Age catches up with all of us in time. While some of us age naturally, with today’s stress and pollution, it is unfortunately quite normal to age prematurely.
Your face takes the most visible hit of aging. From age spots to crow’s feet to sagging skin, you slowly see it all as you age. If you’re making an effort to maintain that youthful appearance, a facelift may be the right option for you.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that works towards giving you a youthful appearance by working on your face and reshaping it. Dr. Felice will shape your face by removing excess skin and fat from your face.
A facelift can help to tighten your sagging skin, firm up the underlying tissues, and reduce the fall of the cheeks around your jaw. It can help you lift up the corners of your mouth and remove the lines between the lips and the cheeks. A facelift can give your face an overall tight, smooth, and youthful look.
A facelift can be combined with other cosmetic procedures for enhancing the forehead, eyebrows, and eyelids.
The Facelift Procedure
A facelift surgery is normally an outpatient procedure. It can be done either under local anesthesia with sedation or under general anesthesia. The procedure will take anywhere between two to five hours, and you will be allowed to go home the very same day.
If you opt for a traditional facelift, Dr. Felice will make an incision in the front of your ear. This incision will move into the hairline and also go behind the ear into your scalp. Dr. Felice will lift your skin and pull it in an upward direction. The excess fat and skin will be removed. The inner tissues of the face will be tightened and shaped.
Dr. Felice will then close the incisions with sutures and staples. A small tube is usually placed right under the skin behind the ear; this serves as a drainage outlet for excess blood and fluid. This tube is temporary. After this, the face will be bandaged.
Your Healing Process
Your face may feel tender, but Dr. Felice will prescribe medications that will help you deal with the discomfort. Bruising and swelling will be there, but they will slowly go away with time.
Dr. Felice will remove the sutures about a week after the surgery. Complete recovery will take close to four weeks. It is important to follow Dr. Felice’s post-operative care instructions so that your healing can happen comfortably and speedily.
As is the case with any plastic surgery, a consultation prior to the procedure is a must. During it, Dr. Felice will discuss the procedure with you in great detail and clarify any questions that you may have. Set clear and realistic expectations so that you are happy with the results.
Arrange Your Facelift Consultation Today
You can get a more youthful look today – contact our office and schedule an informative consultation with Dr. Patrick Felice. Dr. Felice is a skilled medical professional who will be happy to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.