Facelift After Weight Loss
In Beverly Hills and serving the Los Angeles area
Large round faces and thick, heavy necks are hallmarks of the morbidly obese. This is the result of excess fat. When obese people begin to lose weight through bariatric surgery or other methods, they go through drastic aesthetic changes. While the fat may be gone, the excess skin is still there. This manifests itself in the face by making the person look older than they are due to the sagging skin. The appearance of heavy lines around the cheeks, beneath the eyes, and jowls gives a “St. Bernard look.” Because the neck is a sort of repository for fat, when the fat is gone, the drooping skin gives a kind of “turkey waddle.”
These dramatic changes in appearance can often have a negative psychological affect on the patient. And these changes can be somewhat disturbing since the patient may feel as though they dont even recognize their self in the mirror. Personal and professional interaction may alter drastically due to this appearance.
Because of this, cosmetic surgical procedures to improve the face and neck area are a good option. A facelift often combined with a neck lift will help patients face and neck appear more natural to match their body, as well as to appear more youthful. Both procedures are generally done at the same time. Dr. Azizzadeh, one of the best facelift surgeons in the world, approached each patient with a unique plan of treatment.
Because of the large amount of excess skin, using long incisions that begin at the hairline are necessary. These incisions are hidden, and travel down in front and around the ear, as well as from the hairline to behind the ear and into the neck area. Another incision below the chin helps to repair the muscles of the neck. These procedures accomplish several things:
- Remove excess skin
- Tighten sagging areas and pull them taut
- Remove any fatty deposits that may still be present even after weight loss
- Remove or significantly lessen wrinkles
There are many facial procedures Dr. Azizzadeh is able to perform for those who have lost a significant amount of weight. This is because no two people are going to have the exact same features after weight loss. While a full facelift and neck lift are the best options, Dr. Azizzadeh may also perform:
The first step to improving your appearance, as well as your health, was to shed your excess weight. Now its time to take the next step and show that it isnt just your body that has improved, but also your face. If you have gone through bariatric surgery and would like to know more about how to further improve your appearance, please contact Dr. Azizzadeh to set up an initial consultation.