Facelift Surgery in San Francisco
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez can achieve significant facial rejuvenation results by performing facelift surgery in San Francisco. His patients can turn back the hands of time with this procedure, which is designed to reduce the effects of aging, gravity, sun exposure, and stress and to give patients a younger, fresher appearance. Good candidates for facelift surgery include men and women with strong bone structure, supple skin, and realistic expectations. Please continue reading to learn more about facelift with Dr. Kenneth Bermudez.
Dr. Kenneth Bermudez begins the facelift procedure by making an incision near the temple that continues to behind the earlobe. He then tightens the muscles underlying the skin and removes excess fat and skin. When this is complete, Dr. Bermudez stitches the incisions closed, making them as discreet as possible. The entire procedure takes about three to five hours to complete and is typically performed while the facelift San Francisco patient is under general anesthesia. A facelift can be performed on an outpatient basis or at a hospital.
Patients can expect significant bruising and swelling after facelift surgery. However, these signs will dissipate as the face continues to heal. During the first few days following the procedure, the face will be bandaged and the head will need to be kept elevated. Any pain and discomfort can be reduced with medication. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks. However, most of our San Francisco area patients are able to return to their normal routines after about 10 days. Any residual scarring from a facelift is typically hidden by the hair or in the natural creases of the face and ears. The scars generally fade with time.
Any type of surgery involves some risks, and plastic surgery is no exception. Risks associated with facelift surgery include:
- Blood or fluid retention under the skin
- Nerve damage
- Reaction to anesthesia
- Skin discoloration
- Numbness or tingling around the incisions
Keep in mind that many of the risks of facelift surgery are minimal and that this particular plastic surgery procedure is considered one of the safest. Dr. Kenneth Bermudez will discuss all risks with you at your initial consultation.
With state-of-the-art technology and medical advances, facelift procedures have become more and more effective for those wishing to achieve significant facial rejuvenation. A facelift can:
- Reduce the appearance of jowls, folds, and fat deposits
- Reduce deep creases between the nose and mouth
- Eliminate excess skin and fat
- Smooth out wrinkles and lines
- Improve facial contours
Although a facelift can't stop the aging process, it can improve visible signs of aging and take years off the face, improving your appearance and providing a boost to your self-confidence. A facelift procedure combined with a brow lift, eyelid surgery, rhinoplasty or a neck lift can give you an even more complete cosmetic makeover. Other procedures that can be combined with facelift include placement of facial implants and lip augmentation in San Francisco.
Contact Your San Francisco Face Lift Surgeon
Kenneth Bermudez, MD, has extensive experience performing facelift surgery in San Francisco. Please contact his offices today to schedule a personal consultation or obtain more information about any of the procedures he performs. As a leading plastic surgeon, Dr. Bermudez will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to create a highly customized facial rejuvenation plan specifically for you.