Standard Facelift

In Encinitas, CA

Long Lasting Results

Overtime, facelifts have become one of the most common anti-aging procedures for everyday individuals seeking long-lasting results. Dr. Mario Yco of Your Cosmetic Office in Encinitas, California is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose, and throat surgeon

who specializes in facelifts to help men and women achieve a more rejuvenated and youthful appearance. To learn more about how a facelift can help restore a more youthful appearance, schedule a consultation at YCO today.

What Is a Standard Facelift

A standard facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses and corrects signs of aging on the face and chin area. There are many different kinds of facelift procedures including a mini-facelift or mid-facelift, but a standard facelift is the most common and addresses the entire face as opposed to only a portion of it. A standard facelift can reduce overall signs of aging like facial wrinkles and sagging on your cheeks and lower face by pulling back the underlying tissue and muscle to make the skin on the cheeks, jawline, and neck look younger and tauter.

Who Is a Candidate for a Standard Facelift?

Most individuals who receive facelifts are in their 40s to 60s, but younger or older patients can have this procedure done provided they are in good overall health and have realistic expectations. Those wishing to have a standard facelift done should be looking to correct signs of aging on the face like drooping, sagging, and creasing in the form of a surgical procedure with long-lasting results. The best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a standard facelift is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Yco at Your Cosmetic Office.


“He knows my facial features and does a great job every time”

Love Dr. Yco and staff! I always have a great experience when I go to the office! I’ve been to a few different offices to have my Dysport done, and he is definitely the best! He knows my facial features and does a great job every time, and I never need to come back to have a spot treatment. I recommend Dr. Yco and staff 100%!!

Standard Facelift Procedure

A standard facelift typically involves the use of general anesthesia. The process of your facelift may differ depending on whether or not you are combining this procedure with another cosmetic surgery. A standard facelift begin with Dr.Yco making an incision around your hairline by your ears in order to sculpt, reposition, and lift your facial muscles and tissue to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing position. After that, he lays your skin back in the proper position and closes the incisions in your hairline. Dr. Yco is a highly skilled plastic surgeon that uses care and special surgical techniques to minimize scarring as much as possible.

Post-Op Care

Immediately following a standard facelift, your skin will be swollen and bruised, but this will subside in a few days time. Pain medications can ease any discomfort, and Dr. Yco and his medical team will be there to monitor your progress as you heal. Dr. Yco will bandage your face to minimize swelling and he may also place a drainage tube behind your ear to help any excess fluid drain from the incision site. These drains will be checked 24 hours later by Dr. Yco. After a week, you will return to Your Cosmetic Office to have your sutures removed. Your initial recovery period may take up to two weeks, and you may need to take around 10 days off from work. He may suggest adding hyperbaric Co2 treatments or red light therapy to your recovery regimen.

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If you want to address signs of aging in a near-permanent way, a standard facelift might be a great option for you. To learn more about this procedure, schedule a consultation at Your Cosmetic Office by filling out our online contact form.

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