Rhytidectomy is the clinical term for the cosmetic surgery commonly called a face lift. This procedure is designed to give your appearance a boost by eliminating excess skin from the face and neck, tightening the tissues underneath, and re-draping skin. It is an affective technique to reduce wrinkles and make skin firmer, but it does have the risks and recovery time associated with surgery. Dr. Gerald Bock’s patients in the Stockton area often ask, “When is the right time for a face lift?” Dr. Bock answers that question with a number of face lift treatment options.
Types of facelift treatments available at California Skin & Laser Center
MACS-lift – The acronym is short for “minimal access cranial suspension.” This type of lift is less invasive than a full face lift, and leaves less scarring. It smooths creases between the nose and mouth, and reduces excess jowl skin for a more defined chin. Dr. Bock makes small, precise incisions in front of the ears (scars are virtually invisible in this area) to elevate sagging facial features. With this procedure, there is reduced risk of bleeding or nerve damage, and the recovery period is only two to three weeks. Results look very natural.
Temporal Brow Lift – A brow lift is a minimally invasive surgery performed under local anesthetic at the California Skin & Laser Center offices. Just two small incisions in the hairline allow Dr. Bock to raise skin and tighten underlying tissues. Periorbital hooding (a descended brow that makes you look stern or tired), forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet are effectively reduced, with just a few weeks of recovery time.
When is the right time?
Dr. Bock takes time to understand your aesthetic goals, medical situation, and lifestyle before recommending any cosmetic procedure. If your appearance concerns cannot be resolved through minimally invasive techniques such as neuromodulator and dermal fillers, or if you desire long-term results, it could be the right time for you to consider face lift treatment.
Dr. Bock will help you understand the benefits and potential risks of a MACS or temporal brow lift, and form realistic expectations for the outcome. He may also recommend other treatments in combination with surgery to help you get the youthful results you desire.
The California Skin & Laser Center team understands that every patient is unique. Call them today at 209-751-4292 to get started on a customized rejuvenation program that’s right for you, right now.
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