Facelift: Palo Alto

A facelift is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures today. This procedure can dramatically improve the effects of aging by tightening and repositioning the sagging tissues of the cheeks, jaw line, and jowls. Our Bay Area facelift is often combined with other procedures to rejuvenate and restore the appearance of the eyes, forehead, chin, etc., creating a more rested, youthful, vital appearance.

While a facelift is often one aspect of an entire facial rejuvenation procedure, it can also be performed as a single procedure to restore a more youthful facial appearance. In some cases, patients have loose, hanging skin that would require the tightening of the skin and muscles beneath and removing excess skin. Other patients may have excess fat requiring reduction by liposuction or surgical removal.

Combination Facelift and Neck Lift for Total Facial Rejuvenation

For some patients, a facial aesthetic issue is associated with vertical muscle bands, distracting and visible at the midline of the neck. Resolving this problem requires tightening of the neck muscles in the target area. You may be unhappy to see a saggy, undefined jawline that needs to be restored to a firmer, more youthful look. A neck lift may involve a combination of fat removal, skin tightening, muscle tightening, or added procedures such as a salivary gland lift to restore a more appealing, youthful, facial contour. Dr. Vistnes will be able to assess your unique needs in a private, discreet consultation and recommend our San Jose facelift with or without a neck lift.

Facelift Surgery – A Younger Look

While aging brings countless benefits, it definitely has drawbacks. The entire body, and skin, moves through various phases as it ages, and one of the most concerning is the loss of skin firmness and flexibility. Related to the decrease in the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin, skin begins to thin, lose strength, crease, wrinkle, and sag. Our Palo Alto facelift addresses these points specifically.

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The science behind Aging Skin

Some recent Japanese research has suggested that the lymphatic system may play a more significant role in skin aging than was known earlier. We expect that future developments in skincare, based upon scientific evidence, may help to slow the skin aging process.

If you are already living with sagging, wrinkled, or creased face and neck skin, facelift surgery can restore your facial appearance so it appears younger, fresher, well-rested, and rejuvenated.

Facelift Surgery – Will it Produce the Look I Want?

Many people want to look younger, and why not take steps to improve on nature? The key factor in our successful facelift in Bay Area lies in the hands behind the procedure. Creating a natural look that does not appear tight, pulled, or significantly alters your features is our goal at Vistnes Plastic Surgery of Palo Alto. Dr. Vistnes performs facial surgery with great care and delicacy in a customized treatment plan developed specifically to address your unique skin and muscle structure. Are you seeking facial rejuvenation that looks natural? We invite you to find out more about us.

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Facelift and Neck Lift: Facts you need to know

Planning for facial surgery requires understanding what to expect in the surgical experience itself, recovery time, and the final result of the facelift in San Jose. Dr. Vistnes is committed to educating his patients about expectations and giving an honest assessment about what a surgery can achieve in facial rejuvenation. There truly is no more effective way to restore a more youthful look – when the procedure is performed with great care and attention to detail. As with any surgical procedure, there is some degree of risk. Our clinic staff includes board-certified anesthesiologists with extensive experience in cosmetic procedures, and your health and safety are always our top priority.

Before your procedure

Prior to your procedure, several actions will be necessary:

  • A review of your medical history and a medical evaluation of your current health condition;
  • A full evaluation of any current medications, herbal supplements, vitamins, or anti-inflammatory medication with changes made in liaison with your doctors if alterations are needed;
  • Certain medications must be applied to your face and neck prior to the procedure;
  • Stop smoking for at least six weeks prior to the procedure.
  • Make plans for transport home, and arrange help for the first few days of recovery.

During a Facelift

  • Medications are administered so you are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure.
  • The type of facelift in Palo Alto varies from patient to patient. Based on your current face and neck skin condition, several incisions are made, with sagging muscle structure and tissues repaired and any excess skin will be removed.
  • The incisions are closed with sutures (stitches) which may be dissolvable, or may be scheduled for removal after a few days.
  • You will spend a short period recovering and then will be ready to be taken home by vehicle, where you need to rest.

After a Facelift

You will be given full aftercare instructions, and our team at Vistnes Plastic Surgery of Palo Alto makes it a point to carefully monitor our patients after surgery. You can expect the following:

  • You may have bandages and small drains, depending upon the extent of your surgery. You will understand how to care for these;
  • You will be prescribed pain medication to manage any discomfort during the early phase of healing;
  • You will have complete post-operative instructions, we are always available to answer any questions that arise, and we will carefully monitor your progress, starting with a post-operative appointment;
  • You will not be able to exercise or engage in any vigorous physical activities for a period of time;
  • Sleep on your back with extra pillows or a foam wedge to help limit swelling and bruising.


Vistnes Plastic Surgery

We invite you to discover our serene, luxurious clinic where a full spectrum of surgical and non-surgical enhancements for face and body are found in one place, and where you can expect to be treated with the warmth, dignity, and respect you deserve.

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