When you look in the mirror, are you satisfied with the face looking back at you? Or would you prefer to see a slightly younger, more refreshed version of yourself? Your face projects your personality to the world, so it’s only natural that you want it to look as young and vibrant as you feel on the inside.
Dr. Nathan Nachlas is a facelift specialist. He received his surgical training at Yale and Johns Hopkins, and is double board-certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. When it comes to the beauty of your face, choose a surgeon whose credentials you can trust. Request your consultation with Dr. Nachlas today. You may also call Dr. Nachlas’s office at (561) 939-0900 to schedule your appointment.
Facelift: What Can I Expect During Surgery?
Over time, gravity, sun exposure, and the stresses of daily life take their toll on our faces. Deep creases appear beside the mouth, the jaw line slackens, and folds and fat deposits appear on the neck. Facelifts counteract these problems by removing fat and tightening skin and muscles, giving your face a fresher, more youthful look. After facial plastic surgery, some patients appear as much as 10 or 15 years younger.
Facelift incisions are made in inconspicuous places such as behind the hairline and in natural folds of the face and ears and, over time, scars fade to become nearly invisible. In the past, a facelift simply “pulled” the skin and tissue tighter, which sometimes resulted in an overworked, “windblown” look. Dr. Nachlas uses newer techniques for facelifts that involve repositioning underlying facial tissue to a more youthful placement, tightening muscles, and smoothing and re-draping the skin to eliminate sagging and wrinkles. The result is a facial rejuvenation that is beautiful and natural looking.
Facelift surgery is usually an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. Time spent in surgery typically ranges from 2 to 4 hours. The procedure can be combined with other procedures such as a brow lift, eyelid surgery, or nose surgery for more dramatic results, or it can be restricted to a neck lift if the patient’s problems center there.
Facelift: Recovery and Results
After your procedure, your face will be bandaged, and typically you will experience some swelling and bruising. Pain is usually manageable with either prescription or over-the-counter medication. Most patients find that, within just two weeks, swelling and discoloration has subsided enough to return to work and engage in social activities. It may be a while longer before the full effects of your facelift emerge.
You can enhance the results of a facelift in Boca Raton with BOTOX® Cosmetic or injectable fillers. While no surgical procedure will stop the aging process, if you continue to take good care of your skin and live a healthy lifestyle, your face will continue to look better than if you had never had a facelift procedure.