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 facelift procedure performed at our Darien, CT, 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.
When you come in for your first visit with Dr. Passaretti at our Fairfield County office, 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 Darien.
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:
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 have resolved, the cosmetic effects of your procedure will become fully evident.
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 at his Darien office.