As you get older, the way your face looks changes due to various aging factors. Your skin becomes less elastic, and fat deposits decrease in some areas of your face and increase in others. Eventually, this affects the look of the lower jaw and cheeks, creates deep facial wrinkles, and leads to loose skin on the neck.

While this is a natural part of growing older, people who are bothered by these signs of aging may find a facelift to be a good solution.

With the technology and procedures available today, you can look youthful and fresh as you age. You can correct the effects of aging and restore your skin to a youthful state. You can even address the early signs of aging before they get worse.

Good Candidates for a Facelift

You can opt for a facelift if you can relate to any one of these:

  • You feel self-conscious about how your face and neck look due to sagging skin.
  • You wear turtlenecks and scarves because you want to hide your aging neck.
  • Every time you look in the mirror, you feel like your face looks much older than how young you still feel.
  • Your aging appearance is negatively affecting your career or personal relationships.

What Is a Facelift Surgery?

Facelift surgery, clinically known as a rhytidectomy, is a procedure that is used to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles and other signs of aging. A facelift can help to reverse the harmful effects of time, stress, and exposure to external elements. The goal is to improve the overall appearance of the face and neck.

To perform this procedure, Dr. Chegar will lift and tighten the underlying tissues of the face to create more aesthetically pleasing contours and rejuvenate the facial structure.

What Are the Steps Involved in a Facelift Procedure?

Step 1 – Anesthesia: The first step in facelift surgery is administering anesthesia to avoid any discomfort during the surgical procedure. The choices include general anesthesia and a combination of local anesthetic and intravenous sedation. Dr. Chegar will discuss your options with you during your consultation.

Step 2 – Incision: Dr. Chegar will make an incision that begins in the hairline at the temples, continues around the ear and ends in the lower scalp.

Step 3 – Excess skin is trimmed: Dr. Chegar will reposition and tighten the underlying tissues of the face. He will use a scalpel to remove excess drooping skin.

Step 4 – Incisions are closed: The incisions are closed using fine sutures, staples, or tissue glue to promote healing.

Improvements will be immediately visible, but a healing period will be necessary before you can see the full results, since there will be some swelling in the area for a time.

Arrange an Informative Facelift Consultation

Want to find out more about what a facelift can do for you? Dr. Burke Chegar is double-board-certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Otolaryngology. Contact us today to set up your consultation with Dr. Chegar. During your consultation, you will be able to look at before-and-after photos.