Boris Goldman, MD, FACS - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, LLC

Facelift (Rhytidectomy)                      (Click here for before and after photos)

A facelift can reverse the signs of aging by tightening facial muscles and redraping the skin for a smooth and youthful result.

Procedure:Boris Goldman, MD, FACS - Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Center, LLC

A traditional facelift restores the midface, jowls and neck, allowing excess skin to be removed. Where improvement is desired in the midface region alone and where excess skin is less a factor, limited incision techniques may be an alternative to a traditional facelift. Your goals, anatomy and your plastic surgeon's surgical judgement are all factors in determining the best approach to your individual case.

Recovery:

Pain is usually minimal following the procedure. Patients should use cold compresses to reduce swelling. Sutures are removed within one week and most people are back to work in about seven days.

Results:

It may take several months for swelling to fully dissipate and up to 6 months for incision lines to mature. Life-long sun protection will help to maintain your rejuvenated appearance by minimizing photo-aging or sun damage. In addition, a healthy lifestyle will also help extend the results of your rejuvenated, more youthful appearance. Most patients find that the benefits of their initial facelift results are long-lasting, even as they continue to age.                                                                 

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