Facelift in Orlando, FL
Restore a youthful reflection
About Facelift Surgery
Rejuvenate your appearance with facelift surgery. Advanced surgical techniques can counteract the effects of time and correct wrinkles, volume loss, and skin sagging in the cheeks and jowls. With a customized facelift procedure, you can rejuvenate and restore a youthful look that can take years off your overall appearance.
Any healthy adult with age-related wrinkles, loose skin, and facial volume loss may be a candidate for facelift surgery. Candidates are typically in their early 40s or older and hope to reverse signs of aging in the face, especially the cheeks and jowls. Most commonly, candidates will have deep creases, displaced fat, and loose skin in the lower face, especially caused by aging, genetics, or extreme weight loss. Candidates should have a stable body weight, as future weight fluctuations can affect the results of facelift surgery.
Facelift surgery uses several techniques to rejuvenate the face. Through incisions hidden in the hairline and behind the ears, loose skin is pulled back to correct sagging and tighten the appearance. Subdermal tissues are surgically altered to sculpt facial contours so that they appear more youthful. Excess skin is usually removed to smooth out deeper wrinkles and creases and create a more even skin tone. Where natural asymmetries related to soft tissue displacement are present, the tissues can be adjusted to improve facial symmetry.
Preparing for Surgery
You should be in good health prior to undergoing this surgery. If you are receiving treatment for any chronic health conditions, you will need to request clearance from your primary care physician. You may also need to get an EKG and basic blood work to evaluate your health in anticipation of a successful procedure and healthy recovery. You will also need to plan for adequate time off work and arrange for assistance during your recovery.
Recovery After Surgery
Most patients can expect approximately 1 to 2 weeks of downtime after a facelift. During the first week of recovery, it is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Pain medications are rarely needed after 7 days. A feeling of tightness may develop concurrently with any swelling; this will fade quickly as swelling decreases. Sleeping at an incline is recommended to minimize swelling. By the end of the second week, most patients are ready to resume light activities and work.
Frequently Asked Questions
The incisions for facelift surgery are hidden in the hairline/sideburn area and behind the ears. Depending on the depth of correction, the amount of loose skin, and whether a full or mini facelift is performed, facelift scars may be anywhere from approximately 1.5 to 6 inches long. Due to their location, facelift scars can easily be hidden with strategic hair styling and makeup application as they heal. Facelift scars should fade significantly over time.
Some people may benefit from getting a mini facelift rather than a full facelift. The mini facelift has a shorter incision and provides more minor improvements for those who need less correction.
Facelift surgery may be combined with a neck lift to yield more dramatic aesthetic results. Both procedures are frequently performed in the same sitting so that you only have to endure one surgery day and one surgical recovery period. Combining these procedures often provides more substantial rejuvenation for better overall aesthetic results.
If you maintain a healthy lifestyle and stable body weight after surgery, you can expect your facelift results to last a long time. That said, the natural aging process will continue, and you may experience changes in skin laxity over time. With a healthy lifestyle, you can help to ensure long-lasting results.