A facelift, also known as a rhytidectomy, provides the ultimate facial rejuvenation. It is an incredibly powerful procedure that, when done skillfully, can rewind the clock so that you look like a naturally-younger version of yourself. This procedure is able to address many of the concerns you may have about your facial features by tightening and lifting tissues that have fallen during the aging process. By doing this, a facelift can smooth wrinkles and improve the jawline with correction of jowls. Perhaps most importantly, a well-done facelift completely addresses the aging features of the neck, including excess skin and fatty deposits under the chin.
Some of the most popular reasons that men undergo facelift surgery are:
- A presence of jowls or loose skin along the jawline
- Looking older than you feel
- The descent of facial tissue, making you look tired
- Sagging skin of the neck with wrinkles that gives away your age
Plastic surgery is no longer exclusive to women, and men are becoming one of the fastest-growing patient demographics in the industry. This is because many men are realizing they would like to look as good as they feel. If you feel younger than your face would have others believe, you may wish to consider facelift surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shaddix’s highly specialized technique address both the skin and the underlying muscles of the face to produce dramatic, yet natural, results. It is sometimes helpful to bring a picture of yourself from 10-15 years ago to your consultation so Dr. Shaddix can assess your individual aging trajectory. Often, a facelift may be combined with other facial rejuvenation procedures such as brow lift or eyelid surgery. At your consultation, Dr. Shaddix will be able to examine your face and discuss your concerns to decide upon the best plan to help you put your best face forward.
Facelift surgery is done under general anesthesia or IV sedation. Incisions are placed around the ear and into the hairline so that they are easily concealed. The skin of the face is then pulled away from the underlying tissues so that they can be manipulated and suspended in a higher, more youthful position using special sutures. The skin is then placed back down to cover the newly-contoured face with any excess skin being removed to address laxity or sagging. Care is taken at all times to avoid a pulled or stretched look when redraping the skin. In patients where there is separation of the neck musculature or excess fat under the chin, a tiny incision can be made in the crease just under the chin to address these issues. The incisions are then closed with small sutures. As Dr. Shaddix performs your facelift, the goal of providing a completely natural look is behind everything he does.
Upon occasion, a patient may be a candidate for a mini-facelift where the incisions are limited and less tissue is dissected, although it still follows the same technique as a traditional facelift. This is appropriate for patients with only early signs of aging that are not in need of a dramatic rejuvenation. The recovery period is easier as well.
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Depending on the severity of your procedure, you may be allowed to go home after your surgery, or you may need to stay the night. Following your procedure, Dr. Shaddix will wrap your face with a special bandage to limit swelling and reduce the amount of bruising that occurs. This dressing will be removed on the morning after surgery. A restful week should be planned after a facelift, and keeping your head elevated will help minimize postoperative swelling and bruising. Very small drains may be placed at the time of surgery and can be removed the day after. Sutures are typically removed one week after surgery. There can be some mild discomfort after a facelift that is easily managed with the medication prescribed to you by Dr. Shaddix. As with all surgery at Shaddix Plastic Surgery, you will be given detailed before-and-after surgery instructions, and Dr. Shaddix will be available to answer questions and guide you along the way.