Over time, signs of aging can appear on the face due to gravity, sun exposure or even the natural stresses of life. Dr. Swail’s facelift procedure is designed to improve the visible signs of aging in the face and neck. The common signs of aging treated by a facelift include:
- Sagging in the mid-face
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose extending to the corner of the mouth
- Fat that has fallen or is displaced
- Jowls created by a loss of muscle tone in the lower face
- Loose skin and excess fat deposits that may exist under the chin and jaw.
All of these signs of aging can make a person look and feel older than they actually are. In some cases, a facelift might be performed in conjunction with a brow lift or blepharoplasty to deliver the very best results.
A facelift begins with an incision being made behind the hairline to avoid and minimize visible scarring. Once the incision is made, excess fat and tissue can be removed and repositioned to create a more desirable contour to the face. Once the desired contour is created, the skin is then re-draped over the face and excess skin is then removed. Once a facelift procedure is complete, the results will be visible once swelling and bruising subside. The final results will restore a more youthful and rested appearance as well as improve your self-esteem.
Facelift Results and Recovery
Following a facelift, most patients look and feel 10-15 years younger. A facelift will not change your fundamental appearance, but rather deliver a firm and more youthful appearance.
Dr. Swail meets with each patient personally to discuss their desired outcomes and expectations prior to each procedure. This allows Dr. Swail to design a customized procedure to achieve great long-lasting results, following a facelift procedure.