Facelifts and mini facelifts allow you to recreate your youthful look by smoothing out features like smile lines, marionette lines, and jowls, that are associated with skin laxity on the face. At Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, plastic surgeon Vivian Hsu, MD, performs facelifts and mini facelifts with strategic incisions to minimize visible scarring. To learn more about each type of facelift, call Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery, or book an appointment online today.
A facelift is a cosmetic procedure that surgically removes the excess loose skin on your face and neck that occurs due to increasing skin laxity as you age. With a facelift, you can achieve a more youthful appearing face with better-defined contours.
During a full facelift at the private surgical center at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery, Dr. Hsu makes incisions starting near your temples next to your hairline. Its proximity to your hairline makes these scars easier to conceal. The full incision extends in front of your ears, around the earlobe, and into your scalp. This allows Dr. Hsu to both remove excess skin and tighten the support structures underneath for optimal lift and support. The facelift minimizes features like jowls, facial wrinkles, and prominent folds.
After a full facelift, you will wear a compression dressing for 24 hours. Dr. Hsu will see you the next day to change your dressing to a compression chin strap. All stitches are removed in 7-10 days, and you can resume your regular routine at about 2 weeks. You should avoid strenuous exercise for about 1 month. The results for a full facelift usually last around 7-10 years.
A mini facelift is an alternative to the full facelift that specifically treats skin laxity on the lower half of your face.
During your mini facelift, Dr. Hsu makes similar incisions as a full facelift. Using these incisions, Dr. Hsu removes the excess skin to tighten the contours of your lower face.
Patients with mild or moderate facial excess skin and laxity can be candidates for a mini facelift. After a mini facelift, you will wear a compression dressing for 24 hours. Dr. Hsu will see you the next day to change your dressing to a compression chin strap. All stitches are removed in 7-10 days, and you can resume your regular routine at about 2 weeks. The results last for about 3-5 years.
During your personal consultation, you will review the features you would like improved with Dr. Hsu to find out if you are a candidate for a facelift or mini facelift. We are unable to perform facelift or mini facelift on patients who are active smokers. Dr. Hsu will walk you through every step of the preparation, surgery, and recovery period.
To complement the results of your facelift and achieve more complete facial rejuvenation, you can also consider undergoing eyelid surgery, brow lift surgery, CO2 laser resurfacing, and other skin rejuvenation procedures available at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery.
Book your consultation for a full facelift or mini facelift by phone or online at Best Impression Cosmetic Surgery today.