FACELIFT & NECK LIFT IN ORANGE COUNTY

YOUR PROCEDURES WILL BE PERFORMED BY DR. NGUYEN AND HIS STAFF IN THE BEVERLY HILLS AREA.

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FACELIFT & NECK LIFT IN ORANGE COUNTY

YOUR FACELIFT & NECK LIFT WILL BE PERFORMED BY DR. NGUYEN AND HIS STAFF IN THE BEVERLY HILLS AREA.

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OVERVIEW OF SURGICAL FACELIFT & NECK LIFT IN THE LOS ANGELES AREA

Dr. Nguyen, a facelift specialist in Beverly Hills, favors the “deep plane” technique, also referred to as a “SMAS Lift” or “Composite Lift.” Unlike procedures that simply address sagging skin, the deep plane facelift repositions the underlying tissue called the “SMAS layer.” Pulling this layer taut allows the redraped skin to sit naturally in its new position. It also alleviates tension on the incision lines which allows for better healing. Before the wound is closed, a fibrin glue is sprayed beneath the skin. This technique greatly minimizes bruising and swelling, reduces the risk of hematoma (bleeding under the skin) and alleviates the need for drainage tubes. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, patients should seek out a Board-Certified facelift specialist who is well trained in this advanced surgical technique. The overall effect is a more natural appearance as opposed to only tightening the skin.

Dr. Nguyen, a facelift specialist in Beverly Hills, favors the “deep plane” technique, also referred to as a “SMAS Lift” or “Composite Lift.” Unlike procedures that simply address sagging skin, the deep plane facelift repositions the underlying tissue called the “SMAS layer.” Pulling this layer taut allows the redraped skin to sit naturally in its new position. It also alleviates tension on the incision lines which allows for better healing. Before the wound is closed, a fibrin glue is sprayed beneath the skin. This technique greatly minimizes bruising and swelling, reduces the risk of hematoma (bleeding under the skin) and alleviates the need for drainage tubes. When choosing a facial plastic surgeon, patients should seek out a Board-Certified facelift specialist who is well trained in this advanced surgical technique. The overall effect is a more natural appearance as opposed to only tightening the skin.

HOW SHOULD I PREPARE FOR A FACELIFT OR NECK LIFT?

Step one of any surgical procedure is to come in for an initial consultation with Dr. Nguyen. At this time, he will meticulously examine your face’s and neck’s skin laxity – as well as study your medical history. From there, he can accurately determine whether you are a facelift and/or neck lift surgery candidate. It’s possible, for example, that injectables or laser therapy may be more appropriate for your symptoms.

If approved for surgery, Dr. Nguyen will give you important preparation instructions you’ll need to follow. In general, these directions will include quitting smoking for at least six weeks before and six weeks after your operation. Additionally, you’ll be asked to avoid certain medications, like aspirin and ibuprofen, for 7-10 days and cease drinking alcoholic beverages starting three days prior.

HOW FACELIFTS AND NECK LIFTS WORK

The SMAS layer is pulled to the point that it enables the redraped skin to sit directly on top of its original position. Through this procedure, it also lessens the stress on the incisions which can lead to a faster recovery.

Prior to the wound being closed, the specialist sprays fibrin glue beneath the epidermis. This ingenious strategy lessens the swelling and bruising within the area. There’s no need to worry about suffering from hematoma if you undergo this procedure and drainage tubes will not be necessary.

The surgeon raises the skin from the cheeks, temples, and neck. The skin is lifted and repositioned together with the underlying connective tissue.

There are instances where a neck lift is also ideal. This procedure uses a tiny incision under the skin – usually where there’s a natural crease. Then, the muscle underneath the lower jaw is spread apart to tighten the area. During neck lift surgery, the muscles are coiled and the unneeded fat and skin are taken out. Those who want to restore their jawline and create a more youthful look should consider a neck lift and facelift together, as these procedures usually go hand in hand.

WHO ARE GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A FACELIFT PROCEDURE?

– Those who are suffering from loose skin are perfect candidates for skin tightening.
– Those with excess skin after significant weight loss.

STEPS TO A SUCCESSFUL NECK LIFT AND FACELIFT RECOVERY

The advanced techniques used by Dr. Nguyen help ease the recovery process so you can enjoy your results as soon as possible. You can minimize discomfort, speed up your healing time, and avoid complications by following these tips:

– Leave your surgical bandages and any sutures in place until they are removed by Dr. Nguyen
– Sleep with your head elevated to reduce swelling. During the daytime, you may use a cold compress, following a pattern of 20 minutes on, 20 minutes off.
–For a few days, limit yourself to soft foods that do not put significant straight on your face and neck. Besides liquids, we suggest mashed potatoes, eggs, pudding, and mashed vegetables.
– Avoid strenuous activities (like the gym and heavy lifting) for at least two weeks. However, short daily walks are recommended to avoid blood clots.

HOW MUCH DOES A FACELIFT AND NECK LIFT COST?

