Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery

Plastic Surgeons located in San Luis Obispo, CA

A facelift is a powerful tool that can help you turn back the hands of time and achieve a more youthful, well-rested appearance. At Central Coast Institute for Plastic Surgery in San Luis Obispo, California, Gary Donath, MD, and Danielle E. Giacona, DO, have the expertise needed to deliver astounding results using the latest facelift techniques for patients in San Luis Obispo and North Santa Barbara counties. When you’re ready to learn more, schedule a visit using the easy online tool, or call the office to speak with a friendly staff member.

Facelift Q & A

What issues can a facelift improve?

A facelift is aptly named because the procedure acts to lift your facial skin to create a tighter, more youthful appearance. Some of the common issues a facelift can improve include:

  • Deep lines and wrinkles
  • Fallen deposits of fat
  • Sagging facial skin
  • Loose or excess skin at your jawline or beneath your chin

Many factors contribute to changes in your facial contouring, including aging, environmental toxins, sun damage, smoking, and even stress. A facelift can reverse many signs of aging to give you a natural-looking, rejuvenated appearance. 

How should I prepare for a facelift?

One of the most powerful things you can do to prepare for a facelift or any surgical procedure is to stop smoking. If you’re a smoker, your habit has wide-ranging negative effects on your circulation, cellular turnover, and other aspects of healing. 

Even quitting for a few weeks before and after your procedure can improve your experience, although quitting for good is the best approach. 

You should also share details of any medications or supplements you’re taking. Certain drugs and supplements can interfere with the healing process, especially those that increase the risk of bleeding. 

Having realistic expectations is also an essential part of preparing for a facelift. Your surgeon can explain what the procedure can and cannot accomplish, so you’ll understand what to expect. 

What happens during a facelift?

Anesthesia ensures that you rest comfortably during your procedure. Your provider begins by making the incisions needed to access the fat and muscle tissue in your face. They remove or redistribute those tissues as needed to create the best possible re-draping of your skin and trim any excess.

A facelift is as much of an artistic endeavor as it is a surgical procedure, and Dr. Donath and Dr. Giacona have an excellent blend of artistic vision and technical skills to create beautiful outcomes. There are also numerous excellent nonsurgical procedures that can improve your facial appearance, so if you’re not quite ready for a full facelift, you still have options. 

To discuss the facelift process in more detail, book a personalized consultation online or by phone today.