Facelift Conveniently located to serve Greater Hartford and the Farmington Valley, Connecticut
Reverse the signs of aging with a facelift in Bloomfield to achieve a younger-looking appearance. Sagging skin can make you look tired and aged. Getting a cosmetic procedure like a facelift at Youthful Images can significantly improve your look. Dr. Patrick Felice performs this surgery with great care and experience to achieve natural-looking results.
What is a Facelift or Rhytidectomy?
A Facelift or Rhytidectomy is a type of plastic surgery that is designed to improve the appearance of the face by removing excess skin and tightening the muscles in the face.
Ideal candidates for a facelift
You are a good candidate for facelift surgery if you want to smooth away wrinkles and creases on your face and neck. You have to be in good overall health before you can be recommended to undergo a facelift. If you smoke, you may need to take additional steps before you can come in for a rhytidectomy.
The facelift is performed on individuals who have noticed increased sagging of the skin or drooping of the muscles of the face. Age varies as to when an individual may require this procedure. Dr. Felice has performed the facelifts on people from age 39 to 80. His personal feeling about the facelift is that it should be performed to create a very natural, rejuvenated look which should never reveal a “surgical” or “pulled” appearance. The face is divided into multiple aesthetic units. It is imperative to understand how aging affects these components and address the issues on a very individual basis.
What to expect during a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) consultation:
During your plastic surgery consultation for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy at Youthful Images, Dr. Felice will review your medical history, examine your face, discuss your expectations, review the Facelift or Rhytidectomy procedure, discuss the recovery period, review other patient photographs and take your picture so that he can review with you the plans he has for your new look. Finally, we will discuss the cost of the procedure. In addition, we accept several different financing options if that may be of interest to you.
It is also important to note that if you have any questions, this is the best time to ask Dr. Felice. Discuss your expectations and goals so that you can get the most out of your surgical procedure.
What is a facelift like?
Dr. Felice has perfected the short scar facelift over the last 20 years. The incisions are placed to match the normal contours of the ears for nearly invisible scars. In addition, his techniques have reduced recovery times while extending the longevity of the lift.
Many times a full facelift (forehead, cheeks and neck) is not necessary; a regional facelift or mid facelift may be all that is needed to rejuvenate the face. Again, this is where individualization of the patient’s needs are critical and experience in performing facelifts paramount.
Expected Recovery Time for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy:
The approximate recovery time for a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is 14 days. Swelling and bruising are normal and should disappear within a few days. You may be prescribed pain medication to help manage the discomfort. After two weeks, you may go back to your normal activities but must avoid strenuous exercises.
You will also be scheduled for check-up appointments. In some cases, subsequent procedures must be done to achieve the best results.
Cost range for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy:
Please go to the Pricing Menu page to find out the cost range for a Facelift or Rhytidectomy surgery. An exact cost for a Facelift (Rhytidectomy) will be given during your consultation. The total price of your facelift surgery will depend on the anesthetic used, the extent of work done, and other surgical fees.
Contact us to learn more
Please feel free to contact our office for additional information on facelifts in Bloomfield. If you wish to consider financing your surgery, please call our office for information on pre-approval. Specific fees for procedures will be discussed at your initial consultation.