We all experience the unavoidable aging process. While aging is natural, a facelift gives you the opportunity to age beautifully. Facelift surgery can eliminate the visible signs of facial aging, such as the presence of sagging skin, jowls, and deep grooves or folds. Facelift surgery accomplishes this by smoothing the wrinkles of your face and neck, tightening the muscles of your face to remove the excess skin under your jawline, and removing or adding additional fat to create a refreshed, more youthful appearance.
Who is a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is appropriate for healthy men and women seeking to improve the contour of the face and neck. To maintain their inner youth, many patients also turn to non-surgical facial rejuvenation before considering facelift surgery.
The best candidates for facelift surgery are those patients who are relatively healthy, do not smoke, and have realistic expectations. A facelift with Dr. Jay Keni delivers a natural, healthy, and rejuvenated look, as opposed to an unnatural, operated-upon appearance. Facelift surgery does not stop the aging process but it does make patients of all ages appear younger and rejuvenated.
What is the Recovery Like from Facelift Surgery?
Facelift surgery is performed with moderate sedation or general anesthesia, depending on a patient’s preference. Small incisions are hidden within the hairline and behind the ear. The facial muscles are carefully moved to a more youthful position. Excess soft tissue and skin may be removed in order to improve the neck and jawline definition and restore facial contour.
The facelift procedure is performed in an outpatient setting, with most patients returning home after only a few hours. Bruising, swelling, and a sensation of tightness are normal and common the first few days after surgery. Most patients feel confident returning to their public and social lives in 10-14 days. Dr. Jay Keni reduces bruising and recovery time with the use of homeopathic and herbal options. Detailed postoperative and aftercare instructions will be provided to each patient.