As we age, the face not only loses skin elasticity, but also loses fat and muscle tone. A facelift procedure can help to make the face appear younger. With results that can last up to ten years and sometimes even longer, a facelift is a long-term procedure that can help turn back the hands of time.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that removes excess facial skin and tightens underlying muscle to make the face appear younger. A facelift may also be combined with other procedures, such as a neck lift, eyelid surgery, liposuction, fat injection, forehead lift, brow lift, chemical or laser peel, and cheek or chin implants.
Am I a good candidate for a Facelift in the Orlando Area?
A facelift in Orlando or Lake Mary area might be a good option for you if you are physically healthy, do not smoke, and have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
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What can I expect from a Facelift?
A traditional facelift is performed through an incision starting in the hair or hairline above and in front of the ear. The skin and fatty tissues are then lifted off the underlying muscle and connective tissue and adjusted as far forward as is necessary to tighten the loose skin on the face. Underlying muscle and tissue are tightened with dissolvable sutures. The skin is then pulled back and upward, and the excess skin is removed. The incision is then closed with sutures under the skin.
How long is the recovery from a Facelift?
Pain and discomfort following this procedure are usually minimal. Once the bandages are removed, you may resume normal social activities- usually within 2-4 weeks depending on your progress. Following Dr. Johnston’s post-op instructions is pivotal to ensure a healthy and timely recovery.