What factors determine the candidacy for a facelift?
A facelift is an excellent procedure for those looking to enhance and refine their facial feminization results, and for those who are frustrated with age-related changes in the complexion. Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal’s San Francisco facelift patients should be in good health, both physically and psychologically, with reasonable expectations. They should be non-smokers, as smoking can significantly increase the risk of complications and can slow down recovery times.
What can I anticipate in terms of my recovery?
Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal may place bandages and drains for the first 24-48 hours after surgery. Swelling and discomfort are common for the first few days, but the doctor will make sure you are at ease with prescription pain medications and a full set of aftercare instructions. While walking around is encouraged to stimulate blood flow, you should avoid vigorous exercise for a few weeks as the body heals.
What are the fees for a facelift?
The cost will depend on the technique chosen, the amount of work required to meet your aesthetic goal, anesthesia, facility fees and the surgeon’s fees. Dr. Satterwhite and Dr. Gurujal provide a customized quote at the time of your confidential Bay Area consultation, and can also help with financing should you need it.
Why should I select Align Surgical for my facelift?
Dr. Satterwhite operates according to the highest standards of excellence in his field. His integrity, skill and natural artistry bring exquisite detail and authenticity to his facial feminization results not found elsewhere. He is a highly compassionate surgeon who always goes the extra mile for his transgender clients, restoring well being, self-confidence and quality of life.
Dr. Satterwhite completed an elite craniofacial fellowship under the guidance of the world-renowned Dr. Anthony Wolfe, and was also honored with the highly coveted Plastic Surgery Foundation Award from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for his contributions to industry research.