Facelift

Facelift Specialist
A facelift takes years off the face by removing lines, wrinkles, and folds. Residents in Torrance, California who are looking for a natural and youthful look can depend on Dr. David Bray to provide a successful facelift surgery. Bray Plastic surgery has multiple facelift options to meet the needs of each patient.

Facelift Q & A

by David Bray, MD

What Is a Basic Minilift?

In a basic minilift, patients who aren't yet ready for the full facelift can get corrections for facial issues. Most basic minilift patients are in their 20s, 30s, and early 40s. A basic minilift is done with an injectable numbing medicine, so no general anesthesia or major sedation is needed. This makes it much less expensive than other types of facelifts. The minilift facelift incision goes from the front of the ear to just above the earlobe, in the hidden notch behind the ear. This allows for a cheek lift, a jowl lift, and an upper neck lift.

What Is a Minilift Ultra?

The minilift ultra is similar to the basic minilift, but it is performed under general anesthesia so that the patient is completely pain free. The procedure is designed to provide a cheek lift, a jowl lift, and an upper neck lift. Just as with the basic minilift, most people who opt for the minilift ultra are still quite young, ranging from their 20s to early 40s. If patients opt for tissue adhesives during this operation, the amount of bruising can be greatly reduced. Most people require between 10 days and 2 weeks of recovery, with only minimal bruising.

What Is an Extended Minilift?

An extended minilift is one of Bray Plastic Surgery's most popular anti-aging surgeries. In an extended minilift, the incisions are planned on an individualized basis. During the surgery, the plastic surgeon will carefully monitor the patient's skin response to each part of the procedure. This allows the surgeon to make changes as needed so that the patient can get the best possible skin lifting, best muscle support, and smallest possible incision length. The use of biological tissue adhesives allows for up to 90 percent less bruising.

What Is a Full Facelift?

In a full facelift, the patient will be under general anesthesia. This is often the best option for people who want both full facial correction and extensive neck correction. Because it is a more extensive surgical procedure than the minilifts, the recovery is longer.

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