Service: Facial Rejuvenation
Face and Neck Lift This procedure takes away years from the aging look of your face. Dr.DiGeronimo always makes sure you look natural and not stretched and gives you the younger look you always wanted. This is a procedure that tightens the sagging loose skin and restores the youthful look of the jaw and neck with a natural youthful appearance. Skin, fat and muscles of the face are treated by this surgery. You will look like your natural self but fresher and younger.
Candidates For A Facelift
Good candidates for face lift surgery are those in their late 30s or older; however, age does not determine quality of a facial plastic surgery procedure. The most important factor is skin elasticity, which is the skin’s ability to stretch and heal. Plastic surgeon Dr. DiGeronimo will evaluate an individual’s goals and facial appearance to help him or her decide if facelift surgery is the best way to address the problem area(s).
The sequence for a face lift is as follows:
- The incisions are made at the site where your skin will be stretched. The incisions are usually placed in the hairline, within the natural crease between the ear and face (in front of the ear and under the chin). The incision then continues around in front of the earlobe. At the top of the ear it curves back into the hairline. Some incisions extend into the temple hair above the ear and curves slightly forward. Incisions can also be made underneath the chin.
- The skin is then "lifted," and carefully cut beneath the fat. The skin is gently pulled at the lip, cheek, and midline of neck. This is where the tissue is separated delicately. The thin fascia (connective tissue of the face) is also pulled back to provide deeper support to the facial skin, especially around the jaw line. This is called a "Deep" facelift.
- The tissue is then stiched behind the ear, and any existing fat is removed to give a sleep and clean look.
- Some wrinkles may also be removed by gently smoothing the skin back toward the ears.
Immediately after your procedure, you will experience some temporary swelling and bruising in your mid-face region, which may take several weeks to completely resolve. On the first night, it’s important to rest with your head elevated to decrease swelling and bruising. You can use a cold compress for comfort and to help control swelling. Additionally, pain medication may be prescribed for post-operative pain.