Facelifts are some of the most sought after procedures by men and women alike. This procedure can dramatically tighten and tone the skin on the face and neck, making patients look and feel years younger.
What is a Facelift?
Also referred to as a rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure that can be used to tighten the skin on the face and neck in a holistic, natural-looking way. Excess fat is also removed during the procedure, leaving the patient with a more sculpted, contoured face shape. Facelifts are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today because they bring patients dramatic results that last for years after the initial surgery.
What can it Treat?
A facelift can be used to treat a broad range of cosmetic imperfections on the face and neck. In general, this treatment is one of the most effective ways to tighten the skin and eliminate fat. Some of the specific problems it addresses include:
- Deep eyelid creases
- Nasolabial folds
- Excess skin resulting in a double chin
What can I Expect from a Facelift Procedure?
Facelift techniques have been slowly tweaked and perfected over the past 15 years. Facelifts administered today bring patients significantly less downtime than ones performed in the past. During the patient’s consultation appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will inform them about the specific risks and expected recovery time for the procedure.
Before undergoing a facelift, patients are administered a local anesthetic. The entire procedure takes between 3-4 hours to complete. Once surgery is over, the patient is bandaged and given drainage tubes to help drain excess fluid that collects in the skin during recovery. Swelling usually goes down within 10-14 days of receiving treatment, and most patients can return to work within two weeks.
Unlike less invasive procedures, the results of a facelift can last for years after the initial treatment. How long these results last depends on factors like the patient’s skin quality, weight fluctuations, and environmental exposure.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Most individuals interested in correcting loose or sagging facial skin that are between the ages of 40-70 are good candidates for a facelift procedure. The best candidates for this treatment also have strong, well-defined bone structures.
Before undergoing surgery, each interested patient must schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Ramirez Gavidia. During this appointment, Dr. Ramirez Gavidia will take into consideration each patient’s cosmetic goals, current state of health, and medical history in order to decide if a facelift is right for them.
Contact RG Plastic Surgery and Rejuvenation Spa today to schedule your very own consultation appointment.