If your face shows unwanted aging signs like crow’s feet, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, sagging midface, displaced fat and so on, you may want to consider having a facelift procedure performed. The experience of the surgeon who performs your facelift should be an important consideration if you want to achieve your cosmetic goals. You can book for your appointment with Dr. Bloch at www.bodybybloch.com for your facelift consultation. The expert Chicago plastic surgeon with over 30 years experience can best assess you and perform the cosmetic surgical procedure to produce satisfying results.
Am I a good candidate?
Before Dr. Bloch performs your facelift procedure, you will have to be evaluated to determine if you are in good health. The doctor will confirm you do not have any medical conditions that can increase the risk of your surgery. You also need to have a positive attitude and realistic expectations of what facelift surgery can accomplish for you. If you are a smoker, the surgery will not be recommended not unless you stop smoking for a reasonable period of time. Your age and the severity of the aging signs on your face will also be considered. Dr. Bloch may suggest other alternative non-surgical procedures to temporarily address the problems and postpone your facelift until a future time. Your preferences will however also be taken into account to make sure the doctor helps you achieve your cosmetic goals.
How is the procedure performed?
Dr. Bloch will perform your facelift surgery under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. The incision made may start from your temples and run down around the ears following the natural contours, then back into the scalp at the back. From the incisions the surgeon gains access into the areas of your face or even the chin. Excess fat is removed while the underlying muscles are tightened before trimming off the skin along the incisions. A neck lift might also be performed if that was agreed between you and the doctor. Incisions will finally be closed and your head dressed as appropriate.
The purpose of face-lift surgery is to improve the appearance of the face by repositioning the skin and tightening some of the underlying muscle and tissue. The procedure is designed to counter sagging and looseness in skin and muscle tissue that becomes more pronounced as individuals age. Face-lift surgery will not eliminate all facial wrinkles. For example, wrinkles around the mouth and eyes may benefit little from face-lift surgery. Also, additional procedures including blepharoplasty , chemical peel, botox injections, or dermabrasion may be necessary to achieve desired results.
When your procedure is completed, a bandage could gently be placed around your face to minimize post facelift swelling and bruising. A thin tube may be present to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect under the skin. You will be given specific instructions that may include: how to care for the surgical site, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the potential for infection, specific concerns to look for at the surgical site or in overall health, and when to follow up with your plastic surgeon.