Facelift surgery, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic procedure that aims to remove excess skin, reduce wrinkles, and improve the face’s appearance. Here is what you should know about this potentially life-changing procedure.
What Can Facelift Surgery Do for You?
A facelift can smooth out facial creases, tighten the facial skin, and reduce the appearance of acne scars in some cases. Patients often appreciate how this procedure helps to eliminate sagging around the chin and neck. Although a facelift does not lift the brows or eyes, you can get an eye lift with a facelift if you would like to address this, too.
Can a Facelift Surgery Make You Look Younger?
As people age, they lose elasticity in the skin. Wrinkles and sagging become more pronounced with time. A facelift surgery significantly reduces these tell-tale signs of aging by restoring a more youthful and firmer look to your face.
How Long Does a Facelift Last?
The results you receive from a facelift are not permanent; however, they are long-term. Many patients continue to see results for 10 to 15 years after their procedure.
How Should You Prepare for This Procedure?
You will receive clear instructions when you meet with Dr. Donna Krummen for your consultation. Generally, you should not smoke, vape, or take any anti-inflammatory drugs within three weeks of the surgery, before or after. These can increase bleeding and make the healing process take longer.
Does Facelift Surgery Leave Scars?
All surgeries will leave some scars. However, this is a cosmetic procedure, so the goal is to improve your appearance. A skilled surgeon like Dr. Krummen knows how to minimize scarring by working with the natural contours of your face. The result is barely noticeable marks.
Can You Lift the Neck Without a Full Facelift Surgery?
Yes. While a facelift surgery will lift the neck, some people prefer to get a neck lift instead. This all depends on your specific aesthetic goals and is something your doctor can discuss with you so you can make the most informed decision.
Are You a Good Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
To discuss whether a facelift can help you reach your goals, contact Dr. Donna Krummen today. As a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Krummen has more than two decades of experience helping individuals across Cincinnati, OH, achieve the best possible results through facial plastic surgery.
Dr. Krummen is committed to creating a private and safe environment for patients to ensure they are comfortable at every stage of the process, from consultation to aftercare and beyond. To get started, contact our office at 513-985-0850 to schedule a consultation.