The purpose of a cosmetic procedure is to help you feel happier about yourself and enhance your self-image. When you’re disappointed by the aging you see in the mirror, or a recent photograph doesn’t reflect how you’d like to look, it may be time to consider a Facelift. A Facelift typically lasts between 10 and 15 years, except when there is more laxity in the face than can be corrected by one procedure.
A Facelift primarily corrects aging in the lower two-thirds of the face. Through incisions placed carefully along the hairline and around the ear, the Facelift restores fullness to the cheeks, diminishes jowls across the jaw line, and tightens the neck.
Because facial aging occurs in both a horizontal and vertical direction, pulling only upward on the skin results in an unnatural appearance. The deep portion of the Facelift redirects the deep tissue of the face upward, allowing the skin to be pulled outward into a more natural restoration of your skin contours. Dr. Maxwell takes care to minimize scarring. Her concept of a good scar is one that your hair stylist has difficulty finding.
Facelift surgery takes four to five hours, and can be performed under local anesthesia with deep sedation or under general anesthesia (complete sleep), according to your preference. Recovery time for a simple Facelift is approximately ten to fourteen days. Residual bruising and swelling in the face and neck can be camouflaged by makeup so routine activities can be resumed. The final vestiges of swelling will normally take several weeks to months to completely disappear.
Dr. Maxwell’s goal with a Facelift is to make you look as natural and refreshed as possible. Facelift surgery is highly individualized and is usually comprises multiple procedures.
“Dr. Maxwell, Dr. Hunter, Carol and all of Dr. Maxwell’s staff were terrific! I like doing business with them as they are all so professional. I am scheduling two appointments with them for Halo treatments in October. I did not have any pain after the surgery and did not need to use any opioid. I slept well at the surgery center and felt that it was important to spend that first night under Dr. Maxwell’s care. I felt very good after two weeks and was allowed back to play tennis, swim and do any exercise.”