Facelift Dublin OH
Dozens of variations of the traditional facelift are currently used to address the jowls and wrinkles of the lower face. Dr. Bapna has experience in several of these techniques including SMAS lift and deep plane facelift and will tailor your surgery to your individual concerns and problem areas. No two faces are the same, so incisions and vectors of pull can be altered to suit your hairstyle and main areas of sagging to always create a natural look.
Often, submental liposuction is performed during facelift surgery to address unwanted fat in the lower chin and upper neck area and to allow for smooth redraping of the skin creating the youthful jawline most patients are looking for.
A Facelift (Rhytidectomy) is a surgical procedure designed to smooth and firm the skin, providing a fresh, youthful appearance. Throughout one’s life, the sun’s radiation, stress, gravity, and other factors cause the skin to sag and fit more loosely. Areas of the face and neck, in particular around the jawline, are especially prone to the aging process. Though these changes are gradual, wrinkles and other signs of aging can make individuals “feel older” than they really are.
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Surgery for a facelift involves the contraction and realignment of facial and neck skin, and in some instances the removal of excess fat deposits. A facelift is often performed in combination with other facial cosmetic procedures and can be performed any time signs of aging begin to appear. However, patients are generally in their forties or older when they elect to undergo this procedure.
Reasons for Considering a Facelift:
- Sagging skin, muscles, and fat in the face and neck.
- Excess skin and fat on the neck.
- Sagging jawline.
- Crease lines along with the nose, mouth, and chin.
The standard procedure for a facelift commonly involves making small incisions just inside the hairline, following the contour in front of the ear, and continuing under the earlobe to the backside of the ear and to the lower scalp. Tissue and fat deposits are separated, the skin is stretched and tightened, and any excess skin is removed. If the neckline requires attention, an additional incision is made under the chin and the same procedure is again followed. Minuscule stitches are used to close the incisions and to reduce any chance of scarring. Metal clips or staples may also be utilized at the hairline.
A facelift may take several hours or longer depending on whether other cosmetic procedures are completed at the same time. Sometimes other procedures may be performed in separate appointments. There are several different facelift techniques that can be employed. Patients can discuss with Dr. Bapna which method is best for them when they come in for their consultation.
Immediately after surgery, the face is fitted with bandages in order to decrease the recovery time and reduce swelling. Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. The stitches, clips, or staples are normally removed within a week. Patients sometimes report some minor pain associated with surgery. Any discomfort can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the directions given after the procedure.
Are You A Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is an invasive procedure that requires a lot of thought before simply jumping in. You must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Bapna to find out if you’d make a good candidate for the procedure. Ideally, patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations from the procedure. If you suffer from visible signs of aging such as sagging skin, wrinkles, and fine lines, then this may be a good option for you.
How Much Does Facelift Surgery Cost?
The cost of every cosmetic procedure varies from patient to patient and depends on the amount of correction required to achieve the desired results. During your consultation, we’ll assess the current state of your facial skin and develop a treatment plan that’s tailored to your specific needs. Once a surgical plan has been developed, we’ll talk to you about the price of your facelift surgery.
Contact Our Office
Dr. Bapna is a highly skilled board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is dedicated to helping you achieve the best results possible. If you’re interested in learning more about facelift surgery, contact our office to schedule a consultation today.
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