Facelift in Jacksonville, FL
Facelift surgery is popular because it helps several areas of the face affected by aging. If you are considering a facelift, meet with board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Obi, to learn how he has helped men and women in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and surrounding areas of Florida, address the specific issues that concern them.
What is a Facelift?
Rhytidectomy, commonly known as a facelift, is performed at Jacksonville Plastic Surgery by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Obi. The facelift procedure is performed at our on on-site surgical facility on an outpatient basis. It’s done under local anesthesia with sedation and is usually completed within several hours. Jacksonville Plastic Surgery is an accredited ambulatory surgery center.
What are the Benefits of a Facelift?
The decision to have a facelift is a very personal one and some of the most common benefits include:
- Improving the most visible signs of aging in the face
- Correcting deep creases between the nose and mouth
- Improving a slack and jowly jaw line
- Removing folds and fat deposits around the neck
Facelift surgery can enhance your appearance and self-confidence, in addition to making your face look younger and fresher. Rhytidectomy can be done alone or in conjunction with other facial surgery procedures such as a forehead lift, rhinoplasty or an eyelid lift. Most people find the face lift procedure to be a very rewarding and beneficial experience.
What is a Mini Face Lift?
A mini face lift is the most common type of facelift surgery performed today. It addresses wrinkles and sagging skin on the lower third of the face using small incisions placed around the ears. The primary difference from a regular facelift is that it targets the cheeks and jowls, and not the upper face. A mini face lift restores definition to the chin by removing excess tissue and tightening remaining tissue. While the procedure won’t deliver the effects of a full facelift, benefits include smaller scars and a quicker recovery time. A mini face lift can restore a youthful, more refreshed appearance that accentuates your natural beauty and boosts your self-confidence.
What Happens During a Facelift?
A facelift involves removing excess fat, tightening underlying muscles, and re-draping the skin of your face and neck. Incisions usually begin above the hairline at the temples, extend in a natural line in front of the ear (or just inside the cartilage at the front of the ear), and continue behind the earlobe to the lower scalp. If the neck needs work, a small incision may also be made under the chin.
In general, the skin is separated from the fat and muscle below. Fat may be trimmed or suctioned from around the neck and chin to improve the contour. The underlying muscle and membrane are then tightened, the skin is pulled back and any excess is removed. Stitches secure the layers of tissue and the incisions. Metal clips may be used on the scalp.
There are risks involved with any surgical procedure and the specific risks and restrictions after surgery will be discussed in detail at your consultation with Dr. Obi. Before the surgery, patients are advised to avoid smoking and taking any medications (aspirin, Vitamin E, etc.) that may affect bleeding.
What is the Downtime After a Facelift?
There are physical restrictions immediately following the surgery, which will be discussed with you during your consultation and again post-op. Typically patients are able to return to work within a week or ten days.
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You may not be able to identify what aspects of your face make you unhappy, but board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Obi, can help. Contact Jacksonville Plastic Surgery today to learn about facelift surgery for men and women in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach, Ponte Vedra Beach and surrounding areas of Florida.