A facelift is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of your face and neck. It can help reduce wrinkles, sagging skin, and age-related changes in the skin. If you are considering a facelift, it is important to understand what the procedure involves and what to expect during and after surgery.

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Facelift surgery can offer many benefits to individuals considering it.
For some, it is done to reduce the signs of aging in their face and neck. These include:
• Drooping jowls or ‘turkey wattle’ below the chin
• Deep parentheses (lines) on either side of the mouth
• Fat that has migrated downward and created a double chin.
• Sagging skin on the neck

For others, facial plastic surgery may be used to correct congenital defects or anomalies, such as a malformed ear or a cleft lip. If you are considering a facelift, ask your surgeon if there is any reason why you shouldn’t have the surgery

Before your surgery, Dr. Sonneveld will patiently listen to your concerns and discuss what you hope to achieve from the procedure. He will also evaluate your health and skin type to determine if you are a good candidate for a facelift.

Depending on this consult and evaluation, Dr. Sonneveld may recommend general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation and determine the best approach to the surgery. The procedure itself takes about 2 to 5 hours.

While there are several different approaches to a facelift or neck lift, most procedures involve the removal of excess skin and tightening muscles beneath the skin’s surface. Fatty deposits are extracted from the chin and neck in some instances. Incisions made to access these areas are typically hidden in the hairline or behind the ears, and tiny stitches are used to close them after.

Some patients report bruising and soreness in the early days after surgery, but these symptoms typically resolve within a few weeks. Most people can return to work within ten days of surgery.

Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on caring for yourself during the recovery period. It is essential to follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results.

You will need to wear some type of support garment over the face, head, and neck for the first few days after surgery. Your surgeon may also ask you to gently wash your face with a very soft cloth within 24-48 hours after surgery. After this time has passed, you will be able to shower normally.

Most people are very pleased with the results of their facelift surgery. The surgery can significantly improve the appearance of the face and neck, giving a more youthful appearance. However, it is important to remember that the results are not permanent, and age-related changes will eventually occur. Patients typically need to undergo a touch-up procedure every few years to maintain the desired results.

If you are considering a facelift, it is essential to consult with a qualified surgeon who can help you determine if this surgery is right for you. Dr. Sonneveld makes sure that he answers any questions you may have and you get all of the information needed to make an informed decision.

Give us a call today at 817-927-1818 or fill out the form below to schedule an appointment. You’ll be happy you chose Facial & Cosmetic Surgery Fort Worth.