As human beings, the face is our first point of contact, communicating our emotions, and creating the first impression we make on others. If we feel poorly about our appearance, self-conscious about wrinkles, fine lines and a loss of facial volume, our quality of life suffers. We may be less productive and less socially fulfilled, all because we are embarrassed about how we look. Luckily, there is an excellent solution that is considered the gold standard when it comes to facial rejuvenation.
Can a facelift be combined with other procedures?
A facelift can be combined with other procedures, including the following:
- A brow lift
- A neck left
- Eyelid surgery
- Chin and/or cheek implants
Administration of dermal fillers and cosmetic injectables can also be incorporated into a 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 necklift.
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 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.
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.