Rejuvenate Your Best Features with a Face Lift
The harmful effects of time, stress, and exposure to the elements can take their toll on our faces as we age. The formation of wrinkles, deep lines, jowls, and fat deposits can make us appear to be much older than we actually are. A face lift procedure performed at our Darien cosmetic surgery practice can remove excess skin and tighten up underlying tissue, taking years off your appearance and significantly improving your self-esteem. If you would like to learn more about how a face lift can benefit you, please contact our office to make an appointment with Dr. David Passaretti.
Video: Face Lift
Face lift procedures are performed to lift the skin around the neck and face in patients who wish to achieve a natural, more youthful look. Often combined with other facial cosmetic procedure, a face lift can dramatically improve the appearance of the face and facial skin.
Your Initial Consultation
When you come in for your first visit with Dr. Passaretti, he will perform a thorough examination. He will evaluate factors like your health history and goals for treatment to determine whether or not a face lift is an appropriate procedure for you. If he determines you are a good candidate, he will design a customized treatment plan that will include the type of face lift, the location and method of closure for the incisions, and any other procedures to combine with your treatment for a more dramatic enhancement. He will also give you different anesthesia options and go over pre- and post-operative instructions so that you will know exactly what to expect. Dr. Passaretti performs all cosmetic procedures in his private, state-of-the-art surgical facility. This allows him to give his patients the Park Avenue experience right here in your own backyard.
Video: Our Patient Discusses Her Face Lift
A patient discusses her experience with a face lift procedure with Dr. David Passaretti. After feeling uncomfortable about the appearance of the skin on her neck, she came to see what could be done. Her results have brought nothing but confidence and compliments.
Types of Face Lifts
Depending on your concerns and which areas of the face you would like to address, there are a number of different types of face lifts available:
- Full Face Lift - This type of face lift can address multiple problem areas, from deep lines around the eyes to excess fat under the chin. Because this procedure targets a larger area than more concentrated treatments, Dr. Passaretti will typically place a larger incision that runs down the temples and around the ears behind the hairline.
- Mid Face Lift - This procedure targets the middle area of the face around the eyes and cheeks. The incisions will be placed in the same area as a full face lift, but they will typically access deeper tissue so Dr. Passaretti can perform more comprehensive alterations. Patients will often combine this type of face lift with fat grafting or facial implants to create more volume and contouring.
- Mini Face Lift - This treatment option targets the areas around the lower cheeks, jaw, and neck line. Often referred to as a "weekend face lift," this type of lift involves smaller incisions and a reduced recovery time. These discreet incisions are typically located behind the ear, and allow Dr. Passaretti to tighten up tissue and remove excess fat laparoscopically. A mini is the least invasive type of face lift available.
- Lower Face Lift - This type of face lift is recommended to enhance the lower areas of the face. It is a great way to reduce jowls and deep nasolabial folds, lift sagging corners of the mouth, and provide an overall enhancement to the jaw. To perform a lower face lift, Dr. Passaretti will create incisions behind the hairline near the ears to create a more youthful appearance.
Each type of face lift follows general steps during surgery. After you are fully sedated to ensure your comfort, Dr. Passaretti will create your incisions, gently tighten skin and underlying tissue, and remove any excess. Liposuction may be performed to target deposits of fat. Lastly, your incisions will be closed with sutures or surgical tape. You will attend follow-up appointments so Dr. Passaretti can check your healing is progressing free of complications. Once residual swelling and bruising has resolved, the cosmetic effects of your procedure will become fully evident.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you would like to learn more about whether a face lift is right for you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Passaretti.