Pentagon of Beauty

As we are sure you know, the face is the most telling part of the body. Beauty and emotions are reflected in the central portion of the face and as we age the changes reflect on these issues.  As a result, many people choose to undergo various procedures, such as facelifts, to rejuvenate their appearance.

For most of the 20th century, the facelift procedure consisted of lifting and removing only the skin. The aesthetic results were not natural and long-lasting.  Most people did not want to look like they have had surgery, but rather wanted to look refreshed and more beautiful.  This has not changed, as today more and more people are active well into their 70s and 80s and want to look and feel the best they can.  As a result, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh, a prominent facial plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, has taken a more holistic approach to facial rejuvenation addressing all aspects of the aging process to create a more natural and long-lasting outcome.

His concept is to address the 5 basic changes in the face that lead to an aged appearance which he coins “Pentagon of Beauty”:  skin, shape, volume, laxity and imbalance.  Surgical and non-surgical procedures are often required to address these changes as not all of them respond to surgery.  The skin is typically addressed by Dr. Azizzadeh with cutting-edge skin care, peels, and fractionated lasers to create a smooth texture with even tone.

“The ideal ‘heart’ shaped appearance of the face changes as we age creating more fullness in the jowl region and lost suppleness in the temples and cheek areas,” explains Dr. Azizzadeh.

He typically uses and Indi-facelift that incorporates the deeper and stronger tissue layers to reposition the jowls vertically, in addition to multilevel fat grafting and fillers to restore volume in the upper and midface region.  This multimodality approach also addresses the fourth and fifth corners of the pentagon, which deals with volume and laxity.  Finally, Dr. Azizzadeh focuses on creating balance between the two sides of the face to finalize the overall outcome.

“Beauty is balance between the various components of the face, and everything we do must be focused on this premise,” explains Dr. Azizzadeh.

Dr. Babak Azizzadeh is a facelift expert in Beverly Hills, California. He is the author of the preeminent textbook entitled Master Techniques in Facial Rejuvenation and best-selling consumer book Beverly Hills Beauty Secrets.  His Harvard-trained expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery has made him one of the most sought-after physicians in the country, especially for facelift and facial rejuvenation procedures. He has been featured in media outlets such as: The Oprah Winfrey Show, People Magazine, New York Times, Discovery Health, Los Angeles Times, Beverly Hills Courier, and numerous other platforms for his expertise in facial plastic surgery.

If you would like to know more about our world-class individualized facelifts, we suggest you sign up for a Comprehensive Facial Rejuvenation Consultation. Give us a call at 310.461.0303 today to schedule your consultation!