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How Long Should Swelling and Numbness Last After a Facelift?

Since the facelift procedure is customized to address each patient’s unique needs, the recovery will vary depending upon the techniques used by the surgeon. Mild swelling and bruising should be expected after surgery, and isolated areas of facial numbness are not uncommon. However, most patients report discomfort instead of pain after the facelift procedure, which can be easily managed with oral pain medication. Within a week of surgery, postoperative swelling and bruising should begin to... Continue Reading

Facelift Necklift Rejuvenation

Despite all the latest fillers and laser devices being advertised out there in 2016, there is no substitute for a beautifully performed lower face and upper neck lift. This patient here exemplifies what this type of facial surgery can do to help reverse the signs of aging while providing a much more rejuvenated facial appearance. You can see from her photos how she had moderate jowling along the jaw line in addition to sagging skin... Continue Reading

How Long Do Results Last After Facelift Surgery?

When you undergo a cosmetic procedure like facelift surgery, you want to know it’s a worthwhile investment that you can enjoy for years to come. Many patients who visit our practice with hopes of taking years off their face often inquire about how long they can expect their results from a facelift to last. To understand the answer to this question, there are a number of factors with which you must first be familiar. First... Continue Reading

What Is the Best Age for a Facelift?

The ideal age for you to undergo a facelift will ultimately depend upon your degree of facial aging. However, knowing the average age can help you understand if you may be a good candidate for the procedure. Among the patients who seek Dr. John Hilinski for facelift surgery, the most common age range is the mid to late 50s. Signs of aging often become more noticeable as people near their late 30s. As you continue... Continue Reading

Getting Rid of Sagging Face and Neck Skin?

Come see what an expert, board-certified facial plastic surgeon can do for your sagging neck skin! This is a 50 year old female who disliked the sagging skin along her upper neck and jowl region. I ended up performing a lower face and upper neck lift to get rid of this excess, loose skin. The end result shown here speaks for itself!

Nip and Tuck

This is a great example of what a little 'nip and tuck' can do for you. This very pleasant patient of mine wanted to simply look more refreshed. I ended up performing a lower face and upper neck tuck in combination with an upper eyelid lift to provide her with a nice, natural-looking cosmetic enhancement. In fact, she easily looks 10 years younger in my opinion!

Avoiding the Stigma of Male Cosmetic Surgery

This is a great case example of what great facial plastic surgery can do - while avoiding the stigma of male cosmetic surgery. One of the most compelling reasons male patients choose not to have plastic surgery is the fear of looking 'surgically done' to family and friends. This is a male patient of mine who underwent a lower facelift and neck lift to give him a more rested, youthful look. Notice how he still looks... Continue Reading

What is a Mid Facelift?

As discussed in our recent blog post comparing the difference between facelift and mini lift procedures, no one lifting procedure is right for everyone. In fact, our facial plastic surgeon explains that the mid facelift may be an effective The mid facelift is a specialized procedure designed to correct loose, sagging tissue of the cheek area, a region of the face that is not always effectively treated by the traditional facelift. Patients who make the... Continue Reading

The Difference Between Facelift & Mini Lift Procedures

When patients visit Dr. John Hilinski with the desire to rejuvenate their facial appearance, a number of procedures are considered -- both surgical and non-surgical. One solution, in particular, has proven to address some of the most common concerns caused by aging: the facelift. While some patients can achieve beautiful results with this popular procedure, Dr. Hilinski explains that others may be able to reach their goals through a less extensive version: the “mini lift.”... Continue Reading

Considering A Facelift: What Should I Expect?

Our double board-certified facial plastic surgeon, John Hilinski, MD, explains what you can expect during facelift treatment.   Our facelift consultations entail a physical examination coupled with a thorough discussion to determine each patient’s specific aesthetic goals. I consider any patient who seeks a more youthful, rested appearance of the lower face and upper neck regions - while maintaining realistic expectations - a good candidate for this procedure. I also utilize a second follow-up consultation... Continue Reading

Neck Lift Without Facelift Surgery in San Diego

Want to know how to achieve a neck lift without having a facelift procedure? This is a great example of a patient who desired to have a more defined jaw and neckline, yet did not want to have a formal facelift with incisions made all around the ears. Given the fact she had relatively good skin elasticity, she was considered a candidate to undergo combined neck liposuction and tightening of her platysma muscle (called a... Continue Reading
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Looking Age Appropriate Following Facelift Surgery in San Diego, CA

Wondering what a typical facelift patient looks like in their 50s-60s? This latest blog entry by San Diego face expert, Dr. John Hilinski, highlights a female patient in this particular age range who desired cosmetic face enhancement to turn back the clock. Dr. Hilinski discusses the thought process and evaluation of your typical patient who has these type of concerns. Dr. Hilinski performed a combined facelift, neck lift, eyelid lift and chin implant to provide... Continue Reading
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Does My Neck Get Lifted With A Facelift?

Over the past several weeks we have consulted with a number of San Diego patients seeking to have cosmetic surgery to enhance the appearance of the lower face and upper neck region. A good percentage of these patients have asked what the difference is between having a lower facelift and an upper neck lift.  Because this inquiry has arisen during many of these consultations, I thought it would be helpful to post my answer here... Continue Reading

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