Full Facelift Reduces Telltale Signs of Aging
Restore Your Youth with Full Facelift
The aging of the face is inevitable. In fact, the first visual signs of aging are normally portrayed in the face. Over time the skin begins to loosen and sag on the face and neck, contributing factors include:
- Lifelong effects of gravity
- Effects of smoking
- Premature aging
- Sun exposure
- Weight loss
Regain your youthful look and feel years younger by “turning back the clock” with a facelift to match your youthful spirit!
Full Facelift Benefits
A facelift (rhytidectomy) can enhance your appearance by looking younger than your age and restoring smoother, softer contours to your face and neck. Enjoy the benefits of a facelift! Variations of a facelift procedure can:
- Tighten the underlying tissues and muscle
- Minimize skin folds between your nose and the corners of your mouth
- Contour the jawline to eliminate jowls
- Define a more youthful chin
- Soften deep wrinkles, creases and folds
- Accentuate cheekbones
- Remove loose skin and excess fatty tissue in your neck
- Reposition fat to fill in “sunken” areas
Dr. Shah will perform a history and physical examination in advance of planning your facelift surgery. During the examination, an evaluation will be made based on your facial bone structure, underlying skin structure, skin thickness, texture and elasticity along with the severity of the wrinkles and folds. Any skin damage detected from environmental influences will be assessed and perhaps treated before surgery. Then, this information will be used to formulate a surgical plan that will obtain the best outcome based on the discussed goals of the procedure. Dr. Shah will select the surgical technique that will offer the lowest risk with maximum results. Both Dr. Shah and his staff will thoroughly explain the surgical technique and answer any questions on the procedure.
Overview of the Procedure
Your facelift surgery will be performed in our fully accredited surgical facilities. The facelift procedure is performed using a discreet, well-hidden incision that curves from within the temple hair just above and in front of the ears. Next it continues under the earlobe and follows the back of the ear, and blends into the hairline on the back of the head. For men, the incision is aligned to accommodate and follow the natural beard lines. For all cases, the incisions are strategically placed to be camouflaged where they will fall in a natural crease of the skin. Through this incision, the skin is gently lifted and we tighten your skin, supporting connective tissues and muscles beneath the skin. Liposuction in the neck and jowls is sometimes performed if there is excess fatty tissue. After tightening the underlying layers, we remove or reposition excess skin and redrape the skin over your face and neck to restore a more youthful contour to the face.
How long is recovery? The amount of time it takes to recover from facelift surgery varies greatly from person to person. Recovery usually takes 2 to 3 weeks, though many patients are able to return to work in about 2 weeks. It is recommended you wait 3 weeks or longer before participating in strenuous activity or exercise. Final healing may take up to 3 months and up to 6 months for the incision scars to fully fade.
Dr. Shah and his staff will closely monitor your progress by providing specific postoperative care instructions and schedule a follow up visit to the office to ensure a smooth healing and recovery. Elevation of the head is extremely helpful in reducing the initial post-operative swelling; using ice packs intermittently may be advised. Concealing makeup is usually permitted after the first week to camouflage any bruising for a short time.
If you would like more information on facelift procedures, or if you would like to schedule a consultation, please contact the Medical Spa today.
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"To Dr. Shah and your fabulous team, Every time I pass by a mirror I am surprised and say to myself...what was I waiting for? Makeup has become fun again! I thank you all for a great experience."Actual Patient