Looking in the mirror and seeing that your face looks older than you feel can affect your self-esteem, especially since there is no way to truly reverse aging. At his private practice in West Hollywood, Los Angeles, Athleo L. Cambre, MD, offers expert face-lift surgeries to fight the physical signs of aging and boost your confidence. To learn more about face-lifts or find out if you’re a candidate, call the clinic or go online to book your consultation today.

What is a face-lift?

If you don’t like how your face looks with the wrinkles, droopiness, and folds that appear with age, or as a result of sun damage, weight loss, or smoking, a face-lift can dramatically lift and tighten your skin to make you look younger.

In order to achieve a harmonious balance, other procedures may be recommended, including blepharoplasty, facial fat grafting or HA fillers or a neck lift, to give you an integrated, consistent, natural-looking result.

Face-lifts are performed under general anesthesia to keep you comfortable and relaxed during your surgery. Dr. Cambre carefully places the incisions in inconspicuous areas around the ears and in the hairline of the neck in order to tighten the underlying structures and remove excess lax skin.

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Why do I need a face-lift?

The changes that your face undergoes with time happen for a few reasons beyond general aging. These factors affect the severity of your facial wrinkles and skin laxity:

  • Gravity
  • Sun exposure
  • Genetics
  • Smoking / stress
  • Fat or volume loss
  • Skin thinning

Other procedures may be recommended or employed to specifically address mild laxity or texture issues involving the facial skin, including micro-needling, chemical- or laser resurfacing, fat grafting, or the use of HA fillers.

How can a face-lift change my face?

There are a few specific changes that a face-lift can make to your face. At your consultation, Dr. Cambre asks about the parts of your face that bother you the most and evaluates the way your skin, facial soft tissues, and underlying bony structures. With the procedure, he can correct:

  • Sagging cheeks
  • Jowls
  • Folds between the corners of your mouth and nose
  • Turkey neck
  • Volume loss (e.g., sunken cheeks)

After a face-lift, you may not see a difference in the amount of fine lines on your face. These are more appropriately targeted with neurotoxin or HA filler injections or skin-improvement procedures like chemical or laser resurfacing.

How should I prepare for my face-lift procedure?

Before the date of your surgery, Dr. Cambre gives you thorough instructions on how to ready yourself for a successful procedure. His suggestions may include:

  • Stopping smoking
  • Preparing your skin with certain products
  • Avoiding aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs

Following these instructions and any that Dr. Cambre gives you after the surgery can help you enjoy lasting results.

To find out if you’re a good candidate to restore your more youthful appearance with a face-lift, call Athleo L. Cambre, MD, or book your consultation online today.