Today’s Facelift recreates a younger looking version of you without the tight-pulled look of years past. Men and women of all ages and stages are having their faces rejuvenated using one - or a combination of today’s more advanced facelift options. Today we have newer and better techniques that ensure a tension free – natural looking appearance while turning back the clock several years. Patients now understand that if they do a little cosmetic surgery in their 40’s, it can save them from more drastic overhauls in their 50’s and 60’s. However, a traditional facelift, or Rhytidectomy, is the only effective way to deal with excessive sagging skin and loss of muscle tone in the lower two-thirds of the face. If there is significant aging, you can’t just focus on one area of the face and expect to make a big difference. So, this is why many people choose to do a facelift in concert with other age-erasing facial procedures, such as a NeckLift and Eyelid Surgery. Dr. Cole performs a facelift procedure that has been greatly modified and improved to rejuvenate the face.
BENEFITS OF FACELIFT: (Rhytidectomy)
- Facelift surgery rejuvenates the face & restores facial balance & harmony
- Facelift surgery removes excess skin in the neck, jowls & cheek
- Facelift surgery restores underlying tissue to a more youthful position
- Facelift surgery is individualized to your specific needs & desired results
After Dr. Cole has made the appropriate incisions he will work through these to tighten and lift muscles, remove excess skin and/or redistribute and sculpt fat to restore volume that has been lost, redrape the skin and close the incisions. Your head will be wrapped in soft gauze and drain tubes will be left in place. Facelift surgery takes several hours depending upon the extensiveness and other procedures you are having done with it. Swelling, bruising, numbness and some discomfort are normal and to be expected for 1-2 weeks.
FACELIFT FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What Is A Rhytidectomy?
Rhytidectomy is the technical/medical name for a traditional Facelift which deals with problems of the lower two-thirds of the face.
What Problems Does A Facelift Correct?
A Facelift corrects sagging skin and excess fat, tightens the neck muscles, jowls and restores cheeks that have become hollow and deflated.
Am I A Good Candidate for Facelift?
If you have a desire to correct aging problems of the lower two-thirds of the face, and can have realistic expectations – you could be a good candidate for Dr. Cole’s Facelift procedures.
Can A Facelift Deal With Other Areas Of My Face?
NO. A Facelift deals only with the problems of the lower two-thirds of the face. Facelift will not eliminate wrinkles around your mouth or lines and wrinkles in the eye and forehead areas.
Will I Have Scars After Facelift Surgery?
YES. Scars are part of any surgery involving incisions but Dr. Cole makes the incisions in very inconspicuous places such as behind the ears and in the natural creases of the skin. These incisions normally heals as thin thread-like lines, are barely noticeable and easily camouflaged with Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup.
When Can I Expect To Return To Work?
Dr. Cole’s patients are typically presentable and able to return to work in 2 weeks.
How Painful Is Facelift Surgery?
You will experience mild pain and discomfort for a few days which can be easily managed with oral pain medication.
What Is The Recovery Period Like?
Swelling, bruising, puffiness, numbness and paleness are normal and to be expected. You must rest and sleep with your head elevated for several days to help manage swelling. These issues resolve a little each day until gone. Some bruising will take 2-3 weeks to resolve.
Can I Drive Myself To And From Surgery?
NO. You must have a responsible adult drive you, stay with you and then stay with you for a few days as you recover.
What About Exercise And Daily Activities?
You will need to restrict your activities for about 3 weeks and avoid all strenuous activity until told otherwise.
Will Insurance Pay For My Facelift Surgery?
NO. Insurance does not cover cosmetic procedures but financing is available. Ask about it in our business office.
Dr. Cole is a quadruple board certified surgeon which means he has met the rigorous high standards and training requirements of four medical boards. This involved several years more of specialized training and experience in all four areas – in addition to medical school, internships, residencies, fellowship training and vast experience. Board certification does not guarantee a certain outcome, but it does ensure specialized training skill and expertise far beyond the norm.
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