As women age, their face often appears older than they feel. This can caused by a combination of genetics, sun damage, and even weight changes. Many women with these concerns choose to undergo facial rejuvenation. This can include treatments with Botox, fillers such as Juvederm, or surgical procedures including facelifts and eyelid surgery. If you are not happy because of extra skin on the face, neck or Jowl, and tired appearance, facelift surgery may be appropriate for you. Women commonly have a enhanced self image and a more confident, youthful appearance after facial surgery.
Dr. Schwartz is an expert facial surgeon. He is known for his natural results and individual approach to facial rejuvenation. Each patient requires a unique evaluation and treatment plan. Patients come from across the country for his skill, artistry and experience.
Your First Consultation
The most important visit with your plastic surgeon besides the surgery itself is your initial consultation. You will be able to discuss your goals, concerns and specific desires. You will discuss the specific details of your surgery.
You should also be interviewing your prospective surgeon. You should feel your surgeon would care for you as if you were part of his own family. That your surgery was the most important, and that you are unique. It may never be truer that you get what you pay for. Do not shop for price alone. Ask your friends, and doctors you know and trust for a referral.
Be sure to explore all of your options including non-surgical alternatives like Ultherapy to determine what is right for your needs. For more information, or if you are ready to schedule your consultation today, please contact our office.
PROCEDURE SELECTION – Each patient’s surgery is unique. Dr. Schwartz specializes in limited incision facelift surgery. Today’s patient can have a superb result with dramatically shorter incisions than were required in the past. This minimizes changes in the hairline, shortens recovery and limits bruising and swelling.
SURGERY LOCATION – Your surgery can be performed at our new AAAASF accredited Westlake Cosmetic Surgery Center facility. This state of the art surgical center provides the highest standard of care, safety and privacy. Dr. Schwartz also has privileges to perform procedures at Los Robles Regional Medical center, Thousand Oaks Surgical Hospital, and both St. Johns Regional Medical center, and Pleasant Valley Hospitals.
ANESTHESIA – Facelift is performed with general anesthesia. Dr. Schwartz only works with Board Certified Physician (M.D.) anesthesiologists who are always present for your entire procedure.
Facelifts usually requires 3 hours of surgery as an outpatient. You will be seen the first or second day after surgery, and can usually shower at that time. Many patients will only require Motrin or Advil for pain control, but stronger medications are available if needed.
Patients can usually drive to their one week appointment to remove sutures, and return to work at that time or even sooner.
Most patients feel comfortable with makeup in social situations at about 10 days to two weeks after facial surgery. Most swelling and bruising is gone at about 4-6 weeks after facial surgery.
Exercise can resume at three weeks after surgery without restrictions in most patients.
While every procedure has risks, it is Dr. Schwartz’ goal to minimize every possibility of this during your care. You will receive extensive consultation regarding your surgery and any risks during your consultation and pre-op appointments.
Many of our patients seek Dr. Schwartz’s expertise in plastic surgery from nearby cities. We have provided driving directions from the following locations for your convenience.