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Rhytidectomy — Facelift Procedure San Francisco

The signs of aging come in many forms, such as wrinkling and lines on our faces. Sagging in the cheeks can create jowls and droopiness, which leave us with a tired, older appearance. A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure that lifts and tightens the skin around the face for a rejuvenated, younger appearance.

The rhytidectomy typically involves small incisions along the hairline. The selected incision location is ideal for hiding any post-surgical marks. Excess skin is surgically removed, and the face is tightened with sutures. With the skills and experience of double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Evan Ransom, every precaution is taken to create a natural look and rejuvenated appearance.

Facelift Surgery — San Francisco Surgical Enhancement

Facelift surgery, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical enhancement to facial skin and underlying tissue. Over time, factors such as sun damage, smoking and other external elements can speed up the aging process and lead to wrinkles and sagging skin. Dr. Evan Ransom improves these signs of aging and leaves his patients looking younger and rejuvenated.

The facelift surgery procedure can be accomplished in a variety of ways, although most surgical techniques share similar aspects. Typically, an incision is made along the hairline and around the ears. This allows Dr. Ransom to remove excess skin and fat while tightening the remaining skin.

For more details about facelift surgery, contact our San Francisco office to set up a consultation.



Facelift Preparation — San Francisco Rhytidectomy

If you’re planning on undergoing a facelift procedure to remove lines and wrinkles but are feeling nervous about the surgery, just know that’s completely normal. A facelift is an invasive surgical procedure that will alter your appearance permanently. In order to avoid going crazy with anxiety during the period of time leading up to the procedure, here are some things to keep in mind for your facelift preparation.

Once you have made the commitment to proceed, one of the most important first steps in facelift preparation is to proceed with a positive attitude. The beginning of this process is having confidence in your choice of Dr. Evan Ransom to provide you with skilled and compassionate care. You also want to be going into surgery with as little stress as possible.

Neck Lift — Facial Plastic Surgery San Francisco

For many people, the neck region is often where the most obvious signs of aging appear. The skin around the neck is thinner than most areas and is also fighting gravity more directly by hanging upside down. This can lead to loose or sagging skin, making us appear older than our actual age. To combat this issue, the neck lift is a trusted surgical option.

Dr. Evan Ransom is a double-board-certified facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon. His years of experience allow him to create beautiful and natural-looking results with his neck lift procedures. The neck lift will restore and revitalize the appearance of your neck and throat by removing excess skin and tightening muscles (if needed).

Facelift Surgery — Rhytidectomy San Francisco Rejuvenation

Time takes a toll on your appearance, especially in the face. With facial aging, it can become an issue with self-confidence. Facelift surgery, also known as a rhytidectomy, can help you regain your youthful appearance by lifting and rejuvenating your face.

Facelift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reduce signs of aging such as wrinkles and sagging skin. These common problems can cause you to look aged beyond your actual years. The facelift incorporates incisions along the hairline near the ears, which allow the skin to be tightened, leaving you looking younger.

Who is the ideal facelift candidate???

I recently came across an article on Huffington Post that really got me thinking. In the article, the author (Kristen Haughton, a regular contributor and humor writer) discusses why she will be getting a facelift. As I read her words, it occurred to me that she may be the ideal candidate for this procedure. She is mature, self-assured, intelligent but not obsessive, and has a realistic perspective on what cosmetic facial surgery can offer. After a brief interlude about our American culture and its youth obsession, she makes some excellent points about motivation for surgery. She writes that she is seeking to look refreshed and less tired, and that there are real benefits to even subtle improvements in these areas in terms of how you present yourself and how others see you. This can be important in the workplace as well as your personal life. If you have a few minutes free, it’s worth a read!


A Facelift is a Facelift … Right?

There is a great saying that sometimes comes up in facial rejuvenation consultations: “A rose is a rose by any other name.” The analogy to facelifts is imperfect, however. There are as many definitions of “facelift” as there are surgeons performing them! Plus, in today’s marketplace procedures are often branded and advertised with surgeons names or catchy phrases. So how does a consumer really figure out what’s what?


The Golden Ratio and The Beautiful Face

Part 1.

