About Facelifts

A facelift (also known as a rhytidectomy) is a restorative surgical procedure that is designed to improve visible signs of aging on the neck and face. Giving you a more youthful appearance, wrinkles are smoothed out and sagging skin is tightened. 

Youthful contours on your face can start to fade due to a variety of reasons, from sun damage to smoking, stress, and the loss of facial fat. But it’s primarily caused by the natural process of aging. Through a facelift conducted by Dr Schalit, your face will appear younger, fresher, and rejuvenated. 

Commonly used alongside either a cheek lift or a neck lift, a facelift takes approximately 3 hours to perform. Within the procedure, connective tissues and sagging muscles are tightened, and any excess skin is removed. To undergo the surgery, local anesthesia with intravenous sedation will typically be used.

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About Cheek Augmentation 

Cheek augmentation is another popular procedure that is designed to improve the youthfulness of the face. Particularly effective around the lower eyelids and cheek area, the goal is to either lift the cheeks or to add volume. 

During your initial consultation at the surgery, various options for your cheek augmentation will be discussed with you. With cheek augmentation, these will typically include cheek implants or the movement of your own tissues and fat that’s transferred into your cheeks. Customized to your unique requirements, it is commonly used alongside facelift surgery.

Alternatively, a cheek lift (or a mid-facelift) can be used. With this surgical procedure, key incisions will be made around the hairline of the temple which will allow Dr. Schlit to lift the fat pads within your cheeks; enhancing your cheeks and producing a more youthful look.

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Signs You Should Add Cheek Augmentation to Your Facelift 

Adding cheek augmentation to your facelift will enhance the outcome of the overall procedure. An addition that doesn’t increase the length of the procedure by a significant amount, it is a worthy option to consider. Upon your initial consultation, your surgeon will discuss your individual goals and concerns with you before creating a customized treatment plan. 

If you have realistic expectations, are in good general health, and want a completely enhanced look, then a cheek augmentation can be added. Cheek augmentation is particularly ideal for patients that have severe volume loss within the upper cheek area, it will help you to achieve your desired contours with minimal additional downtime.

Am I a Candidate for a Facelift? 

You are a good candidate for a facelift if you have moderate to severe sagging or wrinkles around the jawline and cheeks. To be eligible for the surgery, you must be in good health and a non-smoker.

“Dr. Schalit came highly recommended by several friends. It was easy to make an appointment for a consultation. The first thing i noticed when I arrived at his office was how everyone looked great and completely natural. Dr. Schalit put me at ease immediately. We discussed what I wanted to accomplish, I ask his opinion and went with his suggestions. He is absolutely the best!! I had excess fat and skin removed from my upper and lower eyelids, a lip lift, mid face lift, mini rhytidectomy, and full face micro laser peel. I feel amazed every time I look in the mirror. I have never had an upper lip…I love my new lip…along with the way he turned back the clock.:) My neck does not sag and my jowls are gone. He doesn’t only do the surgery he walks through the entire healing process with you. His nurse and everyone on staff really cares and are only a phone call away. The best compliment I have received was when my mother said, you look like yourself only much younger. I plan to continue following Dr. Schalit’s recommendations for maintaining the work he has done on my face as I know he cares about his patients and has their best interest at heart.” *

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If you have further questions about cheek augmentation, 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.