As we get older, gravity along with other factors will cause the skin to develop a saggy appearance. As the skin begins to droop, it can cause you to develop an older, less approachable look. If you want to turn back the hands of time and reclaim your youthful look, Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery can help with a facelift.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure performed to reverse the signs of aging by getting rid of loose skin and providing the facial contours with a lift that can take years off one’s appearance. This is an invasive plastic surgery procedure that requires strategically placed incisions to correct the aesthetic problems you are experiencing.
Preparing for the Facelift
Before undergoing a facelift, you must first schedule a consultation at Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery. During this time, we will perform an initial examination of your facial skin to determine the appropriate technique to use for your facelift. We will also ask about your medical history to make sure that you are a good fit for the procedure
Good Candidates for a Facelift
If you are currently dealing with severe wrinkles, saggy skin, and jowls, a facelift is a great opportunity for you to reclaim your youthful look. Patients looking to undergo the procedure, however, should be in good physical health, have realistic expectations, and should be prepared to follow any instructions given.
During the Facelift Surgery
There’s no one size fits all approach to a procedure like a facelift. Each one is customized to accommodate the needs of each individual. To begin, we will administer an anesthetic to help you remain comfortable during the surgery. We will then make an incision along the hairline that will extend in front of the ear and below the earlobe. Through these incisions, we will remove and redistribute the excess skin while tightening the underlying muscle and connective tissue. This technique will help to smooth the deep creases in the skin, eliminate jowls, and provide the face with a youthful lift.
Recovery After a Facelift
As with any invasive surgical procedure, there are risks involved in undergoing a facelift. Patients undergoing the procedure can expect to experience some swelling and bruising in the treatment area along with some general discomfort. These symptoms are temporary, however, and will subside. You should refrain from strenuous physical activities and take time off work to rest and recover after a facelift.
Contact Our Office
If you’re interested in learning more about a facelift, contact Dr. Banis Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation today. Our skilled team is dedicated to helping patients look and feel their very best. We will help guide you through the surgical process and address any questions or concerns that may arise on your journey to a more youthful you.
Before & Afters
After – Skin tightening, better jaw (mandible) definition, tightening of neck (facelift), increased volume to upper cheek bones (mid-facelift), eyes appear more awake (upper lid blephoraplasty), skin complexion brighter, improved tone (medical skin care).