facelift san fernando valley

When your friends are booked with trips and vacations all summer and your partner is bogged down with work, summer can feel like a real bore. So why not use this time to address your facial concerns that you’ve been putting off for years?

Your face is truly one of your most defining characteristics, as it’s a feature you show to the world every single day. If you’re unhappy with its appearance, your self-confidence may begin to suffer and you may even avoid social gatherings completely.

At Southern California Center for Surgical Arts, we offer a handful of facial procedures to target your aesthetic concerns and even help ease your medical issues. Patients come to us for a variety of surgical needs, but two of our most common procedures are facelift and rhinoplasty.

When Should You Consider a Facelift?

When you still feel like a 20-year-old at heart, it can be disheartening to notice unsightly wrinkles and crow’s feet. Unfortunately, physical signs of aging tend to show up on the face and neck first.

A facelift by Dr. Elias can help to restore your youthful-looking glow and boost your self-image. This surgical procedure is ideal for those hoping to diminish excess chin fat or lift sagging cheeks.

Also referred to as a rhytidectomy, a facelift can restore many of your other facial concerns too, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Loose neck skin (when combined with neck lift)
  • Excess chin fat
  • Jowls and Marionette lines
  • Sunken cheeks
  • Hanging facial fat

Similar to other surgical procedures, a facelift requires patients to undergo a significant recovery period. Bruising and swelling are likely side effects and can take up to two weeks to completely subside, which makes your summer staycation the perfect time to receive facial rejuvenation.

Rhinoplasty: Is it Right For You?

Because the nose sits front and center of your face, a rhinoplasty can drastically change your entire appearance. More commonly known as a nose job, this surgical procedure is ideal for those unhappy with the look of their nose. Whether your concerns stem from birth defects, injuries or other conditions, a nose job by Dr. Elias will help to reshape and resize your nose and nostrils.

But rhinoplasty can do much more than just address your aesthetic concerns—it also provides medical benefits. If you suffer from a deviated septum, you know how something as basic as breathing can be a difficult task. Other medical concerns, like a cleft lip, palate or traumatic injury may also be corrected with rhinoplasty.

After surgery, many of our patients experience significant bruising around the eyes and nose. Depending on your reconstruction needs, your full recovery could take weeks or even months. By receiving rhinoplasty in the summer, you can recover comfortably from home as your newly-crafted nose settles into place. By the time autumn rolls around, you’ll be ready to show off the new you.

We know that your motivations to receive surgery are often very personal, and we are here to help answer your questions and concerns. We’d be happy to set you up with a consultation at our Sherman Oaks practice to get you started on your aesthetic goals. Call Southern California Center for Surgical Arts today at 818-616-6685.