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Face lift (Rhytidectomy) – Surgical Experience
Dr. Kincaid – San Diego, Inland Empire Plastic Surgeon

As a highly accomplished San Diego facelift surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid is dedicated to the pursuit of surgical perfection and complete patient satisfaction. This commitment allows him to consistently deliver outstanding facial rejuvenation results that satisfy the expectations of his San Diego, La Jolla, Temecula and Inland Empire face lift surgery patients. Understanding that patient education is a vital part of a successful facelift surgery procedure, Dr. Kincaid provides a wealth of information during personal consultations and on this website. Please explore the paragraphs below to learn more about facelift surgery in San Diego.

Facelift Procedure

The first step of undergoing facelift surgery in San Diego is the administration of a proper form of anesthesia. While most of Dr. Kincaid's patients receive general anesthesia, certain less invasive facelift variations can be performed under local anesthesia in conjunction with special sedatives. After the patient has been fully prepared, Dr. Kincaid begins facelift surgery by creating several incisions around the ears and in the hairline. He discusses the precise location of the incisions with each patient during pre-surgical consultations. While incision locations may vary, Dr. Kincaid strives to place them in natural skin creases and in places where they can be easily concealed with hair.

During facelift surgery, Dr. Kincaid carefully rearranges facial skin and muscles to create a more youthful facial contour. Depending on the skin condition of each facelift San Diego / La Jolla patient, he might also remove some of the excess tissue. After Dr. Kincaid has achieved the desired position of facial tissues, he skillfully tightens the skin and sutures it back into place. Once the incisions have been closed, special surgical dressings are applied to the patient's face.

Facelift Recovery

Immediately after facelift surgery, patients might experience swelling and bruising in the facial area. Any discomfort caused by these post-surgical occurrences can typically be managed with medications. Facial swelling usually subsides within several days, after which drainage tubes (if used) are removed and patients can wash their hair. As their facial appearance continues to improve, most San Diego / La Jolla facelift patients are able to resume light activities and some social interaction after one or two weeks following their procedures. The complete recovery typically requires about seven weeks, after which time patients are able to resume all of their regular activities with the exception of strenuous, heavy exercise.

Contacting Your San Diego / La Jolla Facelift Surgeon

If you would like to learn more about facelift surgery and how it can help you realize your personal aesthetic goals, please use our contact page to schedule a one-on-one consultation with the renowned San Diego / Temecula / Inland Empire facelift surgeon, Dr. Stuart Kincaid.

Dr. Kincaid's impeccable reputation as a foremost San Diego plastic surgeon attracts numerous patients every year. In addition to performing facial beautification procedures, such as face lift and rhinoplasty in San Diego, he specializes in advanced body contouring treatments. In fact, Dr. Kincaid is renowned as an exceptionally skilled San Diego / La Jolla breast augmentation and tummy tuck surgeon. He is also acknowledged as a foremost liposuction and SmartLipo La Jolla / San Diego specialist.

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