In Sunny Orange County, Newport Beach Plastic Surgery Produces Facelift to Reverse Sun and Environmental Damage

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Orange County plastic surgeon, Dr. Milind Ambe of Newport Beach Plastic Surgery, sees the effects of sunny Southern California weather on the skin and how his facelift technique can reverse it.

This is why it is so important to wear sunscreen. Of course, if you didn’t wear it when you were younger, the effects are going to show up in your 30s, 40s and 50s.

Summertime in Southern California gets very little rain, which means more sunny days to be out at the beach, riding bikes and just enjoying the warm sunny temperatures. However, all of these idyllic days in Orange County can lead to serious skin damage down the road leaving behind sagging wrinkled skin.

“The sun accelerates the aging process in the skin,” says Dr. Ambe. “This is why it is so important to wear sunscreen. Of course, if you didn’t wear it when you were younger, the effects are going to show up in your 30s, 40s and 50s.”

The sun’s UV rays attack the collagen fibers in the skin and cause them to break down. Collagen is an essential protein that is found throughout the body and it is the fibrous web that holds the body together. When it breaks down in the skin of the face, the skin loses its strength and elasticity causing sagging and wrinkles. No, it doesn’t happen overnight. The effects show up after years of enjoyment in the sun and trying to get that glowing California tan.

An Orange County facelift repositions the sagging skin and pulls the lower half of the face up. “I love this procedure because of the artistic aspect,” says Dr. Ambe. “The intricacies of the facelift must be respected to avoid that abnormally tight appearance. My procedure is all about achieving the most natural-looking results.”

Incisions are placed along the natural lines of the hair and ears to reduce their visibility. The skin is lifted away from the tissue and muscle. If there are pockets of fat that throw off the smooth contours, Dr. Ambe removes it.
Once the skin is repositioned, he removes the excess skin and places the sutures. Swelling and bruising occurs, but is minimal and will subside in a couple of days.

Along with the facelift, Orange County plastic surgeon Dr. Ambe may recommend additional procedures to get the desired results. Because only the lower half of the face is addressed, it is common to perform a brow, neck or eye lift in conjunction with the procedure.

For Orange County plastic surgery, Newport Beach Plastic Surgery offers state-of-the-art procedures at the 7,000 square foot ambulatory accredited surgical center. In concert with a fully trained and certified staff of nurses and anesthesiologists, Dr. Ambe offers a number of cosmetic procedures to help Orange County residents be the best they can be.

For reality TV show fans, Dr. Ambe is somewhat of a celebrity for his appearances on Season 3, 4 and 5 of the Real Housewives of Orange County. Facelift procedures were highlighted on Season 4 and 5 when he performed one on Tamra Barney’s mother and Lynne Curtin. The results can be seen on his Web site.

About Dr. Milind Ambe:

Dr. Milind Ambe completed his many years of education and medical training in Orange County, with intensive surgical training at the University of California, Irvine.

Board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and a member of many prestigious plastic surgery organizations, Newport Beach plastic surgeon, Dr. Ambe, has been in private practice in Newport Beach since 1998, opening Newport Center Surgical, a beautiful, fully-accredited outpatient facility adjacent to the well-known Fashion Island shopping center, in 2004.

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