When patients start to notice facial aging, some of them observe the affected region in isolation under the assumption that results would look more natural if they only treat one area at a time. While facelift surgery offers an excellent way to rejuvenate the lower face and neck, the procedure is often limited in its inability to address concerns across the entire face. To improve upon the limitations of a narrow-scoped approach, Dr. Ali Sepehr — our double board-certified and fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon — developed a RadiaLift. A RadiaLift offers an innovative, all-encompassing process to refresh and rejuvenate the face in a more natural, harmonious, and holistic fashion, allowing patients to achieve superior results that often look more natural and last longer than other treatment options.
A RadiaLift approaches your face in its entirety. Following a global analysis of your concerns and facial features, Dr. Sepehr creates an extremely customized and stepwise treatment plan to help you look refreshed, rested, and youthful according to your goals. Since your face is treated as a whole, this inclusive process allows the utmost harmony between your surrounding facial features.
A RadiaLift is a holistic, rejuvenative process that considers your face as a whole, allowing Dr. Sepehr to formulate the most integrated and cohesive surgical plan to achieve your individual goals. Starting with a comprehensive analysis of your facial tissues, Dr. Sepehr considers all of your various concerns in relation to your other facial features. In this way, a RadiaLift can lift the face across all dimensions and optimize your natural facial harmony to achieve the highest standard of results.
Since the approach is so customized, no two surgical plans look the same and may include any combination of options, including brow lift surgery, upper and lower blepharoplasty, a lower facelift and neck lift, upper lip lift surgery, chin augmentation, rhinoplasty, and laser skin resurfacing, among other potential procedures. Dr. Sepehr may also recommend BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and a skin care routine as part of your comprehensive treatment plan. The process can be completed in as little as one to two treatments for some patients. Dr. Sepehr strongly believes in a conservative and incremental approach whenever possible and will review the most beneficial options for you after a meticulous facial analysis.
Dr. Ali Sepehr of OC Facial Plastic Surgery Discusses his RadiaLift Holistic Approach
By not treating the face in totality, many plastic surgeons focus too intently on one region and simply lift the facial tissues across a single vector. In reality, the muscles, ligaments, and attachments of the face sag in a rotational direction (not just down, but rather down and forward). Therefore, lifting the facial tissues should occur in a three-dimensional pattern to ensure a natural and holistic result. A RadiaLift achieves exactly that through its all-inclusive philosophy, in addition to treating issues like a loss of elasticity and facial volume. Numerous benefits can be enjoyed with a RadiaLift, including:
If you are able to achieve the desired rejuvenation with injectables alone, a RadiaLift may not be the best treatment choice. The process can be very beneficial for any patient who wants to look more refreshed and rested, but those who can no longer achieve the outcome they want using BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers are ideal.
The process for a RadiaLift begins with a total evaluation of the face and neck in order to identify areas of concern. From there, Dr. Sepehr designs a surgical plan completely tailored to provide a more personalized reversal of the aging process. The guiding philosophy that led to Dr. Sepehr devising the RadiaLift is strict maintenance of the natural shape of a patient’s eyes and mouth. One can achieve wonderfully satisfying changes for the patient that others don’t notice as long as the shape of the eyes and mouth don’t change. Complementary procedures and treatments are chosen based on your goals and anatomical indicators with this primary principle in mind. In some cases, this may include supportive or adjunctive augmentation with lip lifting, fillers, chin implants, and/or rhinoplasty when necessary. Laser skin resurfacing and other non-surgical skincare services are sometimes utilized depending on the level of skin rejuvenation required to achieve your goals. In general, surgical time ranges from five to eight hours.
The recovery period for a RadiaLift typically lasts two weeks before patients feel well enough to resume normal activities, although some patients are able to return to their routines in as little as 7 to 10 days. This depends on the types of procedures chosen and the extent of your treatment plan. Reactions like bruising, swelling, tenderness, and numbness are to be expected after surgery, and Dr. Sepehr will provide you with extensive aftercare and post-operative instructions. Given his decades-long experience as a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Sepehr is well-versed in special techniques and technology that can minimize the downtime required after surgery.
With a process as customized and unique as a RadiaLift, the cost of the procedure can vary widely according to each patient’s needs. The price for a patient who desires mild rejuvenation may add up to roughly $10,000, while someone who desires a more premium set of treatments will receive a relatively higher cost estimate. You will have a better understanding of the cost of a RadiaLift after discussing your goals and treatment options in a consultation. Our Newport Beach office would be happy to discuss costs and our plastic surgery financing options, which include CareCredit® and Prosper® Healthcare Lending, if you have any questions.