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Facelift at a Glance

Surgery time: 90 minutes – three hours

Anesthesia: Local anesthesia, oral sedation or general anesthesia

Setting: Office surgical suite or ambulatory surgery center

Recovery: 7 days

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Why Choose Dr. Weber for Facial Plastic Surgery?

What is a Facelift (Rhytidectomy)?

Facial aging is a common concern that can be addressed with a facelift in Denver. Dr. Stephen Weber, a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, specializes in personalized facelifts. With his expertise in delivering natural-looking results that complement your unique features, Dr. Weber is renowned for his exceptional facelift techniques, making him one of the best in the country.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Individuals who wish to address visible signs of aging in their face or neck may be suitable candidates for a facelift procedure. However, like all plastic surgery procedures, a facelift is only recommended for individuals who:

  • Are in good health
  • Do not smoke
  • Have no significant medical conditions
  • Possess a positive attitude with realistic expectations

What Are The Benefits Of a Facelift?

Facial aging is often characterized by two primary visible signs: facial drooping and loss of facial volume. To improve these changes, patients may opt for a facelift in Denver, which involves repositioning, lifting, and tightening the skin. Recent studies have demonstrated that patients who undergo a facelift may appear up to ten years younger following the procedure. The key to achieving such remarkable results is selecting a skilled surgeon like Dr. Weber, who has extensive experience performing facelifts.

Here are some of the many benefits of a facelift:

  • Corrects facial sagging and drooping
  • Improvement in facial creases and folds
  • Improves the facial expression
  • It can help reduce a double chin (submental fat) and tone sagging jowls
  • Rolls back the clock on aging
  • Improves self-confidence
  • A natural, nuanced outcome
  • Minimal scarring
  • Expedited downtime
  • Creates a better first impression
  • Improves image in photographs and on camera

Frequently Asked Questions About Facelift Surgery

What can I expect from a facelift with Dr. Weber?

Dr. Weber strives to achieve a natural, youthful, and well-rested appearance for his patients undergoing a facelift in Denver. He achieves this by actively listening to his patients and providing them with surgical options that align with their unique needs, desires, and goals. By adopting an individualized approach, Dr. Weber can tailor the facelift procedure to suit each patient's requirements perfectly.

The two primary facelift methods employed by Dr. Weber are the mini facelift and the comprehensive facelift, chosen based on the patient's skin laxity and the specific signs of aging they wish to address. Typically, a mini facelift is recommended for early signs of aging, while a comprehensive facelift is more suitable for multiple signs of aging that usually occur later in life.

What does the facelift procedure entail?

Dr. Weber typically conducts most of these procedures in the office surgical suite, administering local anesthesia and a small amount of oral sedation. However, for patients who prefer general anesthesia, rhytidectomy procedures can be performed at an accredited ambulatory surgery center, where an Anesthesiologist will monitor you throughout the process.

Once the patient is comfortable, Dr. Weber performs the procedure through the following steps:

  • An incision is made beneath the hairline. The incision starts below the “sideburn” and runs along the curve of the ear.
  • Muscles and tissues are tightened, and fat is restored to areas of the face that have lost volume.
  • The skin is draped over the tightened muscles and tissues, and the incision is carefully closed using delicate sutures.

Following the closure of incisions, a dressing is applied around the face to provide support and reduce swelling during the initial healing stages. In some cases, Dr. Weber may utilize a drain during a facelift. The typical duration of the process is between 1.5 to 3 hours.

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What can I expect from my facelift results?

The initial results become noticeable once the postoperative swelling starts to subside. Studies have demonstrated that patients may appear up to ten years younger following the procedure. This outcome is achieved by simultaneously improving the following:

  • Cheeks
  • Mid-face
  • Jowls
  • Mouth
  • Jawline
  • Neck

What does a consultation with Dr. Weber involve?

Dr. Weber will take a detailed medical history and physical examination during your initial consultation. He will also take photographs for review and comparison purposes. As our facelift procedure in Denver, CO is highly individualized, Dr. Weber will engage in a thorough discussion with you about your desires and expectations. Based on this discussion, he will present you with options for the procedure that best meets your goals. If you have any questions or concerns, Dr. Weber will encourage you to raise them so he can address them effectively.

We also offer an extensive library of before and after photographs of actual patients who have undergone facelift procedures in the Denver and Lone Tree areas. You are also welcome to bring in your pictures to give Dr. Weber a better understanding of your personal aesthetic preferences and sensibilities.

Why choose Weber Facial Plastic Surgery for your facelift?

