Facelift and Neck Rejuvenation Surgery
ESTRELLA AESTHETICS & SURGICAL ARTS
Dear Prospective Patient,
Thank you very much for your inquiry regarding facelift and neck rejuvenation surgery. To review, there are 3 types
of facelifts: standard SMAS facelift, mini-facelift (Lifestyle lift, Quick-lift, Short incision facelift, S- lift)
The technique that I usually recommend is called the “optimal mobility line facelift”, which offers minimal undermining
(trauma) to the face, however, with maximal suspension and results, but with minimal risk of a complication. The
technique is related to each patient’s individual facial and neck anatomy. Some patients may also benefit from the
addition of a neck rejuvenation procedure or anterior neck tightening procedure or neck lift, formally known as a
cervicoplasty or platysmaplasty. This procedure alleviates vertical muscle banding and removes excess skin.
Additionally, excess fat can removed with gentle facial and neck liposuction.
I have 20 years of experience performing facelift surgery. I will review the benefits and limitations as well as surgical
techniques of each of these methods. In my career, I have performed nearly 1,000 facelifts and over 800 cosmetic
eyelid surgeries. In my office, have a 97% patient satisfaction rate. For most facelift patients, I travel to your home
the day after surgery to evaluate your convalescence and change the surgical dressing.
Most patients can have this procedure performed with oral sedation and local anesthesia, while others prefer the
adjuvant of intravenous sedation, and if requested, general anesthesia. The duration of discomfort treated by narcotic
analgesics is 3-5 days in over 90% of patients, mild swelling of the face and behind the ears from 7 – 10 days and
mild bruising, usually behind the ears, which is resolved in nearly everyone by two weeks.
I completed a residency and fellowship at Stanford University Medical Center and remained there as a clinical
professor for seven years. I am quadruple board certified including the he American Board of Otolaryngology
Head & Neck Surgery, the American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, and the American Board
of Cosmetic Surgery, scoring the highest score on the last two board oral examinations. I am founder of the Center
of Excellence for Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and practice in Las Vegas, Nevada as well as Laguna Beach,
and Corona, California.
I have published a peer reviewed journal article regarding the different techniques for facial rejuvenation, while
I was at Stanford University Medical Center.
During your initial free consultation, we will discuss your esthetic concerns and discuss your treatment options.
Please visit my website at www.EstrellaAesthetics.com to view before and after photos of previous facelift
patients. I look forward to meeting you!
Sincerely & Respectfully,
Robert J Troell, MD, FACS