LAGUNA BEACH, Calif., March 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rhytidectomy, commonly referred to as a facelift, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. These physical signs can encompass—but are not limited to—wrinkles, folds, jowls, and lax skin. In 2016, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery reported that more than 120,000 facelift procedures were performed. Since 1997, facelift surgery has steadily increased in popularity over other procedures by more than twenty percent.
Orange County plastic surgeon Daniel C. Mills, MD has performed many facelift procedures throughout his career. Before his patients have a facelift, they meet with him for a consultation to ask questions regarding the surgery. At that time, Dr. Mills is able to dispel numerous misconceptions and inform his patients about their options for reducing any visible signs of aging. He believes in the “Liz Taylor” approach to plastic surgery, in that a little work done sparingly can help to maintain an overall refreshed appearance.
One of the most common questions patients ask Dr. Mills is regarding what age is best to have a facelift. Most often, he informs them that while there is no perfect age for this procedure, the right time is typically when the facial signs of aging have become increasingly prevalent. In someone’s late thirties, he explains, loose skin, wrinkles in the forehead, and deposits of excess fat can become more visible. Frequently, the patients to whom he recommends the facelift procedure will have one or more of these signs and be somewhere between their mid-40s to early 70s.
Dr. Mills says it is important to him to provide a realistic picture of how long facelift results will last. This is one of the most frequently asked questions he receives, but he communicates that the outcomes are incredibly specific to each person. According to Dr. Mills, this is widely due to various genetic factors at play, as well as numerous ways in which patients care for the health of their skin. Tobacco use, high stress levels, lack of sunscreen, and inadequate skin care routines are some of the things that can contribute to a more aged appearance. Therefore, facelift outcomes can greatly vary. With the advanced techniques Dr. Mills uses to perform facelift procedures, he says many patients can expect to see the final results within six months following the surgery and continue to enjoy their rejuvenated appearance for upwards of ten years, depending on their unique skin properties and lifestyle habits.
Some of the best advice that Dr. Mills can provide to individuals who are considering plastic surgery is to align their cosmetic goals to what is possible for their own circumstances. He says doing small amounts of work here and there, rather than a complete transformation all at once, is often better for their health and can help them to still look like themselves post-surgery. A younger, more refreshed appearance is what Dr. Mills aims to provide for his facelift patients by giving them a boost of confidence in their overall appearance. He highly recommends that individuals meet with a board-certified plastic surgeon to review their goals so that a customized treatment plan can be created and tailored to meet their needs.
About Daniel C. Mills, MD, FACS
Dr. Daniel C. Mills is a board-certified plastic surgeon located in Orange County, CA. He is a member of many esteemed professional organizations, including the California Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American College of Surgeons, and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He has served as past president of two of these renowned organizations. Dr. Mills has been recognized for his many scholarly books and papers, as well as his national and international presentations at plastic surgery meetings. For the past two decades, Dr. Mills has led his own private plastic surgery practice: Aesthetic Plastic Surgical Institute in Orange County. He offers a comprehensive array of services that range from breast augmentation to facelift surgery, as well as minimally invasive skin care treatments such as cosmetic injections and laser skin rejuvenation. Dr. Mills is a graduate of the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Wright State University, and the Medical College of Ohio. Dr. Mills is available for interview upon request.
For more information about Dr. Daniel C. Mills, please visit danmillsmd.com.
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