A full facelift offers more comprehensive results than a targeted technique such as a lower, mid, or mini lift. Dr. David Passaretti can perform a full facelift at his Darien, CT, practice using extremely precise techniques to minimize scarring. His meticulous methods will result in natural-looking results, avoiding an artificial look and providing a subtle, rejuvenated appearance. Because a full facelift involves so many areas of your face, it is extremely important that you choose a qualified doctor. Dr. Passaretti has years of experience and holds teaching privileges at some of the most renowned medical institutions in the country.
You may be a candidate for a full facelift if you have a number of cosmetic concerns, including:
To qualify for any type of facial plastic surgery, you should have good health and some amount of skin elasticity. If you currently smoke, you will need to quit for a period of time before and after your procedure in order to ensure optimal results.
While the effects will be quite natural-looking, the full facelift procedure can still take years off of your appearance.
As a comprehensive treatment, a full facelift can have stunning results thanks to Dr. Passaretti’s considerable skill. While the effects will be quite natural-looking, the procedure can still take years off of your appearance. By lifting the muscles, your doctor can give you fuller, more contoured cheeks. Additionally, Dr. Passaretti can sculpt and define your jawline, which can make your face appear much slimmer. You can choose to combine a facelift with another cosmetic procedure for an even more dramatic effect that can significantly enhance your self-confidence.
Prior to your procedure, Dr. Passaretti will meet with you to conduct a complete cosmetic consultation. At this visit, he will discuss your treatment goals and design a customized procedure to meet those objectives. He will also provide guidelines to help you prepare for surgery and to minimize post-operative discomfort.
Your surgery will take place in our private, fully-furnished surgical facility. You will receive general anesthesia, so you will be asleep during the process. Once you are sedated, Dr. Passaretti will create incisions along your hairline, running from your temples to behind your ears. With this placement, your scars will be virtually invisible beneath your hair. The incisions will give your surgeon access to the deeper layers of tissue, and through these incisions, he can lift the muscles and underlying tissue. After repositioning the muscles, Dr. Passaretti will remove fallen or extra fat deposits. Finally, he will trim off any excess skin before closing your incisions, using precise suturing techniques that will minimize scarring.
Recovery from a full facelift will take some time, although you can typically go back to work in approximately two weeks. During the first days following the surgery, you will need to get plenty of rest and sleep with your head elevated. Some swelling, bruising, and inflammation is normal and expected. Dr. Passaretti will prescribe medications to control this discomfort. Approximately one week following surgery, you will need to come into our office to have your stitches removed. Even after you return to most of your daily activities, you must avoid strenuous physical activity until you have approval from your doctor. By following the post-operative care instructions given to you by Dr. Passaretti, you should enjoy beautiful results with a very low risk of side effects.
To learn more about full facelifts and our other facial plastic surgery options, call us at (203) 405-2984 or contact us online to schedule an appointment. As a truly superior cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Passaretti is committed to helping you achieve your cosmetic goals.