The cost of a facelift and neck lift will depend on several factors. The price can be affected by body type, type of technique performed, surgical complications, and even allergies. Find out more by scheduling a consultation.

WHAT ARE YOUR ARE YOUR FACELIFT AND NECK LIFT OPTIONS?

There are a lot of approaches to facelift surgery. A board certified facial plastic surgeon can recommend an approach based on your facial characteristics, such as the shape of your face and what you want to achieve. As for the placement and length of incisions, this will depend on the facelift technique suitable for you. The specialist might consider you as a candidate for a “short scar” facelift procedure where a short incision would be made in the area around the ear.

WHAT WOULD THE FACELIFT INCISION SCARS BE LIKE?

TRADITIONAL FACELIFT

For this procedure, the surgeon would make incisions in the hairline at the temples, hiding the incision in the natural creases within the ears.

LIMITED-INCISION FACELIFT

The surgeon would make short incisions in the hairline. This usually starts at the temples, also hiding the incisions within the ears.

NECK LIFT

The surgeon would make incisions that would start in front of the ear lobes and this would continue behind the ears in the lower scalp. In some cases, there’s an incision underneath the chin.

When it comes to procedures like this, it’s important to choose a surgeon with superior training, quality, and experience.

WHAT ARE DR. NGUYEN’S PATIENTS SAYING?

Nathan Sharpe
Nathan Sharpe
2023-07-31
Dr. Nguyen took his time with me and listened to my concerns before suggesting any kind of treatment. The best providers don’t need to sell you on a treatment, they let you decide, and ultimately I decided to wait a little longer before having my eyes done and Botox on my forehead. I appreciated the no pressure approach as opposed to some others I’ve spoken with in the past. My advice is to not rush the decision, but if you are ready, to see a doctor who chooses to be meticulous and patient with his work and business, respectively.
Nancy FitzPatrick
Nancy FitzPatrick
2023-07-25
I have been a patient of Dr Nguyen for nearly 20 years. I travel from the east coast to see him. Simply put…He is the best.
Caroline Eckstein
Caroline Eckstein
2023-07-25
Dr. Nguyen is the BEST! Been seeing him for 15 years. I am the 3rd generation of woman in my family to be blessed by Dr. Nguyen. The best part about his work is, I still look like myself (just younger with great skin)!! The C02 laser is a game changer as well. Dr Nguyen and his staff are the only people I would ever trust with my face.
Yalda Biglari
Yalda Biglari
2022-05-20
Dr.Nguyen is truly an artist! My face has never looked better. He is a magician in disguise! 😃 Thank you for always making me look like the best version of me.
Pejman Golpanian
Pejman Golpanian
2021-08-29
As an Anesthesiologist who works closely with Dr. Nguyen, I can tell you that he is an excellent surgeon and collogue. He cares greatly for his patients both inside the operating room and out. He works meticulously and never rushes any procedure. Patient well-being and desired outcome are his top priorities. I can only give my highest recommendation as he is definitely one of the best.
Craig BRAUN
Craig BRAUN
2020-09-18
Arguably the best facial surgeon in Beverly Hills...amongst an abundance of premier plastic surgeons!
s klein
s klein
2020-09-02
Dr Nguyen is the absolute best. Been going to him for over 5 years. I just look natural and great At 71! He has treated me both surgically and non surgically with maintenance. People ask me all the time what I use on my face....it’s Dr. Nguyen! His office is beautiful too with great staff! I especially love the RF treatment he does
LX888
LX888
2019-10-01
Dr. Ngyuen in my eyes is an artist and perfectionist!

OUR PHILOSOPHY

We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one, and the result should appear natural and balanced.
There are several core philosophical principles that drive our practice. We feel that the approach to facial plastic surgery by both patient and doctor should be a conservative one. We feel that results should appear natural and balanced so that a patient looks like the best version of his or herself, not a bizarre approximation of someone else. We believe that the best outcomes are achieved when a patient and surgeon share a common objective and when there is consensus regarding aesthetic taste. We encourage a holistic approach to anti-aging because true youthfulness requires a combination of attitude, physical well being, as well as appearance. While facial plastic surgery is often pursued to restore a youthful appearance, its results are most effective when a patient is vigilant about preserving mind, body, and spirit alike. Last, and perhaps most importantly, we believe that each of our patient’s needs is unique and that their course of treatment should reflect that of uniqueness. We strive to give the utmost in personalized care and service. From your first phone call to our office through your final follow-up visit, you will be given the time and attention needed to help you realize your individual aesthetic goals.

ABOUT DR. NGUYEN

Davis B. Nguyen, M.D. grew up in southern California, where he graduated from the University of California (UCLA), summa cum laude. He then earned a Whipple Scholarship to attend medical school at the University of Rochester in New York. While in medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed a one year research fellowship in general surgery at Harvard Medical School. This was followed by an internship in general surgery and a five year residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Yale University.

Dr. Nguyen then completed a fellowship at the USC affiliated Lasky Clinic with Dr. Frank M. Kamer in Beverly Hills, under the auspices of the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

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