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The Mid Facelift Surgical Technique

By David Passaretti, MD on January 21, 2014


The Mid Facelift Surgical TechniqueThere are plenty of ways that you can have your appearance enhanced and reverse visible signs of aging such as drooping or wrinkling. One of the most effective options out there to consider is facial plastic surgery. There is one surgery in particular that proves very helpful to many patients: the traditional facelift.

We want to take a moment right now to consider the nature of the traditional facelift and how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs. This should answer a number of basic questions with regard to the facelift and what it can achieve.

About Facelift Surgery

Facelift surgery is a procedure that is performed in order to reduce drooping, sagging, and wrinkles around the eye area and the cheek area. It's the ideal surgery to address signs of aging around the middle portion of the face.

Ideal Candidates for Facelift

The best candidates for facelift surgery are people who have loose skin around the cheek area or have issues with wrinkles and lines at the corners of their eyes. These candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the surgery and what it can achieve.

It's important to us that patients have realistic expectations about facelift surgery and the various risks and benefits that are involved. This helps ensure patient satisfaction and good overall feelings about the surgery and what it can achieve.

The Surgical Procedure

During the facelift procedure, patients are placed under general anesthetic to reduce anxiety and discomfort during the operation. Incisions are made behind the ear and along the lower portion of the hairline (sometimes roughly where the sideburns are). Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed and the underlying structures of the middle area of the face are adjusted. When tissue adjustments are made, the remaining skin is pulled tighter and sutured in place so that wrinkles and lines disappear.

Some Basics on Facelift Aftercare

After undergoing facelift surgery, patients will notice soreness, tenderness, and bruising around the incision areas, which is natural. This will fade with time as the patient heals. It's important that patients avoid strenuous physical activity and heavy lifting in the early days and weeks after surgery as this can affect the incision sites and overall results of surgery. Similarly, saunas and steam rooms need to be avoided for a few months after facelift surgery just to ensure the best possible results.

Additional and more in-depth post-operative instructions will be provided to patients during the consultation process.

Other Facial Lift Options to Consider

While the traditional facelift is a great option for many patients, there are other facial rejuvenation surgeries to consider that can target other areas of the face. The brow lift, for example, can treat deep lines and wrinkles of the forehead. A lower facelift is the best option for addressing jowls, and the neck lift is a great idea to consider if you have a drooping or flabby neckline. All options for facial rejuvenation will be considered in full detail during your consultation.

Schedule a Consultation for Facial Plastic Surgery

If you would like to learn more about facelift and your many other options out there for facial rejuvenation and wrinkle reduction, be sure to contact our plastic surgery center serving Fairfield, CT today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the very best with regard to your aesthetic goals.

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