Your face is your window to the world, and yet it bears the brunt of exposure to the elements. It is one of the first places to show the signs of aging. If you feel that your face doesn’t reflect your youthful spirit and you want to refresh your appearance, a facelift may be the right choice for you.
Rhytidectomies, or facelifts are a surgical procedures to reduce the signs of aging in the face and neck. Facelifts, performed by surgeons in Fort Wayne, Indiana, can create a more uplifted appearance.
In Fort Wayne, A brow lift and eyelid surgery are also often performed at the same time as a facelift to provide a completely rejuvenated appearance.
A facelift is a restorative surgery—it doesn’t change your fundamental appearance, and it won’t stop the aging process. Non-surgical procedures may help extend the results of your facelift, however, and the results should offer a more rested, youthful appearance that reflects the way you feel.
If you are considering a facelift, Dr. Lee will first meet with you for a consultation. He’ll take the time to talk to you about why you want to undergo the procedure and what you hope to achieve. He will take a full medical history: Be prepared to discuss current medications, allergies and medical treatments.
During your visit at the Fort Wayne facility, Dr. Lee also will examine your facial bone structure, the underlying skin structure, skin thickness, texture and elasticity, as well as the extent of facial wrinkles and folds. He will take photos for your record and discuss your options to achieve the best results with the least risk.
The optimal age for a facelift surgery is when someone is in the middle of their life. Typically, between the ages of 40 and 60 is best for a facelift.
The initial recovery from a facelift procedure takes about 6 weeks. Patients will experience some bruising and swelling during this time, which should subside after two weeks. It is important to avoid strenuous activities until cleared by Dr. Lee.
The incisions for a facelift are made along the hair line so that they can be hidden easily. This results in scars that are not noticeable.