Do you feel that your face does not reflect your youthful spirit? Are signs of facial aging causing self-confidence issues? If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from a facelift procedure to take years off of your facial appearance!

What is a Facelift?

A facelift is a comprehensive procedure to treat signs of facial aging such as wrinkling and sagging caused by the aging process. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, underlying tissues and muscles are tightened, and the skin on the face and neck is redraped. Every year, thousands of individuals undergo the facelift procedure to rejuvenate their facial appearance.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Individuals with sagging skin in their midface and/or jawline, loss of facial fat volume, or deep creases that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth of from the mouth down to the chin can often benefit from a facelift. Ideal candidates will be in general good health and have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Newman to get started.

The Facelift Procedure

Facelifts are traditionally done under general anesthesia.  Dr. Christopher Newman prefers facelifts under Total IV sedation (TIVS), because it eliminates the need for a breathing tube during the surgery. By using TIVS, the surgery can be completed with a gentle, less invasive form of anesthesia while still having the safety and monitoring of a board-certified anesthesiologist during the procedure.

The facelift procedure often focuses on the lower areas of the face such as the jawline, jowls, and cheeks. Once incisions are created, various degrees of undermining of the skin is performed, and deep layers of the face area lifted. Underlying connective tissue is then repositioned, and excess fat and skin are removed. If a facelift is also performed with a neck lift, the neck muscles will be drawn together to support the entire neck and jaw. Finally, skin will be redraped over the new facial structures and incisions will be closed.

The goal of a facelift is to create a more youthful-looking you with beautiful, natural-looking results.

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Downtime and Recovery

Following the facelift procedure, patients may be placed in a compression garment, which should be worn exactly as directed. Bruising and swelling may occur, and any pain or discomfort can be lessened with pain medication. Some patients may experience a feeling of tightness in their neck following surgery, which is not unusual, and is temporary. It is recommended that patients sleep with their head elevated for the first two weeks to help reduce additional swelling. Patients should also refrain from any strenuous activities for 2-6 weeks after their procedure. The exact amount of downtime required will vary depending on the amount of change that was desired.

Are you ready to turn back the clock? Contact our office today to schedule your facelift consultation appointment today.