What kind of treatment needed and a price range in Southern California? I am actually in Riverside, CA. (photos)
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Facelift Resukts and costs
After reviewing your photos, you are a good candidate for the procedures you mentioned. You probably have had several consultations already. Please look at the procedures the surgeon is recommending.. You do need a very good facelift with attention to the jowls and the neck area. The forehead and eyes are in need of work as well and this is solved with the brow and eyelid lift. Skin texture is improved with the Co2 laser. The last procedure I would include which will make a big difference is Fat transfer to areas of your face and mouth ( Peri-Oral ) area.
Facelift fees in Southern California
For the highest standards and cost containment, consult with experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons who own their own nationally accredited surgery center.
Consult in person with three experienced and expert board certified plastic surgeons to understand your options.
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What kind of treatment needed and a price range in Southern California? I am actually in Riverside, CA.
Following the beauty principles outlined in my book on face and body beauty, women look the most feminine, youthful and attractive with heart shaped faces. Heart shaped faces have cheeks that are full and round in the front. Cheek augmentation using a dermal filler (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or with cheek implants for a permanent enhancement will create full, round cheeks anteriorly that will feminize the entire face.
Jowls are sagging facial tissues and an indication for some form of a facelift. The underlying SMAS layer, of the face, must be dissected, lifted, trimmed and re-sutured. The excess skin is then removed and the facelift incisions closed.
My most popular facelift is the minimally invasive, short incision facelift that has all the benefits of more invasive facelifts (traditional, mid-face, deep plane and subperiosteal facelifts) but with these added benefits:
•very small incisions
•minimal tissue dissection = less bruising and swelling = rapid recovery
•can be performed in 90 minutes or less, with or without anesthesia
•no incisions within the hair = no hair loss
•excess fat can be removed
•excess skin removed
•cheeks, chin and jaw line can be augmented with dermal fillers (I prefer Restylane Lyft) or facial implants
•most patients fly back home to parts all over the world in as little as 3 days post-op
IMHO, you should consider starting out with a facelift, shaping the cheeks with a full gace 30% TCA peel. This would create better looking skin along with a more youthful, feminine and naturally attarctive face.
Hope this helps.
Facial rejuvenation in California
- There is a lot that can be done.
- Based on the photos -
- For your lips, in-office lip lift is a good way to start. An implant can be done if that is not enough.
- For your skin - medical skin care to start repairing your skin.
- Then the facial surgery.
- The skin care may yield dramatic results in 6 months - if not, then have a CO2 laser or phenol peel.
Hope you find this information helpful. Best wishes.
Facial Rejuvenation: options, costs, choosing
Thank you for your story, questions and photos.
Based on the photos you would benefit from a combination of:
1) non invasive (lasers, Radio Frequency, skin care/aesthesticians and medications)
2) minimally invasive (fillers, collagen stimulatents, internal skin shrinkage (Themi Lift)
3) short hidden incisional skin contouring (face/neck lift, brow lift, blephroplasty, fat injections, etc).
Total costs based on several components:
A)what part of the country you have your surgery (coastal cities higher than inland cities)
B)surgeons fees (more experienced surgeons are higher than less experienced)
C)anesthesia fees (nurse anesthetist vs Bd. Cert. Anesthesiologist)
D)facility fees (operations done in a hospital setting are higher in total cost)
E) special equipment needed
Please search RealSelf & Am. Society of Plastic Surgery web sites for the sections on the average costs and fees.
I feel compelled to state that while total cost should always be taken into consideration
it is your face and we usually "get what we pay for".
I would contact a Plastic Surgeon in your area that not only performs surgery (if needed) but in addition has collection of up to date non surgical technology.
When we combine non surgical and short hidden incisional techniques together we refer to this concept as "Synergy".... each technique magnifying on each other to obtain results you could not achieve with just surgery or lasers alone.
Fees would be based on the customized facial rejuvenation plan agreed upon by you and your Plastic Surgeon.
Please make a appt. with experienced Plastic Surgeon who is Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and ideally a member of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (denoting by membership as having met additional criteria and a focus on Cosmetic Plastic Surgery).
My best wishes,
R. A. Hardesty, MD, FACS
Diplomate and Certified by the Am. Bd. of Plastic Surgery
4646 Brockton Ave
Riverside, Ca 92506
Face neck left and eyelid surgery candidate
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