Facelift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic facial surgery procedures today. A facelift performed by an experienced cosmetic surgeon like Dr. Joel Beck can turn back the hands of time and reduce many of the most visible signs of aging on your face. If you would like to look more youthful and boost your self-confidence, it is a great time to learn more about a facelift. Please call Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery today at (650) 600-7016 to schedule your confidential consultation at our greater San Francisco office.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that specifically targets common facial signs of aging, including:
- Sagging skin
- Creases between the nose and the corners of the mouth
- Creases around and under the eyelids
- Double chin
In a facelift procedure, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Joel Beck makes an incision, typically along the hairline at the temples. He then carefully removes and reshapes excess fat, skin, and other tissue that is contributing to your aesthetic issues, and he may also reposition certain muscles as needed. Finally, Dr. Beck tightens the skin and re-drapes it across the face before closing the incisions back up.
If you do not need or want a full facelift, you may want to consider our short scar facelifts, which are less invasive but still very effective for certain conditions.
The Facelift Recovery
Like any surgery, facelift patients require a period of recovery in which to heal and ensure the best possible results. Most patients go home with a bandage wrapped around their faces to keep bruising and swelling to a minimum. Depending upon the specifics of your procedure, Dr. Beck may leave small plastic tubes in place to permit draining of excess fluid that accumulates near the incision sites.
The first 24 to 48 hours after surgery, you should plan to take it easy at home, but most patients are able to get up and move around within a couple of days. You will probably be able to go back to work within a couple of weeks, and it is not unusual for patients to resume normal physical activities, including exercise, in about 4 to 6 weeks.
Every case is unique, but the best facelift candidates are in generally good health and have realistic expectations about what the procedure can and cannot do. Dr. Beck will discuss your personal cosmetic goals with you in your consultation to help determine whether or not facelift is right for you. Some candidates also wish to combine their facelift procedure with other cosmetic treatments like rhinoplasty, so be sure to discuss any questions you have with Dr. Beck at your consultation.
There's never been a better time to take charge of your appearance and have the look you've always wanted. To learn more about the many cosmetic procedures that we offer at Bay Area Aesthetic Surgery, including facelift, please call us today at (650) 600-7016 to arrange an appointment. Dr. Beck serves all of the Bay Area, including San Francisco, San Jose and San Mateo, CA.