Do you feel more youthful than you look in your reflection. You can’t stop the years from going by, but with a little help, you can certainly turn back the clock on your looks! If a sagging, undefined jawline, droopy cheeks and jowls, and a “turkey neck” are getting you down, a facelift could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
Reasons to Get a Facelift
A visibly aging face and neck are possibly the most noticeable signs of a person’s true age. If gravity and time have left you with excess sagging skin, jowls, a lack of volume, deep folds, a double chin, a “turkey neck”, and other signs of growing older, a facelift can be the enhancement you need to go back to how you used to look without these problems.
Also called a rhytidectomy, facelifts have been a popular cosmetic surgery option for countless others who, like you, have felt they need to do something to be their best self inside and out.
A facelift smooths your skin, lifts, and tightens the deep facial tissues, so your face looks more supple and youthful. You’ll probably even feel better after the procedure, thanks to the smoothing effect this surgery has on your face and neck.
What to Expect During a Facelift Procedure
Your doctor may advise you to stay off certain medications like blood thinning drugs for the days leading up to facelift surgery and some time after the surgery to prevent bleeding. You will also need to avoid eating food and drinking water the evening before the surgery.
During traditional facelift surgery, you will be given general anesthesia, so you won’t feel a thing!
Your surgeon will make strategically placed incisions to separate the skin from the muscle and connective tissue beneath. These incisions may begin at your temples and move to the front of your ears and around your face to the lower scalp and the back of your ears following your hairline.
He will then work on the deeper facial tissues to create a firm foundation upon which the skin can rest. Any excess skin and jowls are removed. Fat is redistributed and any excess is removed. The result is a smooth, youthful look with significantly enhanced contours.
Recovering From a Facelift Surgery
Once the doctor is done performing this procedure, it is up to you to take the precautions required after surgery to help facilitate a quick recovery.
Your incisions will be covered with bandages to bring gentle pressure to the treatment site to prevent bruising and keep the swelling down. You may have a small tube inserted to drain any excess fluid or blood.
During your recovery period, you will need to take some time off work to rest and relax, keep your head elevated, and avoid any major movement or pressure. You will also need to stop smoking and drinking during this time to help hasten the recovery process.
Prepare to get some help for chores for the week after the facelift. Your doctor will let you know when it is safe to wash and dry your hair, bathe, or begin doing other physical activities.
A facelift will give you dramatic results like no other alternatives can, so once you’re done with recovery, go out and make the most of the new you!
Contact Our Office
Contact us to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ralph Garramone. As a highly skilled plastic surgeon, he will design as surgical plan that will give you the best result possible.