Are you bothered by lines and wrinkles? A facelift is the most long-lasting and effective way to erase the appearance of wrinkles. It tightens the skin and underlying layers to give you a smoother, more youthful appearance.
What is a Facelift?
As you age, your skin loses collagen and begins to sag. This loose skin leads to lines, wrinkles, and the appearance of jowls. At the same time, the layers of fat and muscle under the skin also sag, leading to loss of volume in areas like the cheeks and more fat around the jaw. A facelift removes excess skin and tightens the underlying layers to undo many signs of aging.
Will a Facelift Get Rid of Wrinkles?
Many wrinkles develop because the skin becomes looser. A facelift tightens loose skin, getting rid of lines and wrinkles. A facelift offers many benefits besides erasing wrinkles:
- Restored volume in the cheeks
- More defined jawline
- Reduction of deep nasolabial folds
These benefits are long-lasting, and many people say it makes them look up to ten years younger.
How Does a Facelift Work?
Dr. Stein performs over 100 facelift surgeries every year. He will use small incisions hidden around the ear and within the hairline to lift the skin and remove excess. He will sculpt the underlying layers to give you natural-looking results. After the procedure, you will spend some time recovering before being released to go home the same day.
What Other Procedures Can I Have With a Facelift?
Many other procedures can add to the rejuvenating effect of a facelift. Many people choose to have a neck lift at the same time. Combining the two procedures reshapes the jaw, neckline, and chin for a more defined and slimmer appearance.
A brow lift or blepharoplasty (eyelid lift) may also be added to a facelift. A brow lift raises and smooths the brow and forehead area. An eyelid lift removes excess skin, repositions fat pads, and makes the eyes look brighter and more alert.
Other options with your facelift include a chin implant or a rhinoplasty (nose surgery).
What is Recovery Like From a Facelift?
You will experience bruising and swelling after the procedure. This will start to resolve within a week to two weeks. Dr. Stein will evaluate your progress at follow-up appointments and determine when you can return to your usual activities.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
If you have sagging skin, lines, and wrinkles, you may be a good candidate for a facelift. Healthy nonsmokers make ideal candidates. Dr. Stein will review all risks and other important information during your consultation.
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.