facelift cannot stop aging, but it can help your face look its best and give
you a more youthful appearance. As we age, the skin begins to loosen on
our face and neck. The bones shrink slightly. and gravity begins to pull
tissues downward into jowls. The smile lines deepen and loose skin begins to
“hang” under the chin and neck area.
volume in the form of fat in the face can further make it look drawn and
About The Procedure
facelift today produces a more natural look than ever. It is not unusual for a
person to look 10 years younger after a facelift. Techniques used in facelift
surgery have been refined to make patients look refreshed and rested, not
"lifted." These newer techniques have reduced pain after surgery and quickened
the healing process. It is not unusual to inject fat to certain parts of the
face at the same time the facelift is performed to enhance and restore the face
to a more youthful appearance. Skin type, ethnic background, degree of skin
elasticity, bone structure, as well as a realistic attitude are factors that are
discussed prior to surgery. Incisions are planned carefully and
"hidden" in front of and behind the ears so that the scars are not
obvious. Through these incisions, the skin of the face and neck is lifted away
and the underlying muscles are tightened with sutures. Excess skin is trimmed
and the incisions are carefully closed with special suturing techniques.
tissue glue is sprayed under the skin of the face and neck before the incisions
are closed. This "glue" cuts down on bleeding, minimizes bruising and
speeds up the healing process.
patients experience very little pain after a facelift. With the use of the
fibrin glue, swelling and bruising are minimal.
Recuperation times vary, but most individuals are healed well enough to
appear in public within 7 to 10 days. The patient is instructed to keep their
head elevated for a week. The face and neck will feel tight for about 6 weeks
with some numbness that may last several weeks. Occasionally, a pulled look can
last for a couple of weeks, but, with our technique, is never permanent. The
results of a facelift, generally, will last 7 to 10 years, after which it can
be repeated to obtain a more youthful look once again.