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FaceliftThe 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 surgeryCare 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 recoveryThe 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.
+^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.
+^05 What type of anesthesia is used during a Facelift?
The Facelift procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
+^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.
+^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.