Facelift in Alexandria, VA
Considering a facelift in Alexandria VA or NOVA? During our natural aging process, our skin loses its elasticity and begins to sag slightly. Additionally, climate changes and other external factors result in premature aging that less effective methods of facial rejuvenation may be unable to combat. Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery provides facelift procedures to Alexandria VA residents to help tackle this condition. During a facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, excess skin and fatty tissue around the jaw and neck is removed and the skin is pulled back to give you a tighter, more youthful facial appearance. A facelift will improve the contour of your face and jawline, but it will not correct sun damage or fine wrinkles that have developed on the skin’s surface. To treat these conditions additional skin care may be needed.
Most facelift candidates are in their 40s, 50s, and 60s. Although the procedure can be performed on older individuals, it is best for patients who still have relatively good skin elasticity and a strong facial bone structure. When preparing to undergo facelift surgery you will have to abstain from smoking prior to the procedure and during the recovery process in order to avoid complications. Consumption of aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs prior to facelift surgery is not recommended. These drugs are blood thinners, and may lead to increased bleeding during the course of the facelift. Alexandria VA residents planning to undergo more than 15 pounds of weight loss should discuss how this will affect their facelift results with Dr. Jennifer Parker Porter prior to surgery.