Is your face wrinkled or sagging? A face-lift is the most extensive way to remove or reduce these appearances caused by aging. But it is rarely done in isolation.
WHAT DOES LIFT AND FILL MEAN?
Recently attention has been given not only to skin laxity and sagging in the aging face but in the volume loss that occurs in both bony and soft tissue. “In a Lift & Fill facelift I use a variety of techniques not only to lift and tighten sagging facial features but to fill areas that have created a void to restore the natural balance of your face and achieve a more natural youthful look.”
WHAT IS USED AS FILLER?
Your own Fat is the most commonly used material to augment the hollowing that occurs in facial aging when addressed at the same time a facelift. While you are already under the effects of anesthesia, liposuction techniques are used to harvest fat from your sides or abdomen. That fat is then processed and reinserted to areas that would benefit from adding volume back. These areas are most commonly your cheek bones and under your eyes (orbital rim and zygoma). Other fillers such as restylane are also used in areas where your skin is thinner.
AM I A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR A FACELIFT IN THE NORTHERN NEW JERSEY AREA?
As with other cosmetic procedures, you are more likely to be happy with the results of your facelift in the Northern New Jersey Area if you have clear, realistic expectations about what the surgery can achieve.
A facelift in NYC can successfully reduce sagging of your cheeks, smooth out the contours of your face and reduce appearance of “jowls”. When the Lift & Fill Technique is used it can also augments the areas of your face that have hollowed with aging and improve that sunken in appearance.
A face-lift in the Northern New Jersey Area can reduce signs of aging to a great extent, but it cannot reverse sun damage to the skin or remove all facial wrinkles around the eyes, below the nose, and around the lips. Adjuncts to facelift such as Blepharoplasty (eyelid rejuvenation) Chemical peels, Brow Lift and Neck Lift can be added to achieve your desired results
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM A FACELIFT?
Although a face-lift can make your face appear younger and healthier, taking years off your face, your face will continue to age. If you are experiencing anxiety over aging, a facelift may increase self-confidence and reduce anxiety over growing older. A proper maintenance plan is a key ingredient to lasting results of your facial rejuvenation.
HOW LONG IS RECOVERY FROM A FACELIFT?
Facelift surgery usually takes several hours. You may be able to go home that day, but some patients spend one night in the hospital.
Your face will be bandaged after surgery, and the dressings are usually removed within one or two days. If a drainage tube has been placed, it will also be removed one or two days after surgery. Stitches will be removed your stitches in five to ten days. You may be prescribed pain medications.
Expect to have facial swelling and bruising. Cold compresses can help, as well as keeping your head elevated and still as much as possible.
Most people can return to their normal activities two to three weeks after a face-lift. Contact Tutela Plastic Surgery for a consultation.