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A facelift, also referred to as a rhytidectomy, is a surgery performed to remove the extra skin and smooth wrinkles of the face, jawline, upper neck and jowls. Dr. Hershcovitch is a board certified surgeon who is fellowship trained in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He believes and follows the philosophy that each patient requires a unique and specialized approach to facial rejuvenation. Not every facelift patient need every area addressed as part of the facelift surgery. Operating on the parts that will provide the most dramatic aesthetic benefit will allow for superb results while decreasing the incision length and accelerating the recovery time. Many of our patients are surprised how easy and fast the recovery is.
Schedule Your Facelift Consultation Today
If you have been thinking about whether you might be a Facelift candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation. You can schedule your appointment by calling C/V Surgical Group at (818) 888-7878.
Minimally Invasive Facelift
Dr. Hershcovitch is one of the few surgeons in Southern California that specializes in a minimally invasive facelift. Some people can achieve full facelift results without a general anesthetic, nor the prolonged recovery from having a procedure done in the operating room. The difference between a Minilift and a traditional Facelift is the extent of dissection throughout the face and neck. A minilift typically has shorter dissection and thus operative time. This also allows bruising and swelling to be minimized. Dr. Hershcovitch can do these procedures in the comfort of his office. Many patients find the experience more relaxing and even enjoyable.
Schedule Your Minilift Consultation Today
If you have been thinking about whether you might be a Minilift candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation. You can schedule your appointment by calling C/V Surgical Group at (818) 888-7878.
What kind of Necklifts are there?
Dr. Hershcovitch performs upper neck lifts, lower neck lifts, vertical neck lifts, central neck lifts (submentoplasty) and even horizontal neck lifts. Upper neck lifts and central neck lifts are often combined with a facelift and address the jowls and sagging cheek bags as well as the turkey waddle and platysma banding in the central neck. On select patients, these procedures can be performed on their own to address specific deficiencies. Incisions from neck lifts are hidden very well in shadow areas are often not even noticeable after surgery. A vertical neck lift address the lower neck and can be done as an independent procedure or in combination with a Facelift. The incision from a vertical neck lift is completely hidden within the hairline.
Schedule Your Necklift Consultation Today
If you have been thinking about whether you might be a Necklift candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation. You can schedule your appointment by calling C/V Surgical Group at (818) 888-7878.
What type of Facelift do I need?
Dr. Hershcovitch specializes in minimally invasive facelifts. For the right patient, the procedure can be done in the office without general anesthesia. Recovery from a “mini-lift” is often faster than traditional facelifts. Dr. Hershcovitch also performs a short incision young woman’s facelift as well as the traditional classic facelift. A consultation and facial evaluation with Dr. Hershcovitch will help elucidate the best options available for facial rejuvenation.
Why Dr. Hershcovitch?
Dr. Hershcovitch is a board certified surgeon and fellowship trained specifically in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. His experience in facial plastic surgery allows for the most comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Hershcovitch can offer a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical options for facial rejuvenation. Dr. Hershcovitch always strives to achieve a youthful and natural look while using both surgical and non-invasive treatments.
What does a Facelift do?
A proper facelift will tighten and strengthen the underlying support structures of the skin to provide a durable and natural result. The skin is then redraped over the face to allow for a tension free closure. This creates a more youthful appearance but most importantly a natural look. It is very important to choose a facial plastic surgeon to perform the procedure. Many “facelifts” are simply some doctors pulling skin back. That unfortunately leads to at best shorter-term results and at worst significant scarring.
In general, facelift surgery is not painful afterwards. The first day or two following your facelift surgery you may experience some discomfort, but most of our patients have their pain well controlled with plain tylenol. Dr. Hershcovitch will leave a formal bandage and headwrap that is removed within 24-48 hours. After that, a soft band is all that is necessary for recovery. All sutures are generally removed within 10 days of the procedure.
Q: Who is the ideal candidate?
A: Ideal facelift candidates are physically and mentally healthy, and understand the scope of change that the procedure offers. The condition of a patient’s skin may also affect their candidacy, a variable that often proves more important than age.
Q: Will I see my incisions?
A: The incisions that Dr. Hershcovitch uses hide very well. Many patients have absolutely no visible incisions after healing is complete. Dr. Hershcovitch can provide before and after photos during your consultation that show how well the facelift incisions heal.
Q: Am I too old for a facelift?
A: Age is less important factor than overall health and skin condition. Dr. Hershcovitch has facelift patients that range from early 40s to late 80s.
Q: I am really bothered by my neck, do I need a facelift?
A: Yes, there is an old saying in plastic surgery that the best neck lift is a facelift. Dr. Hershcovitch takes a comprehensive approach to the neck. Using multiple different approaches simultaneously to address both the lower neck, upper neck and central neck.
Q: I have difficulty with general anesthesia, can this be done without being put to sleep?
A: Absolutely! Several options exist for anesthesia during a facelift. The procedure can be done in the office with only local anesthesia or in our surgery center with monitored anesthesia care. Neither of these approaches necessitate a breathing tube. Choosing the right approach for you can be addressed during your consultation.
Q: What is a “Mini Facelift?”
A: A Mini Facelift is just one of the minimally invasive types of facelift Dr. Hershcovitch performs. This procedure can be done in the office and doesn’t require being put to sleep! Other similar procedures include the Young Woman’s Facelift. The length of incisions and amount of dissection is considerably less than a classic facelift. The correct type of facelift for you can be addressed during your consultation.
Q: What is a “liquid facelift?” Am I a candidate?
A: Liquid facelifts most commonly involve the use of fat or other dermal fillers. In this practice we most commonly Juvederm Voluma XC to restore volume to areas that are appearing older. These fillers can create a more youthful appearance of the face. An ideal candidate is not bound by age, but typically does not have significant skin laxity. Rather, there is usually significant hollowing and volume loss of the face. This appearance is commonly seen in runners and other in-shape athletes.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have been thinking about whether you might be a Face and Necklift candidate, schedule a complimentary consultation. You can schedule your appointment by calling C/V Surgical Group at (818) 888-7878.