A restorative surgery that enhances your natural beauty
Face Lift FAQ
Is a facelift right for you?As we mature, gravity tends to take over, and if you find yourself looking for turtlenecks in every color or standing in the mirror pulling your jowls back, a facelift in Richmond might be right you. A facelift smoothes the loose skin on your face and neck tightens underlying tissues and removes excess fat. As a result, your face will appear firmer and fresher. Today’s advancements allow facelifts to appear more natural than ever before.
What happens during a facelift?There are many variations to the facelift procedure. However, the incision is typically hidden in the natural contour of your ear and then extends around the earlobe and back into the hairline. Working through these incisions, the facial skin is freed from its underlying tissues and pulled upward and back. The excess skin is then removed. In some cases, the deeper tissues may also be repositioned to restore a more youthful contour to your face. If necessary, an incision under the chin allows removal of fatty tissue in that area and smoothing of the cord-like structures of the underlying muscle in the neck.
What results should I anticipate?The goal of a facelift is to improve the overall facial appearance while maintaining your natural beauty. You should anticipate an angle under your chin accentuating your neck and a more youthful face. Looking over facelifts before and after photos helps patients develop a better understanding of their potential results.
What can you expect post-surgery?Following surgery, the incisions are easily concealed by your hair or with makeup. Recovery is surprisingly quick and typically comfortable. There are some bruising and swelling, and usually 5-14 days of wearing a compressive bandage. Most patients are back to work and their normal activities within two weeks of the procedure. Best results can be seen once all swelling and bruising have disappeared.