A facelift, one of the most commonly performed procedures, provides a remarkable improvement in your appearance. Facelifting is the ideal treatment for correcting a sagging jaw line, falling cheeks and a blunted neckline. There are many methods to facelifting, and advancements in this procedure have evolved significantly over the last ten years. It wasn't too long ago that surgeons would approach facelifting by pulling the skin tighter. Unfortunately, this resulted in an unnatural wind blown or stretched look. Today, we have newer and better techniques to relocate the deeper tissues and just drape the skin tension free over the repositioned tissues. This gives a more natural, longer lasting result.
Each facelift patient undergoing a facelift procedure would like to know how long the results will last and will anybody know they had it done? Answers to these questions depend on your underlying anatomy, your individual desires, and how much aging is evident on your face. Irrespective of your age, you can expect a facelift to improve your appearance and personal outlook. You should appear younger, with a well rested, healthy look. The younger you are, the longer you can expect the facelift results to last. If you are older, you will experience a more dramatic improvement, however, there is also a greater possibility of tissue rebounding. Incisions are hidden behind the ears and in natural skin creases; these usually heal as thin thread-like lines which are well camouflaged.
Following facelift surgery, you can decide to go home or spend the night in the hospital. Pain is uncommon, but we will prescribe medication to ensure your comfort. Ten days to two weeks after surgery, most patients return to normal social activities while enjoying the benefits of a more youthful appearance.
An underdeveloped chin is often an oversight not recognized by the patient. Although frequently done as an isolated procedure, chin augmentation can place the finishing touches on other facial surgery. A weak chin can give the appearance of a large nose or a short neckline. In males, a recessed chin may lead to a false perception of timidness or weakness. By augmenting the chin, we can give overall facial balance improving proportions of the face and accentuating the improvement in a rhinoplasty or a facelift.
If you decide to undergo this procedure, it really can make a dramatic improvement with only a small, subtle change. Patients are generally very gratified. The best candidate for a facelift (Quiet Lift) is a physically healthy man or woman who is realistic about their expectations, and interested in improving sagging facial skin, jowls, and loose neck skin. Most patients undergoing facelifts are over the age of forty. The procedure typically takes several hours to complete and can take place in a surgeon's office-based facility, a hospital or an outpatient surgery center. General anesthesia or a combination of local anesthesia and sedation is most often used during facelift surgery.
We are continuously dedicated to giving our patients the attention they deserve during their period of recovery. Our facelift patients will receive a facelift recovery care package as part of their experience with SDMD. It is important that we make your facelift recovery time as comfortable as possible. For more information about facelift recovery, head over to our recovery care page.
Contact Steven H. Dayan, M.D., FACS about facelift surgery
As we age, time, and it seems the laws of gravity, take a toll on our faces. Sometimes our faces portray an older appearance than how we feel inside. Dr. Steven H. Dayan's approach to aesthetic medicine, however, will be the anti-gravity solution to your facial aging dilemmas, leaving you looking and feeling your very best.