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Orange County, CA area doctor describes facelift surgery

As the signs of aging begin to occur on the face, many patients in the Orange County, CA area may be able to delay plastic surgery with injections such as Botox and dermal fillers. This is a temporary fix to a permanent problem, and patients will quickly realize that the fine lines, wrinkles, and folds that begin to develop on dropping, sagging skin will only go away by removing excess skin caused by the natural reduction of collagen. This excess skin can be removed to improve the facial features and reduce the signs of aging during facelift surgery.

Dr. Thuan Nguyen of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery offers patients in and around the Orange County, CA area facelift surgery to combat the signs of aging. There are many different types of facelifts, including the mini facelift, full facelift, neck lift, and forehead lift. During an initial consultation appointment with Dr. Thuan Nguyen, patients will undergo a complete examination to determine which facelift surgery is most appropriate for their needs. A mini facelift targets the lower portion of the face, a full facelift targets the entire face, and neck lifts and forehead lifts provide specific tightening on common problematic areas.

Facelift surgery is an outpatient procedure done in the office within an hour to three hours. A board-certified anesthesiologist will administer general anesthesia before the procedure. Incisions are made in the appropriate locations, excess skin is removed, and the skin is pulled tighter and sutured. Patients who have more of a lower facelift surgery may also have incisions made in the neck area or underneath the chin. Patients are sent home to rest after the procedure and healing takes place over the course of several weeks. Patients are educated on how to facilitate healing, handle the bandages, and reduce their risk for infection after the surgery has been completed.

Patients interested in learning more about the various facelift surgeries and the methods of addressing sagging, aging skin are encouraged to contact the team of The Institute of Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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