What can a Facelift do for me?
We appreciate that you have given us the opportunity to explain how a Face Lift can help you get the look you desire.
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The Facelift Procedure
1. The Consultation
The consultation is one of the unique experiences you will have at Blue Illusion. Our approach is radically different from a traditional consultation, and we truly believe in a minimally invasive approach. Dr Mehta will make understanding your concerns and goals a top priority. Once he has listened to your concerns, he will utilize his expert training and experience to create a customized treatment plan that will work for you.
Many facelift techniques are used throughout the country. Most of these techniques vary in the extent and depth of the dissection and the layers of the facial tissue moved. Even though many techniques can provide similar results, we may recommend a particular technique depending on your individual skin change patterns. At Blue Illusion, Dr. Mehta is superbly trained in facelifting techniques and will discuss the pros and cons of each technique during the consultation. It is our goal to ensure that you feel well informed and comfortable in making the decision to choose the appropriate procedure for you.
2. Choosing the Right Procedure for You
Often, results are more dramatic combining a simpler mini-facelift with other facial rejuvenation techniques such as volume restoration instead of an extensive facelift procedure. Our doctors take pride in informing you about all of your options to obtain the safest, cost-effective and most cosmetically pleasing outcome. An increasing majority of our patients take advantage of the convenience and safety of our in-office BeautiLift which provides amazing results in a short one-hour procedure. A facelift will not, however, completely remove every fold, line, and wrinkle. Other options exist to treat these problems, including Botox, Fillers, Laser Treatment, Dermabrasion, and Chemical Peels. Facelift procedures may be combined with a Forehead and Brow Lift, upper and/or lower Eyelid Surgery, and Facial implants. These additional procedures may be performed at the same time and in combination with facelift and neck lift surgery, or as independent procedures at a later date. Dr. Mehta will review each of these options and help you understand exactly which procedures and techniques will work for you.
3. Surgery Day
All patients must avoid taking aspirin (or anti-inflammatory drugs) for at least 10 days prior to surgery. This is because such medications may induce blood-thinning. Patients who smoke are also asked to stop for at least two weeks prior to the procedure — because smoking delays the healing process. On the morning of your procedure, doctors recommend that you wear loose-fitting clothing, and make some arrangement for transportation home after surgery. Further instructions will be provided during consultations.
4. Recovery and Results
Recovery from a facelift procedure varies with each person. The recovery process of the facelift can take anywhere between 7 and 10 days. With our in-office BeautiLift, we have been able to significantly reduce recovery time, allowing our clients to return to work and routine activity much faster. After recovering from a facelift, patients can get back to their daily lives, but are encouraged to take it slow, so the patient can achieve the best result. Limiting yourself to strenuous exercise, heavy lifting or housework is advised for at least two weeks. The facelift procedure provides long-lasting results and makes you look 10 years younger; however, patients are also encouraged to take care of their skin. Patients should maintain a good skin care regimen and protect their skin from sun exposure; this ensures they will get the best results from their facelift surgery.
To learn more about the entire rejuvenation and recovery process, please visit our Facelift Recovery page.
Before and After Photos for Facelift Surgery
Have a look at some of our before and after cosmetic surgery pictures:
Be sure to view more before and after photos of actual patients at our before and after gallery page.