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Facelift

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Facelift

The workplace is becoming increasingly more competitive each year and although a company may value experience the aged face is a competitive disadvantage. This combined with the fact that we are living longer and healthier lives has led to an increase in the number of men seeking facial rejuvenation procedures. Surgical techniques have also improved, making detectability of these procedures less obvious. Unlike woman, men do not have the advantage of altering their hair style or wearing makeup to hide poorly placed scars. This is one of the reasons male facelifting requires an more experienced and skilled surgeon.

Facelift surgery

Care is taken to place incisions at or within the temporal and occipital hairline depending on the individual. The incision is placed within the contours of the ear to hide the scar and limit detectability. Well placed incisions closed in the absence of tension yield scarring which is often difficult to see even when up close. Placing facial structures back in their youthful position is accomplished with a SMAS technique which yields natural and durable results. Volume may need to be replaced and this can be done with your own fat limiting the need to return for fillers. The goal is to have you look just as you did when you were younger and avoiding feminizing your face.

A facelift can be combined with a number of other cosmetic procedures to enhance the your results. As mentioned areas of volume loss can be corrected with fat transfer by taking fat cells from another location of your body, such as the abdomen, thighs, or flanks. A browlift or blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is also commonly combined with a facelift to improve the upper region of the face.

Post-surgery recovery

The recovery from a facelift is surprisingly easy. All of the skin raised during the procedure is numb immediately. Most people perceive this as the face feeling large and tight but not painful. Pain medications are usually only taken the first 3 days. Drains are inserted during surgery and are usually removed on the second day. Sutures will be removed on day 5 and day 10. Medication will be prescribed for pain management, though the discomfort following a facelift is typically minimal. Swelling and bruising should be expected but are usually minimal. Maintaining your the head at a ninety degree angle the first days after surgery will minimize the chance of wound healing issues. Many patients resume work by 10 to 14 days.
+^01 What is a Facelift?
A Facelift, also known as a Rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure designed to improve the appearance by eliminating the lax skin, heavy jowls, and sagging neck tissue that come with age.
+^02 How is a Facelift performed?
Dr. Kessler will begin the Facelift procedure by making a thin incision at the hairline, immediately above the temples. This will extend within the contour of the ear ending in the hairline behind the ears. From here, Dr. Kessler will lift and reshape the tissues of the face, providing a more youthful appearance.
+^03 Who is a good candidate for a Facelift?
The ideal candidate for a Facelift will be a man or woman, in generally good health, frustrated by the loss of skin elasticity that occurs with aging.
+^04 Where is the Facelift procedure performed?
Dr. Kessler performs surgery at a nearby accredited outpatient Surgery Center, or at a local accredited hospital. To increase a patient’s comfort level, an overnight stay is recommended for the more invasive Facelift procedures.
+^05 What type of anesthesia is used during a Facelift?
The Facelift procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
+^06 How long does a Facelift take?
Depending on the type of Facelift, and extent of correction, the procedure will take between four and six hours to complete.
+^07 What can I expect from the Facelift recovery?
Patients should expect the recovery after a Facelift to take about two weeks. Initially, swelling and bruising will occur, although most of this will diminish over one to two weeks. Temporary numbness may be noticeable, as well. Minor discomfort may be experienced at first, but Dr. Kessler will prescribe appropriate pain medications to keep patients resting comfortably at home. If drain tubes are used, these will be removed after the first few days. On the fifth to tenth day after a Facelift, Dr. Kessler will remove a patient’s stitches. At this visit, he will also evaluate the healing process.
+^08 When can I return to work after a Facelift?
Generally, patients feel and look well enough to return to work 10-14 days after their Rhytidectomy procedure. Strenuous activities should be postponed for the fist four to six weeks.
+^09 Will there be scarring after my Facelift procedure?
The Facelift procedure does result in visible scarring. These will be well concealed within the natural hairline, though, thus making the scars almost unnoticeable.
+^10 What are the risks associated with a Facelift?
Modern Facelift techniques used at Kessler Cosmetic Surgery make the procedure safe and efficient. Since it is a surgical procedure, there are still risks involved. These can include excessive bleeding, infection, delayed wound healing, and nerve injury.
+^11 Can I finance my Facelift?
Patients have the option to pay with cash, all major credit cards, or with medical financing through CareCredit. At your consultation with Dr. Kessler, the exact cost of your Facelift procedure will be discussed, as well as all available payment options.
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Alex D. San Antonio,TX
Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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Debbie S., Cenby, OR, USA
As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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