Over time, your face may begin to exhibit common signs of age, including an increase in skin laxity. A facelift can address these concerns while ensuring natural-looking results. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons is pleased to provide facelifts for patients throughout Renton and Maple Valley, WA.
The Benefits of a Facelift
If you have a visible loss of skin elasticity, a facelift can produce a number of aesthetic benefits. Examples include:
- Greater definition for the lower jawline
- A reduction in “jowling”
- Improvement in neck contour
- Decrease in deep wrinkles and facial creases
- Natural and youthful results
Am I a Good Candidate?
During your pre-surgical consultation, your doctor will assess your eligibility for a safe and successful facelift procedure. The ideal candidates for a facelift:
- Are in good health overall
- Have good blood pressure control
- Have a healthy skincare routine in place
- Are not smokers
- Have realistic expectations about the surgery
The Facelift Process Explained
The initial consultation is an important step in the process, allowing your surgeon to qualify you for surgery and to discuss the details of your treatment plan. During the consultation, your surgeon will perform a physical examination and discuss your medical history to make sure a facelift will meet your goals.
What Should I Do in Preparation?
Your doctor will supply you with a list of any preparations you need to make. These may include pausing or changing certain medications and adjusting or starting a skincare routine.
What is the Surgery Like?
Incisions will be made in areas where they can be easily concealed, including behind the ears and behind the hairline. Your doctor will work through these incisions, removing excess skin and tissue and repositioning the remaining tissue. You can anticipate being placed under anesthesia during the surgery to ensure your comfort.
What Should I Expect in Terms of Recovery?
You will experience some bruising and swelling after your facelift, which means that the final results may not be evident for multiple weeks. While some discomfort can be expected during your recovery, pain management options will be provided.
How Long Will My Results Last?
The goal of facial surgery is to provide you with aesthetic results that appear natural, not overly surgical. These results can potentially last for a long time, particularly if you carefully follow aftercare instructions and maintain a healthy skincare routine.
You’re in Good Hands at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
As you seek improvements for skin laxity and other common facial concerns, a good option for you to consider is a facelift by the renowned doctors at Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons. Schedule a consultation in Renton, WA, and the surrounding area by calling (425) 228-3187.