The facelift procfedure is designed to rejuvenate the face and neck by addressing concerns such as sagging skin and wrinkles. This comprehensive approach involves lifting and tightening the muscles and fatty tissues of both the face and neck while eliminating excess, sagging skin.BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION
A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure aimed at rejuvenating the face and neck. It involves repositioning facial and neck tissues, tightening lax muscles and soft tissues, and removing excess sagging skin. The goal is to create a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
The facelift procedure addresses multiple areas of the face and neck to achieve a rejuvenated appearance. Dr. Fedok tailors the treatment to each patient’s unique needs, sometimes combining treatments as necessary. Your specific treatment plan will be determined based on your individual requirements and goals.
People who seek a facelift have one or two acceptable motivating factors: either they want to reduce the advance of the aging process, or they seek to reverse the already present signs of aging. Both types of patients share a common goal: to appear more youthful. However, not everyone seeking facelift surgery or necklift surgery is an acceptable candidate.
Dr. Fedok has developed a signature protocol for his facelift patients. In addition to the primary surgery, Dr. Fedok incorporates non-invasive treatments to optimize results.
As part of his commitment to helping your recovery, Dr. Fedok will have you come into the office at week four and five after surgery to have Evoke treatments performed on your neck and cheeks. These treatments will help mobilize swelling to promote more skin tightening. Two treatments will be provided for free. However, if you desire more Evoke treatments at any point during the course, there is a modest charge.
The Evoke treatments are painless, have no downtime and will enhance improvement. For long-term maintenance, it is recommended that you adhere to a good program of essential skincare that includes a tretinoin product, sunscreens, and a skin antioxidant, such as a vitamin C and E serum.
Finally, at a point between six months and a year after your facelift, it is recommended that you have a series of three Morpheus 8 radiofrequency treatments, each separated by 4 to 6 weeks. The purpose of this treatment is to enhance collagen and elastin production further.
This advanced approach helps maintain skin rejuvenation and will be the avenue by which you maintain your long-lasting results of a smoother and firmer facial contour and jawline, reducing sagging skin, wrinkles and jowls.
Patients who choose to schedule surgery will receive specific medications and instructions to follow before arriving at one of our surgical facilities. Twilight anesthesia is most commonly used during the procedure.
Patients preparing for a face and necklift will receive specific instructions and medications prior to their appointment at our surgical facilities. Twilight anesthesia is the typical choice for this procedure.
Before surgery, there is no need to shave any hair. Incisions are carefully placed in front of and behind the ear, following the natural contours of the face and neck, and merging seamlessly into the hairline. These incisions result in very fine scars that blend naturally with the skin’s creases and the surrounding hair-covered areas of the scalp. In some cases, there may be temporary hair thinning along the incision line, but this usually resolves itself within six months.
The facelift procedure typically is not painful, although patients might experience minimal discomfort in the postoperative phase. Following facelift surgery, a turban-style bandage is worn around the head and face until the morning after the procedure. It is then replaced with an elastic band that is worn around the face. The initial bandage worn post-surgery helps prevent swelling or fluid accumulation in the operated areas. There might be slight swelling and discoloration around the ears and occasionally in the neck, but this usually resolves within one to two weeks.
Dr. Fedok recommends that patients get out of bed within the first twenty-four hours after surgery to take a shower and resume a low level of normal activities. Sleeping propped up and applying cold compresses are recommended for the day of surgery, as well as the following four days. Any sutures in the hairline or around the ears are removed within two weeks following the face and necklift surgery. Women can usually start wearing makeup after ten days, and all patients are generally allowed to drive in the second week after surgery. Returning to work is also typically permitted at this time.
A facelift is a safe procedure that Dr. Fedok performs frequently. As with any surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure. Dr. Fedok will discuss all of the considerations with you before you undergo the surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Fedok will thoroughly evaluate your facial structure and discuss your goals and concerns to determine the best approach for your facelift and necklift procedures. Schedule your consultation today and take the first step towards a more confident you.
Each patient who considers a facelift wants to know how much improvement they can expect and how long it will last. The amount of improvement depends on the amount of tissue sagging and wrinkling that is present preoperatively. If the operation is completed early in the aging process, a patient can anticipate a look that is refreshed and less tired-looking. A person who has waited can expect more dramatic results, especially if there is significant wrinkling and sagging. However, more initial rebound-relaxation will occur the farther along the initial problems of sagging skin and fat have occurred.
Ther ehave been several modifications of facelifting techniques that allow a significant improvement for our patients, but with shorter recovery times and smaller incisions. These procedures are usually less extensive than traditional facelifts and at times can even be done in the office.
When the aging process causes the sagging to reappear, a secondary facelift, or facial tuck-up, may be performed. This often provides more dramatic and longer-lasting improvement. In some individuals, it may be necessary to perform this procedure as soon as six months to one year after the initial facelift. The secondary facelift is recommended for patients who have a severe degree of sagging preoperatively and experienced an accelerated aging process.
Each patient who considers a facelift wants to know how much improvement they can expect and how long it will last. As mentioned in an earlier section, the amount of improvement depends on the amount of tissue sagging and wrinkling that is present preoperatively. If the operation is completed early in the aging process, a patient can anticipate a look that is refreshed and less tired-looking. A person who has waited can expect more dramatic results, especially if there is significant wrinkling and sagging. However, more initial rebound-relaxation will occur the farther along the initial problems of sagging skin and soft tissue have occurred.