Sagging of the skin on the face is primarily a result of a loss of elasticity and the effects of gravity pulling down on the facial tissues over time. A facelift helps to correct this facial sagging by lifting the tissues upward. Over time, many different versions of the facelift have been developed in an effort to provide better and longer lasting results, albeit with more complications and more prolonged recovery. Due to unnatural results and complications, the more invasive techniques are now a less popular option. For patients wanting natural looking results, safer surgery, and quicker recovery, newer techniques such as the mini lift are available with Dr. Renuka Diwan.
This type of facelift can be performed for healthy patients without the risks of general anesthesia (using local anesthetic) by Dr. Diwan in our AAAHC accredited office with excellent results. A neck lift can also be performed either in combination with or without a mini facelift, for patients who are interested in correcting sagging of the skin around the neck area.
Dr. Diwan will explain the details of your facelift procedure prior to your surgery. This will involve the tightening of your facial skin and lifting of the underlying facial tissue. Only the mid to lower region of the face will be addressed with this procedure. Patients looking to also correct signs of aging around their eyes or brow may benefit from combining their facelift surgery with eyelid surgery or a brow lift.
The mini facelift procedure with Dr. Diwan is completed in less time and with quicker recovery than the traditional facelift. Patients are able to return to work in one week. We counsel our patients thoroughly on how to maintain their more youthful appearance for many years to come.
You should notice an immediate improvement in your appearance with significant results occurring gradually over the next few month or two. The mini facelift is an excellent alternative to the traditional facelift, and it has received extremely positive feedback from patients. Achieving results that look completely natural and do not require a significant recovery period is a great benefit for men and women who simply wish to improve some of the signs of aging that make them feel less like themselves.
Participation in AAAHC's accreditation program is voluntary. We consider accreditation to be a milestone in the continuing growth and success of this practice. Meeting the accreditation standards demonstrates our commitment to providing the highest quality of care and safety to our patients, and the same high level of conduct in our business practices. AAAHC accreditation signifies that we have met the rigorous standards of a nationally recognized third party and will continue to meet these standards to maintain accreditation.