Anti-wrinkle creams and skin-firming products can keep lines, wrinkles, and loose skin away for a while. With time, sagging skin and deep wrinkles go beyond what noninvasive methods can treat. A facelift provides a rejuvenated, youthful appearance with long-lasting results.
What is a Facelift?
Dr. Stein performs over 100 facelift procedures a year. His combination of technical expertise and artistry lets you look completely natural but years younger. A facelift addresses sagging skin, deep lines and wrinkles, and the downward shifting of underlying tissues.
How Does a Facelift Work?
You will have IV sedation during your facelift. This prevents you from feeling any discomfort and protects you from the risks of general anesthesia. Dr. Stein makes several small incisions either in the hairline or around the ear. He uses these to lift the skin and remove the excess to provide a tighter, smoother appearance. He will also raise the underlying facial muscles and restore them to their normal position, giving your face back its youthful structure and shape.
How to Sleep During Facelift Recovery
You will receive detailed instructions for your aftercare after your facelift. How you sleep during recovery will significantly affect how well you heal. Dr. Stein recommends sleeping on your back with your head elevated above your heart for two to four weeks after your procedure. This reduces swelling from fluid buildup and keeps you from putting stress on your face while it recovers.
If you have a job without much physical activity, you can often return to work within two weeks. People with more active jobs may need a bit more time to recover. You will experience the most noticeable swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the three to five days after surgery. You will need to give your body plenty of time to rest and recuperate, so listen to your body’s needs for rest and healthy, nourishing foods.
What Results Will I See From a Facelift?
The full results of your facelift take up to six months to develop. You will see smoother skin with fewer, less noticeable lines and wrinkles. Skin and muscle have been returned to their youthful, lifted position. Sagging skin around the neck and jawline has been tightened to improve your facial contours.
With a talented, double board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Stein, your facelift results look visibly improved but still natural. Dr. Stein makes sure to address the underlying muscle layers to restore tighter skin and the entire structure and shape of your face.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
If you have loose skin, lines and wrinkles, and overall facial drooping, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Ideal candidates should have no health problems that would affect healing.
Take the Next Step
Are you interested in a facelift? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Stein at Stein Plastic Surgery based in Raleigh, NC today! Simply fill out the form on this page or give us a call at (919) 261-7099.
*Individual results may vary.