The facelift is one of the most dramatic procedures to turn back the hands of time. It is an extremely effective way to take years off your appearance. It can help improve the appearance of your cheekbones, jowls, and sagging skin around the lower portion of your face. Most patients combine this procedure with a necklift, making the entire region smooth overall.
Dr. Cat is a master of artistry when it comes to procedures like the facelift. She knows that no one wants to look like they’ve had work done, yet many facelifts you see are tight and fake looking. To avoid this condition, she tightens the deep tissue layer beneath the skin to create a more youthful contour. The skin is then be delicately redraped over the newly adjusted tissue resulting in a natural lift. She may also employ fat grafting to restore volume in sunken areas of the face, enhancing the overall effect.
Your facelift will be performed under general anesthesia and may take up to five hours. Using an incision inside the hairline and around the ears, Dr. Cat is able to create a natural looking lift. The facial tissues area put back into a more youthful position and gently lifted and tightened. The excess skin is then removed, and the sutures are placed. If necessary, fatty deposits are removed from beneath the chin and neck.
Although we perform this procedure in an outpatient surgical center, you will need to stay overnight in our aftercare nursing facility. After 24 hours, you may return home. Your swelling and bruising should resolve within two weeks. However, you may still feel some tightness in your face. You will also need to avoid sun exposure for several months. A facelift is a transforming procedure, but it may take up to six months for your final results to fully appear.
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A facelift is often the best way to restore a youthful, yet natural, appearance to your face. To find out what results you could achieve, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Cat today.
This patient had a facelift, neck lift, and fat grafting to the cheeks.
This patient had a facelift and necklift