“I would recommend Dr. Delia and his staff to anyone who may be thinking of cosmetic surgery.”
Now, more and more, women and men are appreciating that a facelift could be the answer for them. The “plastic” or pulled look that was the signature of a facelift of old is no longer the result now being obtained. In fact, Dr. Delia reports that many of his patients indicate “no one can tell that you have had a facelift”, yet they look up to ten years younger and look younger, naturally.
A facelift can improve the skin, smooth out deep cheek folds, jowls and loose, sagging skin in the neck that is often associated with age.
What is facelift surgery?
A facelift, technically known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve visible signs of aging in the face and neck. As we age, skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag in the mid and lower face. Deep creases appear between the nose and mouth, deep lines draw lip corners downward, jowls appear at the jaw line, and neck skin becomes loose and heavily creased. A facelift is designed to correct all of these aging features, restoring a more youthful appearance, uplifted facial contours, and improved facial skin tone. Your fundamental appearance is not changed but a natural, younger appearance is restored.
A facelift can be done alone, or Dr. Delia often performs the procedure in conjunction with other facial procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, and fat grafting to also restore facial volume. Sometimes a facial peel may be also done at the same time to improve fine lines and wrinkles as well.
Performed under anesthesia, a facelift removes the excess skin and fatty tissue around the jaw and neck and provides improved facial contour and shape to reveal a more youthful appearance.
The surgery usually lasts approximately two to three hours. You will be able to go home the same day as surgery. However, during you consultation with Dr. Delia, he can provide you more specific information about what to expect.
Who is a good candidate for a facelift?
Typically, most facelift candidates are in their 40s, 50s or 60s. In certain cases, the procedure can be performed on older individuals. However, best results are achieved with patients who still have relatively good skin elasticity and a strong facial bone structure. In preparation for facelift surgery, you will need to abstain from smoking one month prior to the procedure and at least one month during the recovery period in order to avoid complications.
Also, consumption of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs prior to facelift surgery is not recommended, since they may lead to increased bruising during the course of the facelift.
What can I expect after the facelift surgery?
Bruising and swelling usually fades within two weeks and after a few days you will be permitted to wear camouflage makeup if you deem necessary. After about two weeks, most of Dr. Delia’s patients find that they can return to work. As with any facial surgery, healing continues for six to nine months. After the recuperation period, many of our patients say; “I wish I’d done it sooner.”
What does a facelift not do?
Although a facelift will improve and enhance the contour of your face and jaw line, it will not correct sun or wind damage or fine wrinkles that have developed on the skin’s surface. To treat these conditions, additional skin care will be needed, which is available in our practice. See our skin care and laser section of this site. These options can be discussed during your initial consultation with Dr Delia.
The average facelift done today may last from 5 to 15 years, and follow-up procedures can be performed to keep you looking as good as you can for years to come.
Call today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Delia. Don’t let a few facial imperfections or flaws conceal your vigor and inner facial beauty!
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