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V-Lyft Facelift

Your face should reflect how confident you feel on the inside, not your age on the outside. A V-Lyft is a combination surgical procedure that lifts loose facial skin, tightens lax muscles, volumizes areas that have deflated, and smooths out deep lines and wrinkles. Since the neck and the face work as a team, our V-Lyft almost always includes a neck lift to create a smooth, crisp jawline. 

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Pairs Well With

  • Arnica

    Available in-office, our blend of medical-grade Arnica, Bromelain, and Vitamin K is much more potent and bioavailable than those available in drug stores. We recommend taking 2 pills daily starting up to 1 month, 2 weeks, or a couple days before your procedure and continuing until bruising and swelling have resolved. Also available with Tumeric to take starting 2 weeks after your surgical procedure for added anti-inflammatory benefits.

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  • Ocumend

    Cearna OcuMend® was launched into the field of plastic surgery and cosmetic dermatology to speed recovery of bruising, inflammation, and pain. These products proved to be efficient in skin recovery from aesthetics procedures such as rhinoplasty (nose reconstruction), blepharoplast (eye lift), rhytidectomy (face-lift) and dermal filler. Have you had one of these surgeries recently? Are you considering one in the future? Minimize downtime with Cearna OcuMend®.

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  • Silagen- 100% Pure Silicone Gel

    Silagen Silicone Scar Treatments are a revolutionary, physician-exclusive line of medical grade silicone scar treatment products created to dramatically reduce the appearance of scars. Don’t let your self-consciousness about scars keep you from living your best life. Stop hiding your scars with clothes and use Silagen silicone scar treatments to reduce their visibility for good.

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  • Oxygenetix Oxygenating Foundation

    Formulated specifically with Ceravitae to produce oxygen and allow your skin to breathe, Oxygenetix's Oxygenating Foundation is a fan favorite at The Skin Spot. Beneficial for all skin types, this conscious cosmetic goes on sheer and provides buildable coverage, perfect for post-procedure or while dealing with a skin flare. We swear by this beautiful, breathable makeup that also has SPF 30.

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  • SILAGEN - SILICONE GEL + SPF 30

    Silagen Silicone Scar Treatments are a revolutionary, physician-exclusive line of medical grade silicone scar treatment products created to dramatically reduce the appearance of scars. Don’t let your self-consciousness about scars keep you from living your best life. Stop hiding your scars with clothes and use Silagen silicone scar treatments to reduce their visibility for good.

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  • Lightstim

    LightStim LED Light Therapy is a therapeutic tool to ease pain while aiding in your body’s natural recovery process. LightStim for Pain emits warm and soothing light energy proven to temporarily relieve arthritis, muscle and joint pain and stiffness, as well as increases blood circulation.

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  • Alastin Skincare - Restorative Neck Complex

    This next generation neck and decollete firming treatment was specifically formulated to address the unique challenges of the delicate skin below the chin and above the chest such as crepey skin, and photo-aged discoloration accumulated over time. This elegant formulation incorporates TriHex Technology® along with a proprietary blend of peptides and potent antioxidants that supports your skin’s natural ability to create new collagen and elastin, and formulated specifically to help improve the firmness, tone, and helps hydrate the skin while reducing the appearance of redness and photo‐aged discoloration.

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  • Revision Skincare - Nectifirm Advanced

    This best-selling neck cream contains plant extracts, antioxidants and unique biotechnological blends that work cohesively to create a smoother, firmer, younger-looking neck.

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Are You Ready for a V-Lyft?

The facelift continues to remain steadfast in popularity because it is truly the gold standard for facial rejuvenation. Great for both men and women, the V-Lyft gives Dr. Nazarian the ability to address all the elements of facial aging at once:
  • skin tone & elasticity
  • jowls
  • loose, weak muscles
  • flat cheeks
  • heavy brows
  • deep lines on the sides of the nose
  • sagging skin & tissues on the neck
  • weak jawline
  • deflation
But non-surgical and/or minimally invasive modalities like Vivace, FaceTite and facial threading can also address some of these issues. So, how do you know when it’s time for a surgical facelift? Generally speaking, if you find yourself looking in the mirror and pulling up on the skin beneath your ears in order to smooth out the lower face, it’s probably time to make an appointment to come in and discuss options with Dr. Nazarian.

