Aging gracefully doesn’t have to mean leaving your youthful appearance to the ravages of time and gravity. If you’re concerned your face has developed signs of aging, like sagging jowls, loose skin and muscles of the neck and jaw, bags under your eyes, and a drooping brow, then reversing the clock on your appearance can be so affirming, you regain your grace. Stein Plastic Surgery is here for your journey, from start to finish.

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How Does a Facelift Work?

As one of Raleigh’s premier facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Adam Stein performs many techniques during a facelift that can remodel underlying facial support structures, tighten sagging skin, and remove fat pockets such as those under your eyes or along your jawline. Typically, the SMAS (Superficial Musculoaponeurotic System) layer is where the most improvement can be made. The SMAS layer is the underlying musculature of your face, and over time, it can slip out of position and cause premature aging. Dr. Stein repositions this layer to improve your facial contours and sculpt your facial contours. Additionally, migrating fatty pads are trimmed, repositioned, or removed as necessary, and excess skin is removed for a tighter, more youthful appearance.

A facelift is the only way to take years off your reflection in a single day. A lower facelift concentrates on the neck, jawline, and jowls, while a mid-face facelift restores the SMAS structures over the cheekbones. For some patients, combining the facelift with other procedures, such as a brow lift, eyelid lift, or even adding chin implants can address specific concerns better at one time and with a single recovery period.

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Am I a Good Candidate?

Stein Plastic Surgery patients considering a facelift are often in their mid-40s to 50s, but patients in their 70s have even had good results with Dr. Stein to correct migrating facial tissues for a younger look. If you’re concerned with the way your facial features are changing with age, a consultation with Dr. Stein is a great place to start. Good candidates are generally healthy with realistic expectations for the outcome.

What is the Procedure Like?

Dr. Stein’s meticulous attention to detail means your facelift is designed to maximize your final results while minimizing your risks and discomfort. Your incisions are placed carefully in well-camouflaged areas such as the hairline or in the creases around your ears. All procedures are performed in the Stein Plastic Surgery accredited surgical suite, and you should be able to return home the same day for a comfortable recovery.

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What Results Will I Accomplish?

Every facelift is as unique as the patient having it performed, so your results will depend entirely on the plan you’ve created with Dr. Stein for maximizing the visible improvements. Bruising and swelling is normal and will subside in the 1-3 weeks post-op. As this happens, your youthful features will emerge. Generally, your skin will be tighter and wrinkles will be smoothed away. For those having a brow or eyelid lift, you’ll appear more refreshed and alert, ready to take on the world. Your jawline will be sculpted with no more jowls, your skin tightened, and your neck slimmer with less sagging of the muscles that show age. Overall, you’ll appear younger, and more importantly, happier.

With the finesse of Dr. Stein’s talent and expertise, he can help you take years off your appearance in a single day. The Stein Plastic Surgery team is dedicated to making each and every patient feel comfortable and well cared for in our peaceful, private offices, from the start of your journey through your whole rejuvenation.

“After much research I chose Dr. Stein to be my surgeon for a facelift and rhinoplasty. BEST DECISION EVER! I am currently a year post-operative and am thrilled with my results. Dr. Stein completely met my expectation for a natural, freshened look. I felt well cared for by both his office staff and surgical team. From pre-op through post-op, they were quick to answer questions, soothe my nerves on surgery day, and made me feel safe under their care. Five stars isn’t enough!” *

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Take the Next Step

Ready to learn more about 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.