A facelift is a rather extensive procedure for smoothing out the facial skin and reducing the appearance of jowls. Skin becomes less supported as we age and mature. In some cases, the skin itself begins to thin, the result being skin folds and non-set wrinkles. A facelift is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that corrects these problems.
The Ideal Candidate
Some adults experience drooping skin on the cheeks. This results in the appearance of jowls along the jawline. At the same time, the skin on the lower half of the face produces smile lines or crow’s feet wrinkles near the corners of the mouth. If this sounds like you, we may be able to help.
To determine whether you are an ideal candidate for a facelift procedure, it’s best to consult with us. We can give you reasonable outcome expectations after closely examining your face, particularly the facial skin’s thickness and the amount of wrinkling or folding. It’s very important to have specific goals in mind before considering a facelift. Not all candidates experience the same degree of results.
How A Facelift Is Performed
You will need to have someone accompany you to the clinic. The anesthetics given will make it unsafe for you to drive home afterwards.
During treatment, excess fatty tissue is removed and the skin is repositioned. We will explain in detail how we perform the surgery during the consultation.
Bandages will be worn for several days. In most cases, recovery time is about 10 days. Properly performed, a facelift yields positive results that last for years. A follow-up visit is scheduled about a week after the surgery so that the progress can be noted and the stitches or staples removed.
Find Out If A Facelift Is Right For You
We encourage you to consult with us at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery before deciding to undergo this type of procedure. The risks involved are minimal, but concerns about the outcome need to be addressed fully. Contact us today and schedule a consultation with our surgeon. You’ll get all the information you need to make an informed decision. A facelift can truly change your appearance for the better. We have offices in Indianapolis, Santa Rosa, Beverly Hills and Newport Beach.