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Combining a V-Lyft with Other Procedures

When it comes to the face and anti-aging, Dr. Nazarian has the most innovative technology available in her arsenal. This is what allows her to customize facial rejuvenation plans for each and every patient. It also means that even when a patient decides to move forward with a V-Lyft, Dr. Nazarian will typically combine it with other procedures to deliver truly extraordinary results. This may include fat grafting, lasers, or fillers to restore volume and smooth out deep wrinkles in the:
  • under eye tear troughs
  • cheeks
  • nasolabial folds
  • perimeter of the mouth 
  • temples
  • jawline
  • marionettes
  • lips
It may also include an upper and/or lower blepharoplasty, in addition to a lip lift, to address aging issues around the eyes and mouth. Dr. Nazarian will also recommend that her facelift patients undergo specific treatments in order to prep their skin for their V-Lyft and optimize results.

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Preparing for a V-Lyft

In order to get the best possible outcome from your V-Lyft, it is important for your skin to bring its “A” game. The reason for this is simple: better quality and elasticity in your skin on the day of surgery translates to better, longer-lasting results. Depending on your skin’s primary concerns, Dr. Nazarian may recommend prior to your facelift:
  • lasers
  • chemical peel 
  • micro-needling RF such as Vivace or Morpheus8
  • high grade skin care
Dr. Nazarian will also encourage you to eat a healthy, nutrient rich diet leading up to surgery and cut back or eliminate alcohol. If you are a smoker, you will need to stop since smoking severely compromises blood flow to the skin. This can result in complications and poor wound-healing, neither of which Dr. Nazarian is willing to compromise with her patients.

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V-Lyft Procedure

Every V-Lyft is customized to each individual’s specific facial needs. Typically, Dr. Nazarian will make an incision in front of and behind the ear so that any subsequent scar is hidden within the folds of your ear. On occasion, she will extend this incision into the scalp (depending on your hairline and surgical plan of action). Once the incisions have been made, Dr. Nazarian will lift and reposition the muscles and underlying soft tissue. This SMAS technique allows her to deliver a lifted, natural looking result. Once the deep layers of the face are in a more youthful position, she will re-drape the skin over your new facial foundation while eliminating any excess. By addressing the deep layers in conjunction with the surface, the V-Lyft delivers a much longer lasting result than a typical facelift.

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Frequently
Asked Questions

If I get a facelift, do the results last forever?

Nothing lasts forever! No matter how skilled your surgeon, nature and gravity will eventually take hold again. So, a secondary facelift is not uncommon. However, this is what I tell my V-Lyft patients: A facelift can make your face look 8-10 years younger. Yes, you will continue to age. But your face will always look 8-10 years younger than the rest of you assuming that you continue to take good care of yourself and your skin. 

Will a facelift hurt if I have it done under local anesthesia?

No. I will prescribe specific medications for you to take prior to surgery that’ll help keep you calm, and super relaxed. Then, I will inject the local anesthesia so that your face is totally numb.

I already do a lot non-surgically for my face. Do I need a facelift?

That is really up to you. There are some really fantastic non-surgical options in our practice that help to keep facial features looking their best. If you feel good in your skin then let things be. However, some patients reach a point where the non-surgical procedures just don’t cut it anymore (no pun intended!). For them, a V-Lyft can be a game changer.

I’ve heard that it is better to have a facelift when you are younger. Is this true?

The right time to have a facelift is whenever it feels right for you. It’s a completely individual decision. Having said that, when you are on the younger side, your skin is typically in better shape due to more elasticity or “bounce back”. This may help deliver a superior result, and is often why many surgeons encourage patients who are thinking about a facelift to do so sooner rather than later.

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Posted by Nazarian Plastic Surgery on Thursday, May 2, 2019
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