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With Dr. Smith’s experience performing facial plastic surgery, you can expect to receive suggestions for treatment that are realistic and will provide you with a natural yet beautiful appearance.

If you live in Orange County and you are looking for the best Facelift in Irvine, or even if you have facelift questions, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949)-653-7000.

What a Facelift Can Do for You

At Andrew Smith MD FACS in Irvine facelifts are performed by Dr. Smith to enhance your appearance by lifting and tightening the deeper tissues of the face and neck while smoothing and re-draping the skin. Candidates for facelift surgery are women and men who have:

  • Deep nasolabial folds from the nostrils to the corners of the mouth
  • Jowls, or laxity and sagging along the jawline
  • Wrinkled, sagging skin under the chin and on the neck

Dr. Smith often combines eyelid surgery, fat grafting, laser resurfacing, or brow lift with a facelift for Orange County patients who want a full-face rejuvenation.

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What to Expect During Your Facelift Procedure

During a facelift Irvine plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Smith will tighten the skin and the underlying muscles of the face and neck. The incisions are placed in the natural creases in front of the ear, hidden inside the hairline at the temple, and behind the ear ending in the hair of the scalp.

The skin is separated from the tissue underneath, and lax muscles and connective tissues are lifted and tightened as needed. In some cases, fat is removed from the chin and neck through liposuction. The skin is re-draped for a smooth, natural appearance and secured with small, dissolvable sutures. 

Some variations of the facelift use a smaller scar depending on the areas addressed as well as the amount of correction needed. These techniques are known by various names including short-scar facelift and MACS-lift.

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Why should I choose Dr. Smith for my Facelift Procedure?

A facelift can easily knock off years from your face and help restore your youthful appearance – if done by an expert. The emphasis on trusting only an expert cannot be stressed enough, for the simple fact that your face is the first thing people notice about you. Even a small mistake can lead to results that look “plastic” and unnatural.

Dr. Smith is a leading Orange County plastic surgeon with a rock-solid reputation of offering the best Facelift in Irvine. He is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon with an in-depth understanding of the human facial anatomy and is a specialist in a wide range of advanced cosmetic and aesthetic treatment procedures and solutions. 

While his expertise and mastery in plastic surgery are well known, patients that come to Dr. Smith also appreciate him and love him greatly for his human and compassionate approach. And they trust him 100% because they know they are in absolutely the best hands in Irvine.

“I cannot recommend this doctor enough! Not only do I look better than I did 20 years ago, I feel better!! I actually want to look in a mirror again. He is an amazing doctor with an equally wonderful staff. I should have done this years ago.”

Through the years Dr. Smith has established a reputation for delivering the best results for each and every patient based on their individual goals and expectations. So if you are looking for the best Facelift in Irvine, then request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith, or call our Irvine and Corona plastic surgery offices at (949)-653-7000 today!

Your Recovery and Beyond

You will leave the surgery center with dressings and bandages, which will be removed within a few days. Any non-dissolvable sutures will be removed in a week to 10 days, possibly in stages. You will be advised to protect yourself from the sun as you gradually heal from your surgery.

If you are looking for the best Facelift in Irvine, then call us at our Irvine plastic surgery office at (949)-653-7000 or request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith today!

Facelift FAQs

Dr. Smith performs facelift surgery at his onsite fully accredited surgery center using general anesthesia or intravenous sedation (twilight sleep). Medication is administered prior to the procedure for comfort and relaxation.

While you may notice some degree of visible improvements immediately after your facelift procedure, it can take up to 6 months for full results to emerge, and even longer for the scars to fully fade. However, most women and men who have Dr. Smith performed their facelift report that their results are worth the wait.

A facelift can take 3 to 5 hours, depending on the extent of the correction and whether or not other procedures are incorporated. Most facelifts are performed on an outpatient basis, meaning that a stay in the hospital is not needed.

You will experience swelling, bruising, and a tight feeling for the first several weeks, but patients report feeling comfortable going out socially in as few as 2 weeks.

Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.

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