If you are bothered by signs of aging in your face, facelift surgery may be right for you. Technically known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck, such as: Sagging in the midface Deep creases below the lower eyelids Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth Fat that has fallen or is displaced Loss of muscle tone in the lower face may create jowls Loose skin and excess fatty deposits under the chin and jaw can make even a person of normal weight appear to have a double chin Rejuvenation procedures typically performed in conjunction with a facelift are brow lift, to correct a sagging or deeply furrowed brow, and eyelid surgery to rejuvenate aging eyes.
What facelifts won’t do: As a restorative surgery, a facelift does not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process. A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate and complement the results of surgery. Facelift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and you should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires to to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
Facelift surgery is a good option for you if: You are physically healthy You do not smoke You have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance
The face lift is one of the most well-known cosmetic procedures for good reason. It’s one of the most rewarding plastic surgery for the both patient and the physician term of its power to reverse the effects of aging on the face and restore the spirit of the individual. Full face surgery can have a dramatic impact on a person who feels they have lost their youthful grow. For some people, a mini-face lift is all that’s needed to turn back the clock several years.
Candidates for Face Lift Surgery
The natural aging process, the sun, and the weight fluctuation can be very unkind to our face. As time goes by, the muscles on the neck can become loose, result in wrinkles and jowls. Face lift surgery primarily addresses the lower two-thirds of the face, as well as the neck area to help patients with surgery in these areas, achieves an improved, rejuvenated appearance. Good candidates for face lift surgery include people with jowls or loss of muscle tone in the lower region of the face and those who would like to eliminate excess skin and fat from under the chin & jaw. If you are unsure which procedure is right for you, please schedule a face lift surgery consultation with our office.
Surgery & Recovering
Face lift can be down alone or in conjunction with others procedure, such as Blepharoplasty or Rhinoplasty.
Most face lifts are done as an outpatient procedure in an office or outpatient surgery center. They can be performed with sedation or under general anesthesia. Also, prolonged recovery is not usually necessary with the new face lift techniques employed by our plastic surgeon.
The most patient who undergoes face lift experiences little pain or discomfort of their procedure. Any discomfort can be controlled and minimized with medication.
There may be some swell. bruising .and numbness following the procedure. To minimize these, it is best to keep the head elevated the first few days. After in about a week, the stitches are removed. Most patients are able to return to their daily routine in two to three weeks.