A facelift can reduce sagging skin on the face and neck, helping these areas to appear firmer and fresher. Your bone structure, heredity and skin texture all play a role in how many “years” a facelift can “remove” and, to some extent, influence how long will it last.Schedule consultation
Before Facial Surgery
We will evaluate your medical history in order to determine your overall health. Our objective is to create a natural appearance that is pleasing to you. We will discuss with you how your face can look and what you can expect from surgery. Before and after photographs will reveal what the surgery has accomplished.
Q: How is Facelift surgery performed?
A: The Face Lift procedure, also known as Rhytidectomy, involves separating the facial skin from the underlying fat and muscle layer, tightening of facial muscle layer (SMAS) and removing the excess skin. The incisions are placed within the hairline starting at the temples, running just in front of the ear and continuing around the bottom of the ear lobe & going behind the ear into the hairline. All incisions are placed in a manner so that they are nearly invisible on healing. The skin is pulled in a backward and upward direction, the excess skin is then removed, tightening the facial muscle layer and the wound is closed with fine sutures. A small drain is placed under the skin to avoid collection of blood or serum. The final result is a lift of sagging components of the face with smoother, tighter skin.
Q: What other procedures can be combined with facelift surgery?
A: Excess skin and wrinkling of the neck also gets corrected in the same sitting by the additional neck-lift procedure. A Face-lift will not remove forehead lines, bags under the eyes or crow’s feet. The eye bags can be treated at the same time with eyelid surgery or Blepharoplasty. Forehead lines, crow feet lines and brow sagging can be corrected with BOTOX injection treatment.
Q: What type of anesthesia is used in the surgery?
A: The procedure is usually performed under general anesthesia but can be performed using a local anesthetic with intravenous sedation.
After facelift surgery, you will experience temporary skin discoloration and some tightness or numbness in the face and the neck. Healing is gradual, so expect to wait several months for optimal results. Since your skin will remain somewhat sensitive for a few months, protection from the sun, including daily use of a sun block, is essential. You can wear cosmetics shortly after surgery.
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