Before the procedure begins, you will be sedated with either local or general anesthesia. Small incisions will then be created to access the connective tissues and muscles underneath the face. The placement of the incisions will depend on several factors, such as the patient’s facial hair, sideburn placement, height of the hairline, and more. Every patient is different, which is why Dr. Sedgh will carefully plan out the most strategic incision locations to avoid a significant beard or hairline shift, as well as to eliminate visible scars.
Incision depth will also depend on the technique to be used for your specific case. Dr. Sedgh uses advanced facelift techniques to reposition the skin and underlying facial tissues to achieve the desired facelift results. He may also redistribute facial fat or use fillers, implants, or fat injections to add volume to areas that need it to create a more youthful look.
Skin-only pulling is highly avoided as it can result in a very unnatural outcome. Therefore, Dr. Sedgh will make sure that sagging facial skin, muscles, and fat are all manipulated and sutured into place to ensure highly natural, long-lasting results.
Dr. Sedgh will then remove any excess facial tissues, close the incisions, and apply bandages or dressings to the treated area.
A male facelift takes about three to four hours, but can extend up to six hours when performed with other cosmetic procedures such as a neck lift, facial implants, resurfacing techniques, or injection of fat or fillers.