What is a Facelift?
One of the first signs of aging are the lines and grooves on our face, forehead and neck.
Over time, aging and sun damage cause wrinkles and fat deposits to build up, and the skin loosens around the facial area. A facelift is surgery that lifts the skin, tissue and underlying muscles to tighten and smooth the face, giving a rejuvenated, youthful appearance. If you have deep creases, wrinkles and lines along the eyelids or nose, and if your skin is sagging or jowls have developed, a facelift might be the ideal way to refresh your appearance and improve self-esteem.
Surgery for facial aging or facelift is frequently performed to correct signs of aging to take place in the 50s and 60s. This surgical procedure can involve several different aspects including restoring muscle layers two more normal anatomic position, removing excess skin and performing ancillary procedures such as fat grafting to restore lost facial volume and procedures such as chemical peels dermabrasion or laser resurfacing to remove fine rhytids.
How is a Facelift Performed?
There are a number of facelift techniques used by Dr. Abramson depending on individual facial structure and the desired outcome. The traditional facelift is done with an incision along the hairline, running from ear to ear. The skin is lifted; fat is redistributed and sculpted, and the underlying tissue is adjusted. Muscles may be repositioned as well. The skin is then redraped over the new contours; excess skin is removed, and the incision is stitched. In some cases, a mini or partial facelift may be done on selected areas of the face.
This procedure is usually performed in an operating room with anesthesia and takes 3 to 4 hours. The recovery will take anywhere from 1 to 2 weeks before a patient can expect to return to work.
The exact procedure that best would be used to treat an individuals needs to be discussed with your plastic surgeon.
About Dr. Abramson
Dr. Abramson performs facelifts on residents of Manhattan, NY, helping them to achieve a youthful, rested appearance so that they look as young as they feel. If you are interested in erasing the signs of aging and are considering a facelift, check out the before and after pictures to get an idea of the types of results you can expect, then contact our office. Dr. Abramson will perform a comprehensive consultation to explain the surgery, answer your questions, and help you make the right decisions about whether a facelift is right for you.
Take the first step towards a refreshed, more youthful appearance by contacting us today.