Facial Plastic Surgery in Cerritos

Many factors affect skin aging, including sun exposure, photodamage, genetics, and gravity. With age, your skin produces less collagen and elastin. These two proteins are responsible for skin tone, texture, and elasticity.

Each of these factors contributes to skin sagging, leading to visible signs of aging, such as fine lines and wrinkles. Facial plastic surgery in Cerritos can help mitigate these changes and improve your overall appearance. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Waltzman can work with you to create a personalized surgery plan.

What is Facial Plastic Surgery?

Plastic surgery addresses both cosmetic and functional aspects of structure and anatomy. A wide variety of surgical procedures fall under the category of facial plastic surgery, and each is aimed at improving your facial features. Dr. Waltzman has a deep understanding of facial anatomy and will tailor a procedure to meet your needs and achieve your desired outcomes.

Facial Plastic Surgery Procedures

Sometimes patients will need a combination of several different facial plastic surgery procedures to achieve their goals. We encourage you to call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Waltzman, who can answer your questions and make the best recommendations to achieve your cosmetic goals.

Blepharoplasty

This is commonly known as eyelid surgery. Dr. Waltzman could perform a blepharoplasty on the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both. The goal is to remove excess skin and fat and improve contour. The procedure addresses drooping upper eyelids, undereye bags, and sagging skin, which can impair vision and make you look tired or older than you are.

The result is a more youthful and refreshed look with minimal scarring and long-lasting results.

Brow Lift

A brow lift is also called a forehead lift. It is a cosmetic procedure that raises and reshapes your eyebrows so you have a more refreshed appearance. In some cases, a brow lift can also address excess skin in the upper eyelids. Since that is not always the case, you should speak with Dr. Waltzman about your aesthetic goals.

A brow lift addresses sagging eyebrows and deep forehead lines that contribute to looking perpetually tired or angry. During the procedure, the underlying muscle and tissue are repositioned and smoothed using various techniques that minimize scarring and reduce recovery time.

Facelift

This facial plastic surgery procedure in Cerritos helps reduce the signs of aging by tightening and lifting the facial skin and underlying tissue around the cheek, jowls, and loose skin on the neck.

Removing excess skin and repositioning the deeper layers offers a more dramatic improvement than any nonsurgical technique. There are several types of facelifts that Dr. Waltzman could cater to your specific needs. The results are typically long-lasting and offer a significant boost to your self-confidence.

Facial Fat Grafting

Age can reduce facial volume as fat pads begin to disappear or fall. A fat transfer, facial fat graft, or fat injection transfers fat from one area of your body to your face. The technique improves volume loss, reduces wrinkles, and can soften contour irregularities.

The fat is harvested from other areas of your body, such as the abdomen or thighs. It is purified and then carefully injected into the targeted facial areas. Because it uses your own tissue, the risk of allergic reactions is minimized and the results can last a long time.

Neck Lift

A neck lift can improve the appearance of the neck and jawline by removing sagging skin, excess fat, and muscle banding. The procedure tightens loose skin and may tighten the underlying muscle to create a smoother neckline.

This is particularly effective in reducing the appearance of a turkey neck or a double chin. A neck lift can be performed alone or in combination with other types of facial plastic surgeries, such as a brow lift or eyelid lift, for a more comprehensive approach. Often, a neck lift is combined as part of a facelift.

Am I a Good Candidate for Facial Plastic Surgery?

You could be a good candidate for facial plastic surgery in Cerritos when you have visible signs of aging, including lines, wrinkles, jowls, and excess sagging skin. A good candidate will not have an underlying medical condition that can increase the risk of complications during surgery or impair healing.

An ideal candidate does not smoke. Smokers must be willing to eliminate any nicotine delivery system for six weeks before and after surgery. Nicotine can increase the risk of complications during surgery, impair healing, and increase the risk of infection. This includes any tobacco products, chewing tobacco, vaping, nicotine gum, and nicotine patches.

Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery in Cerritos

Most people want to retain a youthful appearance for as long as possible because of the benefits for their personal and professional lives. Facial plastic surgery in Cerritos can offer several options, several of which have short recovery periods and dramatic results. We encourage you to call and schedule your consultation with Dr. Josh Waltzman at The Waltzman Institute to learn more about how we could help you achieve your best look.