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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.

For patients in Orange County who want the best Facelift in Irvine, or if you just have facelift questions, book a consultation with Dr. Smith, or call us at 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 tightening and lifting the deep tissues of the neck and face while smoothing out and re-positioning the skin. Ideal candidates for a facelift are men and women who have:

  • Jowls, or sagging skin and laxity around the jawline
  • Deep nasolabial folds extending from the nose to the mouth
  • Sagging, wrinkled skin on the neck and underneath the chin

Dr. Smith will frequently combine eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing, fat grafting, or brow lift along with a facelift for Orange County patients looking for full facial 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 strategically placed in the natural creases in front of the ear on the rim of the tragus, hidden inside the hairline at the temple and behind the ear, ending in the hair of the scalp to hide any scarring.

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 procedure 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.

Enhance Your Facelift with CO2 Laser Treatment

Combining a facelift with CO2 laser treatment is a precise technique employed by professionals like Dr. Smith to maximize the effectiveness of facial rejuvenation. While this procedure primarily targets sagging facial tissues, it may not address concerns like fine lines and skin texture. CO2 laser treatment complements the facelift by focusing on skin resurfacing, collagen stimulation, and reducing aging signs. This dual approach offers a holistic solution, enhancing both structural and superficial aspects of facial aesthetics. It also streamlines the recovery process and ensures longer-lasting results, providing patients with a refreshed appearance.

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

A procedure 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 plastic surgeon in Orange County with a rock-solid reputation for 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 who 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. To experience the best Facelift Irvine patients can schedule a consultation online or call us at (949)-653-7000 so you can meet with Dr. Smith and find out if this is the right procedure for you.

Facelift 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 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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