Also known as rhytidectomy, Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons offers facelifts to help boost the confidence of patients in Toledo, Maumee, Perrysburg, Bowling Green, Findlay, Sylvania, and the surrounding areas.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift can be done to help restore a more youthful contour. It’s best for people who want to improve signs of aging in the face, including deep creases below the lower eyelids and between the nose and mouth, as well as jowls and a hanging neck.
Benefits of a Facelift
- 1Tones and tightens sagging facial skin
- 2Provides a more awake look
- 3Makes you appear younger
- 4Decreases wrinkles and folds
Facelift Before and After
You can expect tighter, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin following your facelift procedure. Without the deep wrinkles and sagging skin, your face will appear refreshed and rejuvenated. But although this procedure can take years off your face, it does not stop the aging process, so you may need to consider another procedure in about 10 years.
To see the dramatic results for yourself, browse some facelift before and after pictures.
How is a Facelift Performed?
Facelifts are generally performed under general anesthesia, taking between two and five hours to complete. A small incision will be made going around the ear and sometimes into the hairline. The sagging skin of the cheek and neck is elevated, the underlying muscle tightened, and the skin trimmed to fit the new contour.
Ultimately, this procedure lifts the cheek and neck skin in an up and backward direction thereby decreasing the hanging neck skin and jowls.
Preparing for Your Facelift Procedure
Preparing for any procedure means finding out what medications and lifestyle changes you may need to make before the procedure is done. Smoking should always be stopped at least two weeks before any surgery so that you are less prone to complications and are able to heal properly.
You may experience some tightness of the skin and mild discomfort following the facelift procedure, which can be eased with medicine that your doctor will prescribe. While most of the swelling will go down after a couple of days, facial puffiness may last up to two weeks.
During your post-op period, you should sleep upright in bed and apply cold compresses to reduce the swelling. In addition, your doctor will advise you to refrain from strenuous activity for about six weeks.
How Much Does a Facelift Procedure Cost?
There is no clear-cut facelift cost, as each patient has individual issues and goals. The best time to discuss facelift prices is during your one-on-one consultation with the doctor. At Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons, we are committed to giving patients the most natural outcome possible.We are happy to discuss your specific needs and possible financing during your initial consultation.
Is a Facelift Right for Me?
You may be a good candidate for a facelift if you have fairly good skin tone and elasticity, and you’re unhappy with any of the following:
- 1Deep creases below the lower lids or between the nose and the corners of the mouth
- 2Sagging facial skin
- 3Jowls (loss of muscle tone in the lower portion of the face)
- 4Hanging neck or loose skin below the jaw
Most facelift patients that we see from the Toledo/Maumee/Perrysburg area are 50 years or older, but some younger patients who are looking to combat signs of premature aging may still be candidates. Discuss your medical history and goals with your doctor prior to surgery.
Why Choose Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons?
Our physicians understand that all patients are unique, and no single procedure fits all patients. With the combination of aesthetic and surgical skills, we have the ability to meet the unique needs of our patients.
What to Expect During Your Consultation?
During your initial consultation with Arrowhead Plastic Surgeons, we will take a detailed medical history and go over the procedure you are most interested in. We will find out your goals and discuss payment arrangements as well as look at all the options available to you. Once the consultation is over, your questions will be answered, and you’ll have a better understanding of the procedure.
A number of people are discovering the benefits of a facelift to boost their confidence and self-esteem. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!