A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that improves visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The goal of facelift surgery is to create a more youthful appearance by tightening muscles and re-draping skin on the face and neck. If you are considering a face or neck lift surgery, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results of the procedure. A facelift with Premier Cosmetic Surgery provides a noticeable but subtle improvement in the appearance of the face and neck areas.
There are two main types of facelifts: traditional and mini-facelifts. Traditional facelifts are more extensive procedures that require longer incisions along the hairline and around the ears. They address deeper wrinkles and sagging skin in the cheeks and jawline. Mini-facelifts are less invasive procedures that use shorter incisions along the hairline. Mini-facelifts address wrinkles around the eyes and mouth, as well as sagging skin in the lower face. The type of facelift Delaware chosen depends on the patient’s specific goals for the surgery. The surgeon assists patients to choose the best type of facelift for the patient’s needs during the consultation appointment with the Delaware plastic surgery practice.
Facelift Delaware surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation. The specific steps of the face and neck lift surgery depend on the type of facelift being performed. In general, incisions are made along the hairline at the temples, extending down in front of the ears. Some types of facelifts may also require an incision underneath the chin. Once the incisions have been made, excess skin is removed from the face and neck. The underlying muscles may also be tightened using sutures. After the excess skin has been removed and the underlying muscles have been tightened, the remaining skin is re-draped over the face and neck. Any excess skin is trimmed away before closing the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.
Facelift surgery provides excellent results for patients who are looking to improve visible signs of aging in their face and neck region. If you are considering this type of Delaware plastic surgery, it is important to work with an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure that you are getting the best possible care. During the consultation appointment, your surgeon helps you understand all aspects of the face and neck lift surgery so that you make an informed decision about whether or not a facelift is right for you.