Our Mantra Is “Harmonious, Beautiful and Natural-Looking Results” – Facelift is the most comprehensive way to correct visible signs of aging. An expertly performed facelift will make you look 10 years younger, more awake and more refreshed. Solana Beach facelift patients enthusiastically endorse Dr. Anshu Gupta, whose facelift expertise is obvious in the results he delivers. Dr. Gupta focuses on “mini facelifts” to avoid the artificial, pulled-back look that is common on overworked lifts performed by less experienced physicians. Dr. Gupta always tightens the muscles in the area in proper orientation to provide a more toned look and to increase the durability of his results. It’s standard for Dr. Gupta’s facelift patients to look like they’ve just returned from a relaxing, rejuvenating vacation, with no signs that a surgical procedure took place. For a more comprehensive reversal of the aging process on the face, the mini facelift may be combined with other procedures like eyelid or eyebrow surgery, cheek augmentation, fillers and laser treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Facelift?
Mini facelift may be a good option if you have any of the following characteristics:
- An overall tired-looking appearance
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Loss of muscle tone in the face and neck
- Wrinkles/creases around your nose, mouth and neck
Mini facelift is most appropriate for candidates that have mild to moderate signs of aging. Individuals that have moderate to severe signs of aging are better suited to traditional facelift, which is more extensive.
Dr. Gupta meets with every facelift candidate to examine their areas of concern and have a conversation about their goals. During your consultation, you will be asked about your particular concerns and how you would like to look after surgery. Dr. Gupta will also ask questions about your medical history to verify that you are a suitable candidate for surgery. If you decide to move forward with the procedure, Dr. Gupta will provide more information about what to expect and how you can prepare.
More about the Procedure
Dr. Gupta usually performs mini-facelifts in the office. General anesthesia is not used, but local anesthesia and sedation medications are administered to prevent you from feeling any discomfort during the procedure.
Dr. Gupta will make the surgical incisions along the hairline, starting above the ear and extending down around the bottom of the ear, ending in the hairline behind the ear. Incision placement is carefully planned to prevent any noticeable scarring.
Through the incisions, Dr. Gupta will tighten the subcutaneous layers of the tissue and the facial and neck muscles. He will remove surplus, lax skin and re-drape the skin more tightly over the face. When he is finished, Dr. Gupta will close the incisions with sutures.
Recovering from Facelift
After facelift, the face will be swollen and discolored. The area around the incisions may feel tender. You will receive detailed instructions for caring for the incisions, taking medication to prevent infection and how to control swelling.
You will meet with Dr. Gupta several times during the recovery period, so he can check on your healing progress. He will also advise when to return to your regular lifestyle (including work and exercise). Most patients go back to work within two to three weeks.
Contact Dr. Gupta
If you would like more information about Dr. Gupta’s unique approach to facelift, and how it can help you look years younger, please contact our office and schedule a consultation. Call (760) 436-7600 to book an appointment today.