With the new year, many of us will begin to focus on our resolutions, like signing up for a gym membership, starting a new project, or spending more time with family and friends. Regardless of your individual goals, the new year is the perfect time to start a journey of self-improvement. If your goals include refreshing your confidence or getting a more youthful glow, a facelift may be a great option. Our experts at Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery of Columbus are ready to walk you through the entire process—from consultation to recovery. Here’s everything you need to know about facelifts.
Is a facelift right for you?
A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, can tighten and refresh areas of the face that have begun to show signs of aging, like sagging or wrinkles. A facelift tightens the face and removes excess skin, leaving natural-looking results that will inspire newfound confidence! Of course, a facelift is only one of many services offered by Dr. Houser and Dr. Kraft. With so many options, it can be difficult to decide what procedure is best for your specific needs and goals.
If you’re looking for more dramatic results, including a more defined jawline, noticeable cheek contours, and smoother skin, then a full facelift is probably right for you. If you are just beginning to notice signs of aging or if you don’t have much excess skin, then a mini facelift could be a great option! Mini facelifts are shorter surgeries that also have a faster recovery. Working with you, Dr. Houser or Dr. Kraft can create the perfect plan that addresses your concerns—whether through surgical facelifts, nonsurgical rejuvenation, or targeted options, like a blepharoplasty for specific concerns.
What to know before you commit to a facelift
An important aspect of a facelift to consider is the recovery period. Full facelifts typically require two weeks of recovery, but this can depend upon your body’s natural healing process. You will experience bruising and swelling, both of which are normal. Your doctor may prescribe you medication as well as other instructions to care for incisions. After the initial two-week healing period, it will take additional time for swelling to disappear and full results to become apparent. So, be patient and trust the process!
If you determine that a facelift is the best option to achieve your goals, do your research on the procedure and the people performing the surgery. Our experienced surgeons are experts in their craft. And we are proud to be an accredited surgical facility, providing our patients the highest standards of cleanliness, safety, and comfort.
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Tackle 2023 with the confidence you deserve! If you want to learn more about facelifts and other cosmetic or plastic surgeries, don’t hesitate to call 614.890.5565 to schedule an appointment today.Previous Post