For a long time, facelifts got a bad reputation for producing unnatural, stretched, or unattractive results. Advancements in surgical techniques and medicine in general have vastly improved the modern day facelift. Dr. Adam Stein in Raleigh performs more than 100 facelifts each year, cultivating a reputation as one of the area’s most accomplished and skilled facial plastic surgeons.
How Do Facelifts Work?
As we age, gravity takes a toll on all our facial structures, not just the skin, so it stands to reason a facelift needs to address all those structures. At Stein Plastic Surgery, we plan out the remodeling of the muscles and fatty tissue that provide support for your face as well as the skin.
Dr. Stein carefully plans facelifts based on every patient’s unique facial anatomy and desired goals. If you need more work on the lax skin and muscle banding of your neck than you do your cheekbones, that’s where your facelift is focused. If you want a jawline without jowls, that will be part of your treatment plan. Dr. Stein artistically sculpts your features in such a way that you look naturally younger without it being obvious you’ve had surgical intervention.
Am I a Good Candidate?
The best candidates for facelifts are non-smoking patients in relatively good health who have realistic expectations for the outcome of their procedure. Dr. Stein will take a comprehensive medical history during your consultation to determine the best way a facelift can help you.
What is the Procedure Like?
Through Dr. Stein’s extensive experience, he’s developed techniques to successfully camouflage incisions as well as minimize discomfort and shorten recovery time. It’s normal to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in the days following your facelift, but as your results will begin to emerge after several days you’ll see visible improvement in your face’s shape and firmness. Your youthful features will continue to emerge for 6-12 months and last for years.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
Facelifts are one of the best ways to turn back the clock. A facelift can achieve results beyond what many other less invasive procedures—laser skin tightening, chemical peels, dermal fillers—are capable of accomplishing. For your aesthetic goals, a facelift may be the quickest way to restore your youthful contours and complexion.
The results of a facelift are long lasting. You can improve your youthful appearance with less invasive treatments, but they often require multiple appointments for maintenance to keep the results going. A facelift is mostly a one-time procedure that produces results you can enjoy for years to come.
Facelifts are highly customizable for individual patient desires and facial structure. If you’re more concerned about puffiness around your eyes and forehead wrinkles than you are jowls or skin laxity of the neck, you can focus your facelift’s treatment plan on the upper half of your face. There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to facelifts, so you’re able to focus on the features you want to improve the most.
Facelifts can be surprisingly affordable. If you compare the average national cost of a facelift (just over $7,000) to the amount for facial rejuvenation that requires multiple treatments, a facelift is remarkably competitive. But with a facelift, you have one procedure, one recovery period, and one fantastic result that lasts for years if not decades.
Dr. Stein specializes in facial plastic surgery procedures, is certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, and he’s ready to take your aesthetic goals to the next level.
“I am so elated over the super job Dr. Stein did to make me look like a refreshed 65 year old! The results from my complete facelift is so natural looking that you would never know that I had plastic surgery. Not only is Dr. Stein amazing, but his whole staff makes you feel so very comfortable. I would highly recommend Adam Stein and his staff to anyone considering a new, refreshed look!”*
Take the Next Step
Ready to learn more about facelifts? 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.