In time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces and necks. Deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens and becomes jowly, and the neck develops loose folds and fat deposits. Facelifts counteract these signs of aging by tightening muscle, removing fat, and trimming excess skin, giving your face a fresher, youthful look.
Facelifts, technically known as rhytidectomies (literally, “removal of wrinkles”), rejuvenate the mid-to lower face and neck. Facelifts are most effective for patients who want to correct:
Facelifts can produce a dramatic improvement in appearance for patients with the problems mentioned above. However, facelifts do not stop the aging process. In time, signs of aging will gradually appear once again.
Further, facelifts will not rejuvenate the brow, eyelids, nose, and some of the mid-face. Patients who want to improve these areas may consider combining a facelift with a brow lift, a mid-face lift or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty).
Injectable soft-tissue fillers, facial implants and skin resurfacing can also enhance the effects of a facelift.
The best candidates for rhytidectomy:
During your consultation, Dr. Sabini will discuss whether a facelift is right for you.
Face lifts are typically outpatient procedures and may be performed in a surgery center or hospital. Patients may have a choice of IV sedation or general anesthesia. The procedure takes about three- four hours.
Results of a facelift do not last forever. You may want to have another procedure in five or ten years. But in another sense, the effects are permanent; years later, your face will continue to look better than if you had never had a facelift.
Possible complications of facelift include: bleeding, infection, bruising, uneven swelling or discoloration, skin blistering (usually only seen in smokers) and temporary or permanent loss of sensation in the face. Dr. Sabini will discuss the risks and benefits of a facelift with you before your surgery.
To learn more about facelift, please call (302) 998-8007 today to schedule a consultation.