Benefits of Facelift Surgery:
Facelift surgery provides comprehensive enhancement to the midface and jawline area. The procedure lasts between four and five hours, as Dr. Green handles each case with meticulous care and precision. This tedious approach ensures that all patients achieve optimal results and enjoy their rejuvenated aesthetic for years to come.
Platysmaplasty involves tightening the neck muscles through a small submental incision to eliminate the appearance of neck banding.
- Hollow temples
- Nasolabial folds
- Eyelid/cheek junction
- Lower eyelid surgery: removes excess fat and tightens the skin to drastically minimize the appearance of baggy and puffy lower eyelids that make everyone look tired and worn down.
- Upper eyelid surgery: can correct drooping upper eyelids for a rejuvenated appearance.
- Anterior hairline brow lift: elevates drooping eyebrows to their natural position and minimizes wrinkles in the forehead area.
- Liposuction: helps to enhance facial definition by removing localized pockets of fat that obscure the natural contours of the face.
Facelift Surgery Concerns
Patients can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising after facelift surgery. It is recommended to recline rather than lie down to minimize swelling and ensure maximum comfort during the initial stage of recovery. While patients are advised to walk around as soon as possible after surgery, they should refrain from bending over and heavy lifting for at least two to six weeks. Strenuous activities and makeup application must be avoided until the surgeon has determined the patient is ready. All patients are given detailed aftercare instructions that reflect their custom surgical plan during their initial consultation.
While facelift surgery may result in some degree of scarring, all incisions are placed in discreet locations that are nearly imperceivable. All scars tend to fade with time. Silicone-based creams like bioCorneum® or specialized silicone strips can be used after the incisions have healed.
The cost of facelift surgery depends on several factors that may include the technique used, the extent of correction required, and anesthesia fees. You will receive a cost estimate based on your customized facelift procedure during your initial consultation with Dr. Green.
Patients may manage any discomfort following their facelift procedure using oral pain medication. Pain medication is typically only necessary during the early stages of recovery.
The Art of Plastic Surgery
Surgical skill can be learned, but surgical artistry is something a person must be born with. Dr. Scott Green has the inherent aesthetic and anatomical understanding necessary to deliver results of utmost transcendence to all of his patients. By applying his irrefutable grasp of beauty and state-of-the-art surgical techniques, Dr. Green sculpts his patients’ contours for the most dazzling and customized outcome.
“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” – Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can I undergo facelift surgery?
How long after undergoing a facelift procedure can I return to work?
Because you will be unable to drive for the first week of your recovery, it is likely you will stay home from work during that time. However, every case is different, and your at-home recovery period may vary depending on what your surgical plan entails.
Should I quit smoking before undergoing facelift surgery?
Yes, absolutely. Smoking or any other tobacco use can hinder the healing process and adversely affect your facelift results. Patients should refrain from using tobacco products for three weeks before and after their surgery.
How long will my facelift results last?
The results of your facelift surgery are intended to be long lasting. However, this procedure does not halt the natural aging process. Practicing diligent daily sun protection and adopting a healthy lifestyle can help maintain your new, radiant appearance for many years.