It can be frustrating to look in the mirror and notice major wrinkles as well as sagging skin. If you’ve tried special anti-aging products and non-invasive treatments with minimal to no success, there is another option. A facelift can tighten your facial muscles and get rid of excess skin, leaving you with a beautiful, youthful appearance.
While it does require surgery, many patients report that it’s well worth it because it allows them to look 10 to 15 years younger. So how does a facelift work and how long does it last? Keep reading to find out.
Dr. Schalit will perform facelift surgery under general or IV anesthesia. Since your facelift will be custom-tailored to meet your unique aesthetic goals, his incision pattern will depend on the complexity of your rejuvenation. Once he makes an incision, he’ll raise a skin flap and restore the underlying tissue and muscle. He’ll also distribute displaced fat. At the end of the treatment, Dr. Schalit will re-drape the residual skin and close the incisions.
After your facelift, a trustworthy friend or family will need to drive you home and monitor you closely for at least a few days. You will likely have a dressing wrapped around your head and may have surgical drains which are removed the next day. Sutures and staples will be removed at seven days post-procedure.
Since facelift surgery will not stop the natural process of aging, the results are not permanent. Even though a facelift won’t resolve your aging concerns forever, rest assured it is long lasting. Most patients enjoy beautiful results for at least 10 years or longer.
Your diet, exercise routine, at home skin care regimen, and maintenance with fillers and Botox will all impact how long your results will last. A healthy lifestyle and consistent skin routine will help prolong your results. Choosing a skilled and experienced surgeon like Dr. Schalit can also ensure your results last longer.
“I just moved to the area about 6 months ago. I was looking for a facial plastic surgeon, and thank goodness I found Dr Schalit! My first procedure with him was a mid facelift aka cheek lift. He did an absolutely amazing job I look 10 years younger, and you cannot see any scars. I decided to have another procedure with Dr Schalit. He removed an old lip implant that another surgeon had put in. He put in a new lip implant and I also had him put a lip implant in my bottom lip. I could not be happier! I highly highly recommend Dr Schalit he is a true artist. His nurses and staff are also amazing. I love all of the girls in his office. They truly care about their patients, and make you feel like family.”*
If you have further questions about a facelift and are wondering if you’re a good candidate for this treatment, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida today. Call us at (386) 252-6438or fill out our convenient online contact form.