As we age, our facial skin begins to sag and we start to develop wrinkles and fine lines. While sagging skin and wrinkles may reduce your youthful look, innovative surgical procedures will allow you to take corrective action.
Rhytidectomy, also known as a facelift, is a surgical procedure that is performed when someone wants to enhance their facial aesthetics by reducing the appearance of wrinkles on the face. One of the benefits of a facelift is that it is suitable for adults of all ages. Of course, as with any surgery, a consultation with your plastic surgeon is necessary before you choose to undergo this procedure.
How Should You Prepare for the Surgery?
The first thing you need to do in preparation for the procedure is select an experienced plastic surgeon. Ask your family, friends, consultant physicians, and people who have undergone the procedure for advice. When you decide on a qualified surgeon, you should meet with him to discuss any underlying health issues and allergies that you may have.
How Is the Facelift Procedure Performed?
In a traditional facelift, the incision starts from the temples near the hairline. It continues around the earlobe and moves down to the lower part of the scalp. Excessive fat is removed from your face and the facial muscles are lifted. This will ensure that your face remains firm long after the surgery is completed. After the necessary work is done, your surgeon will close the incisions with sutures.
After the facelift, you may experience some minor swelling, but this should subside within a few days. Unless advised by your surgeon, you should avoid taking any medications or pain killers. He will provide you with instructions that will help facilitate a rapid and complete recovery.
Contact Our Office
A facelift is an effective solution for rejuvenating your youthful allure. Contact our office if you’re interested in learning more about the treatment. During your complimentary consultation with Dr. Geoffrey Keyes, a double-board-certified plastic surgeon, you will be able to ask any question you have about the procedure and learn more about how it can help enhance your aesthetic appeal.