As you reach your forties and fifties, it may become apparent that the your youthful appearance is fading. When you look in the mirror, you may notice several of the classic signs of aging that thoughts of getting a a facelift: sagging cheeks, creases, skin that seems puffy and lumpy, and possibly, an aging, sagging and wrinkled neck . Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift can provide the most dramatic results to help improve those age related conditions.
Facelifts can’t fix all the signs of aging or damage that accumulate on the face over the years. However, there are many procedures that are supplemental to facelifts that can provide even greater rejuvenation including brow lifts, blepharoplasty/eyelid surgery, facial fillers, and chemical peels.
Facelifts require anesthesia and during your pre-surgery consultation, Dr. Jejurikar will discuss which type of anesthesia will be the most appropriate.
Dr. Jejurikar will make an incision under the hairline at the temples, around the ear to the lower scalp. This allows your scars to remain hidden beneath your hair and in the natural creases of your face and ears. Next, he will sculpt or redistribute the fat, lift the muscles and deep tissues, and redrape and trim the excess skin. If you are also having a neck lift, he will make a second incision under your chin.
You should expect some swelling and bruising after a facelift and this will subside within a week or two. You should be able to return to your normal activities within two to three weeks.
Dr. Jejurikar will be happy to consult with you personally to address any of your questions or concerns. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jejurikar or for more information about our services, please contact our office directly at 214.827.2814.