To look in the mirror and see a youthful, rejuvenated face can do wonders for your confidence and self-esteem. Facial procedures can combat the inevitabilities of facial aging and help you look as much as 10 years younger. A facelift can correct jowls, sagging skin, displaced fat, and wrinkles in the lower face and neck. The results of this procedure allow people to feel more youthful, attractive, and empowered.
What are my options for Facial Rejuvenation?
A facelift is a surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging in the lower face and neck. Especially suited for patients over age 40, facelift surgery restores a slimmer, firmer, and more youthfully contoured lower face and neckline. Every facelift procedure is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the patient and considers all aspects of your anatomy, skin type, expectations, health, and lifestyle for the most desirable outcome. This procedure can correct lost facial volume, unwanted fat, sagging skin, and severe wrinkles and creases. Results provide natural-looking rejuvenation that will enhance your appearance and confidence.
FaceTite™ is a minimally invasive procedure that can achieve excellent results without the commitment of major surgery. Using precise and focused radiofrequency energy waves, FaceTite™ melts away localized fat and tightens loose skin with very little downtime. It is specially designed to target the lower face and neck area and stimulates new collagen formation for continual skin firming and rejuvenation over the coming months.
Facelift / Facial Rejuvenation
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is a candidate for facial rejuvenation?
Candidates for facial rejuvenation are in good physical health, do not smoke, and have noticeable signs of aging in the lower face and neck area. Facelift candidates are typically over age 40 and have sagging skin, fat, wrinkles, and jowls in the lower face and neck area. Candidates for FaceTite™ may also be candidates for a facelift, but they may be unable to or do not wish to undergo surgery along with its associated recovery time and risks. Candidates for either procedure should not have significant health issues such as diabetes or heart disease, which may increase the risk of complications.
Can I get FaceTite™ or do I need a Facelift?
Many candidates for a facelift may wish to receive treatment with FaceTite™ instead. FaceTite™ can achieve excellent rejuvenation results by tightening loose skin, smoothing wrinkles, and melting away fat in the lower face and neck. It is important to note that if you desire more dramatic improvements, facelift surgery may be necessary. Patients over the age of 40 and especially over the age of 50 may be advised to get a full facelift to achieve their desired outcome. It may also be appropriate to undergo both procedures to achieve even more optimal results.
What are the advantages of FaceTite™ over a Facelift?
FaceTite™ offers more subtle results for those who are not candidates for a full facelift. It has fewer risks, along with reduced expense, a shorter recovery, and the convenience of an in-office treatment. Compared to similar minimally invasive and non-invasive procedures, FaceTite™ has the greatest skin tightening potential and is more efficient in eliminating fat from the face and neck.
What are the advantages of a Facelift over FaceTite™?
A facelift offers more dramatic results than FaceTite™. For many individuals, a facelift is the only way to fully and effectively counteract moderate to severe signs of aging. Facelift surgery can provide significant correction of facial jowls, wrinkles, sagging skin, and fat in the lower face and neck. The results are long lasting and offer the most desirable combination of dramatic, yet natural-looking rejuvenation.
What are the risks of Facelift surgery?
Every surgery presents some element of risk. Patients undergoing facelift surgery can expect postoperative swelling, bruising, numbness, and discomfort, usually for up to one week. Rare complications include the risk of a hematoma, nerve damage, infection, skin loss, and undesirable scarring or results. Strategic incision placement minimizes scarring, and a carefully planned procedure with detailed discussion beforehand helps to ensure optimal results. Every step is taken to ensure that the procedure will be safe and produce the desired outcome. Dr. Aycock will discuss the details of your procedure with you to help you decide whether a facelift is right for you.
How long is the recovery after a Facelift?
After a facelift, the initial recovery period typically lasts one week. During this time, oral pain medications may be taken as needed to alleviate discomfort. Some bruising, swelling, and numbness may be expected. Depending on your job, you should be able to return to work after one to two weeks of postoperative recovery.
"Each individual has a different ideal and her own individual anatomy. I listen to you and your body to find options for beautiful and natural results. "
- Joyce Aycock, MD