Following the aging process in the eye region, a patient will then start to notice changes around the mouth, jowl, and neck regions. These concerns are typically improved by a facelift. A facelift will create smoother more pleasing contours of the face, jawline and neck regions. Dr. Rosen performs facelift surgery for patients in Fairfield County, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Darien, New Canaan, New Haven, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Bridgeport, and Westchester County.
The facelift procedure which is normally performed in the office under sedation anesthesia, entails an incision which starts above the upper part of the ear, continues in front of the ear and then follows the contours of the ear lobe and back into the hairline.
Following the facelift procedure which takes approximately 2-3 hours, a padded dressing will be applied which will stay in place for one or two days. There is very little pain associated with the procedure normally. Sutures are normally removed within 10 days, and bruising will last about to weeks. Most facelift patients are back to their normal routine within 10-14 days with minimal makeup on.
The facelift procedure may be combined with eyelid surgery, brow lift, or treatments around the mouth for wrinkles lines, i.e. laser, peels, or JUVEDERM™ lip augmentation. Although everyone is different, most people see results which last 7-10 years. The ideal facelift does not leave the patient with a “done” look, but a natural correction of the contours of the face. The patient who starts in their late 40’s and 50’s typically can achieve a natural result with a refreshed look.
Complications do occur occasionally, but fortunately are not frequent. These will be discussed with you at your consultation and preoperative visits. Final results will not be seen for a number of months after the facelift procedure as continued improvements do occur. Continuation of skin care to maintain a more youthful look is also very important. It will allow you procedure to “last” that much longer.
Maintenance programs are extremely valuable to the overall look achieved.
For more information about plastic surgeon Rick Rosen or our plastic surgery procedures, including facelift surgery, please e-mail or call our Connecticut plastic surgery staff at 203-899-0000. With our plastic surgery office located in Norwalk, Connecticut, we serve facelift patients in Fairfield County, Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Darien, New Canaan, New Haven, Fairfield, Stamford, Greenwich, Bridgeport, and Westchester County.