Restoring Your Youthful Glow with a Facelift
As we age, our faces change. Skin loses its elasticity and begins to bunch in several locations. Muscular bands become more apparent. A facelift can help restore the look of youth by selectively canceling out those features that signify aging. Cheeks are elevated, folds are flattened, jowls tightened, the neck skin is redraped, and the excess skin is removed. Your appearance and features are not replaced through facelift surgery, but a younger and refreshed look is. Our plastic surgeons in northern New Jersey, have extensive experience with this cosmetic procedure, and can give you a rejuvenated face and a healthy boost to your self-esteem.
There are several variations of cosmetic facelifts. Some of the techniques our plastic surgeons use on our facelift patients include:
- Skin-only facelifts
- Intermediate depth facelifts
- Deeper plaane facelifts
The type of cosmetic surgery facelift that is best for your aesthetic goals will be discussed with you in detail at your initial consultation. The incisions for facelifts are made just in front of the ear and wrap around the back of the ear, hidden within the hairline and concealing facelift scars. A facelift typically takes about three to five hours to complete, and is performed under intravenous sedation and does not require general anesthesia. The anatomy of the face is defined, muscles and connective tissues may be tightened, and the skin is redraped. Any excess skin is removed.
The day after facelift plastic surgery the dressings are removed, and the sutures will be taken out over a period of days as you heal. The amount of swelling that you may have is variable, but facelift recovery is usually complete within a week or two and you can resume most normal activities. The few obvious signs of your facelift procedure will generally clear up after three weeks.
The best facelift results are seen in patients who have good skin elasticity and who do not smoke. The Peer Group Plastic Surgery Center is conveniently located for facelift patients in Short Hills, Livingston, Morristown, Chatham, and throughout northern New Jersey. If you would like to learn more about variations of cosmetic facelifts available at The Peer Group, or would like a consultation regarding your candidacy for facelift or other cosmetic surgery procedures, contact our plastic surgery practice. Facelift can be combined with other plastic surgery procedures, such as an eyelid lift and/or cheek augmentation for a complete facial makeover.