Visible signs of aging can be very difficult to conceal- especially on our face. If your face is showing visible signs of wrinkling or sagging along you cheeks and/or jawline, you may be a candidate for a facelift. Although there are many non-surgical treatments that can help give your skin a somewhat more youthful appearance, in some cases these treatments alone are not enough.
So, what can you expect when having a Face Lift Surgery? The incisions made during a Face Lift are created in a discreet location; often along the hairline and in front of the ear. This helps mask any visible scarring that may occur. When having a Face Lift procedure, your Plastic Surgeon will focus on the overlying skin on your face as well as the underlying muscle. By lifting and reposition your facial muscles, your doctor is able to create contours that accentuate your natural face structure. Likewise, they are able smooth the skin evenly over the new contours to create a more natural and youthful appearance.
A Face Lift is long lasting and can treat wrinkles, drooping cheeks, lack of definition, neck sagging, and wrinkles around the mouth. Following a Face Lift Surgery you will typically experience bruising and swelling. On average, you can expect the recovery from a Face Lift to take about one week and you will need to keep your head elevated. Most people can return to work two weeks after the surgery. For four weeks post procedure, you will need to refrain from any strenuous physical activity.
If you are considering a Face Lift procedure, please call our office and schedule your consultation today. One of our Board Certified Plastic Surgeons will talk you through the process and help you decide if this procedure is right for you and what expectations you should have following your procedure. In our next blog, we are discussing Laser Skin Rejuvenation.
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Plastic Surgeons of Lexington is the oldest Plastic Surgery group in Lexington, KY. Our practice is devoted to the surgical management of patients with aesthetic and reconstructive surgery needs. We specialize in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery, Botox, DOT Laser Therapy, NeoGraft, Skin Injections, Breast Augmentation, and Liposuction. We now offer a variety of Aesthetic services including Chemical Peels, Dermaplaning, and Skincare Evaluations. Please call our office today at (859) 276-3883 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Mike Lynch