Facelift surgery encompasses the following procedures:
Lower Face and Neck Lift
Midface and Cheek Rejuvenation
Undoubtedly, the most powerful and resilient rejuvenation of the face and neck is accomplished through surgery. A lower face and neck lift restores youthfulness through careful repositioning of your natural facial volume. Excess skin is removed in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic that avoids an overdone appearance.
Volume loss from the midface is common and accentuates aging around the eyes. A midface lift repositions your existing facial soft tissue onto the cheekbones to restore vitality to this part of the face.
Fat taken from the abdomen and flanks is often injected in small amounts to permanently replace lost volume. This is done at the same time as the mid and lower facelift procedures to drastically improve the result.
A natural and balanced appearance is restored to the aging face by repositioning and enhancing the natural facial volume along with removal of excess, sagging skin. Vertical bands, loose skin and fullness beneath the chin are also corrected to define the jaw and neckline. Facelift procedures are often combined with eyelid and brow procedures to achieve complete facial rejuvenation. The goal is to make you look younger and refreshed, not overdone.
All procedures are done in a balanced and natural esthetic.
The facelift consultation focuses on creating a personalized treatment plan that addresses your goals and fulfills your expectations. With the knowledge that each individual is unique, non-surgical as well as surgical options will be discussed. Often, the chosen plan will combine both approaches. My goal is for you to have full confidence in your decision to make the change you have always imagined.
Surgery is performed at an accredited surgery center in Newport Beach, California, USA. Under the care of a Board Certified Anesthesiologist, general anesthesia (fully asleep) is used to ensure maximal comfort and safety.
The incisions for a lower face and neck lift are hidden in the natural contours of the ear and hairline. They gradually fade with time at which point they are nearly imperceptible. For adequate contouring of the neck, a small incision is made in the natural crease beneath the chin, which is also unnoticeable during daily conversation.
Patients are monitored overnight at the surgery center to ensure comfort and are discharged home the following morning. The procedure is generally well tolerated with minimal reported discomfort. Your sutures are removed painlessly in the office one week following the procedure. My patients are back to light activity the week following surgery.
The results are intended to be long-lasting provided patients maintain a healthy lifestyle and adhere to a comprehensive skin care regimen.
No two patients are the same and there is no minimum age for a facelift. The most important aspect to consider is the result you are trying to achieve and the magnitude of the correction required to achieve that goal. If there is appreciable overall facial skin laxity, non-surgical options will often disappoint.
In 2018 I published an article along with colleague and friend Val Lambros, MD, which demonstrating that filler placed in the cheek does not result in a longitudinal “pull” on the lower face. As such, filler cannot be considered a reliable substitute for a surgical facelift.
Energy-based devices deliver heat to the skin and its underlying components, stimulating collagen remodeling and tightening. While these do produce a temporary and subtle improvement in perceived skin tightness, they do not “subtract” skin from the face. Patient’s intuitively understand this notion. These devices are a useful adjunct to a surgical facelift, however not a replacement.
Brow Lift, Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, Lower Eyelid Fat Transfer
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A lower face and neck lift restores youthfulness through careful repositioning of your natural facial volume. Excess skin is removed in a balanced fashion to create a natural esthetic that avoids an overdone appearance.
Liposculpture uses various liposuction techniques to address the excess fat tissue of the neck, jowls and chin to provide an enhanced contour. The targeted approach that liposuction affords is unparalleled and results in customized contouring of the neck and jaw. Mild skin laxity is also improved during the healing process following liposuction.
A surgical as well as non-surgical rhinoplasty “nose job” should be performed in harmony with the patient’s existing facial contours and ethnicity, creating the most natural result. We will devise a comprehensive plan that balances the objectives with your natural facial features in order to achieve a beautiful, long-lasting result.
The chin is the centerpiece of the lower face and as such conveys excess or deficiency in this area. A chin augmentation utilizes a small silicone implant placed through a discrete incision to create a more balanced profile and structure to the jaw and lower face.
Eyebrow lifts reposition the eyebrows to the ideal location, refreshing the upper eye region. Brow lift surgery is often combined with upper eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, to achieve a maximal rejuvenation in this area.
Ear rejuvenation aims to restore a natural, symmetric and aesthetic appearance to the ears. Abnormally shaped ears can be inherited at birth and cause distress throughout the adolescent years and beyond.
Dr. Mowlds is amazing! He has done Botox on my glabella area and masseter for teeth grinding and it has helped tremendously. I’ve also received a 3 step peel from him which gave me such a great result. My old acne scaring diminished and it gave me a really nice glow with little down time. Thanks Dr. Mowlds!
I saw Dr. Mowlds for my Botox and lip filler and I have never been happier! He pays close to attention to detail and got me the results I wanted. He achieved a natural look and the experience was painless! I will definitely be seeing Dr. Mowlds again and would highly recommend him if you are looking for a skilled injector or plastic surgeon.
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Dr. Mowlds did liposuction under my neck to get rid of my double chin and define my jawline. It was the best decision I have ever made. He made me feel so much more confident and the results were more than I could have ever hoped for. The surgery was easy and recovery was smooth. Dr. Mowlds checks up on his patients every 2-3 weeks to make sure the results are perfect. Highly recommend this surgery and Dr. Mowlds!!
For most of my life, I’ve been unable to breathe through my nose due to a bad deviated septum. It’s been 3 weeks post rhinoplasty surgery and it’s changed my life now being able to breath…and sleep! Although you’ll be stuffed up initially, I experienced zero pain and very minimal bruising post surgery. If you’ve ever considered this procedure, just do it. Thank you again Dr. Mowlds!
Skin Tightening & Scar Revision
After consulting with numerous plastic surgeons I decided on Dr. Mowlds for my c-section scar revision and Renuvion skin tightening. I had 3 emergency c-sections that had left me with a terrible looking scar. After a virtual consultation, I knew Dr. Mowlds was the right choice. The added bonus was that he has the Renuvion skin tightening machine which is the gold standard in skin tightening and I am amazed at my results just 3 weeks out. I am so happy with my decision and would highly recommend Dr. Mowlds for any cosmetic or reconstructive surgery.
Skin Care & Non-Surgical Procedures
Dr. Mowlds was extremely professional and made me feel very comfortable in what would typically be a very nervous, uncertain situation around needles. He took his time and was very patient answering all my questions. I’ve been seeing him for Botox, lip + laser treatments and will not go to anyone else. Dr. Mowlds is very meticulous, gentle, honest and has good, conservative taste. So grateful to have found him!