New surgical techniques
New technological advancements have impacted the medical community in a major way. Today, surgeons can use new surgical techniques as an alternative to the traditional method discussed above. It has become exceedingly common for lasers, endoscopy, and liposuction to be utilized during facelift cosmetic surgery procedures.
Laser treatments may be used individually or in combination with a surgical procedure to reshape or resurface the neck. The HALO by Sciton laser removes problems that live in the superficial layer of our skin which includes: pigment irregularities (dark spots), textural problems (fine lines/wrinkles and skin bumps), and pore-size irregularities.
Facial fat transfer
Some patients will also opt for facial fat transfer along with the facelift procedure. A fat transfer refers to the process of taking fat from your tummy and injecting purified adipose fat tissue into another area of your body. The goal of the procedure is to improve the fullness of the cheeks, nasolabial folds, jawline, or lower eye area, giving extra volume to the facial structure. This procedure makes the overall result look more natural, avoiding the “facelifted” appearance.
Brow lifts are now performed with specialized endoscopy equipment which allows smaller incisions and decreased recovery time.
The jawline, chin, and neck areas are readily targeted by liposuction to remove fatty deposits and create a more contoured and attractive appearance. It can be done in conjunction with laser or traditional facelift procedures.
In many cases, a chemical peel is performed in conjunction with a facelift in Ladera Ranch. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to enhance and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is especially useful for the fine wrinkles on cheeks, forehead and around the eyes, and the vertical wrinkles around the mouth.