Over time, signs of aging can appear on the face due to gravity, sun exposure, and 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 skin tissue in the midfacial region
- Deep creases below the lower eyelids
- Deep creases along the nose that extend 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 he or she actually is. In some cases, a facelift might be performed in conjunction with a brow lift or blepharoplasty to deliver the very best results for each individual patient.
A facelift begins with an incision 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 facial contour. Once the desired contour is created, the skin is re-draped over the face and excess skin is removed. After 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 to the face, as well as improve a patient’s self-esteem.
Facelift Results and Recovery
Following a facelift, most patients look and feel 10 to 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 individually to discuss his or her desired outcomes and expectations prior to each procedure. This allows him to design a customized facelift procedure to achieve great long-lasting results.