Face Lift Surgery
Signs of aging that appear in the lower face can be addressed with a facelift. You may benefit from a facelift if you are bothered by facial signs of aging, such as:
- Loose skin
- Deep wrinkles and folds
- Loss of definition in the jaw area
Who's a Good Candidate for Face Lift?
Most patients who undergo facelift surgery are in the range of 40 to 60 years old. They are bothered by deep folds of skin in the lower face or sagging tissue. Good candidates are healthy non-smokers who are capable of understanding the risks involved.
The surgery requires about 2 to 3 hours under local, or sometimes general, anesthesia. Incisions are made near the temple, in front of the ear and behind the earlobe. Tissue is separated, trimmed and lifted while underlying tissues are tightened. Stitches are placed to fixate layers of tissue and close the incisions.
After Surgery: Recovering from a Facelift
Recovery time varies, but patients should expect about 1-2 weeks of downtime after one of these procedures. After surgery, your face or neck will be loosely wrapped in a bandage. Expect some numbness, bruising and puffiness during this time. Keeping your head elevated and limiting your activities will be necessary. Ask Dr. Leff when you can apply cosmetics after your procedure.
How much does a face lift cost in Bellevue, Washington?
The price of face lift surgery varies depending on the type of face lift procedure needed to address your concerns. In your consultation with Bellevue plastic surgeon Dr. Michael A. Leff, you will receive detailed pricing information about all of the costs related to face lift surgery.
To learn more about facial rejuvenation through face lift surgery, contact Overlake Plastic Surgeons in Bellevue, Washington. Schedule a consultation and Dr. Leff can answer your questions or discuss the cost of surgery.