Facial plastic surgery offers a way to rejuvenate and refresh your overall appearance. It could create transformative results, depending on the extent of the surgery you choose.
Most facial plastic surgeries involve repositioning and tightening underlying muscles or lifting soft tissue while removing excess skin and small fat deposits. Facial plastic surgery in Santa Ana is a popular option to restore your youthful appearance and help you gain greater self-confidence.
In the past several years, online video meetings and greater use of social media have made it easier for people to notice the changes in their faces as they age. When you feel younger than you look, it might be time to consider how some simple plastic surgery procedures could help restore your youthful appearance.
Our patients in Santa Ana find several benefits to facial plastic surgery. While these procedures are invasive and should not be taken lightly, the rewards are significant.
Plastic surgery could help you achieve positive outcomes, but it doesn’t erase the problems you might have or issues in relationships. Men and women with realistic expectations are more likely to be satisfied with the results. For many people, even a small facial plastic surgery procedure could improve their self-esteem and confidence. With greater confidence also comes an improved quality of life.
Our practice has an onsite surgical center—the Institute Surgery Center. This means you can have your consultation, surgery, and post-operative recovery all in the same place.
During your initial consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Josh Waltzman, will identify your cosmetic concerns and discuss your aesthetic goals. He will also evaluate your skin type and facial structure to recommend the best procedures to help you meet your goals.
It is important to arrive at your consultation with an open mind. For example, you may be experiencing sagging skin over your upper eyelids and believe an eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) will correct the problem. However, if you also have low-set eyebrows, you might actually need a forehead lift, which could improve the placement of your eyebrows and lift your eyelids as well. You may believe a full facelift is required to address your concerns, but our experienced plastic surgeon may recommend two smaller procedures.
One of our facial plastic surgery procedures in Santa Ana could also help correct facial asymmetries and deformities that resulted from an injury, illness, or have been present since birth.
People in their 30s or well into their 80s may choose to undergo facial plastic surgery. Good candidates have realistic expectations of the results, and any underlying medical conditions will be under control. For example, people with hypertension and Type 2 diabetes are candidates for facial surgery, but those conditions must be under proper control to reduce operative and post-operative risks.
Good candidates for facial surgery in Santa Ana are also non-smokers. Nicotine impairs collagen production, the structural protein that gives your skin firmness. Nicotine also increases the risk of anesthesia and post-operative infection. If you do smoke, we recommend trying to quit completely or eliminating all forms of nicotine for at least four weeks before and after the surgery. This includes any type of tobacco product, as well as nicotine patches, nicotine gum, and e-cigarettes.
If you are dissatisfied with how your face is aging, you are not alone. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed each year is growing.