Let’s face it – over time, we all age, and often the effects of aging are visible on our faces. As we grow older, our skin loses elasticity and can begin to sag. Deep creases often develop between the nose and mouth. Excess fat and sagging skin in the neck area can result in the appearance of a “double chin.” Luckily, both women and men can correct some of these signs of aging with a facelift. A facelift (or rhytidectomy) is a great way to bring back your younger looking face and neck, without the wrinkles or loose skin. Dr. Viggiano can help you look refreshed and renewed, and a more youthful face can boost your self-esteem.

The Facelift Procedure

Dr. Viggiano works with each patient individually to customize a facelift procedure that addresses each patient’s concerns but also still looks natural. Facelifts can be categorized in one of three ways:

1) Mini-Facelift – focusing on middle and lower face including neck
2) Full Facelift – focusing on the full face including the forehead, cheeks, and neck

A facelift can also be combined with other procedures such as rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery when desired.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Facelift?

Because a facelift procedure is specific to each patient, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Viggiano to discuss whether a facelift is right for you.

In general, patients that are good candidates for a facelift meet these criteria:

– Are in good health
– Do not smoke
– Have realistic expectations for facelift results
– Have sagging skin on the face and/or neck but still have some elasticity in the skin

Most patients are between 40 and 70 years old, but Dr. Viggiano does treat patients that are younger and older. Additionally, if it is determined that a facelift is not the right course of treatment for you, there may be other plastic surgery or non-surgical options to address your areas of concern.

Facelift Benefits

A facelift is a great way to turn back the clock on signs of aging. Dr. Viggiano helps provide patients with a natural, beautiful, and more youthful looking face. While it takes a few weeks to months to recover from a facelift, after the procedure most patients notice the following benefits:

– Tightened facial muscles – can help the results of your facelift last longer
– Tightened skin – sagging skin is tightened to a natural (not “pulled” overly tight) state
– Defined facial contours – smoothed lines to cheeks, eyes, and/or neck
– Improved self-esteem and confidence

Recovery from a Facelift

Immediately after undergoing a facelift, patients notice swelling, bruising, and facial numbness. Facelift recovery time often depends on the individual patient as well as the type of procedure that was completed. While most patients are feeling good within ten days, patients will see changes in his or her appearance for weeks to months post-facelift. Facelift results last your lifetime but since you will continue to age you may want a second facelift in ten or more years.

Contact Dr. Viggiano for a Facelift Consultation Today

Dr. Viggiano is a licensed and board certified physician with excellent training and years of experience. He listens to each patient’s concerns and can make facelift recommendations that are unique to each situation. To find out if a facelift is the right procedure for you, contact Dr. Viggiano and schedule a consultation.