Plastic Surgery Then & Now

Plastic Surgery Then & NowTwenty years ago, plastic surgery was just beginning to surface as a cosmetic trend, but it seemed to only be a perk for the rich and famous. Today, with technological advances and a customizable surgery approach, cosmetic facial plastic surgery is becoming increasingly popular and isn’t only for movie stars. Not only has the audience seeking plastic surgery seemed to shift in recent years, but the overall approach taken by surgeons has become different as well. Gone are the days when every surgery performed was the exact same, to a tee.

As knowledge in the surgical process becomes more prevalent, it’s clear that seeking a natural result is of the highest importance, and the key to that is enlisting the help of a surgeon who can provide an individualized surgery.

The Transformation Of The Facelift

Seeking the fountain of youth seems to be on the top of everybody’s list as we age. However, one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, the facelift, has seen a number of changes throughout the history of cosmetic surgery. These changes can be seen immensely when looking at a person who had undergone the surgery thirty years ago as compared to today.

When looking at old photographs of starlets or aging actors and actresses seeking a youthful appearance in the 1970’s, it’s clear that they appear to have all achieved the same result, a tight and pulled back face. Yes, this did diminish wrinkles and fine lines, however, it does not appear entirely natural, and it’s very noticeable that work was done. When plastic surgeons were performing these types of surgeries several decades ago, they procedures were not individualized, and they were performed using the same routine for every patient.

Dr. Azizzadeh’s Individualized Approach

At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh performs facelifts and all other surgeries with the patient in mind. One of the biggest and most profound changes that cosmetic surgery has undergone in the past several decades is the idea that each surgery should be customized and performed with the individual needs of the patient in mind.

The importance of choosing an experienced facial plastic surgeon who understands the vectors of an aging face is of the utmost importance. Changes in an aging face are commonly represented by what are known as vectors, where gravity, natural aging, and trauma experienced over time all come into play to result in an aged look. Dr. Azizzadeh knows that the key to providing excellent facial rejuvenation results is to identify a patients unique vectors and to restore volume to the area.

Dr. Azizzadeh accomplishes this by actually sitting down with his patient and figuring out what exactly their goals are. During surgery, a natural result is achieved by making sure the facial features reach symmetry. Watch Dr. Azizzadeh explain his approach to the Individualized Facelift:

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Contact An Experienced Facial Plastic Surgeon Today

At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Babak Azizzadeh’s main goal is to help his patients achieve a natural and age appropriate look. Be it a patient in their thirties or sixties, it’s important to remember that providing a unique and individualized experience is always a must. If you would like to speak with Dr. Azizzadeh today about what type of surgery may be best suited for you, we encourage you to contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery by calling (310) 657-2203 today. Dr. Azizzadeh is board certified in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, as well as trained at the Harvard School of Medicine. For additional information, please contact us today.