As people age, their faces go through several different changes, such as:
- Deep creases forming between the nose and mouth
- The jaw line grows slack and jowls enlarge
- Folds and fat deposits appear around the neck
A facelift in Seattle can’t stop this aging process, but it can help set back the clock by improving the appearance of these common visible signs of aging.
Who is a good candidate for a face lift?
The facelift is designed for men and women who experience sagging skin or deep wrinkles in their faces. Patients normally range in age from their forties to sixties, but Dr. Jonov can safely perform a facelift for older patients as well. The goal of a facelift is to restore a youthful appearance to a person’s face, which can often result in an increased self confidence as well.
About facelift surgery
Dr. Jonov will make an incision to separate the skin from the underlying facial structure. If your face has any excess fat, Dr. Jonov can perform facial liposuction to help achieve a better contour. He will then repair the facial muscles and pull the skin back over, trimming away excess skin to achieve a tight, yet natural appearance.
Recovery following facelift surgery
You should be up and about within a day or two after surgery, but plan on taking it easy for at least the first week. Be especially gentle with your face and hair, and the areas of your incisions around your ears. These incisions will continue to fade over time and should be hidden easily beneath your hair. You will notice the results of your facelift fairly soon, but be aware that there will be some swelling or bruising. The results of your facelift will continue to improve as you heal, providing for a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.