Dr. Schwartz discusses his approach to Facial Surgery
What can a facelift accomplish?
When performed by an board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz in Westlake Village, a facelift is able to successfully:
- Restore your youthful, refreshed and rejuvenated facial appearance.
- Reverse an aging, weathered and tired expression.
- Correct sagging facial skin.
- Smooth fine lines and deep wrinkles.
- Firm and tighten the facial skin.
- Restore your youthful facial contours.
- Remove signs of aging to the neck.
An overview of a facelift
To prepare you for your Thousand Oaks facelift, Dr. Schwartz will thoroughly explain what you can expect from the procedure during your initial consultation. During that time, he will carefully evaluate your unique needs and make recommendations that will ensure an optimal outcome.
To begin your actual surgery, one of our board certified anesthesiologists will administer general anesthesia to ensure your total comfort and safety. As he specializes in limited incision facelift surgery, Dr. Schwartz will often create substantially smaller incisions than are typically used with a traditional facelift – allowing for a more natural result and a quicker recovery time. Through those openings, Dr. Schwartz will carefully tighten the underlying muscles, targeting unwanted fat, re-contour the face and treat excess sagging skin. Once your smoother and youthful face has been restored, he will expertly close the incisions to ensure the resulting scars are virtually imperceptible.
In many cases, facelift surgery is combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures, including brow and eyelid surgery, fat grafting, and laser skin resurfacing. Each patient’s procedures are customized to produce the ideal results, as gone over during their consultation in Dr. Schwartz's Thousand Oaks office.
What to expect during recovery
While a facelift is a significant procedure, most patients have a much better recovery period than they might expect. While it is normal to experience swelling, pain and bruising in the area – all of these can be managed with pain medication and individualized care prescribed by Dr. Schwartz during your Calabasas facelift. As you heal, you’ll be advised to rest, avoid strenuous activity and walk around the house to reduce swelling. Most individuals are able to resume their normal daily routine outside of their home within one to two weeks. Dr. Schwartz will offer specific guidance on your recovery period during your post-operative appointments. These appointments will include post-operative care, restriction of activities, use of makeup if needed, and when you can resume normal exercise.
Is a facelift right for you?
As Dr. Schwartz believes in truly personalized care, he determines candidacy for all of his procedures on an individual basis. However, in general, most men and women between the ages of 40 and 70 can be considered candidates for a facelift if telltale signs of facial aging are causing them to appear older than they would like to look.
In addition, candidates for this procedure should be in good overall health and possess realistic expectations of what the procedure can accomplish. When performed by a highly skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Schwartz in Westlake Village, a facelift won’t significantly alter your appearance so that you look like someone else. You’ll still look like you – just with a more refreshed and youthful overall look.
Dr. Schwartz’s talent and capabilities as a surgeon are beyond compare. Please take a moment to view our beautiful photo gallery, to see for yourself the exquisite results that are possible when you undergo a facelift with Dr. Michael R. Schwartz.
Meet Dr. Michael R. Schwartz
Double board certified in both plastic surgery and general surgery, Dr. Michael R. Schwartz is the go-to plastic surgeon for face, breast and body procedures in Thousand Oaks and Calabasas area. With over seventeen years of experience, his vast expertise, meticulous eye for detail and rare level of artistry allow him to achieve results that are both beautiful and extremely natural.
Sought after all over the world for his expertise in plastic surgery, Dr. Schwartz has authored and presented numerous papers and has been an invited speaker at several national plastic surgery meetings. With his wealth of expertise, artistic skill and national reputation, few surgeons are more qualified than Dr. Schwartz to enhance your appearance and deliver the exquisite cosmetic outcomes you desire.