Experience the Difference

When it comes to entrusting your facelift procedure to a skilled and reputable professional, rest assured Dr. Weber at Weber Facial Plastic Surgery stands as a beacon of experience, expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness. With over 15 years of experience as a double board-certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Weber has demonstrated unwavering dedication to the art and science of plastic surgery. Having performed over 550 facelifts, his unparalleled proficiency and proven track record underscore his commitment to delivering exceptional results. At Weber Facial Plastic Surgery, we are here to guide you toward achieving your aesthetic goals, offering personalized care and support at every step. Choose Dr. Weber and his esteemed team to experience the transformative impact of his expertise and embark on a path to renewed confidence and timeless beauty.

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Facelift FAQ

Can a facelift be combined with other procedures?

A facelift can be combined with other procedures, including the following:

Administration of dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables can also be incorporated into your facelift procedure. Typical reasons for combining a facelift with other procedures include addressing multiple issues during one surgical procedure, possibly reducing surgical costs, and maximizing one’s facial appearance.

Are there ways to maximize the results of a facelift?

Results can be maximized by simply taking care of one’s skin following the procedure. Applying sun protection and medical grade skincare products ensures that the skin stays protected and healthy and that results from surgery last. Patients who wish to maximize their results are also encouraged to maintain an active lifestyle and healthy diet.

When will my stitches be taken out?

Stitches are typically taken out at the second postoperative appointment, which occurs 5 days after surgery.

Will I have a visible scar?

Every incision creates a scar. However, the incisions Dr. Weber makes for a facelift are carefully and strategically placed so that the postsurgical scar is hidden in the sideburn area, within the ear canal, and along the back of the ear. The incisions are also repaired meticulously and without tension on the skin edges, creating delicate-looking incisions. In nearly all cases, scars go completely unnoticed.

When can I return to work? When can I start exercising?

Patients are usually allowed to return to work and full activity 5 days after surgery.

What is a “turkey neck”? Can a facelift improve it?

“Turkey neck” is a term used to describe loose, baggy skin on the neck that is caused by sagging of the lower face and the appearance of jowls. If you are concerned about having a turkey neck, Dr. Weber will examine your neck and give you a list of treatment options that can improve your appearance. One treatment option that can remove a turkey neck is a facelift and neck lift.

How do I know if I need a mini facelift or a comprehensive facelift?

A mini facelift is used to correct early signs of aging and a comprehensive facelift is used to correct multiple signs of aging. A mini lift is highly effective for aging in the cheeks and jawline area while a more comprehensive lift procedure is usually required to remedy aging in the neck area. Determining which procedure is right for you is something that will be done at your initial consultation with Dr. Weber.

What is the typical age of patients who have facelifts?

Facelifts are commonly performed on patients ranging anywhere from 40 to 80 years old.

Do I have to stop smoking to have a facelift?

Smoking interferes with the body’s healing processes and should be stopped at least two weeks before and after surgery. Patients who wish to resume smoking after surgery should make note that smoking will decrease their results.

Will I be able to see before and after photos of patients that may be similar to me?

Of course! One of Dr. Weber’s top priorities is making sure you know exactly what type of results you can expect. He will be able to show you before and after photos of his facelift patients very similar to you.

Are there risks associated with a facelift?

There are risks associated with all surgical procedures. However, many patients find that the benefits of a facelift far outweigh the risks associated with the procedure. Before you make the decision to undergo a facelift, Dr. Weber will go over all of the risks and potential complications.

How do I choose a plastic surgeon I can trust?

Board certified plastic surgeons who excel in facial procedures are the most qualified plastic surgeons to perform facelifts. Thanks to his meticulous attention to detail and artistic vision, Dr. Weber delivers among the best facelift results in the country.

What is the cost of a facelift

The cost of your facelift in Denver, CO, will depend on what approach Dr. Weber takes and how comprehensive your facelift is. The cost and any fees associated will be covered during your initial consultation.

Is Dr. Weber board certified?

Dr. Weber is a double board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. His practice focus is on facial aesthetic surgery and nonsurgical facial rejuvenation. When you make the decision to become one of Dr. Weber’s patients, you can look forward to being treated by a highly skilled, highly trained, and experienced facial plastic surgeon.

Are there nonsurgical treatment options to improve visible signs of facial aging?

Nonsurgical treatment options, including dermal fillers, Kybella, SculpSure and ultherapy, may be the right treatment option for some patients.

How do I determine if I am a surgical candidate?

Surgical candidates are patients who have visible signs of facial aging and are in good health. Additionally, surgery is only recommended when patients have realistic expectations regarding their recovery and results. If you would like to find out if you are a surgical candidate, the first step to take is to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Weber.

What should I bring to my initial consultation?

Dr. Weber recommends that you bring the following to your initial consultation:

  • A list of all the medications you take
  • A list of all the drugs you are allergic to
  • A list of any questions and concerns you have
  • If you would like to bring pictures of yourself for Dr. Weber to review, you may do so.

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