Some enduring concepts of beauty exist, though these are often subconscious and influence our behaviors is more subtle ways. Some of these eternal truths have been supported by relatively recent, and rigorous, scientific inquiry. A good example is facial symmetry: the more symmetric a face is judged by an observer, the more beautiful the face is considered. In the field of sociological anthropology or evolutionary biology, tendencies like this are typically explained in terms of mating behavior – meaning that the symmetry of a potential mate’s face can be used as a proxy for “good genes” or fertility. This is difficult to prove because the supposed effects are subconscious (and there aren’t a lot of cavemen around to use in experiments), but it seems to make sense in a primitive way. (Warning: this post is pretty nerdy.)



Based on 19 reviews

Christina G.
I had several nasal/sinus issues including a severely deviated septum and a dorsal hump, which I wasn't crazy about. Dr Ransom did both the medical and aesthetic parts of my surgery and he did a wonderful job! While I did have some swelling, I didn't experience much bruising at all. I loved that he left the natural look of my nose just making small corrections. My breathing has GREATLY improved. His office staff was super helpful in scheduling and making sure payment and everything was very clear. I am very, very, very pleased with my results!!
Tk I.
I had a terrible surf accident in Bali and needed to get 50 stitches to repair what the reef did to my face. I had emergency cosmetic surgery in Bali the day of the accident. Immediately when i got back to the states i was introduced to Dr Ransom through some mutual friends. I was searching for the best cosmetic surgeon in San Francisco to help in my recovery. He and his team have been amazing! he helped establish a plan for my post-op wound care/treatment and administered some initial laser treatments. Dr Ransom and his team are extremely knowledgeable and very patient / helpful. I am very grateful for their help and support. I am finally looking normal again!
Joey B.
I had three issues with my nose - which inhibited my breathing: 1- broken nose, 2 - narrow nostrils that collapsed when I inhaled through my nose, 3 - deviated septum. When I was living in New York, I went to see a doctor about my breathing issues, and he said my skin was too thin and there was likely nothing he could do to rectify the problem. Dr. Ransom was recommended by an ENT I saw through One Medical. As soon as he saw him, he said he could easily fix my nose, and remove the bump that had formed from the trauma. His confidence and strong sense of self immediately put me at ease, and I had little doubt that he could accomplish exactly what he promised. He showed me a modified picture of my nose , and really liked what he proposed. The end result very closely matched what he promised. Not only can I now breath much more easily through my nose, it looks much better. He managed to make it look like an improved version of itself, however I still look like me, and unless I tell anyone I had it done, it's not overly noticeable, which I prefer. I'm pretty vain and very critical, and I can say that Dr. Ransom is great, and comes highly recommended.
Edward T.
Doctor Evan Ransom took my surgery on relatively short order and did a wonderful job. He is very talented and has a nice friendly professional support staff. I can not thank him enough, he was calm, caring, professional and interested in the follow results of his work . He seemed to bring a certain artistry to the profession.
Lisa C.
Dr. Ransom is a talented physician. He is knowledgeable, professional and goes the extra mile to make you feel comfortable during your treatments. He has been blessed with an artistic eye which brings wonderful results. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom and would refer all of my friends and family members to choose him as their physician.
Cheryl H.
Dr Ransom is very kind, honest, and conscience doctor. I was referred by my best friend, she is also Doctor Ransom patient. She has so much good things said about Doctor Ransom. So I had a face lift done by Doctor Ransom on July 2015. He did a wonderful job on my face and I have a lot of compliments on my face. So if anyone want to get their face done. I would highly recommended Doctor Ransom to you. I give Doctor Ransom a five stars.
Jill P.
I have currently been getting botox regularly with Dr. Ransom and he does a fantastic job. My previous doctor's office moved to another location where it was no longer convenient. I didn't realize what I was missing until I went to Dr. Ransom. I felt really comfortable, but most important he did a terrific job blowing my previous doctor out of the park. (Sometimes it's good switch it up a bit to make sure you are getting the best treatment.) On top of that, Dee the office manager is an incredible asset to the office. She personalizes your visit and relationship with the office to an extent I have never experienced before. I even get follow up calls to see how I am doing after a treatment. I highly recommend Dr. Ransom for his great work, and his team's impeccable customer service.
Arielle C.
Dr. Ransom and Dee are the BEST! Whether it's aesthetic or reconstructive, I'd trust him over and over again with my face.