Skin loses collagen and elastin as we age, leading to sagging skin and wrinkles. A facelift, also called a rhytidectomy, lifts and tightens loose skin. This procedure can smooth lines and wrinkles, so you look younger and more refreshed.
What is a Facelift?
A facelift is a procedure that lifts the skin and underlying structures to correct sagging and reduce lines and wrinkles. Dr. Schalit performs a neck lift with a facelift, so you see tighter skin, a more defined jawline, and a slimmer neck. Today’s facelifts use improved technology and surgical techniques to give you better results with shorter recovery times.
How is a Facelift Performed?
Dr. Schalit will make small incisions hidden in the hairline and around the ears. He will lift the skin, remove any excess, and lift the underlying fat and muscle. Deposits of fat may be removed from under the chin. The procedure takes place under IV sedation with local anesthesia, so you stay relaxed, comfortable, and pain-free.
How to Sleep During Facelift Recovery
After your facelift, you will need to protect your face during the recovery process. Dr. Schalit recommends sleeping on your back with your head elevated after the procedure. This will reduce swelling and discomfort while keeping pressure off your face. Discomfort and bruising will start to improve after the first week, although some bruising may remain visible for several more weeks. With Dr. Schalit’s approval, you can resume activities and return to work after a week to ten days.
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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Schalit Cosmetic Facial Specialist will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.
Benefits of a Facelift
Tighter skin is just one benefit of a facelift. You will enjoy results including:
- Diminished lines and wrinkles
- Tightening and lifting around the mouth and nose
- Repositioned fat pads for a more youthful look
- More defined jawline
- Improved facial contours
- Increased confidence
When performed with a neck lift, you see even more benefits, including the removal of fat under the chin and tightening the skin of the neck.
What Procedures Can I Have With a Facelift?
Dr. Schalit makes a neck lift part of the facelift procedure, but you can also add many other options to help you achieve the results you want. Common procedures performed with a facelift include:
- Blepharoplasty (eyelid lift)
- Brow or forehead lift
- Chin augmentation
Dr. Schalit may suggest any of these if he thinks they will improve your overall results.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Facelift?
Ideal candidates for a facelift have moderate to severe sagging, lines, and wrinkles. If you are in good health and have reasonable expectations about what the procedure can accomplish, you may make a good candidate.
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If you have further questions about getting a facelift, we encourage you to schedule a private consultation with us in Daytona Beach, Florida, today. Call us at (386) 252-6438 or fill out our convenient online contact form.