Facelift Surgery is a cosmetic surgical procedure to rejuvenate an aging face. There are various degrees and stages of facial aging that can be caused by the natural aging process, heredity, and lifestyle choices.
A Facelift surgery tightens and lifts the redundant skin in the face and neck. In most instances Eyelid and Brow Lifts are done as well as the same time. Dr. Diehl also offers “Non-surgical” Facelifts; facial fillers, such as Juvederm®, Radiesse®, Restylane®, can plump up thinning lips and fill in deep lines around the mouth and nose, and Botulinum Toxin A can smooth wrinkles around the eyes and the forehead. Other rejuvenation of the skin by Laser resurfacing, chemical peels or skin treatments can be effective as well in certain cases.
At your consultation, Dr. Gregory Diehl, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Port Jefferson Station, Long Island, New York, will discuss all aspects of the Facelift Surgery with you. Dr. Diehl will also determine whether you are a good candidate for the Facelift Surgery.
How is a Facelift Surgery Performed?
A Facelift or a Rhytidectomy is a procedure where the loose skin around the face and neck is smoothed by removing the excess skin and the fat. During a Facelift incisions are made in the hair line, temple region extending down in front of the ear and then around the back of the ear into the hairline. The skin of the face and neck is then pulled upward producing a tightening and smoothing result. The muscle layers underneath the skin are tightened as well during a Facelift procedure.
How long does the result from a Facelift last?
The results vary a bit from person-to-person as the face will continue to age as a natural process. However, most people can expect their results to last between five and ten years.
What is the recovery like after Facelift surgery?
Most people are able to return to work between 10 and 14 days after their surgery. Strenuous activities should be avoided for at least two weeks.
Does a Facelift leave scars?
Dr. Gregory Diehl will place your scars in a way that is inconspicuous. They lie in the natural creases in front of and behind the ear. At your consultation visit Dr. Diehl will demonstrate the exact location of where your scar will be.
How do I choose the right surgeon for MY Facelift Surgery?
It is important to choose a surgeon who is experienced in Facelift surgery and has been Board Certified in Plastic Surgery. You should view his before and after pictures as well. Dr. Gregory Diehl, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, in Port Jefferson Station, Suffolk County, New York,has been performing Facelift surgeries on Long Island for over 18 years, fulfilling many patients’ desires to look younger again!
If you wish to learn more about Facelift Surgery, call for a cosmetic consultation with Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Gregory Diehl at 631-476-7300.