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The Secret to Getting a Natural-Looking Facelift


When wrinkles, volume loss, and sagging skin change the landscape of your face, making you look far older than you feel, a facelift is one of the best paths forward for recapturing your vibrant and youthful appearance. Not all facelifts are created equal, however, and spending a little time reviewing the procedure can mean the difference between a result that completely changes your appearance and a result that brings out the best in your natural beauty.

At Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center in Pasadena, California, Dr. Gordon Sasaki and our team have considerable experience helping our clients achieve dramatic, yet natural-looking, results that promote vibrancy and youth over a result that advertises, “had work done.”

Here’s a look at a few of the factors you should consider if you want a natural-looking facelift.

Choosing the right plastic surgeon

The first, and arguably the most important, step is to choose a plastic surgeon who has ample experience under their belt and a gallery full of successful results. Dr. Sasaki is not only triple board-certified (including general surgery and plastic surgery) but he’s also held numerous positions in premier hospitals, including Acting Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles County Hospital.

Additionally, over the course of his career, Dr. Sasaki has made it his life’s work to promote and advance the field of plastic surgery, and he’s well-known for pioneering a suture suspension technique (the S4-Sasaki Suture Suspension System) that greatly improves facelift results.

His decades of experience as a surgeon, educator, author, and industry leader make him an ideal choice for your facelift procedure.

No two facelifts are alike

As we mentioned earlier, there’s no one-size-fits-all solution for a successful facelift, and our team understands that better than most. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Sasaki extensively reviews your facial features, your skin, and myriad other considerations so that he can tailor the perfect facelift to meet your goals.

It would be no exaggeration to say that a facelift is where science and technology meet art and creativity, and we understand this concept.

Beyond skin deep

Another point to consider is that a facelift goes far beyond simply stretching your skin taut again. The aging process in your face takes many forms, including volume loss, lax skin, weakened muscle support, and wrinkle formation.

Our facelifts take all of these factors into consideration, and Dr. Sasaki addresses each one individually so that your results come together more naturally. For example, with our S4-Sasaki Suture Suspension System, Dr. Sasaki is able to restore your cheek pad to its original position over your cheekbone. 

Dr. Sasaki also may reposition other tissues and muscles and use liposuction to tackle any fat that has migrated down into your jowls.

The end result is that your facelift is far more than skin deep, which is how we’re able to provide you with a more naturally rejuvenated appearance.

Beyond your face

Another great tip for achieving a natural-looking facelift is to address all of the visible areas around your face, including your neck. By addressing the aging processes in both locations, you won’t have a telltale contrast between your face and your neck.

If you would like to sit down with Dr. Sasaki to discuss how you can best achieve a natural-looking facelift, please call or message our office to set up a  consultation.

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