Washington D.C. Facelift Surgeon
Over time, as a person ages, the skin on the face Will be into show signs of the natural aging process by sagging slightly and exhibiting a gradual loss in elasticity. In areas like Washington DC where East Coast summers and the stresses of city life take a visible toll on a person’s skin, making the signs of premature aging more prominent and possibly become too much for conventional methods of facial rejuvenation to handle. At the Chevy Chase Facial Plastic Surgery facility, we can provide facelift procedures for patients in Washington DC and Maryland who want to improve your overall appearance by reducing the most visible signs of aging on the face and neck areas.
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What is a facelift?
A facelift is an extensive cosmetic procedure that is performed by removing excess fat and skin tissues from specific areas on the patient’s face, and even around the jaw and neck areas, so that the skin can be pulled back to make the face look more youthful. This procedure is also able to reduce wrinkles around the face and tighten sagging skin that contributes to an aged, tired look. To achieve the desired results, the skin is listed from the face so that the underlying tissues can be reinforced to become tauter and excess fat trimmed off for a leaner, slimmer contour.
Who are ideal candidates for a facelift?
Patients between the ages of 40 and 60 who have relatively good skin elasticity and with sturdy facial bone structures can undergo a facelift procedure. Ideally, they should be non-smokers or be nicotine free before the facelift and during the recovery period so that complications may be avoided. And, although facelifts are designed specifically to create a leaner facial profile, patients who are still planning to lose a significant amount of weight after the procedure should consult the doctor about how the weight loss will affect the results of their facelift.
What happens during a facelift?
- To begin the procedure, surgeons administer local or general anesthesia to keep the patients comfortable during the operation.
- After the indicated areas are numb, the surgeon creates an incision starting from the temple, going downwards towards the back of the patient’s ear on both sides of the face. Incisions are normally made along the natural folds or creases of these regions to conceal any scarring that may occur later on.
- The skin is lifted off and the underlying muscles tightened, excess fat and other tissues are trimmed off, and the skin re-draped across the tightened area.
- The remainder of the skin, in excess of what has already been stretched across the face, will be removed as well.
- The incisions will be closed using sutures and bandaged after the procedure.