As we age, the collagen and elastin that make our skin smooth and tight is lost, often resulting in a face we hardly recognize in the mirror. At Nuance Cosmetic Surgery, we can get you back to the face that you recognize with our highly-requested facelift procedure.
What is a Facelift?
A rejuvenation procedure used to reduce the visible signs of aging, facelift surgeries can alleviate several skin concerns:
- Loss of skin tone in the lower portion of the face, creating a “jowl” appearance
- Skin sagging in the middle of the face
- Areas of fat that have either fallen or disappeared, altering shape
- Deep wrinkles underneath the eyelids
- Creases extending from the nose to the corner of the mouth
- The presence of a double chin due to excess skin or fatty tissue
- Looking chronically tired and worn out
A process that is accelerated by environmental elements, aging cannot be stopped. But with the help of Dr. Sumida and the medical team at Nuance, your customized surgical plan will bring you back to how you looked 10 to 15 years ago.
What is Done During a Facelift?
Performed under local anesthesia with sedation, facelifts can be done as an outpatient procedure, although it may be recommended in some cases for patients to stay overnight at a hospital. In order to obtain the best look and minimize visible scarring, incisions are placed within the hairline and around the ear.
After the incisions are placed, fat and tissue are either removed or redistributed, and deeper layers of the face and muscles may also be lifted. Skin is then redraped, with excess skin trimmed away. In some cases patients may also consider lip augmentation or lip injections for thin lips.
What is Recovery Like?
Sutures will be removed after 2 weeks, but bruising and swelling typically last from 2-3 weeks, subsiding quickly afterward. After the facial skin and tissues finish healing, results will be evident in 4 weeks or less, with continued improvement for months afterward.
During the healing process, clothing that goes on over your head should be avoided, as well as excessive force or motion near incision sites. Your more youthful, rejuvenated skin will have more longevity with certain daily changes, such as being careful in the sun and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Doctor Sumida will track your progress and healing as well as offer instructions on how to manage pain, decrease the risk of infection, and know what to look for at your surgical sites.
At Nuance, we want you to look confident, feel confident and be confident. Contact us today for a consultation and start the journey back to revisiting the face you remember. Top-rated plastic surgery in Folsom CA (Near Sacramento).