What can a facelift do for me?

  • Posted on: 18 April 2018
  • By: Dr. Mucci

Facelifts are one of the best known, safest, and most reliable procedures in the cosmetic surgery industry.

It can be frustrating when our outside doesn’t match how young we feel on the inside. Ranging from minimally invasive to much more complicated, facelifts are one of the most popular options for our clients to minimize wrinkles and eliminate sagging skin.

Who are the best candidates for facelifts?

Facelifts are a great option for people who are in good health and have realistic expectations about outcomes. A facelift is not going to change your appearance. Instead, the procedure can help you regain a youthful look.

You should consider a facelift if one of the following is true:

  • You notice a sagging quality of the skin around your midface, jawline, chin, or neck

  • You notice deep lines around from the corners of your mouth down to your chin or from your nose to your mouth

  • You notice a loss of muscle tone in your lower face

How does it work?

As cosmetic surgery advances, numerous techniques have been developed for different procedures, including facelifts. Generally speaking, facelifts remove excess skin to help recontour the face. A traditional facelift involves small incisions near the hairline, where the tissue is then repositioned and the excess skin is trimmed away.

The best procedure for your circumstances will be decided during your consultation. No one procedure is better than another and the method is chosen depending on the goals decided by you and your board-certified surgeon.

How should I prepare for my procedure?

Your surgeon will thoroughly prepare you for your procedure before your surgery date. During the consultation, your physician may ask you to do certain things to help aid the procedure. It is incredibly important you follow these suggestions as closely as possible to achieve the best possible results.

Before your procedure, you can expect your surgeon to ask you to stop smoking as well as stop taking anti-inflammatory drugs. Smoking increases surgery risk and interferes with the healing process, while anti-inflammatory drugs may cause excess bleeding during your procedure.

You should also prepare for your recovery. Avoid foods with sodium, pick out clothing that opens in the front so as not to disturb your sutures, and be prepared to take it easy. While every procedure and recovery is different, it is important to rest and recuperate to promote the quickest and best healing.

We offer several different facelift procedures at our offices. If you are interested, call Dr. Mucci today at 248-283-1115.