At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we understand that choosing to get a facelift is a major decision. It is a procedure that can change your appearance for the better. To help you understand the procedure, here are some of the most frequently asked questions patients have about the enhancement.
What Is It?
A rhytidectomy is a procedure used to minimize the signs of aging of the face and neck. The goal of the procedure is to provide you with a more youthful and refreshed appearance. When performed by a skilled surgeon, a facelift should give you a natural, rather than strained, appearance.
What Is Done During The Procedure?
During the procedure, anesthesia is used to maximize your comfort. Fat and muscle may be altered. The extra skin, tissue, fat, and muscle in your jowl and neck can be removed to provide a youthful lift to the areas.
Who Are Good Candidates?
Men and women in Sacramento, CA of varying ages make good candidates for the procedure. However, it is essential to be in good overall health and also have realistic expectations for the results that can be achieved, as well as what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. During your consultation, your desires will be discussed, and you will be advised if the procedure would be right for you and/or if another treatment may be more suited to your wants and needs.
How Long Does The Procedure And Recovery Take?
The length of your procedure will depend on the type of lift you are receiving, the extent of the work that is being done, and if there are multiple procedures being performed, among other factors. Generally, the surgery can last for hours.
Within days to weeks of your procedure, you should feel more like yourself. However, if you have a special event planned following the surgery, you may want to schedule your procedure at least a month or two beforehand just to be safe.