A number of factors influence the visible signs of aging of the skin, including genetics, environment, and lifestyle. The associated changes are either qualitative or quantitative or both.
Qualitative changes involve the quality and texture of the skin itself and include lines, wrinkles, blemishes, scars, and spots. Mild changes can be improved with quality skin care and regular mild chemical peels. More severely damaged skin may require resurfacing procedures such as laser skin resurfacing.
Quantitative changes include excess or redundant skin such as sagging jowls and neck. Surgical tightening procedures such as facelift and neck lift surgery from our experienced plastic surgeons, Dr. Richard Zeff and Dr. Anthony Wilson, are often the best treatments for quantitative changes.
FAQ : Facelift
The Facelift Procedure
A facelift is performed under anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Incisions are made in the temples and around the ears, occasionally with a small incision under the chin. Through these incisions, the skin is tightened up and back, often at two levels, a muscle and a skin layer. The result is a natural rejuvenation without looking too tight.
Numbness of the skin after facelift surgery is common and temporary, and nerve or muscle damage is extremely rare. Although usually minimal, any black and blue from bruising generally settles in the lower part of the face and neck. Some post-operative swelling is normal. Patients can generally go out in public after one week and look quite presentable in two to three.
Before & After
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During your facelift consultation our plastic surgeons can answer any other question you may have about the procedure or recovery time. Please contact our practice to schedule an initial consultation for facelift surgery.