Facelifts in Virginia Beach
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Am I a Candidate for Facelift Surgery?
The procedure is now customizable for all variations of aging. Based on our patients’ needs, we are able to offer a variety of services ranging from the mini facelift, for the patient with limited evidence of facial aging, to a full facelift.
Here are some other things that make for a good candidate:
- Has sagging tissues in the face
- Excess skin in the face
- Face is showing signs of aging, but there is still skin elasticity
- Good general health
- Does not smoke
What is facelift SURGERY and How is IT Performed?
What Happens During Facelift?
Facelift Recovery and Results: What to Expect
Immediate Post-Operative Phase: After the facelift surgery, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and discomfort. The surgeon will provide instructions on how to care for the incision sites and manage any discomfort. Pain medication and cold compresses can help alleviate discomfort and reduce swelling.
First Week: During the first week, it’s essential to rest and limit physical activity. Your surgeon may schedule a follow-up appointment to monitor your healing progress. At this stage, some bruising and swelling will persist, but you should notice gradual improvements.
Two to Four Weeks: Swelling and bruising will continue to subside during this period. Most patients can resume light activities and return to work after the initial two weeks, depending on their individual healing rate.
Six Weeks: By six weeks post-surgery, most of the visible swelling should have subsided. However, it’s essential to continue following your surgeon’s guidelines for a full recovery.
Long-Term Results: The final results of a facelift can take several months to become fully evident. You’ll notice a more youthful, lifted appearance with improved skin texture and diminished wrinkles. The outcome should look natural and harmonious with your facial features.
Maintaining Results: While a facelift provides long-lasting results, it does not halt the aging process entirely. To maintain your youthful appearance, it’s essential to follow a healthy lifestyle, protect your skin from sun damage, and consider non-surgical treatments like dermal fillers or Botox for maintenance.
Possible Complications: Like any surgical procedure, facelifts carry certain risks. These may include infection, scarring, temporary or permanent nerve damage, and unfavorable healing. Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon reduces the risk of complications.