Nobody will look the same forever. With the passing effects of gravity and sun exposure, facial skin begins to sag, forming jowls and deep wrinkles. The facelift has been one of the key cosmetic procedures for turning back the hands of time and giving men and women a younger, more rejuvenated facial appearance. Only tiny incisions are made in the hairline and natural creases of your skin to lessen the appearance of any incision lines or scars.
Targeting the upper and central part of a person’s face, an endoscopoic facelift is especially effective in treating issues such as frown lines and facial folds like the smile lines. Rancho Cucamonga cosmetic surgeons, Dr. Haiavy perform the facelift using an endoscope to minimize incisions and post-surgical scarring.
Rancho Cucamonga Endoscopic Facelift
With an endoscopic facelift, you can achieve many of the same rejuvenating benefits of a traditional facelift, but the surgery is less invasive, and that means a shorter, easier recovery time afterwards. The use of an endoscope (a long, thin tube with a lighted camera in the end) allows our experienced cosmetic surgeons to accurately view hard to reach areas below the skin without having to make large, extended incisions. Only tiny incisions are made using the natural creases of your skin to lessen the appearance of any incision lines or scars.
Targeting the central third of a person’s face, an endoscopic facelift is especially effective in treating issues such as frown lines and facial folds near the nose and mouth. Patients may also choose to combine their procedure with other facial surgeries and treatments for a fuller revitalization of the entire face, including the eyes, brow and neck.
The Difference Between the Traditional and Endoscopic Facelift
Like the traditional facelift, the endoscopic facelift works to smooth wrinkles and tighten and lift sagging facial features. However, using fiber optic and endoscopic technology, the endoscopic facelift can make for a less invasive procedure that can provide patients with several key benefits.
During the endoscopic procedure, a long, thin tube with a lighted camera at the end (the endoscope) is used to view the underlying structure below the skin. Telescopic instruments are then used to carefully tighten sagging facial muscles and remove fatty tissue to result in a firmer, more well-contoured appearance. An endoscopic facelift does not address problems with excess skin as a traditional facelift does. However, several of the factors contributing to the sagging or drooping of facial features can be resolved by reshaping the underlying structure.
We use an endoscope to view and access hard to reach areas below the skin during an endoscopic facelift. This allows us to accurately tighten and firm the face without needing to make long, extended incisions.Instead, an endoscopic facelift only requires tiny incisions made in the hairline and behind your ear. Instead, an endoscopic facelift only requires tiny incisions made above and behind your ear. The endoscopic facelift is also sometimes referred to as a “scarless” facelift
Shorter Recovery Time
Recovery after an endoscopic facelift is often shorter than that of a traditional facelift. Because the procedure is less invasive, your body will not need as much time to properly heal. Swelling and bruising will typically resolve after about two weeks, however most patients are able to return to work in just one week.
Ideal Candidates for the Endoscopic Facelift
An endoscopic facelift works to tighten and reshape your underlying facial muscles and tissue in order to achieve a more youthful appearance. The procedure targets the upper and the middle third region of the face and is best for improving issues such as:
- Frown lines between the eyes
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Sagging cheeks
However, the endoscopic facelift does not target areas of loose, excess skin such as severe jowling and areas of loose skin along the chin or jawline. During your consultation with Dr. Haiavy your facial structure will be carefully observed to determine whether you are a good candidate for an endoscopic facelift, or if the traditional procedure would be more effective in what you are looking to accomplish.
The endoscopic facelift can be highly effective for men and women in their 30s, 40s or 50s who are facing moderate signs of facial aging without large amounts of sagging skin.
What to Expect from Your Endoscopic Facelift
Following your endoscopic facelift procedure, it will take a couple of weeks for any bruising and swelling to fade. It is a good idea to have a loved one with you in the following 1-2 days after your surgery to help care for you.
Your procedure will result in a tighter, more refined contouring of your facial features as well as a natural looking lift. Patients who undergo the surgery look up to 10 years younger than their actual age. The results are long-lasting, but you will continue to age and may consider a secondary procedure 5-10 years after your initial surgery.
The endoscopic facelift essentially works to turn back the hands of time, but no cosmetic procedure can freeze time forever. This means that although you are still aging, you will look younger than you would have without the surgery.
Learn More about Endoscopic Facelifts at Inland Cosmetic Surgery
If you are considering facial plastic surgery, we invite you to find out more about the endoscopic facelift to see if you would be an ideal candidate for the surgery. Contact us today to schedule a private consultation with one of our experienced cosmetic surgeons.