The quickest way to turn back the clock is to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin on the face. For this reason, patients in Philadelphia, Bala Cynwyd, Bryn Mawr, and other nearby areas in Pennsylvania often turn to Main Line Plastic Surgery for a facelift when they first notice signs of aging.
What Is a Facelift?
A facelift is a procedure that involves lifting sagging skin on the face so that it appears firmer and tighter. This has a simultaneous effect of smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Facelifts are one of the most common procedures we perform here at Main Line Plastic Surgery, as this type of surgery is highly sought after by men and women alike.
As you age, your cheeks may sag and flatten due to a loss in volume. A midface lift raises the malar fat pad in the cheeks, allowing them to appear more graceful and curved, much like they did when you were younger. It has the added benefit of “filling in” the hollows underneath the eyes, something that can rarely be addressed through a traditional facelift.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
A face lift might be a good choice if you have observed moderate signs of aging, or are bothered by sagging skin and wrinkles on more than one part of your face.
See before-and-after photos of facelift surgery.
Planning Your Facelift Surgery
You may notice some swelling and redness immediately following your facelift. Your skin could also be more sensitive to sunlight in the days that follow. Keep these things in mind so that you can schedule your facelift accordingly.
How Is a Facelift Performed?
Incisions are made either in your hairline, behind the ears, or at the temples. Excess skin, fat, and other tissue that has “stretched” over time is trimmed away, then pulled tight and attached with dissolvable stitches. This causes your face to appear firmer and more uplifted, while at the same time keeping any scars well *hidden.
What to Expect* after a Facelift
You can easily erase five, 10, or even 15 years off of your look with a facelift. Although you will continue to age, you will do so from a younger base and can, therefore, expect to appear more youthful for some time to come.
Recovering from a Facelift
Avoid sun exposure, including tanning beds, for approximately two weeks following surgery. Use a cold compress to treat swelling and bruising, and take an over-the-counter medication if you need help managing your discomfort.
Main Line Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the facelift procedure to those who want to turn back the clock. Schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond D. Jean by calling 484-222-0010 today.
* Results will vary by person and are based upon the patient, the procedure, and the aftercare program.