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Mini Facelift vs. Facelift: Which is Better?

Have you heard the terms “facelift” and “mini-facelift” used interchangeably, but not sure which one is better for you? Settle in and relax, because we’re about to explore the differences between these two facelift procedures, including which one is better at treating aging symptoms. Mini Facelift vs. Facelift In order to determine which procedure is right for you, it’s important to understand what each procedure is, and what it’s designed to target. A traditional facelift is a procedure designed to not only treat aging symptoms on the face - like sagging skin, wrinkles, and more - but it can also remove excess skin around the upper and lower facial areas. A facelift is a good choice for candidates who have poor skin laxity and, as a result, [...]

By |2019-10-17T06:56:07-07:00November 2nd, 2019|

Does a Facelift Leave Visible Scarring?

Are you reluctant about undergoing a facelift procedure because you’re nervous about visible scarring? We understand. That’s why we’ve broken down where your facelift scarring may be, including how long it takes your most visible facelift scars to naturally fade. Where Will My Facelift Scars Be? Your facelift scar placement will vary depending on the type of facelift procedure performed. However, most patients can expect their plastic surgeon to place facelift scars in the following areas: Behind the ears. This is the most common scar placement, as the incision allows your plastic surgeon to access key mid-facial muscles. These muscles are primarily responsible for creating the most visible facial sagging, so most plastic surgeons will focus their work here. Along the hairline. Another popular placement for facelift [...]

By |2019-10-18T07:03:38-07:00October 28th, 2019|

Ultherapy vs. Facelift: Which Is The Better?

You know how the old saying goes: “You should look as young as you feel.”  Well, in your case, you still feel like you’re in your twenties or thirties – but your face isn’t exactly keeping up with your energy and zest for life.  It seems every passing day adds some new line or fold to your face, neck, and around your eyes… And you’re ready for it to stop! That’s why you’re interested in facial rejuvenation and tightening procedures available at South Coast Plastic Surgery.  Founded by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Kyle Song and Dr. David Dorfman, this Orange County practice is home to an entire treatment menu of procedures designed to help tighten and tone your facial skin. But if you think this treatment menu is limited to just a traditional facelift, then [...]

By |2016-08-16T10:53:35-07:00August 24th, 2016|

What is the Best Procedure for Firming the Neck?

There’s no denying that you take care of your facial skin.  Years of using moisturizers, firming creams, and sunscreen have helped you maintain great skin throughout the years. However, you may not be able to say the same thing about your neck and jowls. While people tend to take good care of their facial skin, the jaw and neck are often ignored.  Unfortunately, these areas are often the first to show signs of aging – which means your neck and jawline may look older than the rest of your skin. So what’s the best procedure for firming the neck? Innovative Options at South Coast Plastic Surgery At South Coast Plastic Surgery in Irvine, California – also serving the greater Orange County area – founders Kyle Song, MD and David Dorfman, MD are committed to providing patients [...]

By |2018-10-18T03:03:55-07:00May 29th, 2015|

What is the California Lift?

Have you ever thought about getting a facelift – but held back because you were afraid of the scars that can come along with it? It’s not surprising; after all, traditional facelifts can leave large, obvious scars behind the ears, which may make patients feel self-conscious about putting their hair up.  What’s more, these scars can leave patients with the appearance of looking like they’ve had “work” done – and that’s certainly not a desirable outcome from these procedures! If the above sounds familiar, then it’s time to discover the California Lift – a new facelift that makes obvious scars a thing of the past. The California Lift at South Coast Plastic Surgery Founded and operated by Kyle Song, MD and David Dorfman, MD, South Coast Plastic Surgery is the only cosmetic surgery practice to offer [...]

By |2018-10-18T03:04:23-07:00May 27th, 2015|
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