We fight gravity everywhere! And as we age our nice full cheeks start to lose volume and fall downward from the force of gravity. Overall, this creates a square face, a “flat” and “empty” face. A square, flat, and empty face A facelift offered by Dr. Nykiel helps to restore that rested, refreshed, and youthful appearance by lifting the cheeks and removing the jowls, restoring volume with fat to the face, and tightening the skin. A facelift is a highly individualized surgery discussed during consultation and it is equal parts surgery as it is art. A true facelift will make you look gives a rested, refreshed, and youthful appearance.
Ideal candidates for facelift surgery are those who are currently suffering from severe wrinkles and fine lines as well as a large degree of loose, excess skin that’s responsible for creating a sagging appearance in the cheeks and jawline. Patients looking to undergo the procedure should be in good general health without any pre-existing medical conditions and have realistic expectations about the possibilities of the procedure.
Before the surgery, your complete medical history will be collected, and a facial examination will be carried out. You can discuss your expectations from the procedure during the consultation. You’ll also have to avoid taking any blood-thinning medications and herbal supplements at least 2 weeks prior to your surgery. You will be provided with in-depth pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for the procedure.
Before the procedure begins, you will either be given general or local anesthesia to numb the area. Incisions are then based on which technique is used. An incision for a traditional facelift will start from your hairline at the temples and continue around your ears to your lower scalp region. A limited incision is shorter, beginning from your hairline and just wrapping around your ear. If accompanied by a neck lift, an incision will also be made under your chin.
The fat is then redistributed and underlying tissue is repositioned, with the skin being re-draped over the uplifted facial contours. The incisions are then closed using sutures.
Bandages will be placed around your face to keep the swelling and bruising in check, and small tubes will be used to drain out excess fluid and blood. Once the swelling subsides, you’ll be able to see results that can last for up to 10 years. You will, however, be required to attend follow-up appointments and indulge in self-care practices to avoid developing any complications from the procedure.
If you’re interested in learning more about facelift surgery with a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who has your best interest in mind, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today. Our team will help guide you through the procedural process and address any questions or concerns you have along the way.
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