Facial Plastic Surgery CASE STUDIES

Facial Plastic Surgery

Loss of Facial Volume, Optimizing Facelift results

Men and women who consider facelift surgery in Orange County often do so as gravity associated with aging causes laxity in the skin to develop, resulting in:

a) Jowls - drooping of skin that bunches along the jawline
b) Submental redundancy - fullness in the neck especially under the chin
c) Nasojugal grooves - hollowness stretching from the lower eyelids to the mid-cheek

Thus, patients express a bunching up of their tissues along the lower face and neck with simultaneous loss of volume in the mid and upper cheek. To optimize facelift results, Dr. Mowlavi uses:

1) Two separate layers of lift(the dual facelift) which promotes natural results by minimizing tension on the outer, skin layer
2) Fat grafting transfer from the neck to the upper cheek region

Using these specialized techniques, Dr. Mowlavi transforms an aged “spade: ♠” shaped face into a youthful “heart: ♥” shaped face. We encourage you to see why Dr. Mowlavi is well regarded by his patients for natural and long-lasting facelift results.

Facelift Cost in Newport Beach

The cost of a facelift in Orange County can vary greatly from one plastic surgeon to another. One of the reasons for this cost variance has to do with the surgeon’s expertise in lifting the drooping soft tissues and in restoring loss of facial volume.

At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, Dr. Mowlavi utilizes the gold standard, Dual Plane, approach that separately lifts the droopy skin and underlying soft tissue layers. He often makes an analogy to a properly made bed: you cannot pull the bedspread/cover without first tucking in the sheets first.

The same is true with a facelift. An experienced surgeon will leverage the lift drooping face and neck tissues on the underlying layer, thus avoiding tension and an “operated” look of the outer skin layer. In addition, Dr. Mowlavi specializes in the transfer of fat in patients who have lost volume by using a comprehensive analysis of facial volume losses as well as employing a “minimal transfer time” technique to optimize fat graft take.

The cost of the facelift can range widely due to the rising popularity of “mini-facelifts” or “quick-lifts” that in all actuality provide suboptimal results. These types of “mini-facelifts” generally cost around $6,000 to $8,000. In contrast, the gold standard, dual-plane facelifts in Newport Beach generally costs between $12,000 to $15,000.

We encourage you to consult Dr. Mowlavi prior to committing to surgery as he is well regarded not only for his facelift results but also for his reasonable facelift prices. We urge you to consider whether a couple thousand in savings would be worth a lifetime of poor or short term results.

If you look in the mirror and are unhappy with the sagging of your neck and the loose skin around your lower cheeks and mouth, then make a consultation with our expert facelift surgeon.

Facelift Before and After Photos

Dr. Mowlavi encourages all prospective facelift patients in Newport Beach to examine the surgeon before and after photos with a critical eye. Facelift surgery is designed to correct and restore the facial volume and contours altered by the force of gravity and aging.

Facelift surgery was not designed to make you look like a different or even deformed person. A good facelift does not leave a patient looking “pulled” or “operated” looking.

Please examine postoperative photos for:

a) Overall facial appeal
b) Appropriate healing of incision lines
c) Tightened neckline
d) Chiseled jawline
e) A natural, more youthful transformation of the preoperative image

An expert plastic surgeon, specializing in facelift surgery, will achieve long-lasting and natural results.


Skin Correction

I have known Dr. Mowlavi for over 10 years. He always treats his patients with respect, answers all of your questions and takes his time to make you feel comfortable. Over the years Dr. Mowlavi has treated me for cancer spots and various other procedures which all resulted in positive outcomes. He is AWESOME

So happy I've told all my friends!

OMG! Dr. M is amazing !!!! Love him and the staff. Referred by my bestie and will definitely recommend him to my gals. James is so friendly and attentive. The staff keep you laughing, feels like you've known them forever.

Dr. Mowlavi is the Best

Dr Mowlavi has extraordinary bedside manor. In all aspects of my medical needs. He, along with his staff performed amazing feats for me as a patient traveling from out of state . They work like a fine art painting being fine tuned and the concerns of the patient were always addressed and resolved efficiently. The medical profession is blessed with Dr. Mowlavi. My veins are flowing again, my eyes can see again and my back pain is gone. He goes beyond plastic surgery and I have found a surgeon I can count on for life.

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