Facelift Before & Afters Case #11181
This 63-year-old woman was unhappy with how her neck and jaw line had begun to sag and didn't like the look of her heavy upper eyelids, the puffy bags under her eyes and the wrinkles around her mouth. She wanted to find a way to restore her face so that she looked more youthful and alert, so she began looking for a skilled Los Angeles facelift surgeon to help her achieve her goal.
She came to the offices of Marina Plastic Surgery Associates to meet with one of our talented surgeons to discuss which procedures would best suit her. Because she was concerned with the sagging on her jaw line and neck, her surgeon recommended that she undergo a facelift and to deal with her drooping eyelids and bagginess below the eyes, he suggested she have both upper and lower eyelid surgery. Finally, to address her concerns about the wrinkles around her mouth, her surgeon suggested she try carbon dioxide (CO2) laser skin resurfacing around her mouth.
CO2 laser resurfacing is a fairly common type of treatment for wrinkles. A CO2 laser removes the outer layers of damaged skin, which exposes the lower levels of skin which are smoother and healthier. By using a pulsing beam or one that scatters at a very high rate, the doctor is able to minimize heat damage and to reach deeper tissue, diminishing those deeply set wrinkles and creases. This laser treatment combined with the face lift and eyelid surgery has made this patient looks younger. Now, her skin looks healthier and fresh.
Following her Los Angeles cosmetic surgery, she was very happy with her new, youthful look, her brighter eyes, tighter neck and jaw line and the smoother skin around her mouth.