Over time, outside forces such as gravity and sun exposure may cause loosening of your skin and underlying facial muscles. This can lead to what you may see as a tired or aged appearance. A facelift procedure is one for both men and women who are looking for help in achieving restoration of a youthful and rested appearance.
Facelift by Dr. Farella
Dr. Farella’s patients know they are in the most highly capable hands of Westchester’s top cosmetic surgeon. At his office all patients are treated with warmth, care, and the utmost in dedication. With exactly the precise combination of proper technique and innate aesthetics, Dr. Farella performs each facelift procedure on his patients. This results in a facelift providing tightening of the skin and muscles to improve cheek, jowl and neck contour. Dr. Farella’s use of the most current techniques allow him to leave the patients with minimal and hidden scars.
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A forehead lift or brow-lift corrects the upper one third of the face. They raise the brows to a higher level, remove lines that run across the forehead, and remove lines that run vertically between the eyebrows. Forehead lifts also aid in correcting upper eyelid ptosis. A forehead lift may be done in combination with a facelift or independently.
A neck lift is part of the lower facelift that improves the neck and jaw line.
Ideal Facelift Candidates
- Patients with a deep line that runs from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth
- Patients who do not have a well defined jaw line
- Patients who have deep wrinkles in the cheeks, and sagging skin near the cheekbones
- Patients with loose skin, wrinkles, or excess fatty tissue in the neck
- Patients who are in good health
- Patients who are doing it for the right reasons (i.e. for themselves)
- Patients with realistic expectations
Risks and Complications
Although complications can occur, they are rare. They can include but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, scarring, damage to deeper structures, asymmetry, nerve injury, improper healing, numbness, allergic reactions, and risks and complications associated with anesthesia.
It is best to discuss all questions surround risks and potential complications at the time of your consultation. Let our office calm any concerns you may have. We are here to answer your questions.
After your facelift, you will recover in our private recovery room with our licensed registered nurse there to assist you. A bandage will be wrapped around your head to help relieve some swelling. Drains are also placed to help drain fluids that may accumulate, and are removed the following day.
After forty-eight hours the bandages will be removed, and you will be able to shower and wash your hair. Stitches in front of the ear are removed within the first week, and the rest of the sutures will be removed within two weeks.
Makeup may be worn to conceal bruising. By ten to fourteen days non-strenuous work and light exercise may be resumed. After four to six weeks, more strenuous exercise may be resumed. The final results will be apparent within one year. Keep in mind, your facelift will turn back the hands of time, but, does not stop the aging process. Longer lasting results tend to occur on patients who are younger, do not smoke, and do not have sun-damaged skin.
The procedure is done as an out-patient using IV sedation and local anesthesia. This procedure usually takes two to three hours and may be performed with other facial procedures. (take off the link) it is too confusing to go to an outline page.
- Keep your head elevated
- Avoid aspirin two weeks after surgery
- Avoid activities that raise your pulse or blood pressure
- No bending or lifting for two weeks following surgery
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