The natural aging process takes a toll on our appearance. From the changes in our skin, to facial volume loss, to changes in face shape, we all experience the aging process in a unique way. Addressing the signs of aging on the face requires customized treatment for every individual. Here at the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh develops treatment plans tailored to the unique conditions of every patient in order to correct sagging skin, volume loss, wrinkles, and other visible signs of aging.
The Aging Process
Looking older is an inevitable fact of life. When we are young, our skin produces collagen and elastin and looks plump and vibrant. Over the years, however, the aging process begins to show. There are several distinct stages that occur that contribute to an aged appearance:
1. Skin Changes
A change in the tone and texture of the skin is the first stage of the aging process. We notice sun spots start to develop, perhaps hyperpigmentation, and the skin is not as smooth and hydrated as it once was.
There are certain areas of the face that are prone to volume loss, such as the cheeks, under eyes, and temples. This can lead to a tired, gaunt appearance.
3. Bone Resorption
Bone resorption is the gradual break down or weakening of bone over time. When this occurs in the chin, cheekbones, and bones around the eyes, they can appear sunken.
4. Skin Laxity
As collagen and elastin production slows down, the skin becomes lax and starts to sag. Skin laxity is generally most evident around the eyes, neck, and jowls.
5. Dynamic Wrinkles
Dynamic wrinkles form after years of facial expression and dynamic facial muscle movement. Some of the most common problem areas are crow’s feet around the eyes, smoker’s lines around the mouth, and frown lines between the brows.
6. Change in Face Shape
As bone resorption and volume loss continue, the overall shape of the face begins to change.
While these stages of the aging process are normal for everyone, genes are an important factor in how we each experience this process. Personal habits, exposure to the sun, and gravity all contribute to how we look and age in the face, as well.
While good skin care and personal habits do help prevent some of the visible signs of aging, facial plastic surgery and other advanced rejuvenation treatments can stall, and even reverse, the aging process of the face and neck. Here at the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery, Dr. Azizzadeh believes in creating individualized treatment plans for every patient that address their specific rejuvenation needs. This often involves a combination of treatments and procedures to create the best aesthetic result.
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Facelift Surgery in Beverly Hills
The face lifting procedure is an outpatient surgery performed by Dr. Babak Azizzadeh at the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery in Beverly Hills. Dr. Azizzadeh’s minimally invasive surgical techniques and years of facial plastic surgery experience make him one of the most sought-after facial plastic surgeons in the country. A facelift with Dr. Azizzadeh is not a “one size fits all” procedure. He takes his time assessing your problem areas, discussing your goals and concerns with you, and creating a customized treatment plan that will give you the look you want.
The surgical facelift with Dr. Azizzadeh can address many of the most common problem areas of the face, including:
- Folds around the mouth
- Double chin / turkey neck
- Forehead wrinkles
- Skin laxity
Dr. Azizzadeh believes in natural-looking facelift results. He wants his patients to look years younger and rejuvenated, but not overly tight and “worked on.” Frequently, other complementary procedures, like dermal fillers, fat grafting, or blepharoplasty, are performed at the same time as facelift surgery to provide the patient with the best possible outcome and a face that looks balanced. Ensuring all of the facial features are in harmony is something that sets Dr. Azizzadeh apart from other facial plastic surgeons!
Neck Lift for Aging Skin
Many people experience the greatest amount of skin laxity in the neck region, creating a saggy look that can add years to one’s appearance. People with weak neck muscles, sagging jowls, excess fatty deposits, and skin laxity may be good candidates for a neck lift with Dr. Azizzadeh.
Treatments to Combat the Aging Process
There are many other treatments offered at the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery to fight the signs of aging on the face and neck. Some of the most popular cosmetic procedures for facial rejuvenation are:
- Liquid Facelift
- Fat Grafting
- Ulthera Skin Tightening
Contact Dr. Azizzadeh To Learn More About the Aging Process Today
Time takes its toll on all of us. When combined with our environment, sun exposure and genetics, you get a face that looks older before its time. Fortunately, advancements in facial plastic surgery allow surgeons like Dr. Azizzadeh to correct the signs of aging on our face with a variety of cutting-edge procedures. If you are unhappy with your aged appearance and would like to learn more about how a facelift may be able to correct your problem areas, schedule a consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh. Call the CENTER for Advanced Facelift Surgery at 310.331.8437 today! We look forward to meeting you to discuss your facial rejuvenation needs!
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