Los Angeles. Restore and revitalize youth lost with time through cosmetic surgery. Evade prominent signs of age in wrinkles and excess skin and fat, as well as facial lines. Make Dr. Motykie, your premium facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, and Los Angeles.

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Beverly Hills Facelift Patient

Beverly Hills Facelift Patient

Beverly Hills Facelift Patient

Dr Motykie’s Beverly Hills Facelift patient 54 year old female that underwent facial rejuvenation that included a facelift, facial fat grafting and removal and replacement of a chin implant

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Beverly Hills Face Lift Patient

Beverly Hills Face Lift Patient

51 year old female that underwent facial rejuvenation that included a facelift, facial fat grafting and browlift

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