A facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a common type of anti-aging facial plastic surgery requested by both men and women. This procedure may help alleviate creases around the nose and mouth; tighten loose skin along the jawline; remove excess fat in the neck area; and correct any areas of the face that may not seem to be symmetrical.
Why might I need a Facelift?
As your skin matures, it begins to thin. Other factors, like sun damage, smoking, stress, heredity, and loss of facial fat take their toll on your appearance. A facelift is recommended for people who had advanced signs of aging that cannot be corrected with dermal fillers and other less invasive procedures, such as an endoscopic brow lift or eyelid surgery, also known as Blepharoplasty. A facelift can help reduce the overall signs of aging and can restore you to a more youthful, natural look.
What can you expect during a Facelift?
To make your facelift look as natural as possible, Dr. Daniel Daube uses “The Gold Standard” of facelifts, which means there are no shortcuts to the work he does. Dr. Daube is very careful to make the incisions needed where the scars are hidden post-surgery. Your skin will be pulled taut, and the underlying muscles secured to help contour your face and restore it to a more youthful, natural shape.
How long will it take to recover from a facelift?
After a facelift, to promote proper healing, your head will be wrapped in a compression bandage. Healing from such extensive surgery may take several weeks or months, but this timeline varies by patient. Initially, there will be some bruising and swelling, but these conditions will gradually diminish and are normal side effects of a facelift. However, if you believe your symptoms are excessive or think there may be a post-operative problem, contact us immediately.
In order to maximize your surgery results, it is important to keep your follow-up appointments and follow any after-care instructions Dr. Daube gives you.
Nothing can stop the aging process; however, a facelift can keep you looking younger longer. If you are interested in booking a consult with Dr. Daube to discuss your facelift options, contact Gulf Coast Facial Plastics today!