There is a lot to think about when considering facelift surgery. A fair amount of preparation is required before the procedure, such as the procedure itself and the recovery period. Although this may seem like a lot to take in all at once, you will be in good hands with us. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we provide high-quality facelift surgery. We will make sure that your experience with us is comfortable and successful. We will answer any questions you may have about the preparation, procedure, recovery, and results. We will also guide you through each stage so that you have peace of mind. Give us a call or visit us to schedule a consultation.
What is a Facelift?
Rhytidectomy can effectively reduce the signs of aging. What is Rhytidectomy? A facelift, also known as Rhytidectomy, is a popular surgical procedure that changes the structure and contours of your face by rearranging your facial muscles, tissue, and skin. This results in firmer skin, more defined facial contours, and a rejuvenated look. This procedure also reduces the appearance of other age-related skin concerns, such as wrinkles and skin sagging, by tightening the skin on your face. While the skin on your face is lifted, the facial structures underneath your skin that give your face definition are repositioned. This is achieved by elevating the skin on your face and working on the fat just beneath it. The muscles under the fat are also tightened to tone your face. If there is excess fat in the target area, it is removed with liposuction.
What Does a Facelift Treat?
A facelift targets common signs of aging, such as fallen fat, cheek and jaw jowls, excess fat under the chin, sagging skin, deep folds, volume loss, wrinkles, excess skin, and facial depressions. A facelift can also be used by younger patients with similar skin concerns. A facelift can’t change your overall appearance, but it can treat certain areas of your face and improve the overall condition of your skin.
The Face-Lift Procedure
During your Rhytidectomy procedure, the skin on your face is lifted to allow access to underlying tissue and muscle. This tissue and muscle are tightened. If there is excess fat around your neck may be sculpted, moved, or removed. Your facial skin is then re-draped over your newly repositioned contours. All the open wounds will be taped or stitched closed, and any excess skin will be removed. Your incisions will be bandaged up. These bandages are responsible for applying gentle pressure on your face. We will also insert a small drainage tube behind your ears underneath your skin. This tube allows blood or other fluids to drain out of the treated area.
Different Types of Facelifts
There are many facelift variations. Each procedure offers similar benefits but addresses different concerns. They also use different incisions to achieve their results. Before deciding which type of facelift procedure to have, it is best to schedule a consultation with us. This consultation will allow us to discuss your skin concerns and desired outcome. We will also review your medical history and conduct a physical examination. With this information, we will be able to recommend a suitable facelift procedure that will specifically target your skin concerns.
A mini facelift procedure is much less invasive than a typical facelift. The incisions that are used are also shorter. This results in a shorter recovery period and less scarring. Local anesthesia with a variable degree of sedation is typically used during this procedure. The results that you achieve from a mini facelift are long-lasting and natural-looking.
Deep Plane Facelift
If you would like to address your mid-face area, a deep plane facelift will suit you perfectly. This type of facelift surgery tightens sagging skin by replacing tissue. This restores volume to your face. A deep plane facelift is a more advanced surgery than other facelift procedures. The results you gain from this procedure will not leave your face expressionless. Your results will be natural-looking and long-lasting.
If you have more than one area on your face that you would like to address, you can do it with one surgical procedure. A full facelift targets multiple concerns. The incisions are made behind your ears where they are hidden, and the results always look natural. A full facelift can also address your lower face, including your lips, neck, forehead, upper eyelids, and lower eyelids.
After your surgery, you will have bandages around your face. You will need someone to drive you home from your surgery and stay with you for about a day to handle some tasks that may be difficult for you to do. Your drainage tubes will be removed 24 hours after your surgery. A few follow-up appointments will be necessary within the next two months to track the progress of your healing. Once your wounds have mostly healed, you will be provided with a facial sling that supports your face during the recovery period. We will make sure you have detailed instructions that are easy to follow on how to take care of yourself during this healing period. This will ensure a speedy and successful recovery and allow you to start enjoying your results.
Enjoy the Long-Lasting Results Of A Facelift
If you are looking for an advanced solution that can address the signs of aging, a facelift is perfect for you. At Soler Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Tampa, FL, we offer a variety of facelift procedures. To learn more about this procedure, contact us to schedule a consultation.